International Office @ WBS:
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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
International Office
Bleichstrasse 44
65183 Wiesbaden, Germany
Fax: +49 611 9495-3101
Director of International Relations Mrs Marina Grusevaja (Prof. Dr.)
marina.grusevaja(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3119
  international.office-wbs(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Contact Person for Incomings Mrs Isabelle Meissner
isabelle.meissner@hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3107
Contact Person for Outgoings

Mrs Julie Huet (Currently on parental leave)
julie.huet(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3131

Mrs Milena Kaplan (Parental leave substitute)
milena.kaplan(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-3131

Institutional Hochschule 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 Tanja Bauer
incoming@hs-rm.de
Phone: +49 611 9495-1625
Accommodation Housing Information

We (Zahra, Aline 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 E-02, business department, Bleichstraße 44, it´s when you enter the old building on the right side.

Due to corona our current office hours will be held virtually. The office hours are held on Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m and on Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 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!

E-Mail: ic-wbs(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de

Follow us on Instagram: @icwbs

The festival started on Friday with an opening speech from the mayor of mainz, in which he invited all of the guests to experience the offers from the local associations. During the day you could try out a variety of different things. For example you could have controlled the underwater robot from the coast guard, you could have bought traditional clothing from partner cities in africa or you could have listened to a concert, which was held by the police. 

On Saturday the festival really kicked off with a concert in the evening, at which you could have listened to artists like Milow or Alvaro Soler. And the best part about it ? You could go in for free and enjoy the concert with your friends. 

Finally on Sunday the doors of the local parliament were opened for everybody to visit and take a look inside the government building. The day ended with one of the biggest parades in Germany, at which people celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Rhineland-Palatinate Day with a lot of colorful carnival cars.

The Hoffest always takes place at the Wiesbaden Business School campus, so you get to experience the university from a different site. 

Our student organization (the Asta) made sure that it was an amazing event for students. For example we had very cheap beer, wine and cocktails and the first 240 guests even got a beer for free ! 

Of course there were also DJs, which made sure that we had amazing music to dance to. But they were not the only ones which made good music. Our professors were singing with a karaoke machine, too ! Crazy right? This is one more reason which made our Hoffest special, you could talk to professors on a more personal level and get to know them outside of the professional setting of the university.

The event closed at around 10 pm but our Asta organized an afterparty for us at a club in Wiesbaden. So if you did not get enough yet, you could have gone with your friends to party some more.


 

The International Whitsun tournament Wiesbaden is an international horse show that is held annually on the Whitsun weekend in the Biebrich Palace Park in Wiesbaden. Its origins date back to 1929. From Friday to Monday, the Biebrich Castle Park once again welcomed horses and equestrian athletes from all over the world to Wiesbaden. The program had an Olympic character: all three Olympic equestrian disciplines were advertised, which included some of the most difficult tasks in all of equestrian sport.

Visitors could enjoy selected gastronomy, organize a picnic in the shade of the trees or go shopping in the shopping area. The highlight of the event was certainly the exciting fight for first place between the two Olympic participants Isabell Werth and Dorothee Schneider, which Schneider narrowly won.

Fairs (Kerb) have a long tradition in Germany and almost every village has one during the year, of course Wiesbaden is no exception to this.These fairs always attract a lot of families during the day and a lot of young people in the evening. And why do people want to go to these events ?

Because at the Kerb you can find the best street food, drinks and fun games to play:

No matter if you are the adventurous one that loves heights, you like being splashed with water or simply having a ride on the auto scooter, you can find all of them at the Wiesbadener Kerb. Do you wanna get a gingerbread heart or a teddy bear for your friends or loved ones? Try out the shooting range then!

It is a very social get together for everyone no matter what age you are and we promise you that everyone enjoys it very much. We recommend going on the last day since there will be many discounts before the fair moves into the next city.


 

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 early in May early in November
Main Examination period (3 weeks) July/August January/February

Useful Links: Application / Get prepared

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 (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 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 (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?

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.

15. How do you get from Frankfurt Airport to Wiesbaden?

Philippe (Switzerland)

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!!

Emeline (France)

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.

Karolina (Russia)

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!

Giorgia (Malta)

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!

Andrea (Italy)

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 !