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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: November-February
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
November-February 2017 30/10/2017 ** Rolling Admission 08/01/2018 09/02/2018

** 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:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law Program Type: Short Term Partner Program - Exchange
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
Housing Options: On Campus, Own Arrangements OS Help Available: Yes
Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:
SRH Heidelberg winter

SRH Heidelberg - January in Germany  5 x $1,000 travel grants available

About the program:
SRH Heidelberg teaches in block mode. Block mode allows you to study one unit at a time over 5 weeks. You have the opportunity to join German students and other internationals on a ‘mini exchange’ to one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. Pick from one of the below units on offer in the January block and add an international perspective to your degree. You also have the option to attend a second block in November and stay in Heidelberg from November - February. Please email if you are interested. Please note, block mode also means there is no particular student welcome for international students, you simply start the class as all other domestic students do.

Location profile:
Surrounded by forest 93km south of Frankfurt, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its baroque old-town, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle, which draw 11.8 million visitors a year. They follow in the footsteps of the late 18th- and early 19th-century romantics, most notably the poet Goethe. Britain’s William Turner also loved Heidelberg, which inspired him to paint some of his greatest landscapes.
In 1878, Mark Twain began his European travels with a three-month stay in Heidelberg, recounting his observations in A Tramp Abroad (1880). Heidelberg's rich literary history, along with its thriving contemporary scene involving authors, translators, publishing houses, bookshops, libraries, festivals and events, saw it named a Unesco City of Literature in 2014.
Heidelberg’s old-town has a red-roofed townscape of remarkable architectural unity. After having been all but destroyed by French troops under Louis XIV (1690s), it was built pretty much from scratch during the 18th century. Unlike the vast majority of German cities, it emerged from WWII almost unscathed. Today, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most enchanting cities. The longer you stay, the more heartstopping panoramas and hidden treasures you’ll discover.


Academic information:
SRH offers several units. Please note Deakin students are only able to undertake one of the units listed below as they have been approved by our academics.
Each course is equivalent to 1 Deakin credit point. Please select one of the units outlined below:
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective, 1 Deakin credit
Approved by Business and Law

After this course, students will understand behavioral patterns as a basic principle of intervention, become familiar with organizational structure and the tools for its implementation, understand the various roles of HR work within a company, recognize appropriate situations for applying HR tools (by way of examples).

Introduction to Accounting
This program has been assessed as equivalent of MAA103, 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by Business and Law

The course enables the students to lead the books through a business year beginning with the opening balance sheet and ending by the annual financial statement. Furthermore the students will obtain a fundamental understanding of the rules and techniques of bookkeeping.

International Accounting
This program has been assessed as equivalent of MAA363, 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by Business and Law

The module “International Accounting” provides an introduction to the framework, concepts and practices associated with international financial reporting standards. Students will obtain a fundamental understanding of accounting. The role and use of accounting information by external decision makers will be emphasized. Students will perform an in-depth analysis of financial statements and annual reports. Furthermore the differences between IFRS and national accounting systems (particularly HGB) will be emphasized. On successful completion of the course, students should be able to understand and to use financial statements that are based on IFRS.

This program has been assessed as a level 3 elective towards a Marketing major for 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by Business and Law

Upon successful completion of the course students should have a basic understanding of the structure and functioning of the Market, and understand factors affecting both production companies, of investment and consumer goods, as well as commercial enterprises. The student will understand the underlying distribution systems and the central instruments of sales management and can identify the corresponding structures in practice.

Current Topics of International Business
This program has been assessed as equivalent of MMM306 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by Business and Law

Having completed Current Topics in Business student’s knowledge of business tools will be expanded and enhance their capability of implementing them to a number of topics / challenges that apply to the current international business environment. Students will be able to analyse the arguments or major conflicts surrounding an issue, including current affairs relating to the subject, and will be enabled to apply their knowledge and research to real problems and to communicate their conclusions in a professional environment.

Marketing Management
This program has been assessed as a Level 1 Marketing B&L unit 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by Business and Law

Students develop the skills that are needed for the market-oriented development and introduction of products that can be found in compressed form in the "Agency Briefing", which is the first practice test in innovation marketing in many ways. Against this background, the necessary skills and knowledge play a central part in the testing program of the event.
The teaching units provide knowledge and teach the application of this knowledge, directed to the relevant Agency at the briefing skills and knowledge. The case studies are a reflection of the progress of competences acquired and allow an adaptation of learning content and learning speed.

Students who want accreditation through CPA need to check with CPA to ensure the above units will be accredited.

SRH University Heidelberg campus includes restaurants, cafés and apartment buildings. Limited accommodation on campus is offered and needs to be paid and organised independently. If SRH runs out of accommodation, students may need to look themselves for accommodation in Heidelberg, finding housing in Heidelberg is not easy but the International Office of SRH will give you guidance where to look.

Cost: NO PROGRAM FEE. This is an Exchange program meaning you will pay a unit fee to Deakin University. You will also have to pay for your accommodation, flights and visa related costs and require spending money for personal expenses.

Program Dates: 8th of January to 9th of February 2018

You may wish to extend your exchange (and your time in Europe) by taking another unit at SRH in the November Block. Please email us at if you are interested in undertaking two blocks at SRH (November and January).

  • You may be eligible for the OS help loan of up to $6,567
  • Deakin Abroad will be giving 5 x $1,000 grants to the 5 students studying at SRH with the highest WAM (you won't receive the grant if you are also eligible for the DBS grant as you can only receive one of the two)
  • Deakin Business School is giving away $1,000 travel grants*
- You must apply to Study Abroad after Feb 2017 and be participating in T1, T2 or T3 (2017).
- You must be enrolled in a Deakin unit and studying a Deakin Business School (DBS) degree (or a double degree with Business) in order to receive these funds.
- If you withdraw from your Study Abroad program you will be required to return these funds to Deakin University.
- If you have received any other funding from Deakin for your Study Abroad (not including OS-Help) you may not be eligible – please contact to confirm.
- Grants are limited and are on a first-in, first-served basis.

For more information please visit the partner website

Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.