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Academic information

International Study Programme (ISP) in the area of Business Administration

Semester at DHBW Stuttgart

This programme is designed for exchange and study abroad students who wish to study at DHBW Stuttgart for one or two semesters. Courses are available either in English or in German.


Courses in English

Students can choose from the International Study Programme or from the Regular Study Programme.

Please note that the classes of the International Study Programme may change depending on the number of applicants for the specific class. The final list of regular courses in English is available approx. one week before the semester starts.

Courses in German

Students who consider taking curriculum classes taught in German need to check the information of the respective department on the German website and contact the International Office.

Language Requirements

Exchange students can choose from any classes the DHBW Stuttgart offers according to their language ability. There are classes taught in English in various departments and in the International Programme, where classes are open to students from all backgrounds. However, the International Programme is explicitly designed for exchange students. Students of the DHBW Stuttgart may attend at a voluntary basis. In addition, international students can participate in individual projects, where the language of instruction is English.

Students can take classes from different semester levels according to their knowledge and background. 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.

Classes in English

Students who wish to take regular curriculum classes in English need to prove their knowledge of English before arrival in Stuttgart (B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Language- CEFR). Exchange and study abroad programme students are required to submit proof of their proficiency in English or German according to the course selection. We accept DAAD-language certificate or compatible f. ex. certifying TOEFL IBT 79, TOEFL PBT 550, TOEIC 765 or higher or IELTS 6, at least level B2. Partner institutions are expected to select students who meet these requirements.

Native English speakers along with students who are taking their degree programme in English  are exempted.

Classes in German

Students who wish to take classes taught in German need to have the equivalent of B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Academic Calender


WINTER SEMESTER (September – February)

SUMMER SEMESTER (March – August)

Welcome Days

Orientation during the first week of September

Orientation during the first week of March

International Study Programme (English)

September - December (including mandatory courses "German Language Intensive
Course A1" and "Intercultural Training Germany")

March - June  (including mandatory courses "German Language Intensive Course A1"
and "Intercultural Training Germany")

Programmes taught in German

Sept/Oct/Nov - Dec/Jan/Feb

March/April – June/July/August


For exact dates please contact the International Office. The dates depend on the courses chosen and year of study.

Public Holidays Germany


Year 2022/2023

Year 2023/2024

German Unification Day

3 October

3 October

All Saints’ Day

1 November

1 November


24 /25 /26 December 24 /25 /26 December

New Year´s Eve

31 December 31 December

New Year´s Day

1 January 1 January


6 January 6 January

Good Friday

7 April

29 March

Easter Monday

9 April

1 April

Labour Day

1 May

1 May

Ascension Day

18 May

9 May


29 May

20 May

Corpus Christi

08 June

30 May