ISM Dortmund

ISM

An introduction by Expatrio on the International School of Management (ISM).  

The International School of Management (ISM) is an applied sciences university privately funded. The university is state-recognized and is one of the first private business schools in Germany to receive a ten-year accreditation twice in succession from the German Council of Science and Humanities. Moreover, all study programs at the university hold the quality seal of Germany's Accreditation Council and also of the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation). Those accreditations enable ISM students to hold degrees equivalent to public universities.

ISM

ISM in numbers

190
Partner universities
75
Nationalities
40
International external lecturers
28
Study programs
7
Campuses

The International School of Management has campuses in seven main cities in Germany: Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin. With around 190 partner universities worldwide and 75 nationalities across all its 28 programs for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, ISM has also around 40 international external lecturers.

More about ISM

The university of applied sciences ISM offers international education in Bachelor's and Master's degree levels. For Bachelor's level, students combine studies in English and another language of choice between German, French or Spanish. At least one semester abroad is mandatory as it is an internship outside of Germany. As for the Master's level, students are also expected to spend a semester abroad in one of the partner universities and there is also the possibility of completing an international double degree.

The study programs are designed to prepare students for the needs of the real business world. They are encouraged to develop a practice-oriented thesis to complete their degrees. Moreover, ISM offers a personal atmosphere with small class sizes, several types of social activities and an interactive learning environment.

ISM
Your TK contact
Carsten Hemmersbach

Carsten can help you with your health insurance to study in Dortmund.
Feel free to reach out!

ISM | Dortmund
Yue Liu

International Office at ISM in Dortmund.

Your TK contact
Daniel Wacker

Daniel can help you with your health insurance to study in Hamburg.
Feel free to reach out!

ISM | Hamburg
Clara Sturm

International Office at ISM in Hamburg.

TK - Your health insurance partner at ISM

Take care of your studies - we take care of the bureaucracy!

TK is one of Germany’s leading public health insurance providers. As a health insurance partner for International School of Management (ISM), many students choose to be covered by TK during their studies. Health insurance is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

You will need to have your public healthcare cover organized before applying for your visa. At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students for public healthcare cover, ensuring they can apply for their visa and are legally covered during their studies.

Students aged under 30 are entitled to a discounted student rate for health insurance. This is available at Expatrio through TK. Although TK offers the same basic cover as most public providers, it also offers English language support and registration as well as vaccination advice, dental hygiene cover, and well-being classes.

Everything you need for your student visa

Health Insurance

Everyone who comes to Germany for work or studies needs to register for health insurance.

Funds

You’ll need to prove you have the funds to cover living costs for one year or the duration of your stay.

Qualifications

You'll need to provide your high school diploma or equivalent.

Language Skills

Depending on whether you are doing a German or English-taught course you’ll need to prove you have a grasp of the language.

Acceptance

You’ll need to provide proof of acceptance onto your university course.

Visa paperwork

You'll need: passport, biometric photo, certificate of enrollment, proof of: finances, health insurance, and residence; plus the visa application filled out.

Studying at International School of Management

Students who choose to study at ISM enjoy an excellent student life in an exciting city. 

There are many reasons to choose to study at International School of Management; namely that it has a strong international presence and is incentive to different cultural practices. There are also many reasons to choose to study in Germany itself, including the lack of tuition fees, a high standard of living, and relatively low living costs.

Before embarking on a degree course, many international students need to apply for a Student Visa. There are many requirements when it comes to applying for this, including healthcare cover, proof of living funds and proof of acceptance onto the course.

At Expatrio we offer a wide range of services for potential students in Germany, including assisting with the visa application by offering a Blocked Account for proof of finances, as well as healthcare cover and additional services. Check out our Value Package, which can help you save time and money while taking advantage of all these services as a neat bundle.

Blocked Account

Fast, cheap & secure

German Blocked Account for your visa application!

  • Approved by the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Individual Account number of course!
  • Official 'Opening Confirmation' within minutes*
  • Low fees: €49 (set-up) & €5 (monthly)
  • Fast Customer Service with a 24-hour response guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee in case of visa refusal
  • Monthly cancellation or extension possible
  • Optional: free Current Account for payouts
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Value Package

€49 cash-back & free benefits

Our all-inclusive package for an easy start in Germany! 

  • Blocked Account: the fast, cheap and secure solution
  • Health Insurance: essential coverage with awarded providers

Benefit from:

  • Fast Customer Service: 24-hour response guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee in case of visa refusal
  • Free: Incoming Insurance*
  • Free: Current Account*
  • Free: ISIC card*
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Best Value

Value Package

€49 cash-back & free benefits

Our all-inclusive package for an easy start in Germany! 

  • Blocked Account: the fast, cheap and secure solution
  • Health Insurance: essential coverage with awarded providers

Benefit from:

  • Fast Customer Service: 24-hour response guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee in case of visa refusal
  • Free: Incoming Insurance*
  • Free: Current Account*
  • Free: ISIC card*
Apply now

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Everything you need for your new life in Germany

Blocked Account
A Blocked Account is the easiest way to prove you have sufficient funds to cover your living costs during your time in Germany. At Expatrio, we offer a federal-approved Blocked Account which can be set up online from your home country before applying for your visa. Remember that the proof of funds for living costs is essential for a German student visa.

Incoming Insurance
At Expatrio, we offer Incoming Insurance as part of our Value Package and Health Insurance Plus. We partner with a highly recommended provider that has over 60 years’ experience in covering global mobility. This insurance covers you for the first days or weeks of living in Germany, meaning the time between your arrival and the start of your course. The Incoming Insurance is not only mandatory for your visa application, but also necessary, because your public healthcare cover will only start from your first day of enrollment or work.

Health Insurance
Private or Public Health Insurance cover is absolutely essential for every type of visa and for any resident in Germany. At Expatrio, we can help students aged under 30 to register for Public Health Insurance at the discounted student rate. We partner with TK (Techniker Krankenkasse), the biggest and one of the most popular public health funds in Germany. We also offer Private Health Insurance options if applicable to the individual situation.

Current Account
You will also need to set up a German Current Account; you do not need this in order to get your visa but it is much easier to have this completed prior to your arrival in Germany. Once set-up, you can arrange for monthly living costs to be transferred from your Blocked Account to your Current Account each month. At Expatrio setting up your current account comes optionally with the Blocked Account, but can also be opened stand-alone.

ISIC Card
We can arrange your ISIC card: an international student identity card that gives you access to 150,000 discounts in over 130 countries. Many of these discounts are on leisure, food, and travel. The card is also a useful proof of ID and of student status. A virtual card can also be used in conjunction with the ISIC App. Again, this card is low in cost or even free as part of our Value Package.

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