Located in an attractive and pleasant university town, the University of Trier educates around 11,500 students each semester.
- Trier offers a wide variety of subjects to be studied ranging from history and psychology to business and mathematics.
- Regular courses can be taken at the university or students can take university courses designed for international students.
- Most courses are two credits while UST courses are worth four credits, therefore more classes are needed to accumulate the same number of credits as is possible at UST.
- German major credit can be obtained for courses fulfilled at Trier.
- An intensive German language course is given before the semester begins that is aimed at all foreign students to help with the language and cultural adjustment.
- German universities emphasize more independent study and end-of-the semester exams (sometimes oral). Students can expect lectures, lab work and much outside study.
Trier offers students an extensive library, computer center, language laboratory and over 30 different sports and club activities. To better assist international students, a language exchange arrangement can be made to help meet local Trier students. Also, several cafeterias and dining services are located on-campus for the students. Trier's International Program Office will assist the overseas student with all aspects of the study abroad experience, including an intensive new student Orientation Program.
St. Thomas students may study at Trier for either spring semester or the academic year. Fall semester is NOT available. Spring semester runs from mid-March through July; the academic year from October through July.
The Akademisches Auslandsamt finds and arranges housing for all International students attending Trier. Housing is available both on and off-campus. On campus housing is in dorms or student apartments. Trier also has connections with private student residences and selected private landlords who enjoy having foreign students.
Welcome to Trier, known as Germany's oldest town, home to about 101,000 inhabitants.
- Picture the center of culture, wine growing and trade, a harbor on the Moselle waterway and the heart of important industries.
- Imagine being only 10km from the Luxembourg border, 50km from France and 65km from Belgium.
- Think of a city that offers many recreational facilities and festivals.
- Choose a city 2,000 years old that is rich in tradition and history.
Application Process for Other Approved Programs
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
- Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
- Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
- any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
- the course approval process
- how to apply to Other Approved Programs
- Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
- Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
- Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
- Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
- View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Explore & Plan > Student Policies.
- Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to semester study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad:
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA