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  • Locations: Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: UCM applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English, German Housing: Off-campus housing
Area of study: Business, International Business, Political Science Click here for a definition of this term Course Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:

European Business School

EBS in Oestrich-Winkel near Frankfurt offers a Bachelor’s in General Management with specialization tracks in Business Information Systems, Business Law, and Business Languages. Every year EBS is pleased to welcome around 400 international students. European Business School (EBS), founded in 1971, has been a pioneer in education and executive education for leaders in global markets. The school is located in the Rhine-Mein area that is one of Europe's economically strongest regions and boasts more than 32,000 companies, including 2,200 high-tech production plants, sales, and services enterprises and a population of 4.7 million. In geographical terms, EBS is situated in the heart of Europe. In addition, EBS is within easy reach of Frankfurt, the financial metropolis with more than 430 national and international financial institutions including the European Central Bank. EBS Business School is situated among the vineyards of the Rheingau, in the romantic valley of the River Rhine, which with its medieval castles and monasteries, and its beautiful landscape is recognised as a world-heritage site by UNESCO.

Academic Breakdown

Academic Calendar

Intensive German Language Course Mid-August
Orientation Late August
Semester Begins Early September
Semester Ends Mid-December
Intensive German Language Course Early January
Orientation Early to Mid-January
Semester Begins Mid-January
Semester Ends Early May

For the EBS Academic Calendar, please visit their website.


UCM Exchange students will need to take 12-15 credit hours while attending EBS. EBS follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). As a general observation, students should expect 2 ECTS may count towards 1 UCM credit, so to be full time, students will need to enroll in 24-30 ECTS. Students are strongly recommended to confirm their coursework at UCM before finalizing courses at EBS. Credits are awarded only when the course and all required examinations have been successfully completed. To learn more about ECTS as EBS, please visit their website.


Coursework at EBS is divided up in "modules." Modules are groups of courses which are tied together and which can only be registered for as a whole. An overall module exam is taken at the end of the semester which includes elements from all courses within this module. However, only one overall mark is given. Few modules are structured in such a way that it's not possible to take the whole module during one semester. In such a case, students can take the course on its own - these courses are labeled as "stand-alone-courses". For each stand-alone-course a separate exam takes place.

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90% of all undergraduate classes are taught in English. Undergraduate students are welcome to take a Bachelor of Science coursework. Coursework is available in Accounting, Controlling, Taxation (German), Business Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and more. For a complete list of modules per semester, please visit the EBS course listings.


100% of all graduate classes are taught in English. Graduate students without work experience are welcome to enroll for courses in Bachelor and Master programmes. Graduate level with at least 2 years of professional work experience is welcome to enroll in Bachelor, Master, and MBA courses. Masters courses are available in Cross-Cultural Communication, Project Management, Leadership, Negotiation, HR Management, Economics, Risk Management, Sales and Marketing, Management, Real Estate, and Supply Chain.  MBA courses are available in Management, Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Business Strategy, and Accounting. 

German Language Courses

The EBS Language Institute (ELI) is responsible for all foreign language instruction at EBS Universität.  the ELI runs intensive German courses for the international students and Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish preparation courses prior to the semester.


EBS Housing Office assists international students in finding affordable, furnished and convenient accommodation near both campus sites. Since Housing is not an automatic part of your Study Agreement, finding a place to stay can be challenging. We help to overcome the language barrier and some real estate customs such as f.i. year-long contracts, renting out unfurnished flats or complicated rental fee structures. Nearly all our students rent in the surrounding towns and villages, renting private apartments or sharing flats. In terms of dormitories, there is very limited dorm space in Oestrich Winkel, whereas in Wiesbaden students can rent into three privately managed student dorms and a number of student apartment houses. From Wiesbaden, there is good public transport connectivity to the Oestrich campus sites. Business School exchange students and students taking part in our international full-time programs will be contacted by the Housing Office as soon as they are enrolled. EBS Law School exchange students start by contacting our law exchange coordinator to learn about their accommodation process. For information about renting a flat in Germany, please visit their website. Please visit the EBS Housing Website for extensive information on housing.


By law, every student at a German university has to prove adequate health insurance which covers you against any illness or hospitalization. This is also applicable for all international students registered at EBS for exchange or for degree programmes. Emergency travel insurance plans are NOT considered sufficient cover. Since Spring 2014 it is mandatory for all exchange students staying at EBS for more than 1 semester to provide a German public health insurance plan (except you can provide a European Health Insurance Card). If you come from a non-EU Member country you will most likely need to purchase additional health cover for studying in Germany. Please keep in mind that emergency travel coverage is NOT sufficient to get a student residence permit. You need an insurance plan for STUDYING in Germany. The German immigration office is very strict which plans they accept for your visa/residence permit application. EBS will recommend certain insurance plans acceptable for visa and immigration matters when issuing your admission documents.


Non-EU nationals usually have the right to stay in Germany for 90 days. To extend this period, you have to apply for a residence permit after arrival. German Law requires all persons living in Germany to register their address within 10 days of moving to or within Germany. The process can be completed at the local registration office (Germ. "Einwohnermeldeamt") of your community. Please visit EBS' in-depth guide for more information on German Visa and Immigration procedures.

Costs and Tuition

If a student does receive or will need financial aid, a "Request to Receive Financial Aid for International Study" form will need to be filled out per student necessity. This form will need to be signed and returned to Student Financial Services. For Student Financial Services information, please visit the SFS website. International Study Grants are available for every UCM student that studies abroad! Please note that costs are always subject to change based on current tuition pricing, exchange rates, etc. 

Other Information

Oestrich-Winkel, Germany

This is a young town with roughly 12,000 inhabitants, having come into being in 1972 through the merger of the (until then) self-governing communities of Mittelheim, Oestrich, and Winkel. Oestrich-Winkel is characterized by winegrowing. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/20/2020 10/01/2020 TBA TBA
Summer 2021 02/20/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA