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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.

These scholarships include UK tuition and cover most of the normal expenses students incur while spending the academic year in Heidelberg. Scholarship recipients are responsible for the cost of the EA application and administration fees, and travel medical insurance. 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.

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.

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.