This exchange is found in the upper Bavarian town in the cultural heart of Germany. The University of Regensburg is a modern university situated at the southeast edge of the old historic town of Regensburg. It is a modern research-oriented university founded in 1962 and includes 11 faculties with more than 100 study courses at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level. The attractiveness of the university is enhanced by the appeal of the city itself, with its ever-present traces of more than 2,000 years of history. Since July 2006, Regensburg carries the UNESCO distinction "World Heritage", which recognizes the unique character of the medieval city centre and its magnificent architecture - above all the Old Stone Bridge above the Danube and St. Peter's Cathedral. About 20,300 students are currently enrolled at UR, including an international student community of approx. 1,340 students.
As with all exchanges, you will be largely independent during your exchange, but there is a thriving Erasmus student group (the students on exchange from other parts of Europe) that will offer opportunities to engage with other students and there are support offices available at the university for you.
Exchange Student Guide
A Roman settlement completed under Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Regensburg was the first capital of Bavaria, the residence of dukes, kings and bishops, and for 600 years an Free Imperial City. Two millennia of history bequeathed the city some of the region’s finest architectural heritage, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Though big on the historical wow factor, today’s Regensburg is a laid-back and unpretentious sort of place, and a good springboard into the wider region. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/germany/bavaria/regensburg#ixzz2fUTHoRl9
This exchange offers an educational experience that allows U of A undergraduates to experience the lifestyle, academics and culture of Germany for a semester or year, while keeping on track to graduate from the U of A. Students interested in areas from business to humanities to natural sciences and beyond will have the opportunity to enroll in these courses, taught from a German perspective. A smaller number of English-language courses are also offered in other disciplines. Students must have completed at least 5 semesters of German in order to be considered for this program.
Students can find more about the courses offered, in both German and English, here
and there is a list of courses that the U of A has predetermined for this exchange here: https://waprd.uark.edu/web-apps/regr/courseequiv/Main
(Search for the name of the University under Foreign Colleges).
Students will be assessed U of A tuition and fees for 15 credit hours during each semester they study abroad on this exchange. Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, student visa, and personal expenses. The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own housing and extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.
Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship
. And all students should read through our scholarship page
for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines. Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid
to help finance your semester in Germany.
If, along with your application for admission, you complete and submit an application for a student residence room, the International Office (IO) can reserve a room for you.
Exchange students stay in Regensburg normally for only 10, 5, or even 4 months. To keep your financial costs relatively low, we offer a room booking service for which you only pay rent for the months you actually live in the room. The room booking fee is €200 - which is non-refundable. Exchange students must be able to cover the following costs to reserve a room: €240, deposit (refundable after move-out) and €200, room booking fee (non-refundable).
The advantage of this system is that exchange students pay rent only for the months during which they actually live in the room. However, note that the rooms must be rented during the winter semester at least from October to February, during summer semester at least from April to July, and for the whole year at least from October to July. Please note: your reservation is only valid if you send us your letter of acceptance and pay the deposit and room booking fee by the deadline!
For assistance with applications, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact:
U of A Study Abroad Program Manager and Exchange Coordinator