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  • Locations: Kempten, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Host Family, Independent
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Exchange SUNY Code: 1024
Program Coordinator: Kelsey Gillett -
Program Description:
Bavarian Alps Kempten
The University   |   The Program   |   Housing   |   Costs   |   Insurance   |   National Health Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Applications 

The University
Kempten University of Applied Sciences is located in Kempten, Germany in the Bavarian Alps .Since its establishment in 1977, this University at the edge of the Alps has experienced steady and continuous growth.

The academic year in Germany is divided into a winter and a summer semester. The winter semester starts in October and ends in February, and the summer semester runs from March to July. The remaining time, the vacations, are set aside for writing essays, preparing papers and exams, and for work placements. Please note that the fall semester at Kempten is typically from October through February. Students going in the fall semester should be aware of the possibility of an overlap with the start of their home university's spring semester.

The Program
Participants can study business and other disciplines in English, as well as German language and culture. The university trains students in the fields of engineering, business administration and tourism management, computer science and multimedia and social and health studies.  Select English courses are available.  For more information about courses visit Kempten’s website or this document on English-taught course information.

Students will work with a a non-profit organisation by name of “Verein zur Förderung der internationalen Beziehungen der Fachhochschule Kempten e.V.“ (ViBKe)”, translated as Association for the Promotion of International Relations at Kempten University of Applied Sciences, to find accommodations. The ViBKe association rents rooms in Kempten – many thereof in the student halls, but also private apartments – and sublets them to the exchange students.

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall Spring

All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

National Health Insurance
In addition, students on this program must be enrolled in their host country's mandatory health insurance. 

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact the program coordinator, Caitlin Pollard, for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.

Updated: 10/05/16