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May 05th, 2021

University of Regensburg

URegensburg Feature
Semester Abroad
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany
Located in the heart of Europe, the University of Regensburg (UR) is a modern campus university situated at the southeast edge of the old historic town of Regensburg. The University was founded in 1962 and recently has experienced a renaissance resulting from the founding of the university and the expansion of the academic community as well as the settling of many modern industrial and technological ventures. Today, the university has outstanding facilities for academic achievement.

Each year, UR welcomes around 1,500 international students, bringing the current student population to 18,500. Exchange students can enroll in a wide variety of courses taught in English including biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, English, mathematics, physics, political science, and psychology. Students can take advantage of the university's excellent teaching and research quality and large network of organizations which will help them integrate and navigate Regensburg.

Regensburg is among the top 100 sites of Germany with over 2,000 years of history. It owns the largest medieval old town north of the Alps with nearly 1,500 listed buildings and a picturesque cityscape. Altogether, Regensburg is home to numerous museums, theatres, parks, and memorial sites that are not to be missed. In addition, it is only a 3-hour train ride to Munich, the capital of Bavaria.

The University of Regensburg offers activities such as day-trips, get-togethers, and international coffee hours which helps students to find friends. On-campus clubs and sports are available to join which gives students plenty to do to stay entertained. Extra-curricular activities beginning in March are included with your exchange.
Program Fees
Tuition & Academic Fees
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Local rates to be paid to the University of Regensburg, a housing office, or landlord.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Academic Year Study Abroad:
- October through July
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- April through July
- Application Deadline: May 1

*Note: Due to the academic calendar, HPU students are unable to study at the University of Regensburg for the fall semester only.
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Information
The University of Regensburg offers a wide variety of courses taught in English at the Bachelors Level including American Studies, Biology, British Studies, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computational Science, Economics, Educational Science, English Linguistics, European-American Studies, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, and Psychology. Students also can enroll in a pre-session language school, in which students take German classes for 6 hours per day for 5 weeks. Students who then want to continue with German studies can do so along their English-taught courses throughout the semester.

Courses at UR are valued using the European Credit Transfer System. HPU will award 1 credit for every 2 ECTS earned (e.g., 6 ECTS = 3 HPU credits, 5 ECTS = 3 HPU credits). A full semester at UR is 30 ECTS.

Information on all courses can be accessed via the course catalog; however, it may be easiest to start with the courses taught in English for information on the courses you may take at Regensburg if you don't have a high proficiency in German. Official registration for courses takes place usually after arrival in Regensburg during the intensive language course and/or the orientation program, and since the catalogue is always published rather late (end of January for summer semester, end of June for winter semester), students should use the old course catalogue for planning.

NOTE: the last week of lecture periods and the week following will be the formal examination period; however, business and economics students may have exams as late as mid-March (for winter semester classes) and mid-August (for summer semester classes). Essays can often be handed in until the end of the semester.
Credits Information
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.