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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/01/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2025-2026 03/01/2025 ** Rolling Admission 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: UCCS Exchange Programs Areas of Study: International Business
Language of Instruction: English, German Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Class Standing: 3. Junior Housing Type: Apartment, Residence Hall
Themes & Meta Majors: AACSB Accredited, Business and Entrepreneurship, Exchange Programs
Program Description:
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt  ACADEMICS
The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (FSM) and UCCS are cooperating to offer undergraduate business students an opportunity to study abroad in Frankfurt, Germany over the course of one year (2 semesters). Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, students will be awarded both the degree of Science in International Business from the Frankfurt School of Mangagement and the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Courses are taught in English and students can choose areas of emphasis, including Finance, International Business, or Management.


- Experience North American and European business practices and perspectives
- Gain a better appreciation of cultural differences in business practice.
- Establish a global network of contacts
- Expand your employment opportunities in other countires

- Earn two internationally complimentary and respected degrees.



As a dual-degree student, you will complete the basic required courses at your home university prior to your study abroad year. Students from FSM can expect to spend their 4th and 5th semesters at UCCS. Students from UCCS can expect to spend their junior year (5th and 6th semesters) studying at FSM. During your study abroad year, you will select from a set of courses designed with an international focus at your partner university. All courses will be taugh in English, and students from the US will follow curriculum designed to advance their proficiency in German language.


FSM has a variety of housing options for students, each within walking distances from the Frankfurt train/subway systems. Residences are offerend in Frankfurt and Offenbach. Students can purchase a ticket to use for all public transportation for the length of the term, and use it to explore the city's many museums, galleries and theatres. Frankfurt's central location also makes it easy to travel between other European cities. For further information, please check out their housing website:

In addition, students will have 24/7 access to the library and can enjoy 3 meals daily at the "Kasino" dining hall. The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management does their best to assimilate international exchange students into German culture by pairing students with a FS Buddy. A student's "Buddy" will pick them up from the aiport and provide support.


Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is one of Germany's foremost institutes of higher education and offers an extensive portfolio of nationally and FIBAA-accredited study programs, from bachelor's degrees to general master's degrees and doctoral programs. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is among the fastest growing universities in the US. The College of Business and Administration is accredited by AACSB Internatioanl and is among the top one-third nationally for all undergraduate business programs in the country. US News and World Report recetly ranked the College of Business 22nd ouf of all western public colleges of business. The College of Business offers 11 undergraduate areas of emphasis and 12 MBA areas of emphasis.

Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
U.S. Department of State:
Centers for Disease Control:

Students must obtain a health insurance which is equivalent to the German health insurance. During the International Student Orientation, once in country, a mandatory insurance check is done. If the insurance is not sufficient, the student has to sign up for a German insurance (approx. 80 Euros/month). Most U.S. insurances are not sufficient to be equivalent to German insurance therefore it is recommended that students sign up for German insurance. 

Immigration and Visas
Students who hold a U.S. passport do not need a visa to enter Germany but need to apply for a German residence permit for purposes of study once they arrive in country. In order to obtain this permit, students should expect to purchase German health insurance as well as show proof of financial resources. Currently, (2018) a monthly amount of at least 720.00 Euros for the duration of the stay (8,640.00 for a year). Students may open bank accounts in Germany to assist with this process. Deutsche Bank currently offers limited-withdrawal bank accounts for students, and can find more information here. For step-by-step instructions on opening a blocked bank account, students can refer to this Study in Germany website. Information regarding residency permits can change, so it is always best to refer to the German Missions in the United States website for the most up-to-date and accurate information. 

The Global Engagement Office does not process or issue visas and permits. We are here to advise and assist you with the process, but obtaining this permit is ultimately your responsibility.  

Please see the relevant student budget sheet linked above for the academic year.