Engineering Exchange Program
at Aalen University in Germany
The College of Engineering has established and exchange partnership with Aalen University. Founded in 1963, Aalen University of Applied Sciences (Aalen University for short) gives students numerous opportunities to combine their studies with practical experience in the real world of business. All laboratory research projects emphasize the application of theoretical knowledge to concrete problems. The curriculum is highly structured and students - who work in small groups - have to take regularly scheduled examinations throughout the semesters.
From digital networking, health, and e-mobility to renewable energies, photonics or robotics, Aalen University cares about future technologies. For many years, Aalen has been one of the most research-extensive universities of applied sciences in Germany. Researcher teams contribute to areas such as IT security and biomedicine for cancer research, study super magnets to extend the service life of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, work on resource-oriented energy concepts and forward autonomous driving and industry 4.0.
For more information, please visit the Aalen University website & Information for Exchange Students website
Participants should be able to travel and live independently, navigate bus and train transportation, extensive walking, and stairs.
- Auburn University electrical or computer software engineering students entering the sixth semester of the curriculum model.
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.
- 15 Oct 2019: Application deadline
- 2 March 2020: Aalen University orientation start date for new incoming exchange students
- 16 March 2020: Approximate date classes begin
- 26 June 2020: Approximate date classes end
- 1 July – 17 July 2020: Approximate dates of exams
The courses for this exchange program have been selected for Computer Science and Software Engineering majors. Courses will be taught in English. Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered on this program: EN.Aalen.PreApproved.Courses.2019-2020.pdf
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.
Download a copy of the EN.Aalen.Budget 2020
Scholarship: The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students
Residence halls are available around campus and is recommended. Students will be directed to securing residence hall housing through Aalen Youth Association (AYA) and Studierendenwerk Ulm during the application process. Another option for housing is private apartments, booked individually through the Aalen apartments website.
Aalen is located in the economic center of the Swabian Alps. The region boasts a booming industry, long history, and breathtaking landscape. The Swabian Alps region is in the greater East Wurttemberg region of Germany and therefore the center of Europe. Close to southern metropolises like Munich and Stuttgart, vacation spots like Allgau, Lake Constance, and the alpine countries of Austria and Switzerland are also within reach. The densely wooded areas in East Wurttemberg are perfect for hiking or exploring.
A variety of activities and excursions are offered by Aalen University to connect students to the local German and international communities at the school. An international buddy program has been established to help all incoming students with the transition to living in Germany and to meet fellow students.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov 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 apply for a visa after arrival in Germany.
- Non-U.S. Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Germany.
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