Worldwide relations in teaching and research, internationally compatible degree programs, and a focus on providing study conditions which are beneficial for both German and international students, are integral parts in the profile of the University of Erfurt.
Many unique features characterize the mediaeval city of Erfurt, which is not only the largest city in Thuringia but is also one of the oldest cities in central Germany. The city's eventful history began over 1,250 years ago with its early development as an economic, political and cultural centre being largely due to its favorable location at the crossroads of important European trade routes. Prominent figures such as Martin Luther, Ulrich von Hutten, Adam Ries, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller and Wilhelm von Humboldt have a close association with the history of the city.
Erfurt, the capital of the free state of Thuringia, is located right in the heart of Germany, which gives it its favorable location for transport and travel. Erfurt is also in the immediate vicinity of famous towns and cities such as Weimar, Jena and Eisenach. With its 200,000 inhabitants, Erfurt is once again rapidly developing into a university city with great flair and character. Approximately 8,500 students currently attend its two institutions of higher education.
Housing - $300 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)
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Göttingen has many advantages as a location for university studies which the Georg-August-Universität is enhancing by developing innovative degree programs, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree structures, carrying out a systematic internationalization of its study programs and implementing quality-assurance measures. Approximately 26,300 young people currently study here, some eleven percent of whom are from abroad – a clear demonstration of the pull that the University has long exerted internationally. The range of degree courses on offer stands out both for the outstandingly good study facilities in the natural and life sciences and for the breadth of subject diversity in the humanities and social sciences, a choice found at only a small number of universities in Germany. Such a spectrum of subjects enables overarching issues to be tackled with an interdisciplinary perspective, even at undergraduate level.
Study programs run in English, bi-national degrees and compulsory periods spent abroad prepare graduates for the international job market. The University of Göttingen’s international position is being further strengthened by the expansion of partnerships. In addition to the close complex of European universities within the framework of the Erasmus Program, numerous co-operations at the University, faculty and institute level facilitate study visits throughout the world, in some case also making scholarships available.
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Top-level research, excellence in teaching and studies, internationality and interdisciplinary collaboration have stood for the University of Konstanz since its foundation as a Reform University in 1966. This clear orientation soon led to a unique profile that is defined not only through high quality but also through innovation, creativity and a distinct zest for research. The strategy of modernization and reform from within is being consistently advanced, and the University of Konstanz's "success story" (Lord Dahrendorf, 2006) is something that all members experience.
The University of Konstanz continues to build and expand its International Visibility, its Excellence in Research and Teaching by attracting and recruiting outstanding international researchers and students, collaborating with excellent strong research universities worldwide plus raising its international competitiveness while, at the same time, maintaining good ties and contacts with an international and regional orientation.
The city of Konstanz lies on the border of Germany and Switzerland and is situated on Lake Constance. The Rhine river, which starts from the Swss Alps, flows through this lake.
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