• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Indianapolis, IN, United States
The Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis German program trains students to achieve linguistic proficiency and intercultural competency in German. Linguistic proficiency is the ability to communicate orally and in writing about subjects of common knowledge in the target language.
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We offer a bachelor degree in German at the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. A step-by-step systematic progression of language courses aids students to achieve fluency in German and allows them tp later concentrate on chosen areas of linguistic specialization. 

To gain intercultural competency, students acquire a solid knowledge of contemporary life in the German-speaking countries and learn to compare their institutions, customs, and mentalities with contemporary U.S. culture. Students also gain intercultural competency through critical knowledge of the historical and cultural movements and personalities that have had the most impact on contemporary culture in the German-speaking countries, especially Germany.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • develop and deliver well-organized oral presentations that exhibit critical thinking skills in academic, intercultural, and professional areas
  • create written products that exhibit critical thinking skills in academic, intercultural, and professional areas using major tenses and moods and linking paragraphs into composition length products
  • when listening, demonstrate understanding of main facts and supportive details of conventional narrative and descriptive discourse in most genres including those in various time frames in many familiar and unfamiliar academic, social, and professional contexts
  • when reading, demonstrate understanding of conventional narrative and descriptive texts in major tenses and moods on a variety of familiar and unfamiliar topics of general and professional interest
  • when talking with others, converse fully on topics including matters of public and community interest in an organized way with appropriate detail using paragraph-length discourse in various time frames
  • explain the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied and their own

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Business German 
  • German Translation Practice 
  • Deutsch: Schreiben und Sprechen 
  • Theater Spielen 
  • Der deutsche Film 
  • Internship in German 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit your application and essay
  • Pay the application fee or request a fee waiver
  • Have your test scores sent to IUPUI
  • Have your official high school transcript sent to IUPUI
  • Have official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses sent to IUPUI (if applicable)
  • Submit credentials for any education completed outside the U.S. (if applicable)
  • Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9944 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indianapolis

  • 1017 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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