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  • Locations: Wuerzburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Any Subject Area taught in host U's language, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Economics, Engineering, English, German, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theology Minimum GPA: 2.5
Additional Program Requirements: All students must be in good academic standing. Credit Load: 12-19 per semester, Credits over 19 which come from presession do not require special approval
Exchange Program: Yes! Faculty-Led: No
Internship Opportunity: Generally not available Language of Instruction: A language other than English is usually used, Courses taught in English available, Language training available at this site, German
Language Requirement: Advanced level coursework or equivalent background required for direct enrollment, Some prior study recommended SUNY code: 515
Partner University: Wuerzburg University Program Advisor: Stokes, Jay
Program Description:


Wuerzburg University

Program Information | Requirements | Academics | Support Services | Housing | Cost Estimates | Resources

Program Information

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.


Garden in Wurzburg, GermanyYou 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.

Support Services

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. 

Experience Wuerzburg

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/10/2018
03/15/2018 05/14/2018 07/20/2018
NOTE: Dates do not include travel. IMPORTANT: Housing application is due January 15th! This is significantly earlier than the application deadline for admission to the program. Note that if you choose to apply to this program after January 15th, you will need to arrange your own housing, which has been difficult for students in the past. Please contact us with questions!
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 TBA TBA
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.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 10/15/2018 12/21/2018
NOTE: Dates do not include travel. These dates are for the WELP:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.