Explore hybrid courses, advising, and student services at the UMGC Europe location at Ansbach.

University of Maryland Global Campus Europe offers classes and full services at Ansbach, Germany.

Contact Information


  • Base: Katterbach Kaserne
  • Education Center: Ansbach Education Center
  • Building: 5817, Room 246

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri, 0830-1630
Closed U.S. holidays

Additional Information

Upcoming On-Site Events

Thank you for your interest. We currently have no events in this location scheduled at this time. See the full list of upcoming webinars and events.


Emphasizing a personal approach to education, the UMGC academic advising staff is always available to assist you in developing a personalized plan of study. Request a Fast Plan and meet the advising team.

Contact us to set an appointment with your academic advisor.

UMGC Academic Advising

Hours: Mon-Fri, 0830-1630
DSN: 314-467-2847
Civilian:  +49-(0)9802-6849910

Social Work Advising

Hours: Mon-Fri, 0900-1600
Civilian: +49-(0)631-5600-1737


Your Advisor(s)

Peter Pederson

Peter Pederson, MPhil

Senior Academic Advisor


Lin Sao, MA

Academic Advisor

Computer Labs

The UMGC-sponsored computer lab has eight computers available for student use. Each computer provides access to the Internet, as well as a word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. The computers are located in an education center classroom, therefore availability depends upon classroom use. When the classroom is free, the computer lab is accessible from 0830-1630.

Directions and Parking

The UMGC office is in the Ansbach Education Center located on Katterbach Kaserne on the second floor of Building 5817. To find our location, take exit 52 on Autobahn 6 toward the city of Ansbach, then take Federal Highway B13 toward Nuernberg. The B13 eventually changes into the B14, and Katterbach Kaserne is located right off of B14. Continue down B14 until you reach the turn toward "Sachsen bei Ansbach." You will also see a sign that says “Katterbach Airfield.” After this turn, take the first right and you will see the main gate. After you have entered the gate, veer right and follow the curve around toward the left. Building 5817 is straight ahead on the right hand side of the street (there is an archway that is attached to the building). Enter the building through the launderette. Once inside the building, take a left past the barber shop, and go up the stairs to the second floor. The UMGC office is in Room 246. Parking is available by the front and sides of Building 5817.

GPS: Bundesstrasse 14; 91522
Ansbach-Katterbach; Germany

Get Directions to Ansbach

Testing Services

UMGC offers National Test Centers (NTC) featuring exams and certifications in a wide variety of subject areas, on-site support, easy scheduling, and the benefit of instant score results. Available exams vary by location and may include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Pearson VUE, and Excelsior College exams. See details below for tests offered at this site.


  • Education Center: Ansbach Education Center
  • Building: 5817, Room 245

Hours of Operation

Tue / Thu 0900-1500
Closed U.S. holidays

Contact Information

Who is Eligible?

Examinations are available to DANTES-funded active duty military servicemembers and eligible civilian employees and, on a space available basis, to all other examinees who have a U.S. military ID card.

Please note: Eligible civilians will incur a fee for testing. Additionally, if you are active duty military or civilian and not currently enrolled with UMGC, you can have your online internet-based exams officially proctored for a $35 fee. You can pay for exam fees by credit or debit card.

Available Tests and Testing Hours


CLEP Testing Schedule

Wednesday 1000-1500

How to Register

CLEP registration is a two-part process:

  1. Create an account, register for an exam, and receive a voucher registration ticket with CLEP College Board. Candidates must bring the corresponding CLEP registration ticket on the day of testing.

    Note: Active duty/reserve military members only will check a box that states they are eligible for DANTES-funded exams during the registration process.
    By selecting this and providing the necessary information, the exam total will be $0.00 when you confirm the order at the end of the registration process. If eligible DANTES-funded exam candidates do not select this box during the registration process, it will associate a fee with the exam.

  2. Schedule an appointment with your local NTC through the NTC reservation system.



DSST Testing Schedule

Wednesday 1000-1500

How to Register

Schedule a testing time with your local NTC through the NTC reservation system. No pre-registration with DSST is required; an account can be created on the day of testing.


Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE Testing Schedule

Tuesday 0900-1500

How to Register

  1. Go to Pearson VUE military communities.
  2. Select Schedule an exam at a military test center under military communities on the right-hand side.
  3. Select the exam you wish to take from the list of choices provided.
  4. Register and create an account.
  5. To schedule an exam with a DoD site, select the button MILITARY COMMUNITY looking for on-base test centers, please click here.
  6. In the State/Province box provided, select Armed Forces, Europe & Other from the drop-down menu, click search, and select your desired DoD location to schedule an exam.
  7. For information regarding your specific exam, please contact Pearson VUE directly.


Public Speaking

Public Speaking Testing Schedule

Tuesday 0900-1500
Wednesday 1000-1500

How to Register

Schedule Part 1 testing time with your local NTC through the NTC reservation system. Schedule Part 2 at testing center upon successful completion of Part 1. 


Proctored Exams

Proctored Exams Testing Schedule

Contact your NTC to check scheduling availability

How to Register

Contact your local NTC coordinator.