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Minnesota State Mankato Exchange with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Erlangen, Germany; Nuremberg, Germany (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact:
Donald Friend, Joseph Kunkel, Nadja Kramer
 MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
Business Administration, English, German, Political Science
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Required Class Status: 2nd Year
Exchange Program: Yes
 Language of Instruction:
English
Intent of Program: Study at a college or university Program Length: Semester or Year
 Application(s) Required:
Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site) Accommodation Options: Apartment, Dormitory
 Program sponsorship indicator:
Mankato Program
Program Description:

Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany



 


Program Requirements:

The exchange with Erlangen-Nuremberg is ideal for students interested in German language and culture while also gaining general education, business and/or social science credits.  Because of FAU's academic calendar, MSU students should consider our Spring semester as the time to spend on this exchange unless the student wants to spend the full year there. German language majors and minors will consult closely with their advisors to determine course selections for their study abroad experience. MSU students will enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat (FAU) for both financial aid and insurance requirements.

Faculty exchange is an important component of this agreement. Contact Caryn Lindsay about this opportunity for MSU professors.

Course Opportunities:

There are several programs offered at FAU that will be interesting to MSU students. For German language courses contact Nadja Kramer. Other programs/classes that are offered in English are American Studies, Geography and International Business. Contact the International Center for more information about those classes.

General Information Sheet for Exchange Students

Please click this link for WISO classes taught in English.4.13.pdf at the Business School.

Application Process:

MSU students interested in this exchange should contact  the International Center.

Application steps:

1. Complete the MSU StudioAbroad application (online through this site).

2. MSU sends the student nominations by email to Elzbieta Garza at FAU. 

3. All nominated students will receive information explaining how to apply online.  Complete the online German application.

4. The students then print out the online form and bring it to the International Center to be sent together with the required supporting documents by post before deadline (Nov. 30th for Spring, May 31st for Academic Year).

5. The students will be informed about their admissions by email and by post (letter of admission).  The letter of admission must be brought to Germany.

The international office at Erlangen/Nuremberg has developed a comprehensive site for exchange students here. This site includes contact information, admission and registration information for exchange students, health insurance information, language requirements, information about the introductory week and tutor program, arrival and accommodation, cost of living, travel, banks, computer services, cafeterias, sports and leisure and much more.

Calendar:

The academic year is divided into two semesters - winter and summer.
The winter semester begins on October 1st and ends on March 31st
The summer semester begins on April 7, 2014 and ends on July 12, 2014.
The recommended Intensive German course starts in September and March of each semester.

There is an intensive German language course offered to new students that is a month long just before the FAU semester begins. The course is for credit and is considered the best way to be introduced to the German education system, to life in a German university town, to learn some basic German language or to brush up on the language skills you already have. The advisors at this orientation program help international students obtain the required German government residency permit.

Since teaching usually begins in the middle of October or April respectively, and ends in the middle of February or July it would be best for MSU students to study in Germany during spring semester.

End of semester examinations (Klausuren) usually take place at the end of teaching period (either at the end of February or the end of July)

The current university course prospectus (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) has details of all classes (lectures, seminars, etc.) for the following semester.

Visa Information--No visa is required to enter Germany with a US Passport but students are required to obtain a residence permit during the first weeks they are on site. See this page for information about residence permits.



View the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Website

Updated: December 16, 2013 MSS