OBW IBH Summer School

  • Who: Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Where: Germany 
  • When: Summer (End of July - Late August)
  • How long: 4 weeks
  • For academic credit? Yes
  • GPA requirement: 1.6 cum GPA
  • Application fee: No ($60 ILOP fee for successful applicants)
  • Program fee: €490 
  • Costs borne by student: Travel documentation, flights, accommodation, insurance
  • Tuition: Payable to partner institution
  • Financial assistance: Connect with OBW office for options
  • OSAP eligible: No

OBW logoThe Ontario/Baden-Württemberg (OBW) International Lake Constance Summer School, or Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (IBH), is a four-week summer program. It is hosted at the University of Konstanz in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. Students from around the world congregate to learn and discuss the cultures of German-speaking countries that surround Lake Constance. These include Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. Along with intriguing classroom experiences, IBH promises engaging extracurricular activities and regional excursions.

There is no German-language prerequisite for successful participation in the IBH. Classes are taught at various levels, including beginners (A1 to B2.2.). You must apply for an International Letter of Permission to earn a 3.0 unit GRMN transfer credit. 

For complete details about the program including full eligibility and costs, please visit the OBW IBH website


Application details and the application form can be found on the OBW IBH website. Students must:

1) submit an application online via the OBW IBH website (no supporting documents) 

2) email the confirmation PDF copy + all supporting documents to ipo@queensu.ca.