The International Winter University at Kassel welcomes students from all around the world to Kassel! Use your semester break for a character and resume building opportunity that will benefit you a lifetime.

The IWU Kassel combines high-quality education and credit points with priceless personal experience and first-hand impressions of Germany and Europe.

Field of Study

  • Environmental Engineering
  • German language and culture

For more detailed information about these courses go to the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

4 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 4 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria. This is a competitive program and students must obtain credit in order to participate in this program. Students will be selected via an internal UQ Abroad selection committee, as well as an internal Hessen evaluation. 

Applicants must complete the UQ Abroad online application and provide their completed Hessen Application and supporting documentation to the online application. 

Apply to UQ Abroad


Tuition is paid to UQ. The Hessen State government is providing a scholarship to selected Queensland students to waive the cost of accommodation. Students are responsible for paying for their flights, visas and associated living costs.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is arranged as part of the program. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Summer 2017/2018 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 29 December 2017
End: 17 January 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Location: Kassel, Germany
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate