Internationales Kulturinstitut (IKI)
To take part in the IKI Vienna program, students must have already applied to the year-long programs at either Karlsruhe or Stuttgart, Germany, as the Vienna summer program is ideal for students accepted to these programs yet do not have the necessary German language proficiency to be admitted to the German institution without additional language training.
To be accepted to the Stuttgart or Karlsruhe programs, KU students are expected to have at least 200 hours of German language training at the university-level prior to arrival at the German institution. Students who have not yet met the language requirement are required to register for language training at IKI Vienna.
Length of Study
KU Students with no previous study of German must take at least 3 months (June, July & August) of language training. Students with some previous German experience should contact the Office of Study Abroad to determine how much language training in Vienna may still be required, if any, to be admitted to the German institution.
Dates and costs for Vienna are listed on the IKI site at:
Funding your Study Abroad Program
KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment. KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
For additional scholarship opportunities visit: www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities