Academic Information

Study Programmes in the area of Business Administration and Computer Science

Semester at DHBW Stuttgart

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

Courses in English and German

Courses in English

Students can choose from the International Programme oder from the regular study programmes.

International Programmes

Please note that the classes of the International Programme may change depending on the number of applicants for the specific class.

Regular Study programmes

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.

Academic Calendar

WINTER SEMESTER (September – February) SUMMER SEMESTER (March – August)
Welcome Days First week of September (including “Intercultural Training Germany” and “Basics of Scientific Working”) First week of March (including “Intercultural Training Germany” and “Basics of Scientific Working”)
International Programmes October - December   March - May
Regular Programmes Sept/Oct/Nov - Dec/Jan/Feb Feb/March/April – April/May/June
For exact dates please contact International Office. The dates depend on the courses chosen and year of study.
Public Holidays

School Year 2015/2016 School Year 2016/2017
German Unification Day 3 October 3 October
All Saints’ Day 1 November 1 November
Christmas 24 /25 /26 December 24 /25 /26 December
New Year´s Eve 31 December 31 December
New Year´s Day 1 January 1 January
Epiphany 6 January 6 January
Good Friday 25 March 14 April
Easter 28 March 17 April
Labour Day 1 May 1 May
Ascension Day 5 May 25 May
Pentecost 15/16 May 5 June
Corpus Christi 26 May 15 June


Language Requirements

Exchange students can choose from any classes DHBW Stuttgart offers according to their language ability:

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

ECTS & General Requirements

Average work load per semester is 25 ECTS, maximum 30 ECTS per semester. 1 credit (ECTS) = 30 hours of work. The minimum number of credits exchange students are required to take ist 5 ECTS. If students wish to take more credits, they must contact the International Office.

Grading system

  • 1.0 - 1.5 Very good
  • 1.6 - 2.5 Good
  • 2.6 - 3.5 Satisfactory
  • 3.6 - 4.0 Pass
  • 4.1 - 5.0 Fail