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A&M Germany Biosciences Semester
Berlin, Germany; Bonn, Germany; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/10/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2016 05/06/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Dwight Academic Department: Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science
Minimum GPA:
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Leader:
Jeremy Wasser
Program Advisor:
Katharina Ojala Housing: Homestay
Open to non-majors:
Program Description:


Germany Bioscience Semester

Faculty Leader

Dr. Jeremy Wasser
Associate Professor, Department of Vet Med - Pysiology & Pharmacology

Dr. Judith Ball
Associate Professor, Department of Vet Med Pathobiology

Dr. Virginia Fajt
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Vet Med - Pysiology & Pharmacology


Study Abroad Advisor

Katharina Ojala




January 11 - May 6, 2016
Bonn, Germany

This semester-long study abroad program is designed for two specific student cohorts:

Stream 1:
Biomedical Science majors (includes life-science majors: BIMS, BIOL, GENE, MICR, PSYC, etc.)

Stream 2:
Bioengineering majors (includes BMEN & RHEL majors)

Along with providing students with international experiences programmatically linked to all of their courses, the program is designed so that participating students do not "fall behind" their on-campus peers in terms of progression towards advanced coursework and their baccalaureate degrees. 


All students are required to take:
  • VTPP 401/BMEN 400 : History of Human and Veterinary Medicine in Europe (4 cr.) Fulfills ICD Credit
Stream 1: BIMS, BIOL, GENE, MICR, PSYC, etc.
  • VTPB 489 : Special Topics in Cell Processes in Health & Disease (3 cr.)
  • VTPP 423 : Biomedical Physiology I (4 cr.)
  • VTPP 425/VTPP625 : Pharamcology (3 cr.)
  • VTPP 485 : Directed Studies (1-4 cr.)
Stream 2: BMEN & RHEN
  • VTPP 435 : Physiology for Bioengineers II (4 cr.)
  • BMEN 211 : Special Topics in Signals and Systems for Bioengineers (3 cr.)
  • BMEN 253 : Design I (1 cr.)
  • In good academic standing with the university and approval of Dr. Wasser
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher by the end of the preceeding spring/summer term
  • Complete the pre-requisite courses for all the courses offered in the respective stream

The program includes a large number of day-long and overnight field trips to museums, research institutions, medical and veterinary medical schools, and other sites of historical and cultural importance throughout Germany and neighboring EU countries. Some examples include visits to:
  • Sigmund Freud House and Museum in Vienna, Austria
  • UniKlinik at Bonn University where students will have the opportunity to observe surgical procedures
  • Museum of the History of Medicine, Berlin
  • City visits to the following: Cologne, Hannover, Aachen, Remagen, Vienna, and Berlin.
  • Students are free to travel throughout Europe on the weekends and during spring break
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $16,300
AIB Program Fee to include Lodging, Most Meals, Excursions & Cultural Site Visits $14,260  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $290  
International Health Insurance $150  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $1,300  
Estimated Additional Expenses - Not Included in Program Fee $7,295+
Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 12 or more credit hours)* $4,800  
International Airfare $1,300  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $800+  
Textbooks & Supplies $250  
Personal Spending varies  

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here:

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.