|| QUICK FACTS
|| Saarbrücken, Germany
|| Declared CSE majors only. This
exchange requires academic preparation
for senior/masters-level coursework.
|| Raven Alexander | firstname.lastname@example.org
| January 15
| CSE-Saarland Exchange website
|| 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 or senior year, and return to UW
for at least one quarter.
Strong candidates show
personal preparation, including
responsibility, maturity, and motivation
to study abroad independently.
| Students wishing to know more about
applying for a CSE exchange should visit
the CSE exchange site. More detailed
information about the Saarland
exchange can be found here.
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| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region – a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France and Luxembourg. An international perspective has been a defining feature of Saarland University ever since it was established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today, 18, 500 young people are studying in Saarbrücken, 17 per cent of whom are international students. Located in a pleasant woodland setting, the university campus offers students and researchers a broad range of sporting and cultural activities, which together with the numerous cafés and restaurants make the campus an ideal place to relax between lectures or after work. Saarland University has partnered with the University of Washington CSE department to offer up to two students the opportunity to study in Germany.
For more information about Saarland University and being an exchange student there, please visit their exchange student information page
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
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.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances
Departmental Exchanges generally focus on a specific academic discipline and often restrict participation to students in that department. Applications and student selection for Departmental Exchanges are managed by the UW academic department, but students participating in Departmental Exchanges work with the UW Study Abroad Office to complete the same pre-departure requirements as other UW study abroad students.
If you are interested in a Departmental Exchange, contact the department coordinator listed above for information, application instructions and deadlines.
Most application deadlines occur 6-8 months in advance of an exchange start date, so contact your department early.
Full-year exchange is encouraged, but single semester exchange is possible. Space is limited; students must apply through CSE and be selected. Students should plan primarily for senior/masters-level computer science & engineering courses abroad.
See the CSE website
for additional information about the application process.
for UW program withdrawal policies.