Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Stuttgart


The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart (Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg Stuttgart, DHBW Stuttgart) is one of the largest universities in the Stuttgart and Upper Neckar regions. Together with its campus in Horb it is the largest of nine locations of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). Based on the US State University System, the organisation structure of DHBW is unique in Germany for it comprises both the central (DHBW headquarters) and the local level (DHBW locations and campuses).

In cooperation with about 2,000 carefully selected enterprises and social institutions, the corporate (or dual) partners of the DHBW Stuttgart, the Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work offer more than 40 nationally and internationally approved Bachelor study programmes. Their most important feature is the integration of theory and practical experience: Students regularly switch between theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at the work placement. In addition DHBW Stuttgart offers postgraduate Master programmes with on-the-job training.

Coronavirus - Information about current situation and handling

The spread of the coronavirus concerns the people in our countries and also the members, employees and students of our universities. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the current state of affairs at DHBW.

Update 15/03/2020: All in-person lectures and events as well as all exams that require physical presence will be interrupted at DHBW until April 19, 2020. With immediate effect libraries and laboratories will be closed for the public. It is a preventive measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

Please find detailed information about the current situation and protection on the following pages:

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to your usual contact person. If you have general questions, please contact our International Office

Our Unique Study Concept

The dual study concept or cooperative higher education combines academic learning with workplace training. The innovative study concept of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) with alternating theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at a specific training partner is unique in Germany

Student (Foto: DHBW/Klaus Mellenthin)

International Students

We warmly welcome international students as: