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.
|TEAM||Institution Identification code||D WIESBAD01|
|Departmental||Wiesbaden Business School |
|Bleichstrasse 44 |
65183 Wiesbaden, Germany
Fax: +49 611 9495-3101
|Director of International Relations||Mrs Marina Grusevaja (Prof. Dr.) |
Phone: +49 611 9495-3119
|Contact Person for Incomings||Mrs Isabelle Meissner |
Phone: +49 611 9495-3107
|Contact Person for Outgoings|| |
Frau Blanca Beutler
|Institutional||Hochschule RheinMain |
University of Applied Sciences
|Kurt-Schumacher-Ring 18 |
65197 Wiesbaden, Germany
Fax: +49 611 9495-1574
|Contact Person for Incomings |
accommodation, enrolment, visa)
|Mrs Tanja Bauer |
Phone: +49 611 9495-1625
We (Zahra, Nadia and Julian) are the Incoming Coordinators. That means: we are your contact persons for any kind of problem.
We organize 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 in our office three times a week during the lecture period to answer your questions personally. You can find us in room D-07, business department, Bleichstraße 44, it´s when you enter the old building on the right side.
Our current office hours will be held virtually. The office hours are held on Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m and on Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Please get in touch with us via mail and we will send you a link to our chosen communication plattform.
Further information will be given during the welcome week. If you have any kinds of questions, just contact us!
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This semester, we invited our lovely incoming students to a trip to the Palmengarten in Frankfurt, which is a big outdoor park with plants from all around the world and even some tropical greenhouses. We discovered the park together on a warm spring day and had a lot of fun. We saw a bamboo forest, flowers from South America and even discovered stones on which you can write.The most exciting part, however, was the butterfly house in which butterflies roam freely throughout the building and they even land on your head!
At the end of the day, we all sat together and had ice cream while reflecting on the fun day. But the Palmengarten wasn't the only location we checked out so far this semester. We also went to play laser tag, we visited the parliament of the state Hesse and went bowling together.
As you can see, we have a wide variety of activities in which you can participate and even special events like bar hopping or a summer party.
Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the highly anticipated Hoffest held on the vibrant campus of Wiesbaden Business School. This exclusive event, organized by our dynamic student council, Asta, promises to make your time abroad truly exceptional. Immerse yourself into the university’s lively atmosphere from a fresh perspective as you join us for the Hoffest extravaganza. As an exchange student, this is your chance to explore our campus in a unique way and create lasting memories. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the student-friendly prices we’ve arranged for you. Delight in the affordability of our selection of beer, wine and cocktails, and as a special treat, the first 240 guests will even receive a complimentary beer! It’s our way of welcoming you and making you feel right at home. The beats will be pumping, and the dance floor will be calling your name, courtesy of our talented lineup of DJs. Let loose, showcase your moves, and groove to the incredible music throughout the night. But the excitement doesn't stop there!
Believe it or not, our esteemed professors will be showing their hidden talents on stage as well. Join them in a karaoke session that breaks down the barriers between faculty and students, allowing you to connect with them on a personal level outside of the traditional academic setting. It's an extraordinary opportunity to build relationships and gain insights from these distinguished individuals.
While the festivities are scheduled to wrap up around 10 pm, the fun doesn't have to end there. Asta has got you covered with an exclusive afterparty at one of Wiesbaden's top clubs. Continue the celebration alongside your new friends, creating bonds that will extend far beyond the university walls.
So, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to embrace the spirit of our university, connect with professors in a relaxed setting, and celebrate with fellow students from around the globe. We can't wait to see you there!
The Museumsuferfest, held annually along the picturesque banks of the river Main, brings together over 20 museums in a glorious fusion of creativity and entertainment. Imagine strolling along the river, exploring world-class museums that display captivating art, fascinating history, and awe-inspiring science exhibits. It's a unique opportunity to delve into the cultural tapestry of Frankfurt and expand your knowledge in an engaging and interactive way.
But the fun doesn't stop there! The festival vibrates with energy as live performances take center stage. From the strums of acoustic guitars to the electrifying beats of global rhythms, you'll be swept away by the diverse sounds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, and world music. Dance troupes will dazzle you with their grace and skill, while street performers will leave you awestruck with their incredible talents. Get ready to be inspired and captivated by the creative expressions that fill the air.
