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Germany Business Student Exchange Program

Winter: March–July 2023
Fall: September–December 2023 (Fast Track Exchange Courses)
Fall: October 2023–February 2024 (Regular Track Courses)

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2023: 14 October 2022
Fall 2023: 14 April 2023

The city of Pforzheim is located in southwest Germany. The population of the city is almost 119,000. Currently, Pforzheim accounts for 80 percent of Germany’s jewelry exports and 70 percent of total jewelry sales. Due to its geographical location as the gateway of the northern Black Forest, Pforzheim is an attractive location for living and for the pursuit of outdoor activities.

Students will attend classes at the Business School of Pforzheim University, one of the top business schools in Germany. Pforzheim University provides a high level of academic education in applied business to prepare students for long-term and successful professional and managerial careers in a dynamic global environment.

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Elizabeth Smith
360 TNRB
(801) 422-8034


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Courses are available in German or English. More than 20 business courses are offered.

This program is designed for business majors and minors and only select business courses are guaranteed to transfer. Many courses will count for Marriott School courses and toward the Global Business Certificate.

All courses must be pre-approved before the trip by the Marriott School’s Whitmore Global Business Center. For a list of courses available at Pforzheim, please visit the GBC (360 TNRB).

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Students pay BYU tuition to participate.

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students); students will be exempt from Pforzheim tuition. Students will also need to pay the $35 ISP application fee. BYU tuition payment plans and scholarships are still applicable.

Does not include airfare to and from Germany, visa fees, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, or any other educational and personal expenses incurred during the program.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in our Study Abroad preparation course (IAS 201, 1 credit hour) during the second term of winter semester.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Students may live on campus in dormitories, off campus in an apartment, or with a host family.

The Global Business Center, along with the host institution, can provide information to help the students with their housing search.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2023: 14 October 2022
Fall 2023: 14 April 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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The Student Exchange Program (SEP) is an independent international experience. SEP is individual students immersing themselves with local and international students on a foreign campus for a semester independent of any BYU professor or other BYU students.
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.