University of South Florida
Year (Fall - Spring)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Language of Instruction:||English, German||Language Requirements:||English|
|Program Type:||USF Exchange||Eligibility Requirements:||College of Engineering Student, Degree Seeking|
|Level of Study:||Graduate, Undergraduate||Open to:||USF Students Only|
|Credit Offered:||USF Credit||Program Advisor:||Rene Sanchez|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Sponsoring College:||Engineering|
|Program Primary Subject:||Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering|
USF Semester Exchange
Semester of Yearlong
Spend a semester immersing yourself in German culture while also studying at one of the most prestigious science-oriented universities in Germany!
Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity to earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subjects abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.
Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.
Founded in 1962, The University of Applied Science Ravensburg-Weingarte is located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is known for work in Applied Physics and Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Business & Technology Management.
Some courses in the field of engineering are available in English. Please inquire with the education abroad office fore more information.
The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.
Not included in this cost:
- Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
- Additional travel or medical insurance
- Any transportation fees
- Passport and Visa fees
- Any additional or personal expenses
In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month.
As with many European universities, no "on-campus" housing is available akin to what might be expected in the US. Students contract with local student housing buildings, which while like apartments and dormitories, are meant specifically for students attending the University.
Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.
Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.
All majors are welcomed though the coursework available in Germany is limited to engineering.
While some coursework in English is availlable, much of the courses are tuaght in German.
A 2.75 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.
Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.
Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.
Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104 Fax: (813) 974-4613