Welcome to the DHBW Mosbach!

DHBW Mosbach has two campuses: one in the town of Mosbach and one in Bad Mergentheim.

With their charming city centers with traditional German architecture, their location amidst hilly woods and castles and their many cultural events, both towns attract hundreds of visitors throughout the year.

The DHBW Mosbach welcomes about 100 exchange students to its two campuses every year and we would be very happy to see you here as well.

Really good reasons for choosing DHBW Mosbach as exchange destination

Here they are:

  • Semester-programs in a tightly-knit group of students
  • Courses in English
  • Small classes
  • Dedicated support by International Office and German buddy
  • Safe, friendly and beautiful environment with easy access to the rest of Europe

Interested? Check out this presentation which will give you all the information potential exchange students need:  

Or - if you like it short and simple have a look at this document:

Check out what other exchange students had to say about their semester abroad with us, either on our blog, our Facebook page or on the pages of the International Programs!

Freemover students

If you are not enrolled at one of our partner universities worldwide, you can apply to come to DHBW Mosbach as a study abroad student (also called "freemover").

Please note that freemover students from outside the EU are subject to a tuition fee of 1,500 Euros per semester. Exchange students are exempt from the tuition fee. Freemover students can only be admitted to our International Programs after all applications from exchange students have been accepted.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Courses and Semester Dates

Courses in English

If you want to take courses in English during your exchange semester at the DHBW Mosbach, you can choose one of our so-called International Programs: The International Program in Business (IPB) or the International Program in Engineering (IPE).

These one-semester programs are laid out for mixed groups of incoming students and DHBW Mosbach students and include

  • Classes taught in English by DHBW Mosbach and international faculty
  • Intensive German language course for international students (according to your level)
  • Company visits and excursions
  • German buddy for each exchange student

Exchange students can earn 30 ECTS in one of these programs:

Please note that you have to have sufficient English language skills in order to participate in these programs (B2 or better).

The International Programs take place at one of the two campuses of the DHBW Mosbach at different times throughout the year.

Application Procedure

Here you can find out, how to apply for one of our International Programs (programs taught entirely in English, a German language course is included in each International Program).

For exchange students wishing to participate in one of our International Programs, the application process is as follows:

Life on Campus

In Germany we have a saying: "Vorfreude ist die schönste Freude" - which means, loosely translated, that the greatest pleasure lies in the anticipation. Accordingly, we hope that all the information provided on this website will make you giddy with anticipation. We also hope to eliminate some of the question marks that you may still have regarding what life on one of the two campuses of the DHBW Mosbach will be like. Thus, you can find below some information on housing, integration at the DHBW Mosbach and a link to our Welcome Guide.

By the way, you can find student testimonials on the websites of the respective International Program, here for the IPB and here for the IPE.

We hope that your exchange semester at the DHBW Mosbach will be simply unforgettable!

Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions.

Information about your stay

Welcome Guide

Once you have successfully applied to one of our International Programs, we will send you more information.

You can also have a look at our Welcome Guide, which contains a lot of detailed information on what to keep in mind before and during your stay at the DHBW Mosbach. There is one Welcome Guide for the Campus Mosbach and one for the Campus Bad Mergentheim.

For a first impression of Mosbach, you can also watch this video: