Exchange Programs: Leaving Western
Germany/Ontario Baden-Wurttemberg Program
Similar to the Ontario/Rhone-Alpes program, the Ontario/Baden-Wurttemberg Exchange Program is a consortium of Ontario and German universities. Any Western student, in any faculty, is eligible to apply. The educational system in Germany differs greatly from that of Canada. You will select courses and enroll in them upon arrival. Generally, you will obtain course approvals from your Academic Counsellor via email. In order to receive grades on your UWO transcript, you must obtain a Schein for each of your courses in Germany.These Scheine indicate the course taken, number of hours or ECTS credits, the professor and the mark you received. These documents are the only official record of your study in Germany, as the German Universities do not provide transcripts as in Canada.
Students participating on the OBW program are awarded an automatic scholarship from the Government of Ontario
|Where is it ?||The region of Baden-Wurttemberg is located in the Southwest, with France on its Western border and Switzerland to the south.|
|Who can apply?||Undergraduate and Graduate students in any Faculty may apply.|
|How long can I go for?|| 1 term or full year
Year long Exchanges are encouraged*
|What is the language of teaching?||Most courses are taught in German, thus proficiency on the language is required|
|How many credits do I need to take?||30 ECTS= 2.5 UWO (students going for 1 term)
60 ECTS=5.0 UWO (students going for 1 year)
|When does school starts in Germany?||Winter term: Feb- End of May
Fall term: September- End of January
|Where can I find more information regarding the OBW program?||http://obw.ouinternational.ca/|
|Can I have the contact information of someone who has studied there?||To e-mail a current or returning student please click here|
|How can I apply?||Please download the application package from (OBW program)|
|Where can I get more information?||International Exchange Program
Western Student Services Building, Room 2120
Phone: 519-661-2111 x 85196
Last Updated: October 25, 2010
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