California State University

Exchange Program California State University (CSU) / Oregon University System - Trossingen

Applications deadline for incoming students of the CSU: January 31st

Applicatons deadlien for outgoing students: October 31st

Information for incoming students:

The long-standing exchange agreement between the CSU system and the German state of Baden Wuerttemberg, administrated by CSU International Programs, was opened up to music and other subjects in 1996. Since then this program was expanded to include some of the finest institutions in Baden-Wuerttemberg, and the University of Music Trossingen (see About Us) was selected when CSU’s applied music partner in Southwest Germany. IP (International Programs) is in a position to facilitate your exchange and arrange details such as transfer credits.

This program allows CSU music (undergraduate and graduate) students to attend a conservatory-style musical institution for one year. As Trossingen is a purely musical institution, any requirements you may have outside of music cannot be fulfilled here. Musically speaking, however, Trossingen offers a broad spectrum of musical curriculum and all of these credits may be transferred to your CSU transcripts. Hence, we recommend this program to Juniors who have fulfilled most of their GE requirements.

This program requires at least one year of college-level German at your home campus. In addition the State of Baden Wuerttemberg offers, free of charge, an intensive 6-8 week German course in the summer preceding your exchange. This generally takes place in August-September in Germany.

The costs of this program rarely exceed your normal tuition costs at your home institution. Often, the reasonable housing costs in Trossingen offset the travel costs exchange students incur. If you receive financial aid, you may usually take this with you.

For more information, consult our Frequently Asked Questions and your IP Coordinator in the International Services or Foreign Studies Office on your home campus. Your campus coordinator will guide you through the application procedure.

Outgoing students:

Students of Trossingen may also study for one year in California or Oregon at a CSU or OSU campus. Requirements include passing the TOEFL-TESTof the English language and an confirmation of financial means. Interested students should contact in the Hochschule Trossingen Prof. Peter Nelson or Birgit Hermle-Marquart

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