And let's not forget about the culinary delights awaiting you. As an exchange student, you crave new experiences and flavors, and the Museumsuferfest delivers just that. Indulge in a tantalizing journey for your taste buds as you savor the aromas and flavors of local specialties and international cuisine. From hearty German dishes to exotic delicacies from around the world, there's something to satisfy every craving. It's a true feast for both your senses and your adventurous spirit!
Beyond the festivities, the Museumsuferfest presents a fantastic opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life. You'll find yourself surrounded by fellow art enthusiasts, curious locals, and fellow international students, all sharing a common love for cultural exploration. It's a chance to make new friends, exchange stories, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
So, dear exchange students, mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a captivating journey through art, music, and culinary delights. The Museumsuferfest awaits, promising an unforgettable experience that will enrich your time abroad and leave you with a deeper appreciation for the wonders of global culture. Don't miss out on this incredible celebration—it's an invitation to embrace diversity, ignite your passions, and create cherished moments in the heart of Frankfurt!
Have you ever heard the words Ebbelwoi or Fasching? If not, do not worry! Our Meet the Germans event is exactly what you need then. In our session, we will help you understand German habits and things you should and should not do here, there might be quite a few things that would surprise you. Germans are famous for their worship of rules, but did you know that we are crazy about bread? We have over 300 different varieties of breads in Germany, and we miss it quite a lot when we are on vacation.
As the Meet the Germans event is the first event at which all the incoming students get to know each other, we always start with some fun games where we get to know each other and start to make connections. Then, we talk with our students about their expectations about their time here and at the end there is even a competition, as the students get together into teams and compete in a quiz about Germany. This semester, we provided the winning group with famous German chocolate, and they even shared it with the other groups at the end.
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|
|Nomination Deadline for Exchange Students||15.11.||15.5.|
|Registration Deadline for Exchange Students||30.11.||31.5.|
|→ all documents must be uploaded before||30.11.||31.5.|
|German intensive course (2 weeks)||middle of March||middle of September|
|Semester dates||1.4. - 30.9.||1.10. - 31.3.|
|Lecture period||April - July||October - January|
|Semester break||Easter (4 days)||Christmas (1 week)|
|Examination registration||End of April||End of October|
|Main Examination period (3 weeks)||July/August||January/February|
We know that the first weeks in a new environment are not always easy. That's why Wiesbaden Business School offers the Buddy Program, in which we provide you with a buddy - a fellow student - for your semester abroad. He or she will help you with all your questions and supports you during your stay abroad. He or she will also give you valuable tips for living and studying in Wiesbaden and the surrounding area, and who knows, maybe a great friendship will develop out of it!
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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
With the HDS acces data, which you will get after your enrollment, you can log into your StudIP account (you'll get your password send to your 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 (email@example.com) 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?
With StudIP you can register shortly before the semester start for your lectures, in order to get all the necessary documents. You will get a guide by miss Meissner beforehand.
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 COMPASS, until the end of April (summer semester) or until the end of Oktober (winter semester).You will also get a manual by miss Meissner, which explains to you how you have to register. 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?
Failed examinations can be re-taken in the examination period of the next semester after consultation under certain conditions. If you fail your exam, please contact Ms Meissner.
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.
The first emotion I felt at the beginning of this Erasmus was certainly fear, I was afraid of the importance of the experience I was going to face. But after spending the first 5 minutes in the same room with my classmates, I realised that everything would be fine and the fear gave way to the happiness of starting something new. Every day, we have the opportunity to get to know each other better and also thanks to the activities of the incoming coordinators getting to know each other becomes easier and easier! I wouldn’t change anything about this experience.
Erasmus experiences are something I will always recommend, and I think it is because I had one of the best possible ones in Wiesbaden, specifically at Wiesbaden Business School. From the beginning, the organization was good as we received a lot of help to get everything ready. I also liked very much the initiative of the coordinators with programmes and activities to meet other Erasmus students: there, I met the group of friends with whom I spent the whole semester and I still keep in touch; the truth is that they were like family. I didn't find the subjects in English complicated, although it is true that you need a good level; and the teachers were always willing to help you with a lot of patience; they just wanted to make things accessible, which I appreciate a lot compared to my home university. I also have to say that Wiesbaden surprised me in the most pleasant way: before I arrived, I didn't know where to put it on the map, and when I left I felt like I was leaving home. 100% the kind of city for me. I also traveled through almost the entire province of Hesse where I got to know such beautiful places as Rüdesheim. I'm not going to go on because I don't want to make spoilers... but I wish I could have stayed longer.
