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Universitat Bundeswehr Hamburg (Norwich exchange)
Hamburg, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Recommended Program: Yes
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(Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg)
The Helmut Schmidt University is one of the two universities in Germany that emphasizes the scientific study and the academic education of armed forces' officers. It increases the attractiveness of the profession and is pulse generator and service provider for the Federal Armed Forces.
The Helmut Schmidt University takes its tasks by research, theory and further training in the autonomy guaranteed by the responsible body and the City of Hamburg.
With its research infrastructure it strengthens the city of Hamburg as a center of knowledge.
It develops the courses of study and further training offer according to the state of the sciences as well as for further needs of military, economics and society. It stresses and develops the possibilities of multi-disciplinarily in research and teaching between social, natural, economical and engineering sciences, in order to sharpen the profile of the graduates in national and international competition and to improve their future prospects. That applies at least by promoting junior scientists.
The Helmut Schmidt University is characterized by inner and outer openness and is guided by the aim to provide education by science for 21st century.

Living in Hamburg means to enjoy the life in the middle of a green metropolis in all its facets. The port of Hamburg- currently the second largest port in Europe- is characterized for centuries as the “gateway to the world” and supports the development of Hamburg towards on of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities of the world. Thus, the hanseatic city is with its more than 90 consulates the second biggest consular city on our planet and people from almost every country of the world have found here the ideal place to live.

Eligibility and Application Requirements
All students who study abroad must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be in good conduct standing with Norwich.
Bundeswehr University Hamburg is a civilian institution within the German defense force so students participate in a military lifestyle.
It is strongly recommended that students have at least an intermediate German speaking and writing proficiency because there are few courses offered in English.
Academic years are split up in to a three term year. Because of the fewer weeks per class, classes tend to have a faster pace and more class time per week, to make credits more easily transferred to Norwich University. The academic year starts in October and goes as follows:
Fall term:  October – December
Winter term:  January – March
Spring term: April – June
Lectures free term: July – September
At the Bundeswehr University Hamburg the small group concept has been implemented across all classes offered. Norwich students should expect the majority of their courses to have class sizes smaller than 25 students. This allows for more attention to individual students.

Programs Offered
Business Administration (B.Sc. / M Sc...)
educational science (BA / MA)
Energy Management (M.Sc.)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B. Sc.)
Energy and Environmental Technology (M.Sc.)
Engineering Science / Defense Technology (B. Sc.)
Renewable Energy and Smart Grids (M.Sc.)
Automotive Engineering (M.Sc.)
History (BA / MA)
Computational Engineering (M.Sc.)
Communication Technology (M.Sc.)
International Relations (M. A.)
Engineering (B. Sc.)
Mechatronics (M. Sc.)
Political Science (B. A.)
Psychology (BSc / M Sc...)
Comparative Democracy Research (MA)
Economics (B.Sc. / M Sc...)
Industrial Engineering (BSc / M Sc...)

What is housing like for International Students?
Norwich Students live in individual dorm rooms with either shared or individual bathrooms. Dormitories have shared laundry rooms, cooking rooms, and relaxation areas. In addition to the establishments for research and education, you will find libraries, a cafeteria and sports facilities on campus.
What is Public Transportation like around the Bündeswehr University Hamburg?
Hamburg has a reliable public transport system with underground trains, suburban trains, trains and buses. If you are a matriculated student you can get a monthly student ticket from the Transport Association of Hamburg (HVV). Therefore you need an authorization card which will be issued by the International Office.
Breakdown of typical costs (These costs are only estimates and are subject to change.)
Budget Item  
Educational/Program Fee $17,659.00
Room and Board $6,460.00
Other Fees $1,018.00
Study Abroad Fee $750.00
Billable Subtotal $25,887.00
Estimated Airfare $1,800.00
Estimated Passport Fee $150.00
Estimated Visa Fee $60.00
Estimated Books & Supplies $750.00
Estimated Local Transportation $300.00
Estimated Meals Not Covered Above $500.00
Non- Billable Subtotal $3,560.00
Estimated Total Cost $28,598.00

If you are interested in learning more about how to fund an education abroad program, you can find out more information here2
Helpful Links

Universitat Bundeswehr Hamburg Website
Helmut Schmidt University Facebook

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2020 10/15/2020 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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