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Northwestern and Germany

Northwestern and Germany

Northwestern University offers its students and faculty highly innovative educational and research opportunities in Germany. Our programs and partnerships in Germany serve our university community across all levels—undergraduate, graduate, and faculty—and scholarly fields, from engineering to the humanities.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Bucerius Law School
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Humboldt Universität
Technische Universität München
Universität Hamburg
  • Cooperative Agreement > Office of International Relations
University of Cologne
University of Münster
  • Visiting Scholar Program > Office for Research
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Units and Groups

The Department of German

Weinberg College’s Department of German offers an exciting curriculum for studying German language, culture, literature, history, and thought. Exceptional faculty members make every effort to understand students' individual needs and teach classes that approach learning from a variety of angles, including extracurricular activities on and off campus.
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German Undergraduate Advisory Board (GUAB)

The German Undergraduate Advisory Board (GUAB) is comprised of a group of undergraduate students intent on fostering a sense of community among all students, majors and non-majors, interested in learning about German language, literature, culture, history, and politics. By organizing casual, student-run events and creating opportunities for students to be involved, the GUAB hopes to enrich the process of learning about all things German.
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From Oktoberfest to Bonn Videonale, Northwestern students in Germany experience a new culture and way of life, expanding their worldview.

  • 99 Northwestern students in Germany:
  • 24 Undergraduate
  • 75 Graduate

21 undergraduate students on Northwestern programs, 3 undergraduate students on affiliated programs, 6 medical students on clinical rotations, 9 MBA students on exchanges programs, 60 Executive MBA students on joint degree programs. 

  • 27 students from Germany at Northwestern:
  • 7 Undergraduate
  • 8 Masters
  • 12 Doctoral

For historical data visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.


1,200+Northwestern alumni are based in Germany.

The Kellogg Alumni Club of Germany offers social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Germany. Other ways to get and stay connected can be found here.

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Due to the irregularities in student mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webpage contains data from the 2018-2019 academic year. All other information is up-to-date as of November 2020. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.