International Programmes 2021/2022

International Business & Management (IBM) International Business & Management

Fulda University of Applied Sciences • Fulda

Bachelor of Science
Teaching language
  • English

The language of instruction is English. The course includes a basic education in a second language; Spanish and French are offered, and German is offered to non-native speakers.

Programme duration
7 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline


  • Winter semester: 15 July
  • Summer semester: 15 January

Other nationalities:

  • Winter semester: 15 May
  • Summer semester: 15 December

For updates and details see:

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme

This programme is meant for high school graduates who want to lay the right foundations for an international career by

  • obtaining in-depth knowledge of the most important disciplines of business administration,
  • specialising in management,
  • studying exclusively in English, and
  • developing skills in a second language.
Course organisation
  • The programme is exclusively taught in English. Dedicated courses allow you to improve your English language skills.
  • You will also acquire basic, business-oriented skills in an additional language. You have a choice between French, Spanish, and – if you are not a German native-speaker – German.
  • The first four semesters will introduce you to the most important disciplines of business administration and economics. They also include all language modules.
  • During semester five, you will gain experience abroad. You are welcome to study at one of our partner universities or at a university of your choice. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to do an internship in a foreign country.
  • Back in Germany, the programme focuses on the specialisation in management, including a comprehensive case study, in which you will work on innovative projects. This experience, together with a business simulation, will provide a unique set of challenges to help you to develop holistic managerial skills.
  • The programme concludes with a Bachelor's thesis.
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Types of assessment

The programme contains a mix of different types of oral and written assessments.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

All courses are taught in English. During the fifth semester students will study abroad, e.g., at one of our partner universities. Alternatively, students can do an internship in a non-German speaking country.

Integrated internships

Students do an internship in a non-German speaking country. Non-German native speakers have the option to do an internship in Germany. Alternatively, students can spend a semester abroad.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

A semester contribution of around 300 EUR is charged to cover the cost of student services, the student government, an administrative fee, and the semester ticket (a student bus and rail pass for local and regional public transport).

Costs of living

Approx. 700-800 EUR per month incl. food, rent and health insurance (approx. 110 EUR per month), depending on one's living standard

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

International students may apply for the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship.

Academic admission requirements

University entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) for German universities

Language requirements

English language skills at level B2

Application deadline


  • Winter semester: 15 July
  • Summer semester: 15 January

Other nationalities:

  • Winter semester: 15 May
  • Summer semester: 15 December

For updates and details see:

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

From tutoring jobs and student assistantships at Fulda University to typical student jobs in restaurants, shops, and many other industries in the city of Fulda and its surrounding area, there is a wide range of job opportunities available.


The International Office offers an accommodation service for all non-EU students coming directly from abroad. Costs for accommodation amount to approx. 220-300 EUR for a single room in a shared flat or 300-400 EUR for a single apartment. There are excellent, newly built student residences within walking distance of the university.

For more information on housing, see:

Career advisory service

The university offers a dedicated career service. For more information, see:

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Accompanying programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Fulda University of Applied Sciences is a practice-oriented university with an international profile and a strong focus on applied research. Fulda University is the first university of applied sciences in Germany with the independent right to confer doctoral degrees. Founded in 1974, the university currently encompasses eight departments with over 60 study programmes, approximately 9,700 students, and 1,400 international students from more than 100 countries. The university staff includes 170 professors as well as approx. 550 academic and administrative employees. The university offers a broad spectrum of academic and professional education. Numerous research and development projects are undertaken in cooperation with private business and industry. Fulda University cooperates with more than 100 universities around the world. The number of international programmes is growing continuously. These programmes are partly or entirely taught in English. At the Bachelor's level, we currently offer three international Bachelor's programmes: "Science & Engineering", "International Health Sciences", and "International Business & Management". At the Master's level, we offer five programmes: "International Management", "Intercultural Communication and European Studies", "International Food Business and Consumer Studies", "Global Software Development", and "Human Rights in Politics, Law, and Society".

Further programmes designed for international students include the following:
1. Pre-College Fulda, a preparatory year for applicants with and without a higher education entrance qualification for Germany
2. Pre-Study Fulda, a preparatory semester for international applicants that includes German language training
3. Career service for international students and graduates
4. Preparatory intensive German courses, from a beginning level to DSH level
5. German courses (accompanying studies)
6. Support services, e.g. to find housing as well as various buddy programmes
7. International Summer University (ISU), International Winter University (IWU), and International Course in Social Work (ICSW)

14% International students
110 Number of countries international students come from

University location

A historic city founded in 744, Fulda today has a population of 68,000 with approx. 100,000 people living in the region. Fulda's Baroque quarter is one of the most beautiful in Germany and attracts visitors from all over the world. The picturesque Old Town has many cafés, bars, and pubs, with numerous shops and boutiques. The city's cultural life has something to offer for everyone. The high quality of life makes Fulda a great place to live and an ideal place to study. Fulda enjoys ideal public transport connections. One of Europe's principal international airports, Frankfurt International, is just one hour away by car or direct train. Other major cities in Germany, like Berlin, Munich, Cologne, or Hamburg, are within easy reach and only two to three hours away by train. Even famous European capitals like Paris are reachable within no more than five hours by train.