International Programmes 2022/2023

International Tourism Management International Tourism Management

htw saar - University of Applied Sciences • Saarbrücken

Bachelor of Arts
In cooperation with

Université de Lorraine

Teaching language
  • German
  • English
  • French

The programme is taught in German and French. In addition, several modules are taught in English.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
6 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

31 May

Please note: Before applying to the university, you need to first apply to receive your VPD via uni-assist. You can do so throughout the year, but it takes at least six weeks to receive your VPD from uni-assist. So in order to meet the university application deadlines, you will need to apply for your VPD as early as possible.

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

Tourism is one of the most important service sectors in France and Germany. The tourism industry offers summer, sun, beaches and the sea – but behind all that lies extremely professional management. That's why tourism managers need a wealth of business, social and intercultural knowledge in their day-to-day work in order to analyse interrelationships in their industry and develop concepts that work sustainably.

This is precisely the knowledge that the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Tourism Management at the Franco-German Institute of Technology, Economics and Science provides. During six semesters in Metz, France, and at the htw saar in Germany, students will gain the tools they need to make independent decisions in their future careers and to successfully manage the various players. The focus is on the international perspective – because hotels, airlines, tour operators and, above all, customers exist all over the world.

Graduates will have the economic, legal or cultural skills that will enable them to turn trends in the booming tourism industry into real successes. Whether in destination management, working with tour operators, in the hotel industry, with tourism associations, in event and culture management or even with transportation companies: internationally oriented tourism managers are sought after the world over!

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

First year

Students will spend the first year (first and second semesters) of the programme in Metz (France) at the Université de Lorraine.

Second year

The second year (third and fourth semesters) takes place in Saarbrücken (Germany) at the htw saar.

Third year

Students can spend the fifth semester either in Metz or do an Erasmus+ exchange semester at one of our university partners abroad. During the sixth semester, students complete an internship and write the Bachelor's thesis.

Integrated internships

Students complete an internship at a company of their choice at the end of their studies, i.e. in the sixth semester. The company must not be in the country of their mother tongue.

Special promotion / funding of the programme
  • Other (e.g. state level)
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Université de Lorraine

The registration fee for a Bachelor's degree is 170 EUR. There is also a student and campus life contribution of 92 EUR.

htw saar

Although studies begin at the Université de Lorraine in Metz, all first-year students must also enrol at the htw saar. Registration at the htw saar is free of charge. You will, however, have to pay a re-registration fee of 292 EUR in the second year.

Costs of living

Approximately 1,000 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

This amount includes estimated costs for accommodation, food, leisure activities, books and study equipment, semester fees and health insurance charges.

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

For detailed information about the academic admission requirements, click on this link.

Language requirements
  • English B1
  • French B2
  • German C1
Application deadline

31 May

Please note: Before applying to the university, you need to first apply to receive your VPD via uni-assist. You can do so throughout the year, but it takes at least six weeks to receive your VPD from uni-assist. So in order to meet the university application deadlines, you will need to apply for your VPD as early as possible.

Submit application to

International applicants must first apply online via uni-assist to receive the necessary VPD (preliminary review documentation). After receiving your VPD from uni-assist, please apply directly to htw saar at: application procedure.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

At htw saar, we provide you with information, advice and support on how to find the perfect part-time job either on or off campus. In Saarbrücken, you will be able to find numerous part-time job opportunities for students. Depending on what type of job you are looking for, you may work as an academic assistant at htw saar, or you might prefer to work in a restaurant or a store in town.

For non-EU nationals, depending on their visa/residence permit status, restrictions on the amount of work they are allowed to do in addition to their studies may apply.

For more information, please refer to


htw saar doesn't run its own student dormitories, but the International Office at htw saar will gladly assist you in finding your new home away from home. Just write an e-mail to Compared to many other German cities, Saarbrücken offers fairly affordable housing for students. So get ready to start apartment hunting on the private rental market!

Independently owned and run dormitories / student residence halls

These student residence halls mostly offer furnished rooms and single or double apartments. To get a place in these residences, you need to apply directly to their respective administrations:

The Carl Duisberg House: Das Carl Duisberg Haus

Student Housing of ESG: Wohnheim der ESG

The Cusanus House: Das Cusanushaus

Apartments of the SBT: Wohnungen des SBT

Apartments of WOGE Saar: Wohngesellschaft Saar

Private accommodation

On these virtual blackboards, you can find offers for shared apartments ("Wohngemeinschaften" or WG) and private accommodation. You can also post your "housing wanted ad" there:

Further links to accommodation providers (usually single apartments) in Saarbrücken:

Ads in local newspaper:

Saarbrücker Zeitung:

Université de Lorraine Metz

Université de Lorraine reserves a certain number of spaces in student residences. Find more information at this link.

We also recommend the following website:

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

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