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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Residence Hall or Dormitory Minimum GPA: 3
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: American Studies, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, German, Greek, History, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Russian Literature, Sociology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English, German Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: German Minimum Language Requirement: None
Minimum Language GPA: Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

About University of Regensburg

For more than 30 years, the University of Regensburg (founded in 1962) has offered study abroad opportunities. The program includes intensive German language, academic courses and culturally enriching experiences annually from January through July.  The University of Regensburg has 20,000 students and offers a full range of majors in 23 disciplines. The University is one of the most respected research institutions in Germany.  From 1969 to 1977, Pope Benedict XVI served as a professor of theology, just one among a very distinguished faculty. This is an exchange program bringing a Regensburg undergraduate to Wheaton for a semester of study. 

Regensburg (pop. 140,000 ) is located in Bavaria close to the Czech Republic border, at the confluence of the Danube and Regen Rivers. Its cultural history spans 2,000 years and the city is known for the Medieval and Renaissance Altstadt (old town), one of the best preserved in Germany and named a World Heritage site. The city is a center of classical musical activity, with concert series, operas, and music festivals.  Student life defines the city. 

Program Dates:
Spring Semester:  Early-March – Mid-July 

Courses & Credit:
Students enroll in intensive language and culture courses, plus three to four university courses, for a total of 5.0 Wheaton credits

Housing & Board: 
Students live in one of the self-catered University residences

Budget Information:
Students studying at Regensburg will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees, and international insurance. 

Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December). 

Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.

Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.

A panorama of the city of regensburg from the river including a brick brdieg, a cathedral, old style houses and a clock tower.     For Wheaton specific questions contact:                                                                                                            
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 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.