Reading/Reutlingen Fellowship

The Reading/Reutlingen Fellowship is generously funded by the Danzer Foundation.

Students studying a business-related major are eligible to apply for funding to study abroad at the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University in Reutlingen, Germany. View KU Study Abroad Brochure for Reutlingen University

Fellowship Details:

  • About

    Reutlingen, Germany is the sister city of Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., which is the reason that Reutlingen University was chosen as an exchange site for the Reading/Reutlingen Fellowship and Exchange. Reutlingen University is also recognized for its reputable ESB Business School. The Fellowship is funded by Mr. Danzer of the Danzer Foundation and executed through the cooperation of Reutlingen University in Reutlingen, Germany.

    The goal of this fellowship is to give U.S. students who are studying business a new educational experience overseas. A desired outcome of the exchange is reciprocal knowledge transfer - U.S. students will learn about business and economics in the European community and Reutlingen students will learn about U.S. business and trade through interaction with the U.S. students.

  • Eligibility
    • Studying a business-related major
    • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
    • Engaged with social issues, organizations, and/or communities around them.

    Additional Requirements: 

    • Completed Study Abroad Application: Students are required to complete study abroad advising before applying to the program. Once they are approved to study abroad they can apply for the Fellowship. 
    • Upon arrival in Reutlingen, the students must participate in the 3-week German course.
    • At the end of the program, recipients will be required to provide an interview with photo. 
    • At the end of the program, recipients will be required to complete a detailed experience report: what did you like (school, university, course contents, care/support, opportunities, free-time activities, and many more), experiences one had in Reutlingen but also on any trips taken, the differences between a semester in Reutlingen and a semester at the home university. Corresponding to the experiences gained while taking part on that scholarship and the expectations before the trip: what are you taking away from this experience, are there any suggestions, etc.
  • Funding

    Two fellowships may be awarded each year. 

    • € 1,550 (Euros) paid directly to housing rental company in Germany to fund housing.
    • € 2,450 (Euros) paid to the student to fund travel, meals, and other expenses abroad.
    • $3,000 (USD) plus 50% of tuition and fees balance; paid directly to the university.
    • Application


      • Scholarship Application
      • Passport-Style Photo
      • Resume/CV
      • Unofficial transcript
      • One letter of recommendation from academic advisor, professor, or instructor
      • Two references (personal or professional references)
      • Essay responses

      Submit all items to Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic qualifications and essay responses. 

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