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Incoming Students

Welcome to our Exchange Student Program

Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse, has a lot to offer. It stands out thanks to its varied cultural offerings and leisure activities. Tourists are not only enchanted by the wide range of beautiful parks, in particular the spa gardens, but also by the picturesque old town. On the weekend, many live bands perform gigs and bring even more life to the city center. In the summertime, there are numerous street festivals and an open air cinema. Wiesbaden boasts a diverse and vibrant nightlife that appeals to all tastes. There are numerous possibilities to have a night out. Whether you check out a student party or a trendy bar, an after-work-party or a salsa night, there is always something going on. Another very famous Wiesbaden attraction is the traditional casino with the nearby spa gardens. Wiesbaden is also known for its wide variety of sporting activities. Whether on foot, bike or inline skates, Wiesbaden is the place to be for outdoor enthusiasts. And don't miss the weekly skate night, which is an absolute must!

Directly next to Wiesbaden is Mainz, a marvelous university city. If you’re still looking for more after Wiesbaden, you’ll find your wishes met in Mainz. Thanks to its 32,000 students, Mainz boasts several student parties every week. The city even has an open air cinema and a go-kart track. The university pool party and the genuine sand beach along the banks of the river Rhine entice every lover of summer. Last but not least, Mainz hosts a very popular Carnival celebration, known throughout the world, in February. During the Carnival season, the whole city is on the go and the downtown turns into a showcase of colorful hustle and bustle.

 

 

TEAMInstitution Identification codeD WIESBAD01
DepartmentalWiesbaden Business School
International Office
Bleichstrasse 44
65183 Wiesbaden, Germany
Fax: +49 611 9495-3102
Head of International RelationsMrs Marina Grusevaja (Prof. Dr.)
marina.grusevaja(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3119
Contact Person for Incomings

Mrs Heidemarie Dias
heidemarie.dias(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3107

Mrs Isabelle Meissner
isabelle.meissner(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3107

Contact Person for OutgoingsMrs Sabine Aun
sabine.aun(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3131
InstitutionalHochschule RheinMain
University of Applied Sciences
International Office
Kurt-Schumacher-Ring 18
65197 Wiesbaden, Germany
Fax: +49 611 9495-1574
Contact Person for Incomings
(application, registration,
accommodation, enrolment, visa)
Mrs Laure Leuschner
laure.leuschner(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-1573
AccommodationHousing Information

We (Maria, Alessandra and Margareta) are the Incoming Coordinators. That means: we are your contact persons for any kind of problems.

We organise weekly activities and some excursions for the incoming students during the semester. We'd like to have a chance to get to know each other a bit better and of course to have a lot of fun together. We are also available three times a week at our office to answer your questions personally. You can find us in room E-02, business department, Bleichstraße 44, it´s when you enter the old building on the right side.

This semester our office hours are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Further information will be given during the welcome week. If you have any kind of questions, just contact us!

E-Mail: ic-wbs@hs-rm.de

Gwénaëlle (France)

I really enjoyed being in Wiesbaden and it is hard to begin to speak about it using a past tense... I guess it would be better to start with the Fachhochschule, then the city and finally the relationship with the other students.

We felt we were very welcomed when we arrived. Everything was well organized: the two weeks with intensive courses, the tutors who came and talked to us, Herr Lenel who came to great us. I greatly appreciated when the tutors went with us down town to show us the city around so that we could have a closest relation with them and got a chance to them a little better.

We were nicely directed to pick the courses and greatly helped with the inscription for the exam and everything. The Stammtisch were well-thought since we got the chance to communicate more with German students but maybe could we chose the dates together because sometimes we have papers to hand in and we have the bad habit to do it at the last time...

The courses were fine. Hard to understand at the beginning but it went fine at last. Well, I hope. I'll tell you after the exams!! I don't regret to have picked classes in German because I feel I improved my German thanks to them. The teachers are generally very nice and care about the Erasmus students.

Wiesbaden itself is a very nice city. It's lively and cute but it lacks a little of night clubs. But we can't do anything about it!!! Otherwise, it is clean and very cute. It is very practical to have a semester ticket in order not to hesitate to go down town and visit a little.

