Univ. of Freiburg - Baden-Wuerttemberg Exchange
Especially for international students, Freiburg has a lot to offer: its position in the Tri-National Triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland, the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains right outside the door, 28,000 students from all over the world, prestigious academic institutions and – the Studierendenwerk’s Service Packet, including a room, health insurance, and the aid of friendly dormitory assistants.
Because of the international flavor of Freiburg, there are many things to do during your free time. Countless options for entertainment, dining and dancing can be found through these resources for fun and food.
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A four-semester proficiency must be demonstrated in order to take regular courses in German. Most courses at the University of Freiburg are held in German and only a handful of courses are offered in English. If you want to improve your German before starting your studies, you have the opportunity to take intensive German courses
at the universities Language Teaching Center
in September or March. In addition, you can also improve your German in the international summer courses in August
. The Language Teaching Center also offers language courses for international students during the semester
at no extra charge. Finally, you have the opportunity to participate in a Tandem program
which is based on the concept that two people with different mother tongues meet regularly to learn each other’s language.
The Studierendenwerk offers in Freiburg and Bad Krozingenl approximately 4.000 dormitory beds, from single apartments to large shared living facilities. Because of their cost-effective rent and pleasant environment, these student houses are very popular. Living together in a dormitory offers many chances to make friends, but it also has its quirks and is subject to certain rules. Most students in Freiburg who live in dormitories live in groups which share a kitchen and sanitary facilities. The residents of the dormitories are collectively responsible for the cleanliness of communal spaces, which means everyone gets a chance to clean. Obviously, everyone is also responsible for his or her own room.
When looking for a room on the private real estate market, you have a variety of options. There are single rooms in the apartments of lessors, which are usually furnished and offer bath and kitchen usage. There are also small apartments, in some cases in the lessor's own house. There are also shared apartments, which usually consist of three to five students. These so-called Wohngemeinschaften (WG's) are usually mixed gender and everyone shares the household tasks. Further information can be found here.
Academic Year Dates
October to September
Spring Semester Dates
April to September
This program is available as an Exchange:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/ international/abroad/aid.html.