This exchange program will not be open for the Fall 2019 or Academic Year 2019-2020 application cycles.
To review alternate options, complete an Advising Application and see a study abroad advisor.
For nearly five decades, the SRH University Heidelberg has been among the most renowned German universities. The SRH University Heidelberg is one of the oldest private universities in Germany. With over 3,000 students in five schools, it is also one of the largest of its kind. A personal atmosphere, a close exchange between students and faculty: the campus is a lively home. Accommodation, library, shopping, bank, gastronomy, sport and culture - everything at hand. Even idyllic green spaces can be found right on the doorstep - it's a five-minute walk to the banks of the Neckar River.
The Heidelberg Castle, the Philosopher's Way, the Neckar Valley and the romantic Old Town: Heidelberg's picturesque city centre and idyllic location draws millions of visitors every year. Heidelberg is also known internationally as a city of teaching and scholarship, with one of Europe's oldest and most tradition-rich universities and SRH University, one of the oldest private colleges in Germany.
At the same time, Heidelberg is simultaneously a significant location for technology and business and, as the oldest university town in Germany, enjoys an excellent reputation in teaching and scholarship. Whoever studies at SRH Heidelberg will discover a fusion of old student traditions and current cultural issues.
NOTE: Priority will be given to SDSU College of Business Administration majors.
The CORE Principle - Competence Oriented Research & Education - places the acquisition of occupational competence at the center of your studies.
Activating Teaching and Learning Methods
To ensure the acquired knowledge will be retained, you are instructed with a practical approach (case studies, team projects, role plays and presentations).
Competence-Based Methods of Examination
From the abundance of methods of examination available (oral examination, presentation, projects), we choose the method that fits best to the relevant competencies. Scheduling with a great number of exams will not exist anymore, due to new program.
Subject-Oriented 5-Week Blocks
Instead of having to deal with numerous subjects at the same time, you can focus entirely on a maximum of two subjects within one 5-week period.
Courses in English are available in Business Administration and Economics, Engineering, and Law.
Through the worldwide exchange of faculty and students, cultural diversity and openness are promoted. Students' personal development is valued as highly as educational qualifications.
Classes will be with students from a mix of cultural backgrounds, German and non-German, either studying full degree programmes at the university or students taking a semester exchange abroad.
Part-time internship at the incubator company in Heidelberg is a possible option. Students who are able to intern will get 6 ECTS, which is equivalent to 3 units,
The languages of instruction are German and English. Exchange students have access to all English-taught classes in the Business Administration, International Business Management programs, Law and Engineering.
Students also have access to classes from all degree programmes taught in German. Applicants must have completed the Intermediate level of German (or equivalent) in order to enroll in subjects taught in German.
Fall: Late August-Mid December
Spring: Early January- mid May
All courses are taught singularly; each course takes 5 weeks to complete. Students can apply to attend any number of 5 week courses, starting at the start of any 5 week block, throughout the year.
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses:
Click here for Electrical Engineering Courses
Click here for Business Courses
Housing and Meals
Housing is quiet, centrally located and economical: over 500 attractive single-room flats available to students right on campus.
Looking for a study break? The Neckar River is just a few minutes away by foot. Or you can reach the lively Heidelberg city centre in only ten minutes by bicycle.
All participants must purchase two forms of insurance: 1.) the supplementary SDSU Study Abroad repatriation and medical evacuation coverage
, purhcased upon acceptance while at SDSU, and 2.) the German national health insurance, purchased in Germany upon arrival.
If you are a citizen of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you do not need a visa. You only need a valid personal ID card or passport.
If you wish to stay longer than 90 days in Germany, you can obtain a visa after you arrive, as citizen of one of the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Canada, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, and the United States of America.
Citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, as well as EU citizens may apply for their residence permit after entering Germany without a visa. The formalities involved in obtaining a residence permit depend on which country you come from:
For students of an EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland: You will receive a certificate confirming your right of residence when you register at the Residents' Registration Office.
For students from a country other than those listed above: After you have registered at the Residents' Registration Office, you will have to go to the Aliens' Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) in your city to apply for a residence permit.
General Information about the visa process is found HERE
More information about visas, insurance, and housing at SRH Heidelberg is found HERE