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University of Magdeburg


Program Location Magdeburg, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20183
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2017 03/27/17 to 08/04/17

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

Germany Map


Overview
University of Magdeburg

Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg was established in 1993 by the unification of three universities located in the city.  Currently the university offers degrees in nine faculties and student enrollment is approximately 13,000.

Purdue students who have a working knowledge of German (completed at least 4 semesters of college-level German) will have a much easier time adjusting to university life in Magdeburg than students who have less or even no experience with the language.  However, those with no German are not prohibited from participating in the program.  It's advisable to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor before applying to this program.

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

University of Magdeburg
Magdeburg Art Museum in former abbey

This exchange has been established primarily for Purdue students of Chemical Engineering.  Interested students should discuss their plans with the head advisor in the School of Chemical Engineering.  If other engineering majors are interested, they should send an email inquiry to studyabroad@purdue.edu.

GPA Requirement: 3.00 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 1-2 Sem German

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering]

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

Language of Instruction: English & German

Semester Course Load: 24 ECTS (12 Purdue credit hours)

Intensive language courses are available for the months of September for academic year students and March for spring semester students.

Housing
Students admitted to the University of Magdeburg are eligible to apply for housing in residences owned and operated by the Association for Student Affairs (Studentenwerk Magdeburg).  Applications for accommodation should be submitted as soon as possible because the residences fill up quickly.

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.

Please note:  participants in this program will pay tuition and fees to Purdue but do not need to pay tuition at Magdeburg.  They do need to pay a student fee of about $300, which cannot be remitted.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

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.
Program Specific Insurance$425.00
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Housing$2,500.00
Visa$100.00
Books and Supplies$400.00
Meals$2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,500.00 -$3,500.00
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 Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information
University of Magdeburg
Hundertwasser House Magdeburg

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.

Resources

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 studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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