Germany - BMEN (VETMED) Semester Long

The proposed program schedule will provide students with the opportunity to interact with researchers, clinicians and students at European medical and veterinary medical schools via field trips to the following locations:

  • Cologne: Cologne Zoo
  • Hannover: Medizinische Hochschule and Tieraerztliche Hochschle
  • Vienna: Medizinische Universitaet Wien; Sigmund Freud House and Museum, Josephinum and Narrenturm
  • Berlin: Free University Medical faculty, Charite Hospital, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Dresden: German Hygiene Museum, German War Museum, Frauenkirche

Faculty-led Program

    • Semester: Spring
    • Dates: Jan. 10 - May 9, 2018
    • Majors: Biomedical Engineering majors

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Jeremy Wasser
4466 VTPP | (979) 862-4655

Dr. Virginia Fajt
4466 VTPP | (979) 845-7299

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Kerri Vance
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Location Information

Bonn, Germany - The program will take place in Bonn at Akademie für International Bildung (AIB), our host institution. Bonn is virtually synonymous for modern Germany and Germany lifestyle. Set in the beautiful Rhine valley between the mountain ranges of the Siebengebirge and the Eifel, Bonn enjoys a rich heritage from its 2,000-year history. Baroque royal seat of the former princes elector, site of a major university and the birthplace of Beethoven—Bonn is naturally committed to the arts. Visitors are often pleasantly surprised by the contrasts between magnificent historical buildings, small village charm, cosmopolitan urban life and high-quality cultural attractions.

Courses Offered

BMEN 211: Circuits and Signals in BMEN

BMEN 253: Design I

BMEN 400: History of Veterinary Medicine in Europe

VTPP 435: Physiology for Bioengineers II

MATH 308: Differential Equations (taught via distance)

Eligibility & Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive and availability is limited. Applications will be evaluated on November 1, 2017. Evaluation will be based on academic performance, application package materials, and program goals. Only complete applications that meet all minimum admissions criteria will be accepted for evaluation.

Students who desire to study abroad in Germany must have:

  • Good standing with TAMU and approval of professor
  • Open to BIMS, BIOL, ANSC, GENE, KINE and other life sciences majors (others may apply with professor permission)
  • CBK requirements must be fulfilled for BIMS majors
  • Must have minimum 55 hours and 3.0 GPR or higher by December 2016
  • Able to attend ALL study abroad program-specific meetings during the Spring 2017 semester.

Foreign Language Requirement

None! All courses are taught in English by Texas A&M University Faculty.

Advisor Approval

Students are required to meet with their departmental academic advisor regarding the courses taken abroad (required to take 6 hours). Upon approval into the program, you will receive an advisor approval form to go over with your advisor. Bring the completed form to the Global Programs Office in EABA.

Funding Opportunities

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office - Financial Resources.


The Study Abroad Programs Office and the college of engineering offers scholarships based on merit or financial need. Application deadlines are listed on the website below. Applications will be available through Scholarships & Financial Aid. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens on November 1st, 2017, and closes February 1st, 2018.

Qualified engineering students selected for this program, having a GPA of 2.5 during the time of application receives a scholarship from College of Engineering.

The Study Abroad Office also offers scholarships:

  • Student Academic Fund (SAF) Scholarship (need-based)
  • International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS) (merit-based)
  • College of Engineering Scholarship

Get more information and apply for all scholarships through the University Scholarship Application. The deadline for all scholarship applications is February 1, 2018.

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 Study Abroad Advisor to obtain a copy of a Budget Request Form. Students can and should talk with a Financial Aid Counselor at 979-845-3236 for more information.


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $16,700
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 12 or more credit hours)* $4,800
International Airfare $1,400
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $ Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $800+
Textbooks & Supplies $250
Total Estimated Cost$24,095+

*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.