Europa Universität Flensburg

As the northernmost university in Germany, Europa-Universität Flensburg (University of Flensburg), is a young and vibrant university. Having previously been called the “College of Education” (1946-1994), with 5,000 students and 400 employees, it is still one of the smaller universities in Germany. Its green campus on the Flensburg fjord, is located in direct proximity to the Kingdom of Denmark, in the heart of a maritime dominated region.  


One of Europe’s largest countries, Germany encompasses a wide variety of landscapes: the tall, sheer mountains of the south; the sandy, rolling plains of the north; the forested hills of the urbanized west; and the plains of the agricultural east. Germany has a long and rich history, a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle mixing the modern and the classics.  Discover countless museums, theaters, restaurants, and music venues that will enhance your understanding of the German people and their unique customs beyond the classroom. 


Flensburg is situated directly on the Baltic Sea in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. It’s one of the northernmost cities in Germany. Northern Germany is frequently described as “flatland”, but there are several streets in Flensburg which are quite steep. The city still bears the traces of its long maritime history. There are three main beaches in Flensburg: the Ostseebad, the Strandbad Solitüde, and the Fahrensodde near a small yacht harbor. The numerous shops and cafés in Flensburg make the city even more attractive. If you love the wind and the sea, outdoor activities, and the charm of a small city, there’s no better place to go than Flensburg. In this quaint town of red-brick houses on a green campus by the sea, studying will be a breeze!

Areas of Study

  • Culture, language, media
  • Economics
  • English (restricted to English majors)
  • European studies
  • International management studies
  • Language
    • Intensive language course: Academic Culture in Germany is mandatory to all non-native German Speakers (1.5 US credits)
    • German language courses available at all levels

Courses for Exchange Students – Select Fall or Spring semester to view courses. Look at courses in the Bachelor and Language Classes tabs, referring to the courses taught in English. Do not refer to courses in the Master tabs.

Language of Instruction

A variety of courses taught in English are available through this program, as well as German language courses at all levels. No prior German language study is required.


Europa-Universität Flensburg follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). An average study load is 30 credit points per semester, which would equal 15 U.S. credits.

UMF Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 UMF credits equivalence per semester, with maximum enrollment of 15 credits.

Grading Scale

Flensburg Grade


UMF Equivalent

1.0 – 1.3 Excellent A
1.7 – 2.3 Good B
2.7 – 3.3 Fair C
3.7 – 4.0 Satisfactory D
4.3 – 5.0 Fail F

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester runs early September to late February

Spring Semester runs early March to late August

NOTE: The spring semester calendar does not allow for final semester Seniors to participate in UMF Commencement.

Program Cost

Students will pay UMF for 15 credits of UMF tuition and fees. All other program costs will be paid out of pocket and/or directly to the host institution.

Estimated Budget


There are five dormitories in Flensburg. Four are located directly on campus and close to lecture halls and seminar rooms. The fifth is situated in the city centre. 


Flensburg House offer apartments and flat shares, which are furnished and have terraces or balconies. 

The Sandberg dormitory has 148 residential units that are divided into furnished apartments and furnished/unfurnished rooms in shared apartments. Some of the rooms/apartments are equipped with a balcony. The dorm has washing machines and dryers, internet, and bicycle storage.

The Emmy-Hennings-Haus, completed in 2017, has 114 furnished single apartments, each with a shower room and toilet. There are two communal kitchens on each corridor. Internet / TV and telephone connections are available. In the dorm, there is a washing machine and dryer. 

The Campus Dorm has 140 rooms, divided between flat shares and apartments. In the house, there are a washing machine and dryer and bicycle parking spaces.

Housing options on campus are all within five minutes by bike or around 10 minutes by foot, to the main train station.

All student dormitories are self-catering accommodation, some with shared bathrooms and kitchens. Kitchen equipment, bed linen, and towels are not available and must be purchased by the residents.


The Norderburse is close to the center of Flensburg. It is about three kilometers from the university, and about 15 minutes from campus by bike. The 64 residential units are divided into single rooms and shared apartments, with rooms mostly furnished. Washer and dryer are available in the house.

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Helpful links

Flensburg International Office

Welcome to Europa-Universität Flensburg

Visa Information

Germany Tourism

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