Concerning the other students, everything went just fine. But it is a pity that we spoke so little English. As you can see from the language I write in, we mainly speak in the "international language" and got a little lazy to speak in German when we could have after some weeks. That's why it would have been great to mix a little more with some German students. We always have a tendency to stick together and when we always have the same classes, it is hard to meet German students. The only chance I really had to know a little more my German classmates was when I was alone in a class. It's hard at the beginning but it pays then.

I think I went round the question. The advice I would give to future Erasmus students is: have a lot of fun with the other Erasmus but don't forget to get to know the home students because they're very kind too and it may be hard to "penetrate" their world at the beginning, but you will learn from them a lot and would miss a great amount of your Erasmus semester without them.

Patricia (Spain)

El semestre de erasmus en Wiesbaden ha sido muy gratificante. Estar aqui me ha dado muchas oportunidades, he conocido a gente de otros paises y de otras culturas, he visitado muchos lugares (Berlin, München etc..), y por supuesto, he aprendido aleman, aunque todavia no sea perfecto.

Estoy contenta con el trato recibido por la FH, nos ha ayudado a integrarnos y tambien a conocer un poco mas de la cultura alemana. Tambien decir que sin la ayuda de la tutoras todo hubiera sido un poco mas dificil, ellas nos han guiado y nos han resuelto todas nuestras dudas.

Ha sido una experiencia muy enriquecedora, me ha ayudado a madurar, y a abrir mi mente hacia otras posibilidades.

Sin lugar a dudas recomiendo la experiencia de erasmus.

Noora (Finland)

Syksyllä, kun tulin Wiesbadeniin en voinut kuvitellakaan miten hauskaa täällä tulisi olemaan. Tavattuani kaikki muut vaihto-oppilaat ja tutustuttuani heihin, alkoi elämä Wiesbadenin suhteellisen pienessä kaupungissa maistua. Oikeastaan on tuntunut, että olen ollut lomalla, kun olen ollut täällä. Koulukäynti ei varmaankaan ole paljon erilaisempaa täällä kuin Suomessa, mutta elämä sen sijaan on eronnut opiskeluvuosistani Suomessa huomattavasti. Juhlia on joka viikko ja muutenkin muiden vaihtareiden kanssa tulee vietettyä paljon aikaa koulunkin ulkopuolella. Parhaimpia asioita on se, että olen saanut paljon uusia ystäviä eri maista ympäri Eurooppaa ja ympäri maailmaa. Yksi ehkä hieman huonompi asia on ollut se, että vaikka olemme Saksassa, en ole juurikaan puhunut saksaa. Muiden vaihto-oppilaiden kanssa puhumme englantia, koska se on helpompaa kaikille ja toisaalta saamme asiat nopeammin selvittyä. Saksaa olen puhunut oikeastaan vain saksantunneilla ja todellakin pitäisi puhua enemmän, siksihän tänne Saksaan on oikeastaan tultu.

Tutorit ovat olleet todella aktiivisia ja järjestäneet meille paljon hauskoja tapahtumia. Yksi hauskimmista on varmasti ollut viininmaistajais-retki. Joskus tiedonvälitys ei oikein toiminut ja tapaamisiin ilmestyi vain muutama ihminen. Pääosin tutor-toiminta on ollut kuitenkin todella aktiivista ja hyvää.

Kurssit, joita olen lukenut koulussa ovat olleet melko helppoja. Vielä ei ole kokeita ollut, joten en osaa sanoa niistä, mutta yleisesti olen pärjännyt mielestäni melko hyvin. Kurssit, joita luen:

Deutsch für Ausländer I & II ja Landeskunde/Business: erittäin hyvät ja käytännölliset kurssit, erityisesti minulle, koska tarvitsin vahvistusta saksan kielessä

Logistik I: hauska ja innostunut opettaja teki kurssista mukavan, myös harjoitukset ja case-studyt olivat hyviä Marketing II: vaikeahko kurssi, vaikkakin mielenkiintoinen aihe. Opettaja oli kuitenkin melko tylsä, ja sen huomasi tunnilla käyvien oppilaiden määrästä

English III: todella mukava opettaja, välillä ehkä liiankin ystävä oppilaille. Kurssi oli kuitenkin hyödyllinen

Bericht von Daniel aus Schweden

Min vistelse i Wiesbaden medföljer enbart positiva minnen härifrån. Att läsa i Fachhochschule skiljer sig från både högskola och universitet i Sverige. Lektionerna innehåller mer diskussioner och konversationer mellan lärare och studenter, vilket jag tycker är bra. Kurserna, som jag valt, har för det mesta varit bra. Jag valde: Deutsch für Ausländer I & II samt

Landeskunde/Business - bra kurs om man vill förbättra tyska språket, dock hyfsat enkel att fixa. Måste också ge ett stort plus till en engagerad lärarinna, Sabine Hoppe. Mycket bra. Landeskunde/Business är en nyttig kurs på tyska om Tyskland och dess ekonomi. 'Logistik I ' En av dom bästa kurserna här. Läraren, Klaus North, är mycket engagerad och vi har case, diskussioner och spel under lektionerna som gick. En mycket givande kurs, även om den är på tyska. 'Marketing II ' Utan tvekan den sämsta kursen jag läste. Läraren, Dürrmeier, var totalt oengagerad och det visade sig tydligt när knappt några alls var på hans lektioner. Dock en kurs där man enbart har ett litet case och en tenta att göra. Ska dock säga att ämnet i sig är intressant, om marknadsföring internationellt. 'International economic relations I ' Läraren, Günther Abstein, var också relativt oengagerad. Men kursen i sig var bland de lättaste att klara av. Här behövde man enbart välja ett u-land och skriva om dess ekonomiska situation. Göra en presentation om landet, samt att lämna in en skriftlig uppsats. Färdigt! 'Accounting & Controlling II ' Också en av de lättaste kurserna. Läraren, Croessmann, var engagerad och höll vettiga slides om ämnet. Ska sägas att kursen var på engelska vilket gjorde en hel del. Hur som helst behövde man bara göra en presentation om ett kapitel i en bok om ämnet

Skolan var annars bra med matsal, bibliotek, Internet och lätt att hitta till lektionssalar. Lektionssalarna i sig var bra, men man saknar en whiteboardtavla. Tyskarna har istället det gammaldags gröna tavlan med krita. Annars gillar jag systemet med att göra många presentationer i sidan om tentorna. Visst, det är extra jobbigt men det lönar sig i slutet! Att, för min egen del, göra presentationer på Power-point var nyttigt. Jag hade ju inte gjort en enda PPT-presentation i Sverige. En sak som är ganska lustig är när man tackar för någonting. Istället för att applådera så knackar man på borden. 'Tutorerna' var relativt bra. De kunde ha fixat till lite mer festligheter i början och hittat på lite mer saker, än nästan enbart träffar i barer ute i stan. Fast som resor till badhus, vinprovning och till staden, Heidelberg var positivt. I det stora hela var dom bra.

Det sociala livet här är förstås det roligaste man tar med sig hem. Vilken upplevelse! Att få umgås, som ensam svensk, med så många olika nationaliteter och få ta del av så många olika kulturer var det bästa. Att sedan staden, Wiesbaden, är en ganska tråkig stad gör inget, då man har så kul med Erasmus-studenterna. Jag bodde i Camp-Pieri som är ett studenthem. Man bodde med tre stycken andra o delade ett relativt stort kök och två toaletter. Jag trivdes ganska bra, men inte i början! Jag ska ge er som vill komma hit ett råd, nämligen att ta med sängkläder (inkl kudde och täcke) och köksredskap. Inget av det fanns när jag kom, det var väl tur att jag tog med sängkläder åtminstone. Den här delen av resan tar jag med som det mest negativa som hände.

