The two campuses that comprise the University of Koblenz-Landau are situated in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. FMU students have access to the campus located in Landau, a historic city surrounded by the vineyards of the Southern Wine Route and the scenery of the Palatinate Forest. A former teacher’s college, the university has expanded to include not only education programs but also majors in arts and sciences. Currently the university accommodates about 13,000 students.

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Transfer Courses: An array of courses in literature, linguistics, cultural studies and teaching English as a foreign language; some courses in the social sciences and art departments; special German as a foreign language (GFL); and German culture classes for exchange students.

Semester: Spring | Application deadline: October 1

Language of Instruction: English for all courses in literature, linguistics, cultural studies and TEFL, as well as for some courses in the social sciences and fine arts. Most other courses are in German.

Housing/Meals: Studierendenwerk, working in concert with the university, provides access to dormitories and shared apartments for about 240€ per month. Students may buy and cook their own food or purchase meals at on-campus cafeterias.

Visa: Students holding a US passport may enter Germany without a visa but once in Germany must apply—with the assistance of the university—for a residency permit. Note that the German government has strict requirements about insurance coverage and requires a statement indicating students have access to at least 600€ per month for living expenses. German residency permits may also require extra passport photos.

Applying to Koblenz-Landau

After you have been accepted to the FMU exchange program, you will be required to complete an application form to the University of Koblenz-Landau. Students should also consider the three-week orientation program that runs before the start of each academic semester.

Your FMU Liaison, Prof. Jeffcoat, will assist you with the application process and mail your documents to Koblenz-Landau. Once you’ve received your acceptance packet, you will apply for housing.

An Orientation Meeting will be held for all students traveling abroad shortly before departure.

Group photo of Hiedelburg
Nighttime view of Landau Market

FMU Liason:
Mr. Charles Jeffcoat
Assoc. Professor of Visual Arts
HFAC 106 | 843-661-1679 |