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European Business School
Wiesbaden, Germany (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Requirement: 2 years German, None
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Program Type: Partner Exchange
Program Description:
European Business School

 
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Length of  exchange: Spring semester or academic year
The European Business School (EBS Universitat) was the first German business university and is the largest business and management study faculty in Germany.  It consists of two campuses:  the Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and the Law School in Wiesbaden.  Currently, it has approximately 1,600 students enrolled, of which 23% are international students. 
Academics
EBS Universitat offers undergraduate Business courses in General Management, International Business Studies, and Aviation Management, as well as graduate Law courses and Business courses in Automotive Management, Finance, Marketing, Real Estate, Business Innovation, and MBA.  Intensive German language courses are also offered prior to the start of the semester.  Course guides can be found at:  http://www.ebs.edu/4392.html?&L=1.

Housing & Meals
EBS Universitat does not provide dorm space for all of their students, but will assist international students in finding accommodation.  There are a wide variety of housing options and more info can be found at:  http://www.ebs.edu/4422.html?&L=1. 

Cost Information
UM exchange students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room & board in Germany.  Housing costs anywhere from € 210 to € 850 per semester and food costs about € 250 per month.  Books cost approximately € 50 per course.  UM financial aid can apply to tuition, living and travel expenses for this program.
 
Credit Transfer
Students will register for classes upon arrival at EBS Universitat.  The  minimum full-time class load is 24 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits per semester, which transfers to 12 UM credits per semester.  

Program Dates
Semester 1:  late August to late  December
Semester 2: Mid-January to mid- May

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of      instruction: English, German
Language Requirement:  None
University website:  http://www.ebs.edu/index.php?id=5306&L=1

Oestrich-Winkel & Wiesbaden at a Glance
Population
Oestrich-Winkel:  12,000
Wiesbaden:  275,400

Climate
Summers and winters are moderate temperate with average temperatures between 35ºF in the winter and 68ºF in the summer.

Proximity to
Frankfurt: 19 miles
Brussels:  179 miles
Amsterdam:  215miles

Oestrich-Winkel & Wiesbaden, Germany
The Cities

Oestrich-Winkel:
This city is a young town, coming into being in 1972 through the merger of the communities of Mittelheim, Oestrich, and Winkel.  The Oestricher Kran is its main landmark, which is a former wine-loading crane from the 18th century for loading and unloading ships.  This city also holds one of Germany’s oldest stone churches, St. Aegidius Basilika. Every year, there are wine festivals, Christmas markets, and Jazz Weeks held in this region. 
Wiesbaden:
This city is located in southwest Germany & is situated on the north bank of the Rhine River.  It is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe; its name meaning “meadow bath,” referring to the hot springs in the area.  Wiesbaden has many other sites, including The Palace Square in the city center, the first Catholic church of St. Bonifatius, & the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Elizabeth.  The city also holds the International May Festival, Rheingua Wine Festival,  Rheingua Musik Festival, and Twinkling Star Market every year

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 01/01/2015 06/01/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.