Universität Konstanz

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

Student experiences

Student experiences Kostanz


General website for exchange students 

Economics website

Academic calendar

Konstanz University semester dates

Semester I: October up to and including March
Semester II: April up to and including July

Areas of study open to exchange students

Varies usually each semester to represent current research topics  is usually published 2 month prior to the lecture period (end of July or end of February) ZEUS Course Catalogue in English 


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  externe link.

Language Requirements

Language of Instruction: English and German

Exchange students must demonstrate a proficiency in English OR in German, minimum level B2 according to the European reference framework.

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

Housing assistance

Accommodation in a student residence in the city of Konstanz is guaranteed to all incoming exchange students.
More information here 

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.

Estimated living costs per month

More information here


Exchange students are required to study 30 ECTS per semester.
One BA course is equivalent to 6 ECTS.

Orientation days

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.

Health insurance

More information here

Visa / Residence permit

More information here 

Number of places available

2 places semester per year. 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.

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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