Det fanns ingen alls information om detta! Jag bodde annars tillsammans med tyskar vilket jag fann positivt. Det positiva var att man fick använda sig av tyska språket. På tal om språket gjorde jag och för den delen alla andra ett stort misstag. Vi pratade konstant engelska med varandra, vilket inte är direkt bra om man vill förbättra tyska språket. Det var mer bekvämt och gick snabbbare att föra en konversation. Men engelskan förbättrade man ju i det avseendet att det flyter på mer i snacket än vad det gjorde innan jag kom. En annan negativ sak om boendet var att man alltid fick ta bussen vart man en skulle. Då var det andra studenthemmet bättre (Friedrich-neumann). Men jag var där ofta och jag rekommenderar camp-pieri, som både var större och festligare. Här var det fest mer eller mindre 2-3 gånger i veckan i någons lägenhet. Privat festerna som vi anordnade eller var på, var annars mycket roliga!

Jag säger slutligen att: Gå utomlands så länge ni har chansen att göra det. Ni anar inte vilken chans detta är för er och er framtid; det är ett minne för livet, man skaffar sig vänner från nästan hela Europa och även delar utanför Europa, positivt för CV¿n vid jobbansökan och du vill helt enkelt inte komma hem efter vistelsen!

Hélène (France)

La prise en charge des erasmus par les Auslandstutoren est très satisfaisante: beaucoup de 'Stammtisch', sorties... ont été organisées pour mieux nous intégrer. De plus, des renseignements concernant la vie scolaire et les cours nous ont été communiqués rapidement peu après notre arrivée sur Wiesbaden.

Les cours intesifs de début d'année sont bien organisés, ils permettent de rencontrer les autres Erasmus. Le contenu des cours est cependant un peu trop théorique.

Le coût de la vie: très raisonnable grâce aux divers Aldi, Lidl... Certains élèves (notamment français) paient leur scolarité très cher (5000/6000 euros l'année) et on nous demande de payer encore 130 euros d'inscription à la FH, plus une cotisation pour les photocopies, plus des livres à acheter... Y aurait-t-il moyen de trouver un arrangement avec les écoles-partenaires, afin d'éviter aux étudiants de devoir payer tous ces frais supplémentaires?

Concernant les transports: il est vraiment agréable de pouvoir voyager avec le Semester-Ticket. Petit point à signaler: on ne connait pas exactement les régions, les villes où nous avons le droit de voyager grâce au Semester, ce serait bien de donner une carte géographique lorsque l'on obtient le semester Ticket.

Les salles informatiques / internet: il est dommage que les salles soient fermées dès 16 heures. Il est difficile de rendre des travaux informatiques (ayant besoin d'internet ou non) lorsque l'on n'a pas son propre ordinateur. La vie culturelle: géniale! des opéras de Mozart ou wagner à moins de 5 euros, je n'avais jamais vu ça! La ville / la région: Wiesbaden est une ville où il y fait bon vivre. La région est également très agréable à visiter. Les Erasmus: c'est une opportunité unique que de rencontrer autant de personnes venant de divers horizons, et tellement enrichissant! Gardez un tel nombre d'échanges, c'est vraiment un plus de la FH! Merci pour ce fabuleux semestre!!!

Bericht von Luis aus Chile

Wiesbaden… was soll man da noch zu sagen? Cada vez que me pongo a pensar en todas las cosas que he vivido aquí, recuerdo otras más que se me vienen a la cabeza y así, un sinfín de historias que se formaron durante un semestre. I met nice people and not so nice and kind people; however, everything comes with the experience. There is nothing better than meeting new people and share their realities and life styles. Der studentische Austausch hat mir erlaubt, zu kennen und unterschiedliche Kulturen zu verstehen, dass das Wichtigste darin besteht, jeden Augenblick mit den Personen zu teilen, die neben dir sind. Nunca te quedes en tu dormitorio sin hacer nada, porque aquí hay mucho por conocer. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and share your time and life with as many exchange students as you can.

Muchas gracias a Eva, Annika y Micky por su trabajo como tutoras. Thank you very much for every single event that you prepared for us. Ich werde euch nicht vergessen.

Viele Grüße,
Luis Huerta Carrillo, euer chilenischer Freund
Student Internationaler Betriebswirtschaft
Hochschule RheinMain.
Juli 2010

Dates and Deadlines for Upcoming Semesters

Note: the dates and deadlines at the Wiesbaden Business School differ from the university's Academic Calendar. Classes are beginning and ending earlier for the better purpose of internships and a semester abroad.

