Schiller International University Germany

Schiller International University Germany

History

Friedrich von Schiller ( 1759 – 1805 ), philosopher, poet and dramatist, for whom SIU is named. Schiller’s work exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and the ideal of the truly educated, multilingual citizen of the world: “Into your hands the dignity of man is given. Now keep it well! It sinks with you! With you it again rises.” The first Schiller campus in Kleiningersheim Castle, Germany, was located opposite of Marbach, native town of Friedrich Schiller.

Schiller International University was established in 1964, laying the foundation of what has become a small independent university offering its students an education of high quality. During the 1960s when many large universities emerged as massive institutions where the individual student often felt lost in a crowd, the founding of Schiller was a conscious departure from the growing anonymity of such institutions.

Schiller is a university where each student counts, where each student is taken seriously, and where faculty members know students by name. The close attention paid to each individual is indeed a distinctive feature of Schiller. Most importantly, at Schiller equal emphasis is placed on professionalism as well as on the education of the entire individual, developing the student’s ability to think creatively and critically, and to communicate effectively. Personal initiative is encouraged throughout. The development of an entrepreneurial spirit is the hallmark of a Schiller education.

All Schiller campuses are in or near major cities offering tremendous cultural opportunities in which students are actively encouraged to participate. The university is unique in that, it gives students the opportunity to transfer from one campus to another, from one country to another, remaining in the same university without loss of time or credit.

From its founding, the University has dedicated itself to the encouragement and active development of international understanding. Schiller study programs have a distinct international focus. Its students, who are presently from over 100 countries, have the invaluable experience of studying together with students from many different national and cultural backgrounds and forming lifelong relationships. In a world that is becoming both more complex and intertwined, a Schiller International University education imparts a distinct advantage to Schiller alumni in their careers and in their lives.

Mission

The educational mission of Schiller International University is to prepare students, personally and professionally, for future leadership roles in an international setting. In its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Schiller provides students with the competencies they need for professional careers as well as for further academic study.

The educational process puts particular emphasis on developing international and cross – cultural competencies through foreign language training, intercampus transfer, or other international academic opportunities, and intense interaction among people with diverse backgrounds.

Schiller International University Germany Programs

Schiller International University Heidelberg offers a variety of undergraduate and higher education programs of study, with programs that balance traditional academic preparation with professional training.

As more and more firms throughout the world become multinational, they increasingly need executives who can deal effectively with organizational problems in an international framework. The international programs offered at SIU Heidelberg are designed to meet this need. During their studies students have the option to transfer to one of the other SIU campuses abroad, not only learning the course subjects, but also becoming conversant with the linguistic, social, economic and political conditions and business practices of several different countries.

  • Associate Degree in General Studies
  • Associate Degree in General Studies in International Business
  • Bachelor Degree in International Business
  • Bachelor Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy
  • Bachelor Degree in International Economics
  • Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master Degree in Business Administration
  • Master Degree in International Business
  • Master Degree in Management of Information
  • Master Degree in International Management

Admission Requirements

Schiller International University receives student applications from around the world, representing a variety of nationalities and educational systems. Applications are handled individually. SIU does not discriminate when reviewing and admitting applicants ( see non – discrimination policy ).

Please consult an Admissions Representative at Schiller International University, Heidelberg Campus, for details or any questions you may have about our admissions process. Requirements are also shown below.

Additional information may be found in our University Catalogue on our main website at www.schiller.edu in the Download Center.

The Admission requirements are :

For Associate and Bachelor programs, applicants must complete the following steps prior to enrollment :

  • Submit copies of official documents in the original language and certified English translations of these documents. Specific documents required vary from country to country but generally include a copy of high school diplomas or certificates, transcripts, and examination scores. The student will arrange to have the official documents evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credentials Evaluator (ECE) and the cost of the evaluation will be borne by the student.
  • Submit proof of financial support. Verification must be provided to Schiller International University that the student has the necessary funds to cover the costs for one academic year of full – time study before SIU can issue a Form I-20. The amount of funding may vary depending upon the duration of stay. International students are required to submit an advance deposit of up to two semester’s tuition and fees prior to enrollment. Students may enroll in classes for a full 12 months per year, which is three semesters. If a student plans to enroll for 12 months per year, he/she must be prepared to pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, personal expenses, and so forth, for the third semester.
  • Submit evidence of English fluency. This requirement can be satisfied by a TOEFL ( Test of English as a Foreign Language ) score of at least 500 ( written version ) or 173 ( computer version ), or an IELTS ( International English Language Testing System ) score of 5.5 or better. This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction.
  • Please note that students must have their official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly to the Admissions Office at SIU from the Educational Testing Service prior to registration. SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.

