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Heilbronn University
Heilbronn, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/01/2016
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Status:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: German
Prior Language Study Required:
None. Willingness to learn other languages and adapt to new cultures is preferred
Academic Subject:
Business, German
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Student Exchange Study in Germany at Heilbronn University

What is the program about?
This program offers Ball State University students the opportunity to experience life at Heilbronn University. Heilbronn is a German University of Applied Sciences with over 8,000 students on three campuses located in the Baden-Württemberg area of southwest Germany. It is a family-friendly, vibrant institution committed to innovative and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer. It works closely with its many partners in business, industry and the local community to create a sustainable and ethical learning environment for its students.

Its diverse range of study programs provides a sound theoretical grounding while integrating vocational elements such as industrial placements or project work. Focus is also placed on competence-based approaches in order to enhance student key competences across functions and disciplines. Most study programs have been created in direct response to the needs of local industries, but an increasing number of courses are focusing on the challenges presented by today’s global business environment.


Where does the program take place?
Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Heilbronn is a southern German city situated amidst the beautiful scenery of the Neckar valley and surrounded by picturesque villages, spa towns and gently rolling hills covered in vineyards. The university’s second campus is located in in Künzelsau, the economically bustling centre of Hohenlohe district; its third in Schwäbisch Hall, a small town steeped in history and famous for its half-timbered medieval houses and its quality of life.

Home to 120,000 inhabitants, the city of Heilbronn lies at the heart of Germany’s red wine production region and boasts a wide range of cultural events, recreational facilities, excellent restaurants and hotels. It is the centre of Heilbronn-Franconian region whose importance derives from its colleges and academic institutions and from the impressive number of industrial, commercial, administrative and agricultural centres and activities which it fosters. Over the years, Heilbronn has distinguished itself through its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.


When does this program take place?
Academic Year: September to July
Spring Semester: March to July (called “Summer Semester” at Heilbronn)
Summer Term: June


What is the program content?
Among its many programs, Heilbronn provides English Language study programs in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tourism Management, International Business and Business Management.  The goal of this program is to offer in-depth expertise and discourse related to topics of finance, tourism and intercultural management as it relates to Europe.


What is the student accommodation?
Students may stay at a University dormitory or rent a private room. As housing in dormitories is very limited, it is very important that students start their search for accommodation as soon as possible after they received the official confirmation letter Students are provide with information about the different data bases offering private accommodation and German students help get in contact with private landlords.
Students are responsible for their own board and all housing costs.


What is included?
All exchange students attending Heilbronn University pay Ball State tuition and student fees. In addition, they must pay a 61 euro “social fee” at Heilbronn each semester.

Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport, HTH insurance, and spending money.


Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yuhas or Rinker scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or from our website and submitted to RCIP.

In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.


Is a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.

A visa is not required prior to arrival in Germany.  However, you will need to apply for a residence permit at the Alien Registration Office in your university town within your first three months in Germany. Make sure to take the following documents with you when you apply:
• Confirmation of registration from the Residents’ Registration Office
• Confirmation of private or public health insurance coverage
• Student ID from your German university (certificate of enrolment)
• Proof of financial resources (bank statement showing money available to you during your studies)
• Valid passport
• Certificate of health (if applicable)
• Your tenancy agreement (if applicable)
• Biometric passport photos (if applicable)
• Money for the residence permit fee (inquire at the International Office about the current rate)
It is your responsibility to consult with the appropriate German Embassy/Consulate to ensure your compliance with German entrance requirements.


How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply  Now"

Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU


Application deadline:  
Academic Year: March 1
Spring: October 1
Summer Term: Feb 1


Who can I contact for more information?
Phone:  (765) 285-5422
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu