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Welcome!

International students are warmly welcome at the DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen. Erasmus and exchange students can either participate in the International Semester with lectures in English, or attend the study programme in German. Programmes are specially tailored to meet the needs of international students. 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.

International Semester

The International Semester 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.  We offer a large variety of courses in Business, Economics and Social Studies as well as lectures on intercultural competences and German language courses. As an International Semester student, you can also take part in a varied 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.

Academic Calendar 2021 / 2022

 

Fall Semester (online)

Spring Semester

Semester Starts
(including orientation)
02 September 2021

Semester Starts
(including orientation)
03 March 2022
Semester Ends
(including exams)
23 December 2021 Semester Ends
(including exams)
30 June 2022
Nomination Deadline
30 March 2021 Nomination Deadline 30 September 2021
Application Deadline 30 April 2021 Application Deadline 30 October 2021

 

No student exchange until the end of June 2021
DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen has decided not to run the International Semester Program until the end of June 2021.

Applying

All exchange students must be nominated by their home university on or before the nomination deadline. Please contact the coordinator at the International Office of your university. Applications will not be accepted without the submission of a completed nomination form.

How to apply?
After being nominated by the home university, the International Office of DHBW VS will contact the nominated students and provide the application form, which must be completed and returned
by the application deadline. Please, stick to deadlines!

Application Documents

  • Application Form
  • Transcript of Records (Grades) to date
  • Scanned Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Health Insurance
  • Official Proof of English Competency

Contact:
International Office
international@dhbw-vs.de
+49 7720-3906-111

 

Prerequisites

Exchange students can choose from a variety of courses taught in English within the International Semester Programme. Depending on their language proficiency and academic background exchange students are welcome to study in German in various departments.

Language requirements:
An English test and personal student consultation is carried out at the beginning of the semester to avoid problems when selecting a course.

Required level of English:
CEFR B2 / IELTS 6.0

Other English language certifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you wish to study in German, a B2 level of German is required.

ECTS and 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

The number of credits students receive depends on the assessment, the contact hours of each class and the amount of workload students have to invest. At the end of each study period students will be provided with a transcript of records, stating all information of the kind of lecture, grades and number of ECTS.

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. 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 below the links to the module overviews for the following programmes:
International Business (German and English)
Management in Industry (German)
Social Work (German)

 

Accomodation

t.b.a.

European Emergency Number

This 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/


Course Offer Fall (online)


 

Courses

Module Descriptions

Language of instruction Required
language level
ECTS
based on workload
Academic Writing English B1 2
Financial Markets, Globalization and International Trade English B2 4
Change Management English B2 2
Strategic Management with Game Theory English B1 2
Corporate Governance English B1 2
Business Ethics English B1 2
Cultural Aspects for Business in Germany and Europe English B2 3
Strategic Marketing English B1 3
Innovation Management English B1 2
International and intercultural perspectives on social injustice English B1 2
Negotiation in International Sales English B2 3
International Human Resource Management, English B2 3
Business Management, Organization and Communication (Management, Organisation und Kommunikation in Unternehmen) German B1 (German) 5
German Language (basic) German A1-A2 4
German Language (advanced) German B1-B2 4
Further topics t.b.a.      

(Test your German level here.)

Courses are subject to change.

Course Offer Spring

 

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. Financial Markets/Economics
  2. Change Management
  3. Personal Strategy
  4. Strategic Management with Game Theory
  5. Corporate Governance
  6. Further topics, company visits and excursions

10

B1/B2

 

Electives / International Semester ECTS Level
Intercultural Communication

2

B1/B2

International Topics of Social Science (Lecture Series)
Stress and Coping in different Contexts of Social Work

2

B2

Innovation Management

2

B1/B2

Event Management tbc

2

B1/B2

Strategic Management

3

B1/B2

Kommunikationstraining Wirtschaftsdeutsch
(Communication and Business German) in German

2

B1 (German)

German Language (basic)

4

A1-A2

German Language  (advanced)

4

B1-B2

 

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

ECTS
Level

A: Principles of Business Administration

2

B2/C1

A: Principles of International Business and its Environment

3

B2/C1

A: Principles of Intercultural Management

3

B2/C1

A: Introduction to Research Methods

1

B2/C1

B: International Financial Management

2

B2/C1

B: Applied Intercultural Management: Leadership

2

B2/C1

C: International Operations Management

2

B2/C1

C: International Product Management and Sales

2

B2/C1

D: Business Simulation: StartUp Enterprise

2

B2/C1

 

Electives: Languages
ECTS Level

Business English

2

B2/C1

Business French

2

B1-B2

Business Spanish

2

A1-B1


This list is updated on a regular basis. All courses are subject to change.
Study Options in German:  German

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:

Please choose the courses you want to take part in:
Please choose the course level for "German language":*
Please choose Course A or B for "Intercultural Communication":*
Course A
Wednesdays: October 14, Ocotber 21, November 04

Course B

Tuesdays: November 10, November 17, November 24
Please choose Course A or B for "Business Culture in Germany":*
Course A
Fridays: November 6, November 13, November 20

Course B

Saturdays: November 7, November 14, November 21

Life and Study in Germany

Information and impressions on life and study in Germany:
www.study-in-germany.de

Contact

"Sarah Brucker"

Sarah Brucker

Claudia Rzepka

International Office

international@dhbw-vs.de

+49 7720 3906-111
Building F, Room 102/103