Location: Stuttgart, Germany Program dates: 14 January - 21 February 2019 Application deadline: 15 September 2018 Duration: 6 weeks
Spend a magical winter in the heart of Europe completing academic courses in English while improving your German language skills.In addition to the German language course, you will have the chance of taking a subject course in one of the following areas (all taught in English):
Language: Academic classes taught in English. Language classes are instructed in German. Relevant subject areas: Architecture, Art history, International business, Film & literature. Academic credit: 4 ECTS per class General Conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits
To be nominated for this exchange program you must be passing your current University of Sydney course and be eligible to receive credit for the program towards your current course. Eligibility for academic credit will be assessed by your faculty after you have submitted an application to Sydney Abroad.
You must be enrolled at the University of Sydney while away on exchange, and take classes that have been approved by your faculty to be credited towards your Sydney degree.
Living is easy in Stuttgart, located between the forests and vineyards of the Black Forest and the Swabian Mountains. There is plenty to do, ranging from museums to good dining, modern and traditional architecture and even an urban beach.
The University of Stuttgart is a modern, highly ranking university focusing on technical and physical disciplines. Located in the heart of a dynamic economic region, the University equips students for successful careers focused on technology and knowledge. The University was established in 1829 and has a student population of around 24,000. The University is spread over two well-connected locations and closely integrated with the cultural life of the city. There is a focus on innovation and technology and there are excellent services for students, 20 per cent of whom are international.
While participating in the Winter University we offer accommodation:
- with host families (at least two people households, often with children)
- in single households
During the week, the host families will provide you with breakfast. In the evenings and on weekends you are responsible for your own meals. Most families live within 40 minutes commuting time from the university. During the week, lunch is available in the student cafeteria at a very reasonable price.
Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with the University of Stuttgart, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at the University of Stuttgart, however you must ensure you budget for the University of Stuttgart program fee and other expenses.
Program fee: 1,200 Euro (approx. 1,900 AUD) (payment deadline: 9 December 2018) Program fee inclusions: accommodation, unlimited public transport within Stuttgart, excursions
Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 10x $1000 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.
Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.
Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.
Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Stuttgart.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
How to Apply
Applications for the University of Stuttgart Winter Exchange 2019 have now closed.
It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbookpublished in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.
Example application timeline
1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit> 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply Now' button below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance(October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP(if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!
Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.
Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com