Study Abroad in Mulhouse, France
The Universite de Haute Alsace at Mulhouse is one of two campuses – the other is found in Colmar. With roughly 8,000 students, 500 professors, and 450 administrative employees, the university offers classes in its many departments: Arts, Humanities & Language, Law, Economics/Management, Human & Social Sciences, and Science, Technology & Health.
The International Office at the university in Mulhouse gives particular attention to all incoming exchange students helping them to adapt quickly to their new environment. They help organize a welcome tour of the city, international dinners, airport pickup, and several other events throughout the yea. As Mulhouse is very close from the German and Swiss border, it will be easy for the students to travel there.
The University is located in Mulhouse, France in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. Mulhouse has a picturesque town center, as well as many various museums and galleries. Basel, Switzerland is a twenty-minute train ride away, while the Black Forest in Germany is not much further. The seat of the European Union is only a forty-five minute train ride away, in the picturesque city of Strasbourg. The train is easily accessible and a discount card for travel in France is offered for those 12-25 years of age.
There are several activities provided both by the international office, as well as the various departments on campus. The Club Anglais is always looking for a few Anglophones to stimulate their learning, and the international office provides several trips throughout the year for its international students. Group classes are offered at the gymnasium on campus.
All incoming international students are required to take a francais langue etrangere (FLE) class as well as the required 24 documented hours per semester in the foreign language lab. Other classes are offered in foreign and regional languages (German, Alsacian, etc), the humanities, economics, law, science, technology, social sciences, and health. Students can take Literature, Civilization and Economics courses in English.
Mulhouse uses the ECTS credit system, so students should register in a minimum of 30 ECTS credit hours while abroad. This is equivalent to 15 UNC transfer hours.
All courses are taught in French
Eligibility and Availablity
To be eligible to apply students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must have completed at least two semesters of courses at UNC, Since all instruction is in French, students need to have the equivalent of 4 semesters of college French before participating in this program.
This program is open to all majors with no limit on the number of UNC students who can participate each semester. Students may apply for one semester or one academic year.
Students must first complete the UNC study abroad application. Applications will be evaluated and selections will be made immediately after the application deadline. If selected, the student will need to complete an additional online admissions application for UHA Mulhouse. After nomination, all necessary infromation willbe sent to the the student from UHA
Application Deadline for Fall: March 12
Fall Semester: early September thru mid-January
Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Spring semester: early January - early May
Students will need to apply for a Long Stay Student Visa if staying for longer than 90 days. Before applying for a visa students must complete
an application with Campus France. Prior to completing the Campus France application, please be sure to read the application
guidelines. Once the Campus France application is complete students will be given
a validation number and may proceed with their visa application. The validation number
will be used to make an appointment with the French embassy in Los Angeles. Students
are required to apply for their visa in person at the consulate in Los Angeles.
French visas take a minimum to two weeks to process after the appointment in LA. No expediting is possible.
All costs are estimated based on a five-month semester.
Students need to show up in person at the French Consulate in Los Angeles for their visa.