Student Resources for College (Germany)


The IB Guide for IB students applying to German Universities

The following universities in Germany offer courses in English:

Jacobs University Bremen
Bachelor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Bachelor of Art in Comparative Literature and Culture (Integrated Cultural Studies), Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and History. Tuition fees: 18000 € per year (a private institution)

Berlin School of Economics and Law (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin)
During the first two years of the programme students study in Berlin, the third year they spend at one of more than 60 partner universities around the world. Bachelor in International Business Management entirely taught in English. One additional semester will be spent in an international company. Other programmes available. No Tuition fees.

Universität Magdeburg (Otto-von-Guericke Universität )
In Eastern Germany between Berlin and the medieval towns of Werningerode, Quedlingburg, Goslarin the Harz-Mountains offers an entirely English taught Management and Economics. Small class sizes of an average intake of 80 students (50 % of places reserved for international candidates) allow for better individual attention. One or two semesters may be studied abroad with travel grants available. No tuition fees.

Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule, Nürnberg
Bachelor in International Business. Besides competence in business and work experience (an integrated internship) there is an obligatory semester abroad. The first 3 semesters are 100 % in English, thereafter 60 % in English, 40% in German (proof of approximately 100 hours of lessons). Tuition fees: 500 € per semester

SRH Hochschule, Berlin
(A private state-approved university of applied sciences with an alternative, innovative concept of teaching (practical oriented peer group learning style mentored intensively by the teaching staff). Bachelor of Economics – Business Administration. Tuition fees: 8400 € per year

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin)
Bachelor of International Business. Entirely taught in English. 7 semesters, including an internship abroad. Special attention is given to the specific structures of the EU and the integration of European countries. No tuiton fees. For accomodation and living costs students should allocate 600 € per month

Fachhochschule Süd-Westfalen (South WestphalianUniversity of Applied Sciences)
Bachelor in Business Admininistration with informatics focuses on International Economics. In cooperation with the Swiss/German University, Jakarta (Indonesia), an international team of lecturers prepares international students in a study course exclusively taught in English to efficiently master global demands. Tuition fees: 500 € per semester

Hochschule Furtwangen University (in the South-West of Germany)
Finds its programmes BA in International Business Management and International Business Administration ranked amongst the top of all 550 German bachelor programmes (third place of the top ten). Languages and communication skills are an integral part of the programme. For native speakers of English the first foreign language is German (at all levels), the second is Chinese (beginners), French, or Spanish. Tuition fees: 500 € per semester.

Hochschule Flensburg in cooperation with the Syddansk Universitet close to the German border.
The Bachelor programme of Sciences in European Studies is taught on the Sonderborg campus of the Danish university in its buildings. Tuition is in English and there are no fees charged for Europeans. Non Europeans have to pay 10700 € per year

Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus
Bachelor of Environmental and Resource Management combines the knowledge of several closely related fields (technical subjects, natural sciences, sociology, economics). The choice and combination was strongly influence by the issues of the ‘Agenda 21’. No tuition fees. For accommodation and living expenses students should allocate 600 – 700 € per month.

Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Engineering, (Electrical engineering and Information Technology). The programme starts every summer semester. In the first two years the course language is English. During this period part of the standard curriculum is “German for Foreign Students”. If students have passed this language course they should be able to do a practical semester in a German company to get some experience of working as an engineer. The last two semesters are mostly offered in German. Most foreign students are accommodated in a students’ residence. The monthly rate varies between 190 and 240 €.Tuition fees 500 € per semester

Universität Karlsruhe, Carl Benz School
Countless Nobel Prize winners and pioneers in engineering have studied and taught here. In 2006 the Universität Karlsruhe was awarded the status of elite university and now ranks among the top three universities in Germany. Carl Benz School of Engineering, an institute within the big university, offers a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering + 12 weeks internship. Students can also develop their English and German skills. Tuition fee: 12000 € per year

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences 
Bachelor of Information Engineering. Basic studies during semester 1 to 4, industrial placement during 5th semester, (20 weeks), major studies during semester 6 and 7. Tuition fees 1200 € per year (inclusive free travel on Hamburg’s public transport system.)

Hochschule Mannheim, University for Applied Sciences 
Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and in Automation Technology awarded after a 7 semester-course of study comprising 210 credits. During the first two semesters lectures and lab courses are held exclusively in English. In the subsequent semesters instruction is primarily in German. Language instruction is an integral part of the degree programme. In addition, all-day language classes in three-week sessions take place in the semester breaks. Tuition fees: 500 € per semester. Deadline for application is May 15th. Intensive language courses start in September.

Fachhochschule Aachen, Aix-la-Chapelle
There is a unique Freshman programme for studens who do not meet the admission requirements to German universities. Students who enter the programme directly, as well as those who complete the Freshman year, can study in one of the Bachelor’s programmes in Applied Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (within this course there are several study paths: Energy Engineering, Environmental Protection Engineering, Nuclear Engineering), Physical Engineering. Students with a bilingual degree have a head start in the job market or in a Master’s programme. Courses are held in English during the first year and then mostly in German. German classes are offered, but must be paid for (300 € per semester).Tuition fees: 700 € per semester

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