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A&M MAYS Only Exchange: European Business School, Germany
Oestrich-Winkel, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Approved Course Equivalencies Click here to view
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
European Business School, Germany

Founded in 1971, European Business School (EBS) is one of the oldest private and now leading business schools in Germany. EBS offers a variety of services for exchange students, including, the International Programs Office, a student buddy service organized through a student organization (ISR), academic counseling, and an EBS student organization aimed at assimilating exchange students at EBS.

European Business School

 
Location

The European Business School set in a more rural area of Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. The town is rather young with only 12,000 residents.  Oestrich-Winkel boasts theatres, orchestras and libraries. However, Oestrich-Winkel is characterized by its winegrowing culture. The countryside is dotted with German vineyards. Transportation is widely available. A local train connects the town with Frankfurt. It takes only about twenty minutes to arrive in the city. All students at EBS will be given a semester ticket for unlimited transportation on local buses and trains. When arriving at the start of your semester, fly into Frankfurt Main airport or Frankfurt Hahn Airport.
 
Germany Vineyard
 
Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Must obtain a German residence permit or visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
 
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December; allow arrival time to be a few weeks before program begins)
  • Spring Semester (January to April; allow arrival time to be a few weeks before program begins)
  • Academic year (September to April)

Courses

The European Business School exchange program offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses for exchange students. One advantage to participating in a REEP program is that students are able to take any of the courses available in the EBS Department of Business. More than 90% of courses at Bachelor level are taught in English while the master program and MBA are entirely English. Course registration is online before the start of the semester. Once admitted, you will receive an EBS student email account. All important university related information will then be sent to you through that account.

Courses are formatted as a lecture or seminar. Attendance in mandatory in all classes. Since the European grading system is different than in the United States, maximum course load for one semester is 30 ETCS and one language course. The minimum is 20 ETCS. Bachelor and masters programs are taught in ‘modules’. Modules are groups of courses which are tied together and can only be registered for as a whole. An over-all module exam is taken at the end of a semester as a whole, including elements from all the courses of the module. Some courses are allowed to be taken as ‘stand-alone’, or not part of its module.

 
Housing

On-campus housing is not offered and housing in the area is difficult to find. EBS Housing Office will contact all students after they are admitted to offer available and suitable flats. They will also provide individual assistance in searching for accommodation. Links for housing services that EBS recommends can be found on the right side of the Campus Wiesbaden and Campus Oestrich Winkel webpages.  All of this is done on a first-come first-serve basis after admittance. The university estimates accommodation to cost 300-400 Euros per month ($405-$540 USD).

Pick-up service can be arranged upon request on a specified day before the start of the semester. This is only an option for Frankfurt International Airport and Mainz Train Station. A small fee of 15 Euros is required for the pick-up costs. More details of that nature will be sent out four weeks before the start of the semester. Check out the Housing Fact Sheet for housing cost estimates and other important information.

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to European Business School
Accommodations $2,250    (depends on room type)
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,200
Meals $1,650
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $355
Personal Spending $1,360+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $12,115+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost  $13,636+

This estimate includes these figures predicted by the university:
  • Semester ticket for public transportation in the area (mandatory for every student of EBS)
  • Mandatory German Health Insurance
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
 
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.

Helpful Links

European Business School Exchange Program
European Business School Courses
European Business School European Grading System
European Business School Department of Business
European Business School Housing Information
European Business School Housing Fact Sheet
European Business School Campus Oestrich Winkel Housing
European Business School Campus Wiesbaden Housing
European Business School Transportation
European Business School Homepage
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarships and Funding Webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Germany Travel Guide
Currency Converter


Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain
 

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at European Business School, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business.  Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.