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Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Program Location Wolfenbuettel, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20171
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources


University:  The Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel is a university of applied sciences.  The Wolfenbuettel campus offers programs in electrical engineering technology, computer science technology, mechanical engineering technology and supply engineering technology. Link here for more details about the university.

Location:  This university is located in Wolfenbuettel, a city of 51,000 inhabitants approximately fifty miles east of Hannover.  Link here for further information about the city.

Application informationLink here for information on the steps required.

Calendar:  Because the fall semester does not end until the end of January, this program is possible for the spring semester only. 

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Applicants for this program must have adequate German language skills since all courses are taught in German.  Students who have completed at least five semesters of college-level German (or the equivalent) are eligible to apply for this program. 

There are no "German as a Second Language" courses offered prior to the spring semester at FH Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 5 Sem German

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: ECET

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Here is a pdf version of the catalog for the electrical engineering technology department:

The International Office of the Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel will reserve accommodation for all exchange students provided the application form by the December 15 deadline.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2009

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Books and Supplies$300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,500.00 -$5,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin