About the Program
When you choose to study at Aalen University, you’re choosing an institution where academic excellence in both teaching and research is a standard not to be compromised. With the numerous technology transfer centers, the library, which is well stocked in the engineering sciences, and the scientific facilities, modernly equipped at the very edge of technology, you’ll always be able to find what you need.
The university is in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, a location with a truly cosmopolitan character. You’ll have large cultural diversity and a beautiful landscape contributing to your overall quality of life.
Minimum GPA of 2.75
|German Language||German Culture|
Aalen University follows the traditional calendar for European higher education:
Fall semester (Wintersemester):
- Beginning of September to the end of February
Spring semester (Sommersemester):
- Beginning of March to the end of July
UMaine students must be registered for at least 24 ECTS credits each semester. Students are not encouraged to register for more than 30 ECTS credits each semester.
Aalen University offers a small number of courses in English in Business and Applied Sciences. The rest of the courses are in German but project work and final projects can be supervised in English.
|Course Code||Aalen Courses||Aalen (ECTS) credits||Aalen Level||UMaine credits||UMaine Course|
|Undergraduate Business Courses in English|
|56006||Business Culture & Communication||2||1||1||BUA 200X|
|67407||Capital Markets||5||2||2.5||BUA 200X|
|67603||Intercultural Management||5||3||2.5||BUA 300X|
|67603||Electronic Business Strategy & Systems||5||3||2.5||BUA 300X|
|67608||Corporate Finance||5||3||2.5||BUA 300X|
|67707||Comparative Business Systems||5||4||2.5||BUA 300X|
|67604||International Marketing||5||2||2.5||BUA 200X|
|67701||Corporate Strategy & Case Studies||5||4||2.5||BUA 300X|
|67924||International Trade – Regional Studies||5||4||2.5||BUA 300x|
The course credits at Aalen University are listed in the European Transfer Credit System (ECTS).
2 ECTS credits = 1 UMaine credit
|Aalen grade||ECTS grade||UMaine grade|
|1.0 – 1.5||A||A|
|1.6 – 2.0||B||A/B|
|2.1 – 3.0||C||B|
|3.1 – 3.5||D||C|
|3.6 – 4.0||E||D (No Transfer Credit)|
|4.1 – 6.0||F||F|
Estimated budget for a semester at Aalen University.
German Language Courses
Exchange students are required to attend the preparatory German intensive course in the beginning of each semester offered during orientation. German classes during the semester are building up on the intensive course which is also containing a knowledge test in the beginning and an examination at the end. Credits are also given to the intensive course.
Exchange students stay at one of several residence halls affiliated with the university. The housing contract is for 6 months: September 1 through February 28 (fall semester) and March 1 through August 31 (spring semester). Space is limited so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. A deposit may be required at the time of application. The International Office provides assistance in finding accommodations in private off-campus apartments.
Exchange students are required to pay an administrative fee of 39euro at the beginning of the semester which is for the German “Studentenwerk”, the national Student Association.