Germany has Europe’s largest economy, and German companies employ almost 1 million Americans.

By learning German at St. Edward’s, you’ll open doors to travel opportunities and international careers.

Study abroad at our partner universities in Eichstatt and Koblenz, Germany, and Innsbruck, Austria, to strengthen your language skills while learning about the rich culture and tumultuous history of the German-speaking world. 

Join the ranks of St. Edward’s students who have won grants to study and work in Germany, including Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships and science research grants awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service. You’ll graduate with skills you can apply in the financial, medical and educational fields or use in business or diplomacy at this pivotal moment for Germany and the European Union.

For more information on a minor in German, please contact Emma Woelk. The German minor is part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Outside the Classroom

Students interested in German at St. Edward's can count on plenty of activities right here in Austin as well as a wide variety of study abroad programs.

Please visit the Deutschklub (German Club) homepage to find out more about what's going on on campus. 

St. Edward's students have plenty of choice when it comes to study abroad. With partner universities and approved provider programs all over the world, everyone can find what they're looking for. Use this site to help narrow down your search and see what's available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Study abroad locations available in Germany marked on a map.

Post-Graduate Opportunities

St. Edward's has an impressive track record of successful Fulbright applicants. Many of these students received grants to teach or conduct research in Germany. In fact, German awards more Fulbrights to U.S. students than any other country on earth!

Students in STEM fields will find no shortage of opportunities to work and study in Germany before and after graduation. For example, the German Academic Exchange Service offers funding for students and recent graduates to conduct paid Research Internships in Science and Engineering every year.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals provides 75 scholarships each year to young adults wishing to improve their German and intern in a setting directly related to their career field.

Minor Requirements

The German Minor consists of

18 hours:

  • 6 hours of GERM 2311 and 2312
  • 12 hours selected from:
    • GERM 3331
    • GERM 3334
    • GERM 3335
    • GERM 3338
    • GERM 3350

The elective classes above include Business German, internships, conversation courses, and courses on literature and culture!

You can earn credit abroad!