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DHBW Mannheim

  • The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) is a state-owned higher institution of education that was established in 2009 by merging the 8 former Baden-Wuerttemberg Universities of Cooperative Education. The curriculum combines practical training and university education, aiming to provide both practice-oriented and academic-based theoretical knowledge. DHBW addresses all high-school seniors (with university entry qualification) interested in an alternative to university or technical/professional college.Currently 26,130 students are enrolled in eleven sites in Baden-Wuerttemberg. More than 8,000 cooperating companies and institutions are engaged in providing the practical part of the dual education. In 85-90% of all cases, after the final exam, graduates are offered contracts of employment.The primary goal of dual education is to prepare students for the demands they will face during their professional lives. During the course of studies students should acquire a wide range of expert knowledge at university level combined with the capacity for analytical thinking and understanding of interdisciplinary contexts.

  • Mannheim is known as the capital of German pop music, as well as the Quadratestadt (city of squares).The city is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers between the Pfalz (Palatinate) to the west, the most famous wine region in Germany, and the Odenwald to the east, with the picturesque city of Heidelberg.Located in the heart of the Rhein-Neckar Region, the Mannheim borders three Bundesl?nder (federal states): Baden-W?rttemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, and Hessen. Roughly 325.000 people live in Mannheim and 2,3 Million in the region.

  • The unique addresses around the university are sometimes a source of initial confusion to visitors, instead of street names, you can find addresses like R3, 12.


Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

Language requirements

Courses available in German language.International Business and Economics Programs taught in English.Students from our partner universities whose knowledge of German is sufficient can participate in all courses offered.Open to RMIT Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.Open to RMIT students from any compatible discipline.

Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Accounting
  • Business administration and Law
  • Business IT, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Chemical engineering
  • Commerce
  • Communication, journalism and media
  • Computer science
  • Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Games and interactive media
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Mechanical and automotive engineering
  • Mechatronics and manufacturing systems engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Software engineering

Full time load





7.5 ECTS

RMIT credit points



Student dormitories and private housing are available for exchange students. Dormitory rooms are rented on a semester basis. Private housing is located 20-30 mins from the university by tram.

Health insurance

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all students in Germany. Without proof of coverage, no German university will accept you.Public health insurance coverage costs approximately 75 Euro per month. DHBW requests you to provide the health certificate latest 2 months after entry into Germany.

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs

More information


If you don?t reside European Union, you have to apply for visa to study in Germany. For further information see also the website of the German ?Federal Foreign Office?.

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  • You will learn more about yourself in one semester, than the rest of your time spent at university combined.

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