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UK Heidelberg Scholarship
Program Terms: Academic Year
Restrictions: UK applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/16/2016 ** Rolling Admission 09/05/2016 07/28/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study:
German Language, German Studies, Philosophy
Course Language:
English, German
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Laurence Tuccori
Program Description:

In 1951 the University of Kentucky and the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg established a scholarship exchange program for their students. As a result of this agreement qualified students at the University of Kentucky are able to compete each year for two HEIDELBERG SCHOLARSHIPS.

Each HEIDELBERG SCHOLARSHIP waives the cost of UK tuition for the entire academic year spent abroad, as well as the tuition for the one credit-hour ISP 599 course.  After arrival in Heidelberg, the scholarship provides a monthly stipend of €600 to cover the costs of housing and meals for the academic year in Heidelberg. The HEIDELBERG SCHOLARSHIP does not cover the costs of the UK Education Abroad application ($50) and administration fees ($100), nor travel medical insurance ($10.50/week). Students remain officially enrolled at UK as well in order to facilitate transfer of credit. Scholarship recipients have a unique opportunity to develop fluency in German, experience German and other European cultures first hand, and gain a new perspective on current German and European affairs. At the same time they will be able to pursue formal coursework at one of Germany's premier universities at relatively little cost to themselves beyond roundtrip airfare and other travel. Scholarship recipients also participate in a preparatory German language course before the beginning of the semester, paid for by the Baden-Württemberg Landesstiftung.

The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any program at the University of Kentucky. The HEIDELBERG SCHOLARSHIPS are competitive and are awarded on the basis of the following criteria: academic achievement; maturity, open-mindedness and adaptability; readiness to learn from studying abroad; ability to communicate in German. The scholarship is only available to students planning to spend an entire academic year in Heidelberg.

If applicants are not selected for the Scholarship, the Heidelberg Scholarship selection committee will let applicants know if they are approved by the University of Kentucky to participate in the exchange.
When applying for this scholarship, you will be prompted by an automated message regarding a $50 application fee. Please note, this application fee only regards the Heidelberg Exchange Program application, not the scholarship application.