Students from Partner Schools wishing to study at Augsburg
After reviewing the program requirements below, complete the online application.
Academic staff at your school make the final decision about whether you are accepted into the International Partners program. The minimum academic requirements are:
- Full-time student at a Partner school
- Minimum 1 year of college completed
- Minimum 4.0 European grade point average
The International Coordinator at your school will help you complete the online application. Upon receipt of your application, Augsburg will send you an official letter of admission and a form which will enable you to get a student visa through the United States Embassy, as well as the student financial support your school recommends. You will also receive a Housing Contract to sign and return.
You should make travel arrangements as early as possible, but no later than one month before the required arrival date. When you arrive at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, someone from the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team will meet you and help you move into your campus housing.
Fall application deadline: March 1
Spring application deadline: October 15
Classes and Registration
To qualify for a student visa, you must take a minimum of three classes per semester, which meets Augsburg’s definition of a full course of study. You will need to determine the number of ECTS (European Community Credit Transfer System) credits you will receive in conjunction with your International Coordinator. This should be done before departing for the U.S.
Academic staff at your school, together with ISSS staff and faculty at Augsburg, will determine Augsburg courses that fulfill your European degree requirements. Your academic coursework also can be combined with practical experience in your professional field. When your Augsburg study program has been approved, ISSS staff will enroll you in those courses.
Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance
It usually costs more to attend college in the U.S. than in Europe. The 2012-2013 charges ($ USD) at Augsburg College are:
|Housing deposit (refundable)||
The housing deposit must be paid in advance of your arrival. You may also pay your tuition in advance once you are able to access your Augnet account. After you are enrolled in your courses, you will be assigned an Augnet account and provided with the necessary log-in information.
All students accepted into the program receive a generous International Partners scholarship (shown in the chart above).
Housing and Meals
As an International Partners student you will live on campus with U.S. students and other international students in carpeted apartments and suites (double bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom) that are wired for Internet, cable TV, and telephone. Each building has lounges, 24-hour security, laundry and vending machines. You will eat most meals in the college cafeteria or grill.
Augsburg Students wishing to study at a Partner School outside the U.S.
- Major: Unrestricted
- Year: Sophomore minimum (Day College, Weekend College, Graduate Programs)
- GPA: 2.5 minimum
- Fulfills major requirements
- Automatic credit toward an Augsburg degree
- Augsburg Experience credit
Classes and Registration
The Director of Augsburg Abroad will help you identify courses that fulfill your degree requirements and will then register you for those courses. In some instances, your academic coursework can be combined with practical experience in your professional field.
Students can choose from a wide range of courses pre-approved for Augsburg credit in a variety of fields, especially business. You can get solid business training at eight Partner schools in Finland, Germany, and Norway.
All classes are taught in English. If desired, intensive language training is available at most schools.
- Tuition, room, board: comparable to cost at Augsburg College
- Air transportation: travel grants available
- Financial aid applies
Housing and Meals
- Student residences with cooking facilities
- Host families a possible option
Augsburg students interested in applying please contact:
Leah Spinosa de Vega, Director of Augsburg Abroad