Languages and Cultures

Die Deutsche Sporthochschule--The German Sport University

in Cologne, Germany


The World's Leading University for Sport Sciences!



The Program

The German Sport University is the largest sports university in Europe with about 6,000 students from all over the world. Degree programs are offered at the bachelor, masters and doctoral levels. Courses for BU students are taught in English.





The cost of studying at the German Sport University can be less expensive than studying in Bloomsburg. (Total in-state student expenses at BU for one semester is between $10,000 and $11,000.)
  • Tuition: Tuition is paid to Bloomsburg University; tuition is waived at the German Sport University. In-state 2013-2014: around $4,000
  • Accommodations: Single room in an on-campus student apartment is about $300 per month.
  • Meals: on-campus dining is about the same as at Bloomsburg University or less. Budget about $300 per month.
  • Books and Supplies: $150 / semester
  • Round Trip Travel to Cologne, Germany (from Newark to Frankfurt am Main, then train to Cologne): between $900 and $1200.
  • Miscellaneous (other travel, entertainment, health insurance): $1,000
  • Total budget: about $9,000



  • Open to majors in Exercise Science.
  • Participation may also be possible for students in Health Sciences.
  • No knowledge of German is required, but students are strongly encouraged to take a German language class before going and during their stay.
  • Good academic standing and no sanctions or disciplinary actions.
  • Be at least in the fifth semester of undergraduate study during the study abroad.
  • Recommendation by the Department of Exercise Science.



International students live on campus in apartments.



The City of Cologne

Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city with a population just over 1,000,000. Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River in the west of Germany. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral is the city's signature attraction and symbol. Cologne was founded and established in the first century AD by the Romans. Cologne is a major cultural center of the Rhineland; it is home to more than thirty museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture.


For further information or to apply, contact

Office of Global Education
234 Student Services Center
Faculty coordinator:
Dr. Swapan Mookerjee
Department of Exercise Science
124 Centennial Hall