Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Economics, Engineering, English, German, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theology
Additional Program Requirements:
All students must be in good academic standing.
12-19 per semester, Credits over 19 which come from presession do not require special approval
Language of Instruction:
Advanced level coursework or equivalent background required for direct enrollment, Some prior study recommended
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.
The Wurzburg English Language Program is available Fall semester and over the summer. You can take a variety of classes within the WELP. Each semester offers different courses. Please see the WELP website for more information. If you want to take regular university courses taught in German, please contact us immediately. Because the Wurzburg Academic calendar does not align with most US calendars, you may be limited to doing only spring semester or a full year.
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 foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
Your courses are taught by local faculty.
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.
There are many places to eat on and near campus. No meal plan is provided.
Students at any level are eligible to participate in the WELP. Applications are welcome from students in all majors.
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.
As part of WELP: Every semester the programme offers also extracurricular activities. Manifold events outside the classroom include receptions by state authorities and visits to local museums, as well as guided tours and excursions (e.g., to Bamberg). Social life is fostered by a wine tasting and a brewery visit.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
A valid U.S. passport is required to participate in this program. You do not need a visa before you arrive however, You will need a residence permit upon arrival. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
Academic Year 2018/19
Academic Year 2018-2019
10/14/2018 to 7/27/2019
Please contact us if you are interested in participating for a full academic year, separate from the WELP.
The following are the dates for the WELP:
10/14/2018 to 12/22/2018
5/12/2019 to 7/20/2019 Review the Academic Calendar online. Housing is rented in 6 or 12 month leases. Your arrival and departure date could be significantly different than the dates listed above. Also note, the 4 week intensive language course is NOT included in the dates above and is held in September and March.
About the Program
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.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad. Upon arrival at University of Würzburg, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
University of Würzburg'sInternational Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: This option should only be selected with prior approval by Education Abroad. Please contact us if you are interested in this option. Note that the academic calendar is different than UAlbany. Students selecting this option should be proficient in German language.
NOTE: Dates do not include travel. These dates are for the WELP: https://www.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/english-language-programme/