Welcome to DHBW Mosbach!

You want to study a semester abroad as an exchange student? Then you have come to the right place!

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 your exchange destination:

  • Semester-programs in a tightly-knit group of students and small classes
  • Courses in ready-made programs: English-taught programs (International Programs) or German language and culture classes (GLACIP)
  • Lots of fun excursions and events included in the programs
  • Dedicated support by International Office and German buddy
  • Safe, friendly and beautiful environment with easy access to the rest of Europe

Courses for Exchange Students

We offer courses for exchange students in ready-made programs all year around:

For students fulfilling the necessary prerequisites, it is possible to combine certain programs (depending on availability of placements). This way, you will create a six-month program with up to 60 ECTS!

Hooked? Then check out this presentation about your options on joining us as an exchange student:

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 (currently under maintanance, will be back soon), 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.

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 more 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.

We organize housing for all our exchange students, all you have to do is turn up, sign the lease contract and then pay the deposit and a monthly rent. You can, of course, also organize housing on your own.

Please hand in the Housing Form together with the other application documents and indicate your preferences there.

The Application Forms (which also includes the Housing Form and Learning Agreement) for all our programs can be found here.

Exchange students do not pay tuition fees at the DHBW Mosbach. Non-EU exchange students must have 931 € available for each month of study. Proof of financial security is required for visa applications. 

Costs during the semester include (subject to change at short notice):

  • Housing: 250 € to 400 € per month plus refundable safety deposit of two to three months in most cases      
  • Student services fee (one-off fee): 98 €
  • Excursion fee (one-off fee): 200 €
  • Public health insurance (per month – for non-EU citizens): approx. 110 €
  • Visa fees (one-off fee): approx. 80 €

Additional personal expenses (e.g. for food, public transport, household articles, travelling, etc.) according to your needs and additional program specific costs may arise. These could include costs for books, photocopies and other things.

The International Programs are offered both for international exchange students as well as selected full-time DHBW Mosbach students. Before you arrive for your exchange semester at the DHBW Mosbach, we will match you with one of these German students. You can contact your buddy before and during your stay with any questions you might have.

Additionally, the students in the International Program can sign up for specific tasks. For example, there will be a student, who will be in charge of letting you know what you have to do in order to open a bank account and one who will accompany you to the town hall for your registration in Germany. Another tutor will keep you up-to-date regarding the planned excursions.

The classes in our International Programs are quite small, so you will get to know the other students very quickly. We hope that you will make a lot of new friends while you are with us!

Once you have successfully applied to one of our International Programs or GLACIP, 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.

You can find our grading scale here.


Find out more on how to apply here: