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German, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sioux Center, IA, United States
The German program of Augustana University offers unique opportunities to work and study in Germany, one of the most popular destinations of international students from around the globe.
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The German program of Augustana University focuses on individual students and contributes to their future success, both personally and professionally. And because our major and minor programs offer numerous unique opportunities to study in Germany, we suggest that you combine your German studies with another major.

Interested in business or computer science? Consider a German major as well and open up an international career involving one of the world’s leading economies at the technological forefront. Interested in art or music? Consider adding German--it can lead you to a career in Germany, long acknowledged a leader in the arts. How about the natural sciences? The Augustana German program will facilitate natural science opportunities in Germany, a global leader in technology and research in every field.

Whatever your primary field of interest, whatever your first major – our program will help you combine it with German and open up the German speaking world for you!

Top Reasons to Study German at Augustana

  • Classes of the highest academic quality with small groups to ensure individual attention.
  • Instruction by highly qualified professors with extensive experience in Germany.
  • Membership available in the national German honor society, including several study abroad scholarships; more.
  • A popular weekly conversation table which boosts student comprehension and speaking abilities.
  • A unique and extremely affordable January program in Potsdam, the German sister city of Sioux Falls; more.
  • A semester or full year program at the University of Potsdam, Augustana’s sister institution in Germany; more.
  • A post-graduate assistantship year at a number of secondary schools in Germany.

The Faculty

All classes in the German program are taught by experienced native/near native faculty. They’ll get to know you well in order to provide high quality language instruction as well as assist with academic advising while providing detailed information regarding the special features of our German program. These features distinguish us from programs available at any other institution.

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:

  • German
  • Intermediate German
  • German Conversation and Composition
  • German Civilization And Culture
  • History Of German Literature
  • Topics In German Literature

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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

  • Apply online using the Augustana online application form or using the Common Application.
  • All secondary and post-secondary transcripts and/or national exam scores.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
  • A Personal Statement (250 words minimum) describing a significant challenge you have overcome.
  • College Preparation Test Scores and/or English Language Test Scores from one or more of the following tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELT, , Duolingo English Test, PTE, , IKEN, , TEC CBT, ELS Language Center's.
  • Financial Statement showing sufficient resources to support yourself for one academic year.
  • Completed International Student Financial Ability Form.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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