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.
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.