University of Konstanz

Key Facts

  • Number of students enrolled: 11700
  • Academic Year: October – July
  • Language of instruction: English, German
  • Partner university website: University of Konstanz

Campus activities and events

Whilst studying at the University of Konstanz, exchange students will have the opportunity to engage in campus life through the civil society engagement and the many student groups available. With a wide range of social, political, religious, sporting and thematic student groups, there’s something for everyone.

University sports provides opportunities for university members to take part in many kinds sports to stay activity during your studies. Furthermore, exchange students have access to the university’s own fitness centre Unimotion, providing individual advice and guidance on request.

Further details on student life for international exchange students at the University of Konstanz can be found in the incoming student guide.

Travel and Accommodation

It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Konstanz once you have your Letter of Acceptance.. The closest airport that has direct flights from the United Kingdom is Zurich. It is located 77km from Konstanz, however  being in Switzerland it is advised to check whether you require a transit visa for Switzerland. In order to fly directly into Germany, it is possible to fly to Memmingen Airport, which is located 121km from Konstanz.

As an Erasmus+ student, you can apply for housing through the International Office of the University of Konstanz. Other than Seezeit, which is the most popular student residence, there are a lot of private providers of accommodation. You can check them all here, in the Incoming Student Guide.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at University of Konstanz, you do not need to pay any tuition fees. However, some universities charge small fees for the use of facilities such as the Students’ Union. If you have any queries about any these charges, we recommend that you speak directly with the host university. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, health insurance (European students are eligible for free European Health Insurance Card) and books. Students accepted on Erasmus may also be eligible to receive the Erasmus+ grant.