Munich Program

Program Overview

Come with us to discover beautiful Munich, the secret capital of Germany. Learn German in a historic cultural center of Europe that today is Germany's favorite city for visitors and Germans alike. Munich is also Germany's most popular university city.

UC's Summer Program in Munich is a language immersion program. Daily excursions in the city and into the nearby alpine region augment classroom instruction. Weekends include planned travel activities and research assignments in small groups. There will also 2 individual research days ( Friday of weeks 2 and 4) for specific individual projects of your choice.

Earn up to 3 undergraduate credits in this intensive 4 week language program. Monday-Friday, the course work includes 2-3 hours of classroom instruction each day. The topics of discussion have a new focus for each week:

  •   The transportation and Shopping world
  •   The University world
  •   The working/business world
  •   The art world and the political world

In addition there is extensive review of major German grammar points, while more relaxed conversation classes takes place during our visits of cultural and historic sites in and around Munich. The intensive nature of the course enables you to develop your German language skills at a much higher rate than in an ordinary classroom setting. Instead of 20 or 30 students we have set the maximum number at 13 which guaranties ample individual attention and much more interaction with your professor. This intensive learning process continues both in and out of class even while you enjoy leisure time activities.


Any UC student in good standing who has completed the A&S language requirement in German (GRMN 1001-1002) with a B grade or higher. Students from other universities or high schools may also apply if they have achieved a comparable level of proficiency. Enrollment is limited to 13 students. The instructor makes the final decision about admittance into the program.

Courses and Credits

Students will enroll in GRMN2061 for up to 3 undergraduate credits. The program is designed to enhance course offerings here at UC.

Dates & Cost Estimate

May 30 - June 29, 2018

  *   Program Fee: $2,800

  *   Tuition: 1-3 credit hours

  *   Round-trip Airfare not included

The Program Fee covers housing for a month ( private room with private bath) as well as breakfast (Monday through Friday. Group excursions and all local transportation, and admission to museums and castles, bicycle rental etc. The final dinner-party at a traditional Bavarian Restaurant is also included. Additional out-of-pocket expenses include meals, optional travel within Germany, weekend transportation and spending money.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and UC tuition remission apply. Several scholarships and grants are available:

  *   UC International Studies Grants<> up to $500 are available to qualified students for activities that support the University of Cincinnati's Globalization Initiative.

  *   Taft Undergraduate Enrichment Awards<> enable students majoring in Taft departments to undertake projects that enhance their learning experience in their major field. The current maximum award for an individual or a project is $2,000.

  *  College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships<> recognize and reward Arts and Sciences students who have achieved academic growth and excellence. Scholarships range from full instate tuition and general fees for an academic year to partial tuition for a single semester or partial tuition on a continuing basis.

  *   The Department of German Studies' Helga Daly Scholarship. See Dr. Rademann for information regarding eligibility for the above scholarships and help with the application process.


The application is done online and managed by UC International Studies.  We will take applications as early as October 2017.  The deadline is March 1st 2018 as long as the program has not been filled sooner. German Majors and Minors are especially encouraged to apply!


Dr. Eckard Rademann

725 Old Chemistry Building

Phone: (513) 254-9676


Fax: (513) 556-1991