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  • Locations: Rosenheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Miami University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 11/02/2020 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Label: Exchange Course(s) Available In: Architecture & Interior Design
Study Abroad Advisor: Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Ryan Dye
Program Description:

About the Program:

The University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim exists since 1971, emerging from the Holztechnikum that had once earned Rosenheim the title "city of wood". This tradition lives on in the range of courses offered today: students from all over the world learn everything there is to know about architecture and interior design while also learning to use basic resources such as wood for as a construction material. But many students use the university's international contacts to get practical training abroad, in Canada for example, where Rosenheim knowledge is much in demand.



Germany, Oktoberfest, Porsche, Autobahn, and World War II are some of most common images that people think of when they think of Germany. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.


Rosenheim is a district and city in the south of Bavaria; just south of Munich. It has a population of approximately 60,000.  In 1234, Rosenheim was mentioned for the first time as a market. The town's landmark is the gothic spire (65 m) of the parish church St. Nikolaus (1450) with its baroque onion dome (1641).


Courses & Area of Study:

Students can enroll in multiple Architecture classes from general design to studio classes.



No specific classes or language level is required, though some German proficiency is recommended. This is a competitive application process.


Housing and Meals: 

Students enrolled in the exchange program will be provided housing in the student housing Studentenwerk (student services). A room is reserved for you when you apply to the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim.

The rental contracts are valid during the winter semester from the beginning of October until the end of February and in the summer semester from the beginning of March to the end of July. Rooms can be moved into on the first of the month. The rental fee is approximately 200 Euros/month. A deposit is due at the beginning of the rental period. Please note that the rental contracts are not terminable. Keys and rental contract can only be obtained during the opening hours of the administrative office (Studentenwerk München, Rosenheim branch).

Please do not make application directly to the Studentenwerk as an exchange student. Instead, please include your application for accommodation with your application documents that you submit to the International Office.



Students participating in exchange programs will pay Miami University Tuition and Fees directly to Miami University. Housing and meals are the responsibility of the student. 


Financial Aid and Scholarships:

Financial Aid:

Federal Financial Aid can be used on all study abroad programs. Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Financial Assistance in the Campus Avenue Building, before they apply for their study abroad program to determine the amount of aid available.   



Students who currently hold any Miami Scholarships such as the Oxford Scholars, Harrison Scholarship, Honors Scholarship and many others can use those scholarships on the Rosenheim exchange program.  Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Financial Assistance in the 121 Campus Avenue Building, before they apply for their study abroad program to determine how their scholarships will be applied to their study abroad program. Additional scholarship information can be found on the Study Abroad Financing page at 


Orientation/Information Sessions:

Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation before they leave Miami University to participate in their study abroad program. The pre-departure session will cover your health and safety while abroad. But will also cover many other important travel details such as what to pack and other important details.  


Additional Information: 

This program is run by the Department of Architecture and Interior Design only. Students should meet with Diane Fellows at the Department of Architecture and Interior Design for detailed information. 

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