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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Brian Henry Program type: Exchange
Program features: Internship Area of study: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Earth science, Economics, German, Germanic studies, Philosophy
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Graduate courses available: Yes
Language prerequisite: Yes Language of instruction: German
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Heidelberg University

 
The state-to-state exchange program between North Carolina and Baden-Württemberg is offered through BW-UNCG, a UNC System Schools Exchange Program. The program offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework at one of the nine German universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg and includes a one month pre-session language and orientation program before you begin to study at the university.
 

Location

This university is the oldest in Germany (founded in 1386). Set on the Neckar River, Heidelberg, with its famous castle, creates a historic setting for study of the humanities, medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Courses & Credits

The language prerequisite is 4 semesters, completed by the start of the program.

Information on courses offered to exchange students is available on the Heidelberg website. Areas of study include:
  • Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences (Biosciences, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy)
  • Liberal Arts and Theology (Philosophy, Modern Languages, Theology)
  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences (Law, Economics & Social Sciences, Behavioral & Cultural Studies)

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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Housing

International students in German universities often live in either student dorms or WGs (Wohngemeinschaften or shared apartments). There are various types so it is best to go the web site of each university and find the information on housing which is usually found in the International Student Guide.  
 
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Program Costs

Students will be required to purchase German National health insurance while they are abroad. Those students wishing to apply for a scholarship offered by the state of Baden-Württemberg should contact the Study Abroad Advisor for further details.

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change. The Baden-Württemberg Exchange Programs require a supplemental application fee of $150, paid to UNC-Greensboro (the program administrators).

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
 
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Application Process

There is one application for the Baden-Württemberg /UNC System Exchange program. On the application, you will rank your preferences of B-W schools. Please note that your placement is based on a variety of factors, and your first choice is not guaranteed. Due to drastic differences in the German and U.S. academic calendars, Uni Mannheim is the only B-W school available for Fall study abroad.

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

More details on the Internationales Studienzentrum can be found on the Heidelberg website.

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/10/2020
10/04/2020 04/05/2021 07/24/2021

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1