International Office @ WBS:
Incoming Students

Welcome to our Exchange Student Program

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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.)
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
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
Phone: +49 611 9495-1625
Accommodation Housing Information

We (Kamile, Melissa and Aline) 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!

E-Mail: ic-wbs(at)

Follow us on Instagram: @icwbs

The day had finally arrived: After several months of brainstorming and planning, the diversity team of HSRM has successfully organised the first “Diversity Day'' at our university. It is an event that specifically aims to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.

Students from all over the world came together and introduced us to their cultures through various activities. They presented us information about their home countries and even gave us the opportunity to try some culinary delights!

It is very special to have implemented such an important day at our university because we have many students with diverse cultural backgrounds. By creating awareness and facilitating this cultural exchange, we can take the time to grow and expand our knowledge.

“Diversity Day” emphasises that HSRM stands for understanding, appreciation, and respect for diversity. We would like to thank the diversity team for their incredible efforts in organising and coordinating. All in all our “Diversity Day” was a great success, and we are looking forward to the next one which you may also be able to take part in!

Have you ever heard about the Wilhelmstraßenfest? No? Well, we have and everyone living in Wiesbaden or the surrounding area knows it is one of the events not to be missed when living here! We highly recommend marking your calendars for next year’s event to experience this unique festival up close!

The Wilhelmstraßenfest, also known as Theatrium, is the largest street festival in Germany. It only takes place on one weekend in June and eyery year around 250,000 people celebrate in the streets of Wiesbaden. This year, the festival featured an impressive variety of food stalls with around 170 different offerings. Our personal highlight was the famous smash burger, which we tried in front of the place of origin of this festival the Nassauer Hof. It’s not just the food that makes this festival unforgettable, it’s also the people! We loved meeting up with friends to try regional wines and enjoy the great live music in front of one of the five stages, which featured everything from pop and rock to reggae.

The next day was perfect to explore the festival during daytime. We enjoyed a quick brunch and then headed to the Artisans' Market. There you can find handmade goods such as jewellery, ceramics and paintings. They make unique souvenirs and perfect gifts for friends and family.

The Wilhelmstraßenfest 2024 was a vibrant celebration of Wiesbaden's cultural diversity and hospitality. Don't miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary event next year (13.-14.06.2025) and experience the best Wiesbaden has to offer!

Intercultural Communication is a class that is included in the curriculum of the "International Management" study program. Not only students are able to take this class but also international exchange students from various countries who visit Wiesbaden Business School every semester. In this class, students learn how cultures around the world communicate, what differences, similarities but also difficulties come up and how these can be successfully overcome. As part of this course, Hubertus Weyer launched a pilot project - an international collaboration of multiple universities: Freiberg, Wiesbaden Business School (WBS) and Katowice.

The task seemed quite simple: Develop a business plan together and present your concept at the end of the semester”. Let's listen to what the man behind the idea, Hubertus Weyer, has to say.

First of all, Mr. Weyer, how is this project different from other projects, both in your lectures and in the WBS?

Hubertus Weyer: Firstly, it is different because it uses a different methodology. Normally, our professors guide students through their subject areas in lectures. However, this Collaborative Online International Learning  project (COIL) is different. The participants work beyond the boundaries of the classroom and find out for themselves what is right or wrong. They also learn future skills such as solving communication problems, managing frustration, meeting deadlines and maintaining motivation.

What surprised you positively about the project and the students, both your own and those from other universities?
Hubertus Weyer: From the instructors' point of view, we were very happy with the quality of the projects and the business ideas behind them. The level of engagement was great. We were particularly positively surprised by the idea of sustainability, which was included in almost all of the projects. In the oral exams I was blown away by how engaged the students were. This is something I could not have predicted.

Which skills can the students learn and develop through experience?
Hubertus Weyer: A first skill would be increasing their English language skills. But I would also include project-based learning, tolerating ambiguity and dealing with things you don't understand. Also, skills such as digital competence, how to work together in international projects, how to lead others and also yourself, and finally, as the most important skill, how to deal with frustration, because it is well known that group projects can be slow and annoying. Furthermore, COILs (Collaborative Online International Learning projects) are a suitable method to study specific subjects as for instance marketing, HR, leadership or basically any subject one might think of.

What are the main intercultural and communicative problems that not only you yourself but also the students had to overcome?
Hubertus Weyer: Despite the fact that there are differences and sometimes even tensions within the instructors' team, the team has really grown together and the idea that we can work together as a team, by using the strength of each member, rather than the weaknesses, made us realize how we complement each other.

Which collaborations can we expect in the future?
Hubertus Weyer: Well, the existing collaboration with the Polish university is something I really wish to strengthen. Another Polish university has joined the collaboration. There will be a collaboration with the Middle East University in Ankara, Turkey. I have also met interesting colleagues in Kiev in Ukraine, a collaboration here would be in both our interests. I am also hoping for cooperation with a university in Croatia. Our French neighbours from UPEC University in Paris are definitely on my list. A coil from another continent would be a collaboration with the Mexican university in Guadalajara. Finally, there are also some connections to Great Britain and the USA which I am working on.

(Interview by our student Kamile Bickaite)


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.

How, When and What - First Guide for WBS Incoming Exchange Students (PDF)

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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 End of April End of October
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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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.

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

Donata (Italy)

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.

Sara (Spain)

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.

Marianne (Mexico)

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.

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 !

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