Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Saarbrücken, Germany
- Program Terms: Autumn Semester A/W, SpringSemester(Sp/S), Year (A/W/Sp)
Courses: View UW Course Equivalencies
Courses: View UW Course Equivalencies
|Academic Term||Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Eligibility||Declared CSE majors only. Visit the "Academics" tab to learn more.|
|Language||Instruction in English|
|Program Manager||Jenifer Hiigli | email@example.com|
|Priority Application Deadline||January 15 (Autumn Semester / Academic Year)
Spring Semester Priority Deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General||Students will take part in either a semester long or academic year exchange to Saarland University. Ideally, students will finish some of the required 300-level CSE courses, visit Saarland during their junior year, and return to UW for at least one quarter.|
Visit here to learn about the Saarland.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Ideally, students will finish some of the requried 300-level CSE courses, visit KTH during in their junior year, then return to UW for the final senior requirements. However, an exchange during senior year is also possible.
You will approx. receive 20 - 25 UW credits per semester. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here
Studets receive .75 UW credits for each 1 ECTS credit taken abroad. It is important to consider your full-time student status and your graduation requirements when planning your number of credits. Courses are frequently offered as 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 30 ECTS credits. A normal full-time load is 24-30 ECTS per semester, or at least 48 ECTS for an academic year.
For more information, visit the CSE exchange site.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
Housing is guaranteed. However, students are responsible for travel costs and living expenses.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad.
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to Saarland. Additional information and instructions for the secondary application will be sent by email after the UW application is submitted. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.