My experience as a Mexican exchange student at the Wiesbaden Business School was absolutely fascinating, mostly because of the easygoing welcoming, and the help given by the incoming coordinators and support staff in general, who consistently helped us not only during the adaptation stage but also during the entire stay. Also, they shared a portion of their culture with us .
There were only a couple of times when I felt disoriented, and this was mostly because of the cultural differences - such as the language, but most of the time, all the students and professors tried to assist me with their excellent English skills.
My semester at Wiesbaden Business School was a great experience! The opportunity to complete a semester in Germany was a good challenge and enabled me to gain important experience for my professional and private life. I was also able to benefit from classes at the university and gain knowledge of German business and tax law. During this time I got to know a lot of great people, these acquaintances have greatly enriched the exchange and were a good opportunity to learn more about other cultures and countries. In addition, the activities organized by the incoming coordinators were an excellent opportunity to get to know the area better. Wiesbaden is a very cute city and offers many opportunities due to its proximity to Frankfurt and Mainz. I would definitely come back to Wiesbaden to study, the time here was truly a life changing experience!
Yen Li (Czech Republic)
I remember when I had to choose an university for my exchange program and was incrediably impressed by Wiesbaden Business School. After 6 months living and studying here, I can confidently say that it was one of the best decisons I've ever made. Not only because the univesity offers an attractive study program for exchange students but also the way it enbales you to negotiate yout career-long with cognitive and social development as professional and global citizen. Apart from studying, there are plenty of other things that makes my time here even more amazing. Imagine spending your weekends in Germany visiting new places, enjoying German specialties and drinking German beer, joining parties, and meeting people from all over the world and all of them somehow become an important part of your life and you wish you could stay here longer. I'm sure you'll have so much fun, and it will be an unforgetable memory of your college years and beyond. If you're still wondering where to go for your exchange program, Wiesbaden Business School is a worthy choice and you will never regret about that. Trust me!!
My exchange semester in Wiesbaden was a great experience despite the current Corona situation.
I had the opportunity to bond with other exchange students from different campuses through online activities organized by the Incomings team and student coordinators. At the WBS, I also had the opportunity to socialize with Germans through different group projects. Wiesbaden is a very pleasant city to live in and the student pass allowed me to visit the surrounding cities very easily.
I would recommend this exchange program at the WBS for the quality of the courses provided as well as the Incomings team who knew how to adapt to make our experience better despite the Corona.
My semester in Wiesbaden
Semester as an exchange student in Wiesbaden is the best thing that happened to me in my life. I had an opportunity to better know the country and German people. I met a lot of people from different parts of the world, who are now my close friends, and this is the thing I’m the most thankful for.
When I arrived my buddy met me at the airport and helped me to ‘survive’ on my first day in a foreign country. During the semester incoming coordinators were very supportive and helped me with any question I had. They organized different activities every week to be sure exchange students are having fun while being there. Of course besides the entertainment we had classes at WBS and professors were very tolerant and gentle. Every person I met in Wiesbaden was so nice and full of kindness. Also I really loved Wiesbaden, it’s beautiful and cute city with great opportunities to travel around Europe.
If you don’t know what country to chose for your exchange program, I would recommend you to go to Wiesbaden!
Having the opportunity to study and live in Wiesbaden for this semester has been such an amazing experience. I managed to make a lot of new foreign friends whilst also learning about other cultures and traditions and different lifestyles. During my semester here, I never felt alone due to the great amount of help that was always given. The international coordinators also made sure we all had a good stay here, with all the fun activities organised every week for us. Wiesbaden is also a great location and it is also a lovely city to visit, and it is very easy to get around with. I would most definitely recommend Wiesbaden to any student for their exchange semester abroad as it was an experience I will always cherish for life!
My experience as an erasmus student was amazing . Wiesbaden is a very cute city , different from all the big European cities , but with many opportunities to have fun. The people there were very welcoming and always ready to help you and become your friends. The international coordinators helped me to be more integrated with all the people there thanks to their activities . During this experience , I met people from all over the world , they became my new family there . Now they are my friends for life even if they live in different countries . I am very glad I chose Wiesbaden for my Erasmus , if I had to , I would do it again !