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Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2021-22


Keeley Boerman

Cornell Affiliations:

Arts and Sciences


Opportunity Description

Two Exchange Fellowships for study at the University of Heidelberg cover tuition and fees plus provide a monthly stipend of 900 euros for ten months. In addition, the University of Heidelberg will cover the fees for a preparatory language course beginning in September (participants will receive an additional monthly stipend) and, if desired, for a language course (4 hrs per week) that is offered throughout the academic year. The German academic year customarily runs from mid-October through July with a two month break from mid-February to mid-April between semesters. The competition is open to graduating seniors and current graduate students from all academic units in the university. Courses in medicine are not available to exchange students and some courses in biosciences may be restricted. Applicants must have a good knowledge of the German language (e.g. advanced/B2 level) by the beginning of the German academic year in October. Application material must include a CV (complete with local address, telephone number and e-mail address), transcript, a rationale for study at the University of Heidelberg (circa 1-2 pages, single-spaced), one letter of recommendation from a professor in the student’s field, and the completed application form. Contact Keeley Boerman to request the application form. Students interested in the exchange can find extensive information online at DEADLINE: All Application material to Keeley Boerman, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall on or before March 15, 2021.