Global Education

Schiller International University

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg provides an exceptional study environment, where more than six hundred years of academic tradition underpin the latest ideas and innovations. Nowhere is education taken more seriously, or pursued in such charming surroundings. In Heidelberg you can stroll, muse or network where university professors and scholars have walked and talked for centuries. Students may enroll in a program in German language and culture or a program in international business/marketing.

Quick Facts

Location: Heidelberg (population: 150,000)

University: Schiller International University (130 students)

Terms available:

  • Fall (late August to mid-December)
  • Spring (mid-January to early May)

Minimum application requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA, 3.0 major GPA, Junior status; 4 semesters of college-level German for language/culture program

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: Germany page for detailed information.


Academic Program

Schiller International University’s multinational student body is drawn from a variety of countries and backgrounds. The student body in Heidelberg is comprised of men and women from over 45 countries. Students at SIU study in small classes that allow maximum attention to the needs of the individual student. The friendly atmosphere found at each campus aids students in adjusting to a different country and culture and, for some, to a new language.

Schiller International University continues to propose education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures to encourage active development of international understanding. Close attention is paid to each individual student to help create a holistic education where equal emphasis is placed on professionalism and on the education as a whole for each person.

Since the summer of 2012, the Heidelberg campus is located at brand-new facilities in the Bahnstadt area in Heidelberg in order to provide students with the latest in modern facilities and equipment to meet the standards of a technologically evolving global marketplace.

For a more detailed list of course offerings, reference the Schiller International University course catalog.

To learn more about the university and life in Germany, visit the Schiller International University website.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn 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 foreign 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.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the Schiller International University website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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