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Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts


Program Location Lucerne, Switzerland
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20275
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2017 02/03/17 to 07/15/17

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



Overview
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

The School of Engineering and Architecture is one of five schools that make up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences.  Programs in building technology, computer science and electrical engineering technology are of particular interest to Purdue Polytechnic Institute students.

The University is rooted in the lively cultural environment of Lucerne, a city celebrated for its appreciation of music and arts.

Watch Purdue Industrial Engineering Technology major, Laura Kuhn, talk about her experience as an exchange student at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences.

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

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

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: 12 Purdue credit hour minimum 

This exchange program is not for the faint of heart.  This academically rigorous institution is intellectually demanding and requires an independent approach to course work. 

Link here for more information on courses. 

Applicants can choose to participate in the International Winter School Lucerne, held the week before the start of the spring semester, at no additional cost.  The topic for this program changes from year to year.

Housing

Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation.

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 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$600.00
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Housing$4,000.00
Local Transportation$380.00
Visa$465.00
Books and Supplies$600.00
Meals$2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,000.00 -$4,000.00
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 Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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