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.
Location: Heidelberg (population: 150,000)
University: Schiller International University (130 students)
Minimum application requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA, 3.0 major GPA, Junior status; 4 semesters of college-level German for language/culture program
Visa Information: See the Visa Information: Germany page for detailed information.
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.
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.
At Schiller International University, students will either participate in a home stay or live in an on-campus residence hall, depending on the program choice.
NOTE: German majors/minors must participate in a home stay.
Meals are self-catered.
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||$21,059.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, HPU fees, and HPU housing.|
|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†||$3,500.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
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.
For an idea of what your semester at Schiller International University may look like, schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor. Contact the Office of Study Abroad at 336.841.9280.