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.
Academic Calendar 2023/2024
|4 March 2024
||4 September 2023|
|28 June 2024||22 December 2023|
|Nomination Deadline||30 September 2023||30 March 2023|
|Application Deadline||30 October 2023||30 April 2023|
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 nominated students will need to fill in the online application form and upload the necessary attachments. Please, stick to deadlines!
- Transcript of Records (Grades) to date
- Scanned Copy of Passport
- Recent photo in passport format
- Copy of Health Insurance
- Official Proof of English and/or German Competency
- Accommodation form
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.
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|
Insufficient / Fail
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.
If you are interested to study in German, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Own bedroom in student dormitory in a shared student apartment
- Single apartment in student dormitory
- Own bedroom in a shared student apartment from a private landlord
- Single apartment from a private landlord
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/