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  • Locations: Kiel, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: CCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/12/2018
Rolling Admission 04/01/2019 09/30/2019
Fall 2019 03/12/2019 03/23/2019 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Area of Study: Marine Science
Eligibility: GPA: 3.0, Master's students only College: College of Science
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, German Housing: Apartment, Residence Hall
Scholarship Opportunities (not exhaustive): American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship, API Scholarship, Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarship, CCU Honors Program Global Enhancement Award, Cultural Bridge Scholarship, Foundation for Global Scholars, Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship, Gilman International Scholarship, Golden Key Scholarship, Hagan Scholarship, Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship, Marilyn and David Domke Study Abroad Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant, Rainbow Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholarship, Scholarship, The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarship, The Glimpse Correspondents Program, The National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship, The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
Program Description:
Contact Information at CCU for CCU Out-Bound students from CCU
Contact Information at IFG CAU for In-Bound students from CCU
Dr. Till J.J. Hanebuth
Associate Professor
School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science (CCU-SCMSS)
Phone: +1 (843) 349-2753
Office: BCMW 106
Prof. Dr. Ralph Schneider
Koorinator des Studienganges Ma
Ludewig-Meyn-Strabe 10, Raum LMS10-R. 13
24118 Kiel, Germany:
Phone: +49 431 880-1457; Fax: +49 431 880-1912
Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled in the master’s programs of the School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science (CCU-SCMSS)
  • Completed at least one academic semester as full-time graduate student in the CCU-SCMSS program
  • Interviewed and nominated to IFG-CAU by the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) and CCU-SCMSSCumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3 or above
Student Exchange Semester Dates (Inclusive Dates of Study and Final Exams at IFG CAU) CCU-SCMSS students are at IFG-CAU from March to July
Deadline for Students from CCU-SCMSS to Apply for the Exchange Semester Students must submit their application through the Center for Global Engagement (CGE), LJSU 109-A by October 1, 2018
Date of On-Campus Interview Interviews of the student applicants will be conducted by a CCU committee to include SCMSS Associate Professor Dr. Till Hanebuth by October 15, 2018
Final recommendation from CCU-SCMSS with all required application materials will be provided to IFG CAU October 22, 2018
Final acceptance documentation
/letter (and visa support materials) will be provided to CCU-SCMSS and admitted students
All students recommended from CCU will be interviewed by a departmental team of advisors at IFG-CAU, and final offers of admission will be communicated by IFG-CAU no later than November 1, 2018
Application Information
(Required materials/process for CCU Students to Apply to IFG CAU)
Recommendation from CCU-SCMSS to IFG CAU
  • Complete the CCU On-line Education Abroad Exchange Application including the $175 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit official copies of the following documents for the application:
    Transcript from CCU
  • Color copy of student’s passport signature and photo page
For information about the various dormitories, submission of application, deadlines and costs, visit the following links:
Estimate Cost of Participation for CCU Students Going to IFG CAU (Social Fees, Local Transportation, Books and Instructional Materials, A social fee, which includes free bus transportation by the “Kieler Verkehrs-AG”, has to be paid each semester. The current amount is 119,50 €. (approximately $135 USD)

Orientation for Out-Bound Students Mandatory.  Date and Time: TBA Students MUST to attend
Health Insurance All students will be required to purchase CCU’s insurance for study abroad provided by AIG at a cost of $1.80 a day.   The coverage includes medical benefits, emergency evaluation and repatriation.
Visas Required   For more information:
Arrival at IFG CAU
  • The closest airport to Kiel is located in Hamburg.
  • From Hamburg you can take the airport bus which is called "Kielius.” It leaves from the Terminal 1 - C at Hamburg Airport every hour or every two hours and takes you to the central bus station in Kiel.
  • From the central bus station, you reach the Christian-Albrechts-Universität/ Westring, with the bus lines 61/62, 81/82 or 91.
  • If you intend to take a taxi from the central bus station to Kiel University, you can buy a combined ticket in the "Kielius" which includes the cost of the taxi.
Spring Semester/CCU  - Summer Semester/CAU  
Courses taken at IFG CAU Equivalent courses at CCU CCU credits points Hours  
Field Exercises Marine Geosciences 606 Coastal and Marine Geological Processes 1 3  
Coastal Geology I Field Work in Coastal Geology 606 Coastal and Marine Geological Processes 1 3  
Basin Analysis 540 Applied Coastal Geophysics 1 2  
Petroleum Geology Petrology/Geochemistry Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology 642 Applications of Isotope 2 1  
Geophysics Marine Geophysics 540 Applied Coastal 4 1  
Measuring techniques in shallow water courses Introduction and theory, lectures
Cruise with R/V Alkor/Littorina, Study Project
311 Hydrographic techniques and other 5 1  
Chemical Paleoceanography Geochemistry 642 Applications of Isotope 2 1  
Marine Geosystems Processes Marine Geosystems 606 Coastal and Marine Geological 2 1  
Submarine Mapping Geophysics Submarine Mapping Techniques 540 Applied Coastal 4 1  
Introduction to Oceanography Processes 601 Coastal Marine and Wetland 3 1