This exchange program is offered through Penn State Erie-Behrend and the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences; it is only open to Penn State Erie-Behrend students, with priority given to students from The Black School of Business. Please contact Ruth Pflueger in the Learning Resource Center at Erie-Behrend for more information about the program and on how to apply.
As one of the most important educational institutions in southeastern Bavaria, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences combines a multifaceted and innovative profile with solid regional roots and an international reputation. The close links between the university, industry, and research are a key focus. Students discover a practical approach to learning and an ideal learning environment in this network. They acquire team skills and problem-solving expertise.
Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences is known for its open and friendly atmosphere. Whether it be the students, the lecturers, or the staff: everyone is committed to working together to shape the university. Intensive and individual support provided by lecturers, study in small group settings, application-focused teaching and training, and the interdisciplinary exchange between the subjects and faculties characterize everyday student life. Added to this are the many well-equipped workshops and laboratories, which offer broad technical as well as creative scope for course-specific projects in all subjects.
Students gain important experience that extends beyond the boundaries of pure specialist knowledge by taking part in practical projects with partners from diverse industries. From project management to specific research assignments, the concept of theory-practice transfer forms the focus of study at Rosenheim and prepares students for the challenges of real working life in the best possible way.
Rosenheim has a long tradition of inspirational inoovative strength and solid market-oriented practical connection. As the number one university partner in one of Europe's strongest economic areas, students have the best regional, national, and international links with industry and research. Through study projects, theses, executive education programs, and applied research, Rosenheim works intensively with industry, including small and medium-sized companies, and acts as forum, initiator, partner, and catalyst for positive economic development within the region and beyond.
Rosenheim is a picturesque city that charms inhabitants and visitors alike with its southern flair and Alpine appeal. The impressive Alpine panorama and nearby mountains and lakes are home to all manner of sporting and leisure activities throughout the year, which provides for a very high quality of living for Rosenheim's students.
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Students must enroll in the equivalent of 15 Penn State credits (30 ECTS credits). You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad. These courses will not be credited at Penn State.
To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Rosenhaim University of Applied Sciences Course Equivalency list. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.
Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
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Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
For More Information
For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program or Ruth Pflueger at Penn State Erie-Behrend.
For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.
You must complete the following materials in your application:
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
- Education Abroad Questionnaire
- One academic recommendation
- Signature Documents
Studying Abroad with a Disability
Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
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