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UVA Exchange: Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 01-MAR-2018 03-AUG-2018
NOTE: These dates include the intensive language course and the entire exam period. Confirm dates with the host university. Dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Year 2018-2019 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Language Requirement:
2000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: German
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Abby Leake
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art - Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Commerce, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, German, Greek, History, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Nursing, Other Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:

Founded in 1457, the university's main campus is located in the heart of Freiburg. Around 20,000 students attend the university, more than 3000 of which are foreign exchange students. The university offers courses in more than 60 subjects, which are organized under 15 academic departments.

The university plays a central role to the cultural, social and economic life of the city. It is an important center for much scientific research, especially in the areas of physics and biology. It is also renowned for the humanities, and can boast having leading faculty in the areas of philosophy, foreign languages and history, as well as having former Nobel Prize winner, Friedrich August von Hayek, as part of its faculty of economics.

With a population of 200,000, nearly a sixth of which are students, Freiburg is a charming big-little city with both a modern and medieval flare. Its famous Münster (a towering medieval cathedral) is the centerpiece of the city and is surrounded by colorful buildings of many architectural styles.

Considered the capital of the Black Forest, Freiburg is nestled in the beautiful, hilly wine-country of Baden-Würtenburg. Boasting the most sunny and mildest climate in Germany, natives and visitors alike enjoy the many outdoor activities the city has to offer, from biking along the river to hiking on one of the many trails surrounding the city.

Freiburg is home to many cultural opportunities as well. One can attend one of the many theatrical and musical performances hosted by the City Theater, visit one of the several museums (from the modern art museum to the torture museum), or enjoy such city festivals as the annual Freiburg Wine Festival. There is also a plethora of places to eat with many international flares to satisfy ones appetite, from a Bratwurst stand in the market place to Indian Cuisine. Additionally, Freiburg is in a prime location for traveling. It's only a half and hour by train from both the French and Swiss borders, and one can easily travel to farther locations from the Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Freiburg offers several close-by opportunities for excursion as well, such as the popular lake, the Schluchsee.

The Host International Office will assist students in securing accommodation in student residences.


International Student Homepage
International student information

2017-18 Exchange Student Information Sheet
Scholarship Information Letter

Course Selection
2015 Course Catalog

Year: mid October - late July
Spring Semester: mid April - late July

Semester Dates

Due to the fall semester calendar, fall semester only study is not possible. Students may study for the year or for the spring semester.

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees at UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare and for researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses