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Hochschule Ulm
Ulm, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 04/01/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 04/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 11/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 04/01/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017 04/01/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study:
Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering
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Housing Type:
Student dormitory
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Program Description:

Program Cost: Students pay in-state University of Memphis tuition and the $350 application fee. Housing, meals, international travel, and international health insurance are not included.
Program Description: Ulm offers degrees in graphic design (digital media) and many fields of engineering. Learning German beforehand is not required for students electing to take English language course offerings, however you will have the opportunity to take an introductory German language course.
  • Digital Media & Graphic Design: The curriculum is similar to the University of Memphis degree plan, and students can even take their senior problem and independent study at Ulm in English. The digital media curriculum combines design and technology to help students improve their abilities with animation, story boarding, media law, and semiotics. The digital media program also offers motion capture studio for creating 3D animations and video games as well as virtual reality software, gloves and goggles to create and experience VR. For more information on the graphic design program, please contact Dr. Michael Schmidt by email at
  • Engineering: Mechanical, computer and electrical engineering students are highly encouraged to study at Ulm. The engineering courses are accredited and will count towards the U of M engineering degree. For engineering students who like to keep up with the industry, Ulm offers internship possibilities at corporations such as -- Daimler Chrysler Research Center Ulm, Nokia Design Center Ulm, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company Ulm, BMW AG Munich, and Siemens AG Munich.The best time to study for electrical and computer engineering is during the spring semester. The best time for mechanical engineers to study in Ulm is during the fall semester. For more information on the engineering program, please contact Dr. John Hochstein by email at
  • International Energy Economics: The sensible distribution of electricity combined with conventional power supply calls for interdisciplinary expertise. This program combines the fields of Energy Technology, Computer Science, and Business Economics. 

Click here for a list of courses taught in English: Ulm Courses in English 2015-16.pdf

The following courses will be offered for Engineering:

Fall Semester (October - December) - Mechanical Engineering
  • CAD / CAM
  • Dynamics I
  • Dynamics II
  • Fuel Cell Principles
  • Applied Thermal-Fluid Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Lean Production Systems
  • System Automation
  • Collaborative Product Development (CPD)
  • Germany within Europe
  • German for Beginners (mandatory)
Spring Semester (April - June) - Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Analog Integrated Circuits (electrical)
  • Control Technology (electrical)
  • EE Advanced Project Work (electrical)
  • Computer Networks (computer)
  • Machine Vision (computer)
  • Operating Systems (computer)
  • Computer Architecture (computer)
  • Germany in the Last Three Centuries
  • German for Beginners (mandatory)
You can find course descriptions for each engineering program at the following website:

Courses offered in English for Digital Media & Graphic Design:

Fall Semester (October - February)
  • Corporate Design
  • Ergonomics/University Design
  • Image Conception
  • Motion Capturing
  • Programming 1 (computer science)
Spring Semester (March - July)
  • Color Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • E-Learning
  • Ergonomics/Universal Design
  • Media Ergonomics
  • Typography
  • Type in Motion
  • Programming 2 (computer science)
For descriptions of the courses offered for Digital Media & Graphic Design please view the following document: Ulm - Digital Media & Graphic Design Course Descriptions.pdf

Click here for a list of programs: Programs - ULM

Scholarships: Scholarships for University of Memphis students are available.  Applications for scholarships may be accessed through the application materials. In addition to the University of Memphis Study Abroad Scholarships, applicants may be nominated for the Baaden-Wurttemberg scholarship. This is a competitive process and is not guaranteed.

For more information please visit the Hochschule Ulm Wiki Page.

Contact: To schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor please go here and click "schedule advising appointment". 
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