Göttingen, one of Germany's most interesting cities, is a beautiful and historic university town with many houses dating back to the 1500s and only 45 minutes away from hiking and ski resorts in the Harz Mountains. Graduate students may enroll in regular university courses or conduct research in collaboration with a host university faculty member. Georg-August University (GAU) offers a broad range of courses in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences, and is one of only nine German universities awarded the status of "elite" institutions of higher education. Some graduate courses are available in English, while others are taught in German.
Students attend classes with host country students.
Language of Instruction
Some courses are available in English. Research may be conducted in English.
Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
early August to early February/March
early April to mid-late July
early August to mid-late July
The fall option extends through the UC winter quarter (or UC spring semester for Berkeley or Merced).
You may live in a university residence hall with German and international students.
Participating in extracurricular cultural and social activities while on UCEAP is an excellent way to meet people, improve your language skills, and integrate more fully into the community. Join clubs, sports, or musical, theater, or arts groups; volunteer at local organizations, attend lectures and receptions held in academic and community circles, and get the most out of your time abroad.
UCEAP students are supported by UC's network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. The Georg-August University International Office provides assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
See the UCEAP Program Guide
(PDF) for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable).
Georg-August University, Göttingen
Also known as the University of Göttingen, Georg-August University was founded in 1737 and became UCEAP’s second host institution in 1963. Historical university buildings in the heart of the city are surrounded by a large area of new classroom buildings, laboratories, and student residences. The university enrolls 26,000 students in fields ranging from agriculture and forestry to law, medicine, and theology. The university is especially well known for its role in the development of modern physics and has among its faculty members several Nobel laureates. Georg-August has one of the best libraries in Germany, housed in a new facility with a state-of-the-art computerized catalog and a cultural biotechnology center. Georg-August consistently receives top rankings in terms of the quality of teaching, research, and student life.
You may take courses and conduct research in most academic disciplines.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
- EAP Program Search provides information on general areas of study.
- Host institution online catalogs or course listings: Georg-August University
- MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students. Additional courses may be available and not all courses may still be offered. Since courses in new programs have not yet been taken for credit, they may not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. Units are determined by your graduate advisor based on the Graduate Student Agreement.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Internships are possible during the summer following your program. Independent study may also be possible. Arrangements are generally made after arrival.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
Estimated EAP Costs *
* Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2013-14. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2013-14 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- UC fees
- Tuition at host institution
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
- Accident and medical insurance
- On-site orientation
- Predeparture expenses (student visa, health clearance, etc.)
- Room and board
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Round-trip airfare
- Local transportation
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental predeparture materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
Visit your Campus EAP Office for more information: