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RIT Global

Students have a unique opportunity to study at RIT exchange partner University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt in Würzburg, Germany.

Study in one of the most fascinating regions in Germany at the center of Europe and experience a compelling blend of culture and history. With more than 9,300 students, the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria. As an exchange student, you will receive excellent support from the international team of FHWS both before and after your arrival. An international student welcome orientationbefore the start of each semester to help students find their bearings at the university and in Germany. Cultural training, events, and excursions are also offered throughout the semester.

FHWS located in Würzburg is situated in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany. Franconia, in the northern part of the federal state of Bavaria, offers excellent recreational possibilities for culture and dining; it is one of the sunniest spots in Germany, thus it is renowned for its wine-growing. Due to their geographic location, Wurzburg is an ideal starting point to explore Germany and Europe.

With a population of almost 130,000, Würzburg is among the biggest cities in Bavaria. The city is characterized by its many students and a mild climate. You can enjoy life in one of city’s countless cafés or at one of the cultural events at theatres or museums. The Würzburg Residence is one of the most significant palaces in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Students can choose to take courses in civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering and supplement with additional courses in the arts and humanities, business and English. Applicants should discuss with their academic advisor how credits will count towards their degree program.

Program open to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year KGCOE students. Participation in this program requires a nomination by your department.

To Apply

1) Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor for this program to go over required application steps - choose date and time

2) Start an application in the Compass.

Please Note: Study abroad programs and all international travel by students for the 2020-2021 academic year are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for fall 2021 and beyond travel programs will remain open as we monitor the situation. For the most up to date information, please visit


Language of Instruction: 
English, German
Course Discipline: 
Open To: 

RIT Students only