For Master programs, applicants must complete the following steps prior to enrollment:

  • Submit copies of official documents in the original language and certified English translations of these documents. Specific documents required vary from country to country but generally include a copy of high school and Bacehlro Degree diplomas or certificates, transcripts, and examination scores. The student will arrange to have the official documents evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credentials Evaluator (ECE) and the cost of the evaluation will be borne by the student.
  • Submit proof of financial support. Verification must be provided to Schiller International University that the student has the necessary funds to cover the costs for one academic year of full-time study before SIU can issue a Form I-20. The amount of funding may vary depending upon the duration of stay. International students are required to submit an advance deposit of up to two semester’s tuition and fees prior to enrollment. Students may enroll in classes for a full 12 months per year, which is three semesters. If a student plans to enroll for 12 months per year, he / she must be prepared to pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, personal expenses, and so forth, for the third semester.
  • Submit evidence of English fluency. This requirement can be satisfied by a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 500 (written version) or 173 ( computer version ), or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 or better. This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction.
  • Please note that students must have their official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly to the Admissions Office at SIU from the Educational Testing Service prior to registration. SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.

For more detailled concerning transfer students, please refer to our catalog.

All non native English speakers applicants are required to take an English exam, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language ) or an IELTS ( International English Language Testing System) taken within the previous two ( 2 ) years prior to registration. This requirement can be satisfied by a TOEFL score of at least 500 ( written vers.) or 173 ( computer vers. ) or 61 ( Internet based vers.); IELTS score of 5.5 bands or better.

The results of TOEFL / IELTS score must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Centre to the Heidelberg Campus prior to Registration. SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.

How to Apply

The Application File for admission to Schiller International University Heidelberg must be completed by all prospective students.
Please, note that incomplete applications will not be processed. Emailed or scanned documents are not valid.

Any supporting documents not submitted with the application file should follow in a timely fashion.

You can download all Admission documents here.

A complete Application File consists of :

  • A completed and signed Application Form
    Official transcripts in English, sent directly, by courier or by post, in a sealed envelope, from your academic institution( s ) to the SIU – Heidelberg Campus, and certified copies of all diplomas. If documents are not in English, an official, notarized translation of the originals is required.
  • 4 passport size photos
  • Photocopy of a valid passport
  • For all non native English Speakers, TOEFL or IELTS
  • Proof of assets sufficient to fund your studies ( a bank letter, etc )
  • Non Refundable 20 Euros Application Fee

For Associate and Bachelor programs :

We require the official transcripts from the High School (and from the college( s ) / university( ies ) if applicable ) sent directly to SIU Heidelberg and a proof of graduation, a certified copy of the High School Diploma ( and others Diploma ( s ), if applicable ) , with their official English translations, if applicable.

All students must bring and present their official as well as certified copies of their academic documents, with their English translations if applicable, upon registration at the Heidelberg campus. Student without their original documents cannot register.

Applicant Students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction may be waived from the TOEFL / IELTS.

For Master programs :

We require the official transcripts from your college( s )/ university( ies ) sent directly to SIU Heidelberg and proofs of graduation, the certified copies of your High School and Bachelor Degree Diplomas with the official English translations, if applicable.

All students must bring and present their official as well as certified copies of their academic documents, with their English translations if applicable, upon registration at the Heidelberg campus. Student without their original documents cannot register.

Applicant Students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction may be waived from the TOEFL/IELTS.

For some specific countries

Applicants students may be advised on their acceptance based on certified copies of their academic credentials, including their English translations. Please, consult your Admission Representative.

However all students must bring and present their official as well as notarized copies, if applicable, of their academic documents upon registration at the Heidelberg campus. Student without their original documents cannot register.

How to send your Application Fee

Please contact the Campus Bursar in all payment matters.

Payment by Bank Transfer :

Bank connection for payments in Euro :

Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg

P.O. Box 620
D – 71606 Ludwigsburg
Germany

Bank Code : 604 500 50
Account No : 78221
IBAN DE22 6045 0050 0000 0782 21
SWIFT / BIC : SOLA DE S1 LBG

Payment by check :

Please make your cheque payable to: Schiller International University and post to :

Schiller International University

Zollhofgarten 1

D – 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.

European Scholarship Program

First – time, new Applicants to Schiller International University Heidelberg may be eligible for a European Scholarship, subject to the published scholarship criteria and university policies. Interested new Applicants should consult with an Admission Representative for details. Information on the European Scholarship Program is also available on our main university website at www.schiller.edu. Applicants should enter the Download Center where they will find the criteria and guidelines to apply for these scholarships.

To apply for a European Scholarship, new Applicants should review the categories available and criteria to apply, then write a letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for a scholarship grant. Provide whatever supporting documentation you may have ( educational background, transcripts, eligibility under one of the scholarship categories, etc.. ) and send this with your Application File. Scholarship Applications will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee at each Schiller International University campus in Europe.

Schiller International University reserves the right to amend or cancel its Scholarship program at any time without prior notice. Scholarship grants are limited and may not be available to all eligible candidates.

Schiller International University is an independent institution with limited funds for scholarships and grants for students who qualify. Students are encouraged to seek assistance through private or governmental grant or loan programs before applying to the university for aid.