Study Abroad Programs - Aalen University
Founded in 1963 as a state engineering school and transformed into a university of applied sciences in 1971, Aalen University currently hosts 4,000 students. 10% of the overall student population at Aalen University consists of international students coming from more than 50 different countries. Aalen University is a modern university where academic excellence in both teaching and research is a standard not to be compromised. This fact is confirmed by the numerous technology transfer centres of the institution, the library, which is very well stocked in the engineering sciences, for instance, and the scientific facilities which are modernly equipped at the very edge of technology.
The Black Forest, Heidelberg, the Stuttgart Ballet, Porsche, Bosch, DaimlerChrysler, Carl Zeiss Optik and SAP are all names of global significance. However, not only global players but also many small and medium-sized international engineering companies positively influence the state’s economy. Situated at the heart of the European economic market, Baden-Württemberg has a truly cosmopolitan character, a large cultural diversity and beautiful landscapes, all contributing to an excellent quality of life. Being one of the most economically competitive German states, it is no surprise that almost one quarter of Germany’s research and development capacity is concentrated in Baden-Württemberg. It is among the German states with the largest number of universities, many of which are internationally renowned.
Areas of Study:
Aalen University offers English-taught courses in Business and Engineering at the undergraduate and graduate level. Also, students can enroll in German Language for Foreigners and German Culture courses.
Minimum overall GPA 3.0
Aalen University follows the traditional calendar for European higher education:
Fall semester (Wintersemester) – early October to late January
Spring semester (Sommersemester) – early March to late July
- Catalogue of English Taught Courses 2012-2013
- Materials & Processing Technologies – courses in English from the School of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technologies. All courses are taken as a block.
- Aalen University catalog – courses taught in German
The course credits at Aalen University are listed in the European Transfer Credit System (ECTS).
2 ECTS credits = 1 UMaine credit
Prof. Robert Strong in the Maine Business School is the faculty coordinator for this direct exchange program. Students can contact Prof. Strong to learn more about the academic program at Aalen University.
Estimated budget for one semester:
- Tuition – 15 credit hours of in-state or out-of-state tuition for undergraduate students (9 credits for graduate students) to UMaine
- Fees – mandatory fees for to UMaine (Unified fee, Activity fee, Communication fee and Rec Center fee)
- Housing on-campus – $1,500 – $2,000 with utilities
- Housing off-campus – $1,700 – $2,300 with utilities
- Food – $1,500 – $2,000
- Airfare – $1,000 – $1,300
- Textbooks – $400
- Transportation: minimal, as students generally live within walking distance both to the university and to the downtown
- Health Insurance – $100-150
- Personal expenses - vary
- General information on Aalen University
- City guide of Aalen for foreign visitors
- Studying in Germany
- Q&A for Aalen
- More resources – see the link “Documents for International students”
- Jobs & Work as a Foreign Student in Aalen
Read the available scholarships website for more information about the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship for Aalen University.
Schedule a meeting with the Study Abroad Advisor to start the study abroad process at 207-581-1509.