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|| |
Mrs Julie Huet (Currently on parental leave)
Mrs Milena Kaplan (Parental leave substitute)
|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 (Lisa, 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 Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 7:15 - 8:15 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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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|
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 !
My semester in Wiesbaden
The exchange semester has been the best experience of my life.
I learned every day, since language and business topics to life’s experience, this is helping me to grow as a person. I met people from many different countries, many diverse cultures, I learned a bit of all of them from all the friends that I made, these people left their mark on my life, I will always keep them in my heart.
What started as a dream, became reality, a reality that surpassed my own imagination, that was the level of this experience, unforgettable.
Viel Liebe für euch alle, auf wiedersehen