Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is an internationally acclaimed university offering a wide range of subjects. Established for the first time in 1402, the University of Würzburg is now offering more than 100 subjects from the humanities, social and natural sciences, life sciences, medicine and selected areas of engineering. The university is home to:
28,878 students, including
16,430 female students
2,629 international students
4,415 students in their first semester at university
Learn more about: the Mission statement at JMU.
Students at any level are eligible to participate. Applications are welcome from students in all majors. Students who wish to study German intensively and take a few additional courses taught in English may participate.
All participants who expect to take regular university courses taught in German must have completed at least three semesters of college-level German; more is recommended. Students should have a minimum of a B average in German and a minimum overall average of B minus.
You can take a variety of classes within the Wurzburg English Language Program (WELP). Each semester offers different courses. Please see the WELP website for more information.
Credits from the host university will be converted to SUNY credits as follows: ECTS credits are divided by 2 and rounded up for each course. (EX: 5 ECTS credits = 3 SUNY credits) The pre-session language course is worth 5 SUNY credits. Students are allowed to take up to 19 SUNY credits on top of the 5 credits earned in the language course as it is a pre-session course and does not count towards the 19 credit limit.
General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.
On site support is provided by the University of Wuerzburg. In addition, Albany hosts an orientation prior to the start of the program and advisers are available to you at all times.
Housing is guaranteed if you apply before June 15th for Fall or January 15th for Summer. More information can be found here: Accommodations through the Studentenwerk. Note, that the length of stay is 6 or 12 months.
Students also are able to make their own housing arrangements.
Download a cost estimate for this program:GER_Wurzburg_AY18-19.pdf
Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
A few students may be awarded scholarships by Wuerzburg University after they have been admitted to the program. All participants are given consideration automatically. Preference is given to students who will spend the full year overseas.
The Wurzburg English Language Program (WELP)
offers you the opportunity to take classes in Germany, in English, taught by German professors. It is also possible to take practical German language classes.
A detailed Fact Sheet
is available that summarizes much of what you may need as an exchange student.
It is possible to take courses in German if you are proficient in the language. Please contact us if you are interested in studying at Wurzburg but not through the WELP. Note that the semester dates do NOT align with UAlbany.