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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.


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


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Bucerius Law School
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Humboldt Universität
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
  • Graduate Student Exchange > Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Technische Universität München
University of Cologne
Universität Hamburg
  • Cooperative Agreement > Office of International Relations
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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1,250+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 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this document contains data from 2019, the last full academic year prior to the imposed travel restrictions. All other information is up to date as of September 2021. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.