Incomings

Welcome!

International students are warmly welcome at the DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen. They can either participate in regular lectures in German or in the International Semester where English is the language of tuition. Programmes are specially tailored to meet the needs of international student. Moreover, we also organise a two-week Summer School which offers a varied academic and cultural programme. It is also possible to complete work placement phases in a training company or institution. Please contact our International Office if you have any questions.

Awareness Campaign - European Emergency Number 112

The campaign aims to raise awareness amongst European and international students of the European emergency number 112, which is available everywhere in the European Union (EU), free of charge, 24/7 for the police, the emergency medical services or the fire brigade. The majority of European citizens are not aware that they can dial 112 in case of an emergency anywhere in the EU. The Erasmus agencies can play an important role in raising awareness due to their close connection with the students and education institutions. For further information please visit http://www.eena.org/

Academic Calendar 2020

 

Spring Semester Fall Semester

Semester Starts
(including Orientation)

March 04 2020

Semester Starts
(including Orientation)

Sept 07 2020

Semester Ends (including Exams) June 21 2020 Semester Ends (including Exams) Dec 23 2020

Application Deadline

March 31 for the Fall Semester
September 30 for the Spring Semester

ECTS & Local Grades

 

Local Grading System   ECTS Grades

1,0-1,5

Excellent

A

1,6-2,3

Very Good

B

2,4-3,3

Good

C

3,4-3,7

Satisfactory

D

3,8-4,0

Sufficient

E

4,1-5,0

Fail

F/FX

F: Considerable further work is required
FX: Some more work is required before the credit can be awarded

Internationales Semester

The International Semester at the DHBW VS is held twice yearly from the end of March to June and the end of September to December.
The programme is designed for students from our partner universities, and these can choose from numerous lectures, courses and seminars conducted in English. Students gain an initial insight into German culture and student life on the campus in an introductory week, and the official semester then begins were students attend the courses for which they have registered.  We offer a large selection of diverse courses, including German classes, lectures on intercultural competences, marketing management and other businesses lectures. You can find our courses here. As an International Semester student, you can also take part in a varied one-week cultural programme. This includes visits to companies and trips in the surrounding region to the Black Forest, Lake Constance and other destinations well worth a visit.

Studies In German

Students from partner universities can also complete semesters in German at the DHBW VS. The prerequisite for this is a level of knowledge of German equivalent to at least B2. The command of the language is assessed by us in interviews. Learning agreements for this purpose must be concluded in compliance with courses on offer in the respective study programme. An overview of all study programmes in the Business School and School of Social Work can be consulted here. You can find a module overview here for the International Business study programme. You can find a module overview here for the Management in Industry study programme. Please consult our website if you are interested in another study programme, including in the School of Social Work. Do you need help, or have you any questions? Then please contact brusis(at)dhbw-vs.de

Prerequisites

The prerequisite for a course of studies with us is the submission of your learning agreement which has been signed by your university. In addition, you should have at least a B2 German level and B1 English level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. An English test and personal student consultation is carried out at the DH at the beginning of the semester to avoid problems when selecting a course.

Applying

If you wish to participate in our International Semester, please fill out the application form provided for this purpose.

Application deadlines can be found on our academic calendar. Please enter the courses you wish to attend and, also, your English level.

Please send the completed form to Ms Angela Brusis, International Office.

Course Offer Spring 2020

 

Mandatory Courses ECTS Level

Academic Writing

2

B1

Workshop Cultural Awareness and Team Building

1

B1

Management Seminar: Selected Business and Economics Topics in Theory and Practice

  1. Issues of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  2. Finance Theory
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Globalization and International Trade
  5. Marketing Communications
  6. Further topics and excursions

10

B1

Electives Business (please select either A or B or C-courses in order to avoid overlaps)

ECTS
Level

A: Strategic Management II

3

B2

B: International Organizational Behaviour

3

B2/C1

B: Introduction to Research Methods II

1

B2/C1

C: Human Resource Management

3

B2/C1

C: International Operations Management

4

B2/C1

C: Intercultural Management in Selected Operational Areas

3

B2/C1

C: Economics - Money and Banking

3

B2/C1

D: International Project Management

2

B2

A: Business/Small and medium-sized companies,
B: International Business (Sem 2),
C: International Business (Sem 4),
D: Technical Management (Sem 4)

 

 

Electives: Languages
ECTS Level

Business English*

2

B2/C1

Business French*

2

B1-B2

Business Spanish*

2

A1-B1

*Subject to timetable restrictions
Update: October 2019
This list is updated on a regular basis. All courses are subject to change.

Study options in German

Course Offer Fall 2019

 

Mandatory Courses ECTS Level

Academic Writing

2

B1

Cultural Awareness and Team Building

1

B1

Management Seminar I
Selected Business and Economics Topics in Theory and Practice:

  1. Financial Markets/Economics
  2. Change Management
  3. Corporate Governance
  4. Strategic Management with Game Theory
  5. Personal Strategy
  6. Company visits and excursions

10

B1/B2

 

Electives International Semester
ECTS Level

Intercultural Communication

2

B1/B2

International Business (BLIC)

2

B2

International Lecture Series Social Work

2

B2

Innovation Management

2

B1/B2

Kommunikationstraining Wirtschaftsdeutsch

2

B1 (German)

German Language (basic)

3

A1/A2

German Language (advanced)

3

B1/B2

 

Electives Business
(please select either A or B / C / D / E courses in order to avoid overlaps)
ECTS Level

A: Strategic Management

3

B2

B: Principles of Business Administration

2

B2/C1

B: Principles of International Business and its Environment

3

B2/C1

B: Principles of Intercultural Management

3

B2/C1

B: Introduction to Research Methods

1

B2/C1

C: International Financial Management

2

B2/C1

C: Applied Intercultural Management: Leadership

2

B2/C1

D: International Operations Management

2

B2/C1

D: International Product Management and Sales

2

B2/C1

E: Business Simulation: StartUp Enterprise

2

B2/C1

A: Business/Small and medium-sized companies (Sem 3)
B: International Business (Sem 1)
C: International Business (Sem 3)
D: Technical Management (Sem 1 and 3)
E: Auditing (Sem 3)

 

 

 

Electives Languages ECTS Level

Business English *

2

B2/C1

English for Social Workers *

2

B2

Business French *

2

B1-B2

Business Spanish *

2

A1-B1

* Subject to timetable restrictions, enrollment via Language Department: ashford(at)dhbw-vs.de
Update: 03.04.2019
This list is updated on a regular basis. All courses are subject to change.

Academic Semester

Application Form For Internatonal Applicants

Please fill out the following form in order to apply for an academic semester at the DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen: http://www.dhbw-vs.de/applicationacademicsemester/

 

Studium und Leben
in Deutschland

Informationen und Eindrücke rund um das Studium und Leben in Deutschland finden Sie unter:
www.study-in-germany.de

Contact

"Angela Brusis"

Angela Brusis