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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Sofia Mouritsen Program type: Exchange
Program features: Internship Area of study: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, European Studies, German, Mathematics
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
Housing options: Residence Hall Language prerequisite: Yes
Language of instruction: German
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Ulm University

The state-to-state exchange program between North Carolina and Baden-Württemberg is offered through BW-UNCG exchange; 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. Students will be attending regular university classes with students from the host country, thus all courses are taught in German.

More than 170,000 people live in the cities of Ulm and Neu-Ulm. Ulm's cathedral, the Ulmer Munster has the highest church spire in the world. Students specializing in the health sciences can study in Ulm, birthplace of Albert Einstein.

The city of Ulm is in the eastern part of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, southeast of Stuttgart.

Courses & Credits

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

Please see the website above for more specific information on courses at the University of Ulm. Exchange students are not restricted to choosing their courses from one single study program, instead, they can choose a combination of courses from different programs and different from different faculties. Course offerings are in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, business, and economics.

Furthermore, students may choose courses offered by the Centre for Languages and Philology (Zentrum für Sprachen und Philologie) or the Humboldt Center (Humboldt Studienzentrum für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften).

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
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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. 

Those students wishing to apply for a scholarship offered by the state of Baden-Württemberg should contact the Study Abroad Advisor for further details.

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

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 2023 09/10/2022
10/05/2022 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 02/10/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA

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