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Berlin School of Economics
Berlin, Germany (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Requirement: None
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:
Berlin School of Economics and Law

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The Berlin School of Economics and Law,(BSEL) was founded in 1971 and has since become one of the largest and most distinguished institutions for business studies at both the undergraduate, and post-graduate levels.  BSEL enrolls over 4,800 students from over 60 countries.  The University emphasizes internationally- oriented business and management education through its innovative program.   
 

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English, German
Language Requirement:  none
University website:  www.fhw-berlin.de
Length of  exchange: Summer semester, academic year, or Summer School

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Academics
The language of instruction at BSEL is mainly German, however students may take courses in English from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.  There are a wide array of courses available in this department including Marketing, Management, Accounting, Finance, and Economics. Free German Intensive Language courses are available for foreign students three weeks prior to the start of each semester.    

Housing & Meals
BSEL’s International Office helps students find housing in Berlin, using in student residence halls.  Most all rooms have a kitchen where students may prepare meals, or they may purchase meals in cafeterias and restaurants. 

Cost Information
Students pay their tuition to UM and their room and board in Berlin.  The average rent in residence halls is 170-230€ per month.  A meal at the cafeteria costs about 3€.  BSEL estimates the cost of living in Berlin to be between 600 and 750€ per month.  A student visa for study in Germany costs US$40.  UM financial aid can be applied to tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program. 

Credit Transfer
Students will register for classes upon arrival at BSE.L.  The minimum full-time load is 24 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), which transfers to 12 UM credits, per semester. 
 
Program Dates
Summer semester: early April to  late July
Winter semester: early October  to late February
Summer School:  late June to  late  July







Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 04/01/2015 07/31/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.