Universität Konstanz

Universität Konstanz is an exchange destination for bachelor students at Utrecht University School of GOVERNANCE.

Student experiences

One experience so far. You can also have a look at the student experiences of the Law students or the Economics students


International students

Department of Politics and Public Administration

Academic calendar

Konstanz University semester dates



The course catalogue for the winter semester is only available by the end of July and no course choice is possible before the semester starts. Prior to course registration students will have introduction classes to be able to determine if they meet the course requirements and like the course content.

Courses are available in English or German. On Master’s level, more courses are taught in English than on Bachelor’s level. All courses offered in English can be found on our website.

Language Requirements

German or English proficiency at a minimum level of B2 (European Reference Frame). B1 competences are not sufficient to follow academic courses.

You have to submit proof of this language proficiency at your application at the host university.

Areas of study open for exchange students

Courses from any department at Konstanz University are availble. You can find them in the online course catalogue.

Courses at Master level

Advanced bachelor students (who have completed 3 years of their study in Utrecht), courses on master level are available.


Students will chose between one of the the two orientation programmes (mandatory):

OriPro (1 week): April or October, orientation programme shortly before the start of the semester: Information on course selection with coordinators of the departments, getting to know the structures of the University.

GO-Konstanz (4 weeks): March or September, intensive German language course with orientation programme (see OriPro), organised by the International Office and the Language Institute (SLI). Groups of about 15 participants are taught by experienced instructors up to level C1.


Housing application is included in the online exchange application. If students apply and pay a deposit of 550 € within the deadline, their application for accommodation in Seezeit student residences will be forwarded automatically. Since it is rather difficult to shorten the contract, we recommend a contract until end of July (summer semester) and end of February (winter semester). If need be, an application for the extension of a contract is possible. The private housing market in Konstanz is tight and expensive. There is no assistance for finding private housing in Konstanz, which is best found when on-site.

More information here  

Estimated living costs

More information here 


ECTS / EC credits are used. One bachelor's seminars is equivalent to 6 ECTS, a master's seminar equivalent to 7 ECTS.

European universities use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and normally, you obtain 30 ECTS per semester

Study load per semester 22,5 ECTS (minimum) - 30 ECTS credits

See ‘keuzecursussen in het buitenland’ under Studeren in het Buitenland.

Additional information

Places per year: 2 places for 1 year.  1 Semester is also possible. Please note that it is not possible to extend your stay. So when you already are in Konstantz for semester 1, you cannot prolong your stay.

Every visiting student receives help from a German “buddy”

Website Summer School

Studeren in het buitenland voor USBO studenten

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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