The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science student exchange at the School of Engineering of Erfurt University of Applied Sciences is designed to expose UCF students to professional and academic practices outside of the US. In addition, participants in this exchange are expected to develop skills to adapt to a different academic and geographical environment.
Erfurt University was founded on October 1st 1991. About 4,200 students study here and approximately 1000 new first-year university students are registered annually. The title University of Applied Sciences makes it internationally clear what the Fachhochschule Erfurt stands for the combination of scientific training and its practical applications.
Erfurt is the capital city of Thuringia and the main city nearest to the geographical centre of Germany, located 100 km SW of Leipzig, 150 km N of Nuremberg and 180 km SE of Hannover.
- UCF GPA: 2.75 cumulative
- Must be an engineering major with completed prerequisite courses
- Fluency in German with Knowledge of engineering terminology
- Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
- Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
- Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
- Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/study-abroad
You will receive an automated email to set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
The course database is a collection of previously reviewed courses for UCF equivalency. The applicability to a specific degree program varies by department and are subject to change due to revisions in course offerings at exchange universities
Maureen Waked, Study Abroad Advisor, International Programs
College of Engineering and Computer Science, ENG 1, room 107
Don’t forget to check out the International Engineering Minor:
You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.
Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.
All applications will be reviewed by the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.
There is an optional 3-week intensive German language course, if you register for it, you should plan to arrive the first week of March for the Spring semester.
Erfurt University Website
Facts about Germany
- backpacking in Erfurt
Study and Research in Germany
To apply for a passport, click here
IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad