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  • Locations: Schweinfurt, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Exchange Program College/School: Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): LuAnn Carpenter,
Majors Eligible: Industrial & Systems Engineering Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 3.0 Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:
Engineering Exchange Program
at University of Applied Sciences 
Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) in Germany


The College of Engineering has established an exchange partnership with University of Applied Sciences  Würzburg-Scweinfurt (FHWS). With more than 9,300 students and about 200 professors, the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, or FHWS, is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria. FHWS was founded in 1971 with two locations which are successful to this day - in the the cities of Würzburg and Schweinfurt.

Studying at FHWS is characterized by a particular orientation towards application. Class project work and a high share of practical work in laboratories and seminars underline the importance of a practice-oriented approach at FHWS. Students are being prepared for their future working life and the demands of the labor market.

For more information, please visit the FHWS website & Visit the FHWS Incoming Exchange Students webpage



  • Auburn University Industrial & Systems Engineering majors.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.


Spring 2019

  • 15 October 2019: Application deadline
  • 9 March 2020: FHWS University orientation start date for new incoming exchange students
  • 16 March 2020: Approximate date classes begin
  • 10 July 2020: Approximate date classes end
  • 13 July – 31 July 2020: Approximate dates of exams


The courses for this exchange program have been selected for Industrial & Systems Engineering majors. Courses will be taught in English. Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered on this program: EN.FHWS.PreApproved.Courses.pdf.

In addition to the Engineering courses offered as part of this exchange program, German language courses are offered at both the Würzburg and Schweinfurt campuses. German language courses during the summer semester at FHWS (Auburn's spring term) may be dependent on the number of students enrolled. For more information, visit the FHWS German Language webpage


Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student equal to 12 hours (based on their residency status) for semester programs.The student will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) while abroad. Students will not pay tuition to the host university but may pay other fees and are also responsible for their meals, books, housing, and airfare. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.

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Students will be assisted with finding housing in the greater Würzburg-Schweinfurt area, and should select housing in the city closest to where the majority of classes are taking place. The majority of classes for Industrial & Systems Engineering major will take place in Schweinfurt. It is recommended to apply for housing as early as possible and to look for alternatives. Options for housing vary from student residences, rental apartments, and youth hostels. For more information, visit the Studentenwerk-Würzburg website and review the information posted on the Before Your Arrival at FHWS information webpage.


Schweinfurt, Germany

Located in the German state of Bavaria, Schweinfurt is a mid-size city offering a pleasant ambiance of historical sites, shopping, public parks, and comfortable residential areas. It's proximity to nearby locations like Munich, Nuremburg, and Frankfurt is an ideal living and learning environment for any engineering student. Learn more at the Schweinfurt city webpage.


During your studies, the FHWS International Office provides several cultural offers and support services. They are partly organized in cooperation with the International Student Club (ISC). The offers include free-time trips as well as plant tours or company visits. In addition, the International Office organizes workshops for a better understanding of studies and life in Germany.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens with a valid passport traveling to Germany for short visits of 90 days or less do not need visas to enter Germany.
  • U.S. Citizens staying longer than 90 days will need to obtain a student visa (semester study will require a visa). Students will complete immigration registration and visa application after arrival in Germany.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Germany.


This program is currently not accepting applications.