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  • Locations: Oldenburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Requirements: German - 4 Semesters
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: English, German Language and Culture, History, International Business, International Studies, Linguistics, Political Science
Program Description:
Germany - Uni of OldenburgButton - Overview
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3 Button - Academics
4 Button - Housing
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Button - Overview      
Located in northwestern Germany, 50 kilometres (about 30 miles) from Bremen, and close to Hamburg and Hanover airports, the University of Oldenburg offers endless opportunity for exploration in addition to its excellent academic programs, especially for German majors. The university also offers an optional Buddy system, where a local student assists you before and after your arrival in Germany.
2 Button - Fast Facts   
  • Campus:
    • Founded in 1973, and renamed the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in 1991, it developed from a teacher training college to a dynamic and research focused university. Today, the university has around 12,000 students and 200 faculty.
  • City:
    • With a population of 150,000, Oldenburg is a university town, friendly, safe and famous as a bicycle city. The North Sea is one hour away by train.
    • The "Innenstadt" or city centre is unique in that it was the very first pedestrian zone in Germany and it has not lost it's old world charm.

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While the primary language of instruction is in German, a limited number of English-language courses are offered in the following degree programs:

Language Requirement: 2 years college level German. In principle, the language of instruction is in German, so you must be comfortable taking courses in the language.

Choice of Courses: Exchange students will be assigned an academic advisor who will help students put together a suitable curriculum.
Fall semester is called Winter semester (Wintersemester) and the Spring is called Summer Semester (Sommer semester). 

The complete academic offer can be found here.
The course offerings in English can be found here.
For European Studies courses in English (including European societies, economies, cultures, politics, and education) click here.
For specific spring semester offerings in English click here: University of Oldenburg_Courses_Summer term 17.xls

Credit System and Workload: The University of Oldenburg uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) which is a Europe-wide system.
One ECTS credit point translates into 30 hours of work, which only a part is spent in a classroom. A course can vary between 3 and 10 ECTS points.
Students should aim for a workload of 30 ECTS  points per semester. Exchange students need to request grades since they are not normally given.
4 Button - Housing   
The International Relations Office at the University of Oldenburg assists students in finding accomodation. To search for housing near the university, click here.
5 Button - Financing   
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

ASI Scholarship

Food: Around $30 per week
Transportation: Nothing
Personal Expenses: Around $15 per week
     — Spring, 2013 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.