In response to the war, the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) is acting in harmony with German academic institutions and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art and to provide initial information for prospective international students here. This page is updated regularly.
Most of the study programmes at the DHBW are offered in German.
You can participate in selected seminars and lectures at the university. Please register your interest via this form and enter your desired courses and previous knowledge: Do you want a technical or business subject area? What experience do you already have?
The university has contacts at companies in various sectors. Many companies offer work placements in different departments. A work placement gives an insight into the company and the company can get to know you, and maybe offer you further employment or a study placement. If you are interested, please complete the contact form.
The DHBW is a dual-study university. Each student has a contract with a partnered company. Students alternate periods of studying at the university and working at the company. To study at the DHBW, you require a university entrance qualification and good German language skills.
Recognition and acceptance of high school qualifications from non-EU countries
Young refugees from Ukraine who have either just completed their high school qualifications or who have just started their university studies and who are interested in studying at DHBW can use our central Information and Admissions office. For applicants with foreign educational qualifications, the following prerequisite applies in general: The foreign school-leaving certificate must be equivalent to the German Abitur. As an international student applicant with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must have the educational qualifications acquired in your home country checked for equivalence with the German higher education entrance qualification before applying to the dual partners and enrolling at the DHBW. You also have to prove your German language skills. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DHBW’s central Information and Admissions office offers free evaluation of certificates and course guidance. They find preparatory courses at the DHBW for Ukrainian students and help with the search for a dual partner, which is a prerequisite for studying at our university.
Information about degree programs at DHBW Mosbach
General information about the university and an overview of the study programs and the application process is available during monthly online information events (in German) and from the Course Guidance Advisory Service. You will need to book an appointment to use the Guidance Service.
Course Guidance Advisory Service
Online information events about a dual study degree program
Preparatory Courses for Degree programs
The DHBW offers a variety of preparatory programs which prepare prospective students linguistically, technically and culturally for a dual study degree. The different requirements regarding language skills and schooling are taken into consideration.
- Foundation courses at the Bad Mergentheim campus for the recognition and acceptance of high school qualifications together with language and technical courses: https://www.dhbw.de/informationen/internationale-studieninteressierte/studienkolleg
- DHBW Heidenheim: Bridge Year
Open day in July 2022
On Saturday, 16th July 2022 from 10am to 3pm we will hold our next Open Day for Dual Studies. 100 dual partners from throughout Germany as well as all the degree programs at the DHBW will be presented at the Mosbach campus in Lohrtalweg.
Information on Open Day for Dual Studies
No tuition fees for Ukrainian students
In accordance with the Landeshochschulgebührengesetz (LHGebG), tuition fees for newly enrolled international students from non-EU/EEA countries will be charged in Baden-Württemberg in the amount of €1,500 per semester from the beginning of the winter semester 2017/18. This fee is currently waived for prospective Ukrainian students, among others. In its press release of 1 March 2022, the Ministry of Science informed that students from Ukraine and refugees who take up studies in Baden-Württemberg will not be charged tuition fees.
The university is looking for motivated lecturers. Do you have an academic resumé and experience of teaching? Please contact us using the contact form.
The DHBW Mannheim offers a program for academics with experience of being a refugee: PROFI - Program for the Integration of academics with experience of being a refugee
Ukrainian students, as well as all DHBW students, who are seeking help and support, can use the university’s psycho-social support services.
The DHBW supports student initiatives to assimulate, accommodate or care for people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Advice and Help