Information for Exchange Students for the degree courses International Business (B.A.) and International Business Management (B.A.)

FH Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts welcomes foreign students who want to come and study at the Faculty of Business Studies for one or two semesters.

The Faculty of Business Studies receives international students from all over the world. They usually come from partner institutions and follow a course of study agreed with their home institution. The so-called Double Degree Program is offered either in English or in German and comprises two semesters of studies as well as an internship.

In addition, for students from partner universities who would like to spend one or two semesters in Germany without obtaining a Double Degree Diploma, the International Business programme offers as well an interesting study programme with the majority of courses taught in English.

Foreign students have access to all campus facilities and are assisted by the International Office in all matters of enrolment, housing and visas. Their website contains general information for all incoming international students, from application forms to health insurance matters.

To find out what the City of Dortmund has to offer go to their website for information and impressions of a dynamic city in the Ruhr area.


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Types of Exchange

Double Degree Program

The Double Degree program is only available to students nominated by one of our specified double degree partner universities. At the end of 4 years of study, successful graduates will obtain BA Diploma of FH Dortmund and the degree from their home university.

 

The Double Degree program is offered either in German or in English and comprises the following parts:

One full year (2 semesters = 60 ECTS credits) of study on the IB program of FH Dortmund and 20 weeks of internship.

 

Check the course catalogues “German Track" and "English Track” for more details about the two options.

Full Year Exchange

Exchange students have to be nominated by one of our partner universities.

They can either spend two semesters of study at FH Dortmund or decide for one semester of study in combination with a voluntary six month internship in Germany.The internship has to be in compliance with the regulations of the home institution. FH-Dortmund does not award any ECTS-Credits for the internship.

At FH Dortmund, international students shall follow a course of study which represents 30 ECTS credits per semester. They can choose from the classes available during their chosen study period in accordance with the academic requirements of their home university.

FH Dortmund offers a variety of English courses.

Check the course catalogue “Exchange Students” to see which classes are available to you each semester.

One Semester Exchange

Exchange students have to be nominated by one of our partner universities.

International students usually take a course of study which represents 30 ECTS credits per semester. They can choose from the classes available during their chosen study period in accordance with the academic requirements of their home university.

FH Dortmund offers a variety of English courses.

Check the course catalogue “Exchange Students” to see which classes are available to you each semester.


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Application and Enrolment

Students need to be nominated by their home universities.

You can find relevant information and the necessary application and registration forms on the website of our International Office.

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate contact the International Office.


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Visas, Medical Cover etc

Our International Office is here to help you with administrative and practical details concerning your study period in Germany, such as visas, temporary residence permits, opening bank accounts, medical cover etc.


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Important Dates

Winter Semester

September 1st - February 29th


Lecture period: 26.10.2020 - 29.01.2020

Application deadline: May 15th


Arrival Dates:

It is recommended that exchange students arrive before the start of lectures, will say at latest second week in October.

Summer Semester

March 1st - August 31st


Lecture period: xx.03.2021 - xx.07.2021

Application deadline: November 15th


Arrival Dates:

It is recommended that exchange students arrive before the start of lectures, will say at latest second week in March.


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Housing and monthly costs

It is possible to make an application for rooms in halls of residence to the Studentenwerk Dortmund via the International Office.

The below mentioned costs are estimated and cannot be taken as binding. The accommodation costs refer to the price for a room in a dormitory/ student hostel in Dortmund.

Accommodation costs (including heating and electricity) approx. € 350,00 - 500,00 per month
Personal requirements /health insurance / living costs approx. € 500,00 per month
Semester fee* approx. € 315,00 for one semester

*This fee is not a tuition fee, but rather a contribution towards our social facilities and benefits. Holder of our student identity card are entitled to budget-priced meals in the canteens and to free public transport with buses, local trains and tramways in the common North Rhine-Westphalia-Area.


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Faculty Exchange Point

The Faculty Exchange Point is run by faculty students wanting to help you to make the most of your stay in Dortmund.

They can provide information on lectures, faculty staff, procedures und regulations with regard to the study programmes and the faculty, housing and accommodation, etc.

For opening hours of the Office please consult the notice on the door.

The times mentioned are valid for the lecture period only and may vary from semester to semester. You can, of course, always make an appointment by phone or email, if you need to speak to someone urgently or outside the office hours.

Do not hesitate to visit, call or send an email; they will be happy to help:


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Campus Life

The faculties "Business Studies", "Architecture", "Computer Sciences" and "Social Sciences" of the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
together with a part of the Dortmund Technical University are located in the
North Campus on the Emil-Figge-Street in Dortmund.

Another part of the Campus Life is the sport at:


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Student Union (AStA)

Here you can find information and consultation about studying and living in Dortmund:


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Further interesting links and documents