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International Semester

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International Semester@Furtwangen Campus

For visiting students, the International Semester offers a range of attractive cross-faculty lectures and modules. Courses take place in state-of-the-art facilities and have an international classroom atmosphere. All courses are taught in English and are fully accredited, so you can transfer your credits at home. The highly qualified teaching staff is made up of German and international visiting professors (e.g. from the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, Finland and Macau) and the student body is made up of German and international students.

You will also have the opportunity to network with companies for a possible thesis or for future career prospects.


  • You must be enrolled in a bachelor's degree programme at a foreign university and have completed the first two years of your studies there.
  • Good English language skills (min. CEF B1) are essential, but no prior knowledge of German is required.

The programme covers the fields of Computer Science & Media, Engineering & Business Administration, and Health & Society and consists of the following modules:

  1. Courses (3-6 ECTS per course)
    Each semester we offer a series of highly attractive, advanced lectures, seminars and laboratories at Bachelor level.
    In addition, we offer a fixed set of advanced level lectures from our master's programmes each semester. The range of lectures varies from summer semester to winter semester.
  2. Colloquium (3-6 ECTS)
    The colloquium "Perspectives on Innovation and Sustainability in Germany" provides you with skills and insights into Germany. Excursions to companies will be part of the workshop.
  3. German classes (6 ECTS)
    German courses are offered at all levels from beginner to advanced.
  4. Team project (optional, 6 ECTS)
    Further information will be provided in the first week of the semester.

For guest and exchange students who have to leave in December, extra exams can usually be organised in December as part of the International Semester on the Furtwangen Campus.