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Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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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: Monica Goodwin
University Name:
Ruprecht-Karls University
Language Category:
Language Category B Study Level: Graduate, Law, Undergraduate
Program Description:

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  • 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
  • The University offers an "early-out" option so that OU students can study at Germany for the fall semester and return to OU before the start of the spring semester
Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town, has a picturesque location on the banks of the Neckar River.
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
Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg will be a competitive program for the Spring 2017 semester. If this university is your top choice, please have a backup option.

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 Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg Budget Estimate 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, log in to to schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg to move on to Phase 2!

Student Experience
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Photos by Mary Bowman, Spring 2016

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/19/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/19/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 09/17/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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