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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/10/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/07/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: University of Heidelberg (FICE: 700806) Type of Instruction: Lecture, Tutorial
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Anthropology, Archaeology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Classical Culture, Classical Languages, Classical Languages (formerly Latin), Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Education, German, History, International Affairs, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Political Science and International Affairs, Psychology, Religion, Sociology Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Heidelberg University

Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university. It is a comprehensive research-oriented institution with a strong focus on interdisciplinary studies. Heidelberg University offers over 160 study programs in the humanities, the social sciences, law, natural sciences, and the life sciences, including medicine. More than 30,000 Students study at Heidelberg University. Among them, ca. 5,000 International Students. (ca. 50% European, 30% Asian, 12% North/South American, 5% Africa) Rankings: 49th Worldwide, 1st in Germany (QS and Shanghai Rankings 2014)

For additional information, please see Info Sheet Heidelberg University 2018.pdf and Heidelberg FAQ Spring 2018.pdf and Frequently Asked Questions Winter Semester 2018-19.pdf.

Program Location

heidelberg 2Heidelberg’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. These institutions, working alongside the university, form an internationally competitive research network, providing a wide assortment of contact and cooperation possibilities for Heidelberg University researchers and students.
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.

Contact Information

Dr. Inge DiBella
Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages
215 Joe Brown Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: 706-542-0814

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: 706-542-2900

Please click here for additional information.

Academic Program

Course Catalogs
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List of Departments
Course Offerings open to Exchange Students

German Language Courses Including the Intensive German Course offered each September and March, prior to the semester start.

Note:  Courses not available to exchange students include the following: S
chool of Medicine and Dentistry, Law and some courses in Biosciences)  * Exceptions can be made only with permission from coordinator in Heidelberg ** Please note that Heidelberg University does not offer programs in Business or Engineering.

Information on the course offerings for the coming semester will be available online a few months before the lecture periods starts. However, course catalogs from previous semesters give a general overview of the courses offered at Heidelberg University.

Searching for Courses in English
  • Click on: Lectures => Search Lectures
    • Enter the language of instruction that you would like to search for in the drop down menu
  • To begin your search press Start Search” at the bottom of the screen.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Minimum GRMN 3010 (German is primary language of instruction)
  • Students without GRMN 3010 may be considered if planning to enroll in full-time German Language classes for international students (at appropriate level) and classes in English.  Students without GRMN proficiency who are pursuing courses in English must combine with German Language courses. 

Program Itinerary

Fall (Winter semester/WS): October to March
Spring (Summer semester/SS): April to July
Preparatory Language Course: Held prior to semester start in September and March 
Academic Calendar

Housing Information

Exchange students will request a housing reservation  via the Host University application with the Heidelberg International Relations Office.
Additional Housing Information

Program Reviews:
Sophie Lynn Binney, Academic Year 2016 Participant
German healthcare is amazing. No worrying if a certain service is covered, no huge deductibles or copays. It can take a few days to see a doctor, but compared to the US system, it's the best thing ever.

Sophie Lynn Binney, Academic Year 2016 Participant
If you're a language or linguistics major, it's more than worth it to study in a country where your language is spoken, especially if you're not a native speaker. You won't regret it.

Sophie Lynn Binney, Academic Year 2016 Participant
Room was a good size, and the kitchen was well outfitted. Kitchen was a little dirty and needed cleaning. Clothes washing facilities were only a three minute walk away. Washers and dryers were a little expensive. Housing very secure, electronic card readers at the front door of the building, the door of each of apartment, and the door each individual room.

For one, my German improved significantly while I was in Heidelberg. But I think the most important thing I gained was independence and confidence from living away from home. It sounds cliched, but being so far away from my support system in the United States forced me to problem solve on my own and gain skills and develop confidence I otherwise wouldn't have for a long time.
     — Sophie Binney, Academic Year 2016
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