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European Business School
Oestrich-Winkel is a small, picturesque town of some 12,000 inhabitants located on the banks of the Rhine in southwest Germany. The town’s main landmark is an 18th-century wine-loading crane that stands on the waterfront. Annual events include wine and jazz festivals. From Oestrich-Winkel it’s a mere 10 miles to Mainz, which boasts a notable gothic-style cathedral, several art museums, and a top-tier German soccer team. For a more metropolitan atmosphere, Frankfurt, Germany’s financial hub, is easily reachable by road or rail.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the European Business School website.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. Course registration will take place online before the beginning of the semester. All necessary information will be sent via email after admission.
Classes are in either lecture or seminar format with 15-50 students per class. Most classes are in English. EBS Bachelor programs are taught in modules. Modules are groups of courses which are tied together and can only be registered as a whole.
For example if you see:
Course ID Course Name Module ID Module Name Eligibility
LI.0035 Strategic Value Chain Management MI.007 Value Chain Management Module only!
LI.0036 Operations Management MI.007 Value Chain Management Module only!
Module MI.007 “Value Chain Management” consists of the two courses “LI.0035 Strategic Value Chain Management” and “LI.0036 Operations Management”. It is not possible to attend only “Operations Management”. You will have to register for the entire module. You cannot choose to take one class over the other. An overall module exam is given at the end of the semester, which will evaluate elements from all courses within a module. You will receive only one grade for the entire module.
In some cases you will be able to take a class without taking the other classes in the module. These classes are called “stand-alone courses.” You must take a separate exam per “stand-alone course.”
Pre-semester Intensive Language Course
Intensive German language and culture course are offered two weeks prior to the official start of the semesters. These courses are optional and available free of charge; however, you must register for the course prior to the start of the semester.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the European Business School and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. The European Business School expects students to take a maximum of 30 ECTS credits (15 RU credits) and one language class per semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Mid-August – Late December
Spring Semester: Early January – Late May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the EBS web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
The European Business School does not offer any on-campus housing. The EBS Housing Office will assist you in arranging accommodation before your arrival. After acceptance to EBS, you will receive a username and password to access an intranet list of available housing in the region.
Students can stay in either a private accommodation or one of the two EBS managed houses located in the surrounding area. Monthly rent averages to 300 to 450€. Space in the EBS managed houses is limited, so the houses are only offered to international students with preferably no previous experience in Germany or any other European country. EBS has a cafeteria which is open for breakfast and lunch.
For more information regarding housing, please visit the EBS web page.
Program Cost: 2014-2015
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the European Business School Expenses Worksheet:
EBS Spring 2014 Expenses Worksheet
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
DAAD Undergraduate Awards- Available to students studying in Germany. For more information please visit the DAAD website.
Lillian Rodig Prize for a Year of Study in Germany- Available to Douglas College students only. Please contact the German department directly. For more information please visit the Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures web page.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.