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Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
University Exchange Language of Instruction: English, German
Housing Type: Student Dormitories
Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
German, Polish, Romanian, Russian
Study Abroad Adviser: Jennifer Grover
University Name:
Ruprecht-Karls University
Language Category:
Language Category B Study Level: Graduate, Law, Undergraduate
Program Description:

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  • Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town, has a picturesque location on the banks of the Neckar River
  • Heidelberg University is an elite, Nobel Prize award winning, and research-oriented academic institution 
  • OU exchange students can take a free pre-semester German language course before the start of each semester
This is an ideal program for German majors and minors!
Program Requirements
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 2 Recommendation Letters from any OU professors
  • Host University Application in Phase 3
  • Residence Permit
Exchange students may take any regular courses, provided they have the appropriate academic and language background. Heidelberg offers courses in a variety of subject areas, including: Biosciences, Economics, History, Humanities, Life Sciences and Philosophy.

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Students can also participate in Heidelberg University’s intensive German language program. Click here to learn more about language courses.

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Heidelberg University and their OU equivalents click the following link: Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg - Course Equivalency Information

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (Wintersemester): October - January
Spring Semester (Sommersemester): March - July
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Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Heidelberg University.

Use this Budget Estimate for Heidelberg University to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started! Housing
Studentenwerk, an independent organization that provides the student population with various services, administers well-equipped student residences for Heidelberg University.

Exchange students are guaranteed rooms. Students can choose from a variety of options, from single rooms to shared flats. For more information about accommodations, click here.

If you decide not to live in these accommodations, you will be responsible for your own housing arrangements.

Get Started
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for Germany to move on to Phase 2!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/13/2015
09/23/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/21/2016 03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/21/2016 03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/18/2016 09/23/2016 TBA TBA

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