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Heidelberg University EXC
Heidelberg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Level:
Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
Language/s:
English, German
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
University-wide
Program Description:

About

Location: Heidelberg
Year Established: 1386
Student population: 30,000
 
About 
Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University, a state university of Baden Württemberg, is Germany’s oldest university. 

Highlights
Heidelberg University’s twelve faculties, including the two medical faculties in Heidelberg and Mannheim, boast a total enrolment of over 30,000 students. With over 160 study programmes, Heidelberg offers a spectrum of subject combinations nearly unparalleled in Germany. This unique range creates an optimal setting for individualised and interdisciplinary studies.
 
Unique characteristics
Heidelberg’s cosmopolitan and student-friendly atmosphere is one of the city’s distinguishing characteristics. Heidelberg is a lively centre of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and is marked by its high density of research-intensive industry and conglomeration of scientific research institutions.
 
Location
Situated in one of Germany’s most beautiful cities, the university offers a varied programme of events alongside work and studies. Both the city and the university offer sports and leisure activities, as well as numerous theatres, renowned film and music festivals and a large number of museums, creating a sophisticated and diverse cultural atmosphere. Popular local tourist destinations include the world-famous Heidelberg Castle, the historic streets and alleys in the old city and the Philosopher’s Path, one of the most beautiful mountain hiking trails in Europe, as well as many fine restaurants.


Heidelberg
 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences

Mathematics

Science

Law


Restrictions: Courses in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Biosciences 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Spring Semester: April to September
Autumn Semester: October to February

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University

24cpts

30 ECTS


Grading System
1,0 (excellent) – 95-100%                              
1,3 (very good) – 90-94%
1,7 (good, above average) – 85-89%
2,0 (good, above average) – 80-84%                
2,3 (good, above average) – 75-79%
2,7 (satisfactory, average) – 70-74%
3,0 (satisfactory, average) – 65-69%
3,3 (satisfactory, average) – 60-64%
3,7 (sufficient, below average) – 55-59%                                      
4,0 (sufficient, below average) – 50-54%
5,0 (failed) – 0-50%

Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts must be requested end of your exchange period
 

Languages

Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German, with a limited number of classes in English. A list of English classes can be generated here (select 'English' as Language of Instruction).
 
Language Requirement
Students must have a solid knowledge of German language if they wish to take courses taught fully in German. Heidelberg University offers German language courses from A2 level on which gives exchange students an insight into the German Language as well as the German culture.
 

Living

What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Accommodation 
Housing options are offered by the host university.
 
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Insurance
Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.
 

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
 
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
 
Orientation
Orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Visas
Information from the host university.
Information from German Missions in Australia.
 

Student Experiences

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