Karlshochschule International University is highly ranked among German-speaking universities and its 8 Bachelor degrees are accredited internationally. Karlshochschule partners with over 100 international universities to provide exchanges to students. Karlshochschule prides itself on providing practical experience to students through field trips and guest lecturers. HPU students will be fully immersed in this culture right along local and other international students. The university is located in Karlsruhe, near the border of France. Students will have easy access to Austria, Switzerland, and many well-known cities in Germany.
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Location: Karlsruhe, Germany (population: 296,000)
University: Karlshochschule International University (students: 650)
Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and sophomore status
Visa information: See the Visa Information: Germany page for detailed information.
Karlshochschule International University offers a range of courses taught in English in Arts & Cultural Management, International Business, International Event Management, International Media Management, as well as German Language and Culture. Also, a newly developed program in International Relations will be available to exchange students starting in Fall 2016.
For information on courses available at Karlschochschule International University, download the Karlshochschule Course Catalogue:
More information can be found on the Bachelor’s Degree Program website by navigating to your program area. The course structure is located under Degree Program Structure.
For more information visit the webpage for the Karlshochschule International University.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits; which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
HPU students studying abroad at the Karlshochschule International University will stay in student accommodations. The university has agreements with housing complexes throughout the city of Karlsruhe. The International Office will assist students throughout the housing process and has provided a guide to find accommodation in Karlsruhe.
More information on services can be found at the website for the International Office at Karlshochschule.
Meals are self-catered. Students at Karlshochschule will have access to the on-campus café for snacks and drinks.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
With fewer than 700 students, the atmosphere at Karlshochschule is one of a community. Exchange students are integrated into classes and activities with local students in a campus environment that offers several options for working on group projects and for individual study. Exchange students also have the opportunity to take German language courses specifically designed for international students. Outside of class, students will enjoy the café on the rooftop terrace of the library and the “Play Space” for events and group work. Karlsruhe offers many opportunities for fun including a zoo, museums and even a palace. On top of that, France, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland are just a short train ride away.
The small campus size also allows for individual attention and assistance from the International Office, who provides each exchange student with their own student advisor who is available to answer any questions they might have. They also provide students with detailed arrival instructions and tips for a smooth transition and greet them at the Karlsruhe train station upon arrival. During the semester, the International Office also arranges excursions to other areas of Germany, as well as intercultural activities right on campus.
For more information, visit the Karlshochschule International University’s website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.