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Study abroad with German and international students at the University of Hohenheim (UHoH), a member of the Euroleague for Life Sciences. Designed for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the university carries out work in research and teaching in the service of mankind, economy and society, health and nutrition, sustainable agriculture and landscape conservation, the service economy and communications. It is a modern university with over 20 courses of study for 6,000 students from almost 200 countries.
The University of Hohenheim is situated in the south of Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Wurttemberg, and is housed in and around the historical premises of Hohenheim Castle. It is surrounded by a modern campus, a Botanic and Exotic Garden and three museums. The expansive green spaces make the University campus one of the most attractive in Germany.
Stuttgart is the sixth-largest city in Germany and it lies at the center of a heavily populated area, circled by a ring of smaller towns. The motorbike and four-wheel automobile were invented in Stuttgart and the city is known as the "the cradle of the automobile". The city center lies in a lush valley, nestling between vineyards and thick woodland close to the River Neckar and boasting Castle gardens, botanical gardens, and parks. Stuttgart is known for its theater and offers many opportunities to see concerts, operas, and broadway-style musicals. Baden-Wurttemberg is an economic giant. World-famous global players and thousands of small and medium-sized companies form one of the strongest economies in Germany.
Getting to Your Program
Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Hohenheim, but are given guidelines for arrival dates and times.
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel to Germany. The University of Hohenheim staff assists students in obtaining a residence permit after arrival in Germany. U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program.
Non-U.S. citizens should check with the German embassy to determine any special regulations pertaining entry into Germany at any time.
Students are required to attend the pre-departure orientation at UW-Madison and they will also receive an orientation when they arrive in Stuttgart. The on-site orientation will help students get to know the university, academic system, other students and the city.
Students may have the opportunity to live in a private room in the residence halls. These rooms are furnished and provide access to a shared kitchen and bath. Students may also choose to stay in private apartments or rooms off campus and will be provided with resources to help in finding this type of accommodation.
Excursions and Activities
An extensive sports and culture program is offered by the General Student Committee, university sports, university music and student groups. Students can play soccer, learn acrobatics, or join the guitar group. The international Student Organization also organizes a variety of social events and outings that provide students with opportunities to get to know each other and to become familiar with Germany.
Because of its location within a Castle, the university is a center for community cultural events as well. Students will be in the midst of festivals, art exhibitions and concerts.
The centre of Stuttgart can be reached in 30 minutes or so on public transport due to its well-positioned location in the hills on the edge of the city, UHOH is also the ideal starting point for excursions in the surrounding area.
You will be enrolled in the UW System required health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
You are required to purchase the German student health insurance in Germany.
Staff from the Office of International Affairs at the University of Hohenheim.
Use the links below to find out more information on academics, daily life and student impressions for this program.Germany, Stuttgart Handbook Spring 13
(Spring - 2012-13)
Returned Student Network
to see testimonials from students abroad or to contact a returned student.
The University of Hohenheim is part of the Euroleague for Life Sciences, which is a quality network of European universities cooperating in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences and Environmental Sciences. Students can take courses in Natural Science, Social Science and Economics.
Students who wish to take classes in English at the university can enroll in Master's level courses in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Environmental Protection and Agricultural Food Production, and Organic Food Chain Management. If your German language skills are advanced, you can also choose to take courses taught in German in Agribusiness, Agrobiology, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, and Nutritional Science.
Students may choose to participate in a German language course prior to the semester start. The Language Centre offers advanced German courses each semester for foreign students who are registered at UHOH.
Program Web Page(s)
Use the links below to see a list of courses that students have taken on this program before and the UW equivalents. Note: this list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses or departments. You will get instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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