University of Konstanz – Germany

Based in the southern part of Germany, the University of Konstanz is known for its distinguished high-level research, excellence in teaching and impressive international collaboration links. 

Founded in 1966, the University of Konstanz has over 11,000 students from around the world across its three main faculties. The campus itself offers panoramic and picturesque views of Lake Constance, and the city of Konstanz is close to Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein.

Programmes of study

DMU’s exchange agreement with the University of Konstanz allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad: 

  • Computing, Engineering and Media – Computer & Information Science
  • Health and Life Sciences – Psychology

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based the University of Konstanz.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – The nearest major airport to the University of Konstanz is Zurich Airport, Switzerland (about an hour away). There are a range of public transport options available to get to Konstanz, see more here.
  • Accommodation – You will receive information about and will be able to apply for your accommodation after you are formally accepted by the University of Konstanz. You can view information about accommodation here.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet German immigration requirements. 
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


Living costs in Germany tend to be similar to those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Germany.