The International Semester aims to deepen your academic knowledge and enhance your skills in the context of German industry. The International Semester provides you with modules in your field of studies and prepares you for a career in our globalized world. We are located in a high-tech region of Germany and will introduce you to its innovation culture.


The programme is:

  • open for Bachelor Students, who have completed 2 years of studies at their home universities. 
  • a customized programme which is created together with the academic advisor according to your interests and prerequisites.
  • is taught in English, therefore, you will need to have a good command of Englisch.
  • includes an attractive selection of advanced courses from various disciplines and typically comprises 4 components (see below).


1) Courses (3-6 ECTS per course)
Each semester we offer a set of highly attractive and advanced undergraduate lectures, seminars and labs (Bachelor level) from the following disciplines:

Please note:
The lectures offered in the International Semester at Schwenningen Campus differ from semester to semester.

2) Workshop (6 ECTS)
The workshop on industry and innovation environment in Germany is compulsory, since we aim to provide you with skills and insights into Germany. Excursions to companies are planned to be part of the workshop.

3) German Language Classes (6 ECTS)
You are expected to take part in the German language programme, which is offered at all levels from beginner to advanced.

4) Team Project (optional, 6 ECTS)
Optionally, you can take part in a team project during the semester. You will be informed about the projects available during the first week of the semester. We support the idea of projects in which you will work together with German students. 

Recommendation: A full semester of studies is awarded 30 ECTS. Usually, you will choose 4-7 courses, the industry and innovation workshop, and the German language class. The semester project is optional.

Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

The international semester was established and strengthened by „FISTAS“ which is part of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students – BWS plus, a programme of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.


The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM supports the international exchange of students and vocationally qualified people/young professionals. Since 2001, it has enabled more than 20,000 young people from Baden-Württemberg to spend some time abroad and allowed scholarship holders from other countries to get to know Baden-Württemberg. Each year more than 1,000 young people receive a Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM.

Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students – BWS plus

Through the programme Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students – BWS plus, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung supports innovative joint projects between universities from Baden-Württemberg and their international partners. The programme, which provides funding of around 800,000 Euros per year, began in 2011 and since then has supported more than 50 projects.

Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

THE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG STIFTUNG advocates a vital Baden-Württemberg with a high quality of life. It helps pave the way for top-class research, many kinds of educational measures and responsible dealings with our fellow men. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is one of the major foundations in Germany. It is the only foundation which invests exclusively and without partisanship in the future of Baden-Württemberg, and thus in the future of its citizens.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrike Fasol
Fakultät Medical and Life Sciences
Auslandsbeauftragte Fakultät MLS Sprechstunde: Montag, 16:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Telefon: 07720 307-4754
Fax: 07720 307-4725
Campus Schwenningen, Raum D 1.06
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Petra Balasta
International Center
International Student Support
Telefon: 07720 307-3318
Campus Schwenningen, Raum C 1.08

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