Academic Information

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

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 and 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.

Academic Calendar

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

  Year 2017/2018 Year 2018/2019
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 1/2 April 21/22 April
Easter 28 March 17 April
Labour Day 1 May 1 May
Ascension Day 10 May 30 May
Pentecost 15/16 May 9/10 June
Corpus Christi 31 May 20 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