DHBW Stuttgart

DHBW - Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg or DHBW for short) is the first of its kind in Germany which integrates academic studies with workplace training. Students gain three months of on-the-job training at the university's partner companies and then study theory for three months, repeating throughout the entire duration of the course.

It is also one of the largest higher education institutions in the state. The university has Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work.

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DHBW in numbers

2009
Founded
34,000
Students
9
Locations
3
Campuses
3
Faculties
9,000
Partner companies

DHBW, as it is today, was founded in 2009; however, its roots can be traced back to the University of Cooperative Education BA BW (Berufsakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg) which was founded in 1974. There are three campuses with nine locations and around 34,000 enrolled students. The university works with 9,000 partner companies and offers over 100 undergraduate courses in the fields of Business, Engineering, and Social Work.

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Study at one of the most modern universities in Germany. 

DHBW uses a variety of teaching methods, and there are less than 30 students per class. All degree courses are classified as intensive and switch every three months between theory and practice. Students are compensated for their work experience time with the companies and will graduate already trained and ready to start their careers.

Students gain invaluable experience throughout their time at DHBW through workshops, seminars, and classes taught by highly qualified specialists from partner companies. Business Administration & International Business, at the Lörrach and Mannheim locations, is the only course that is taught entirely in English.

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Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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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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Explore DHBW study programs:

Undergraduate Study Programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Undergraduate Study Programmes in English:

  • International Business (B.A.)
  • IB International Business Binational (B.A. & B.B.A.)

Postgraduate Programmes:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) or
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)

To know more about DHBW study programs follow the link.

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Find out the best Expatrio product to make your relocation easy.

Blocked Account

State-recognized financial proof for your visa
  • Approved by the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Simple account opening in just a few minutes
  • Low fees, €49 (set-up) and €5 (monthly)
  • Fast money transfer in your local currency
  • Money-back guarantee in case of visa rejection
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Value Package

€49 cashback & free benefits

All-inclusive package for an easy start in Germany including:

  • State-recognized Blocked Account
  • Personalized Health Insurance coverage
  • €49 cashback and extra free perks:
  • Incoming Insurance
  • Current Bank Account
  • ISIC card
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Health Insurance

Personalized health insurance coverage
  • Incoming Insurance is free for up to 92 days and accepted worldwide
  • Best Public German Health Insurance
  • Awarded Private Health Insurance
  • Extensive coverage incl. vaccinations
  • Doctor appointment service & live chat
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TK - Your health insurance partner at the DHBW

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

Health insurance cover is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is one of Germany's leading public health insurance providers and a trustworthy partner of Expatrio. TK insures more than 10 million customers, making it Germany's best and largest health insurer. TK offers you:

  • Discounted rate for university students aged under 30
  • English language support and registration
  • Dental hygiene and basic dental treatment coverage
  • Coverage of vaccinations recommended by the International Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO)
  • TK Bonus Program

At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students into the public healthcare system, ensuring they can apply for their visas and are legally covered during their studies.

Your TK contact
Jessica Maurer

Jessica can help you with your health insurance to study at DHBW Stuttgart.
Feel free to reach out!

Everything you need to apply in Germany:

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