Academic Calendar (global)

  for Summer Semester for Winter Semester
Registration Deadline for Exchange Students 15.11. 15.5.
→ all documents must be uploaded before 30.11. 30.6.
German intensive course (2 weeks) end of March end of September
Semester dates 1.4. - 30.9. 1.10. - 31.3.
Lecture period April - June October - December
Semester break Easter (4 days) Christmas (1 week)
Examination registration early in May early in November
Main Examination period (4 weeks) June / July January
Re-Examination period (1 week) end of September end of March

Useful Links: Application / Get prepared

We know that the first few weeks in a new environment are never easy, so we try to assign you a Student Buddy. He or she will help you with formalities and give you information about living and studying in Wiesbaden.

1. How do I get from A to B?

In the area of Wiesbaden/Frankfurt the easiest way to find out when the next bus or train is leaving is the website of the RMV.

Looking to visit Berlin or Munich?
For trains all over Germany you should have a look at the website of the Deutsche Bahn.
A cheaper alternative would be to take a long distance bus, called Fernbus in Germany.

2. What is the Buddy Programm?

Before the semester starts you'll be asigned to a Buddy. A Buddy is a German student that will help you with your questions and problems. We encourage you to get in contact with your Buddy even before the semester starts (your Buddy will write you a mail) and ask him or her to pick you up at the airport upon your arrival.

At the start of the semester there will be an activity called 'Meet your Buddy' which is organised by us, the Incoming Coordinators.

Should there be a problem with your Buddy please contact us (ic-wbs@hs-rm.de) so we can try to solve it or even assign you a new Buddy.

3. If I have a problem, who do I ask for help?

The first person to ask for help should always be your Buddy. If he or she can't help you, you can always ask us (ic-wbs@hs-rm.de or visit us during our office times) and we'll try to find a solution with you and possibly Ms Meissner.

4. Where do I get relevant information throughout the semester?

After you first login in your StudIP account (you'll get your password send to you german address) you are automatically registered to the Newsletter of the WBS.
With the Newsletter you get relevant information regarding the courses and lectures.

You will also regularly receive mails from us, telling you about upcoming activities or reminding you to register for the exams.

5. What do I do if I don't receive the mails from the Incoming Coordinators?

Please write us a mail (ic-wbs@hs-rm.de) telling us about your problem.

6. Where can I find my timetable?

During the first WBS-Info-Meeting at the beginning of the semester you will receive a list with information to all the courses taught in English.

Alternatively you can access that list here.

7. How do I find my courses?

In general you are able to take any courses that are part of the faculty WBS. We are always happy to help you with your choices.

8. How do I register for my courses?

In general an official registration for the courses is not necessary. We do advise you to register for your courses in StudIP, because that is where you get most of the relevant material.

9. Where do I get the material relevant to my courses?

Most of the Professors upload their material to StudIP, but some also give them out at the beginning and throughout the semester.

10. How do I register for the exams?

You register via QIS, usually about 6 weeks after the semester started. Without registering you will not be able to take the exam!
But don't worry, we will remind you to register in time.
Additionally you need to fill out the Course Choice Forms and give them to either us or Ms. Meissner. They act as an additional measure of safety in case something went wrong with your online registration.

11. How do I get the results of my exams?

In Germany the exams are graded from 1,0 (the best grade) to 4,0 (worst grade). Everything worse than 4,0 will be graded as 5,0 which means you have not passed the exam. The result will be send to the university in your home country and as a copy to you (via e-mail).

12. How can I view my graded exam papers?

Usually around one month before the next semester starts, every student has the possibility to view his graded exam papers. You will receive a mail telling you about exact time and place.

13. What do I do if I fail an exam?

You have the possibility to re-take all the exams during the last week of the semester holidays. You will receive a mail with the exact date, time and location a few weeks prior.
If you fail your exam, you are automatically registered to re-take it.

14. What do I do if I want to stay another semester?

First you need to ask at the university in your home country if that is possible and then ask them to write a letter to Ms Meissner with the request for an extension of your stay.
Please also visit Ms Meissner at her office or write her a mail regarding your decision.

 

Your Incoming Coordinators

Maria, Magga and Alessandra