Founded in 1818, Universitat Hohenheim is one of Germany’s oldest universities. With faculty regularly ranked among the best in German, Hohenheim is one of the top-tier universities in its fields. The university maintains academic alliances with a number of partner universities and is involved in numerous joint research projects. The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences combine top level research and modern teaching methods for an international and globalized education.
Located in the southwestern part of Germany, the city of Stuttgart is Germany’s fourth largest metropolitan area. It is a city spread across hills covered in vineyards, valleys and parks. Stuttgart is normally associated with its industrial background and being nicknamed “the cradle of the automobile” as the motorcycle and automobile were believed to be invented in the region. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche both have their headquarters in Stuttgart. This medieval town has long been recognized for its international flair. Rich in culture and history, Stuttgart is alive with a broad range of entertainment and sports activities all in easy access of the campus. The Universitat Hohenheim campus lies in the southern part of Stuttgart and was originally part of the 18th century Baroque style palace of Duke Carl Eugene. With the Hohenheim Gardens, the university campus is one of the most beautiful in all of Germany.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- 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 or German
- Must obtain a student 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
- Summer Semester II (July to August)
- Fall Semester (October to March)
- Spring Semester (April to September)
- Academic year (October to September)
As part of the exchange program, Hohenheim has courses instructed in both English and German. The majority of the undergraduate courses are taught in German while master’s course work is taught in both English and German. However, several classes are taught in English for undergraduates. Subject areas in English include economics and international business. For instructions on how to search for courses in English and course registration, check out this handbook prepared by Hohenheim. Students also have the option of taking an intensive German language course before the beginning of the semester.
Hohenheim also has a program for exchange students during summer semester II. This program is completely taught in English. It is a three and a half weeks with the focus being on finance and financial economics. For the duration of the exchange student’s stay, Hohenheim guarantees placement in the International Student Hotel or in one of the student residence dorms on campus. In both locations, students will have fully furnished rooms with Wi-Fi.
Exchange students have the option of either a university dorm or a private apartment off campus. Dorms are available for students to apply for. However, space is limited and if an exchange student is there for less than three months, he or she will not be given a Hohenheim dorm assignment. As an alternative, students can look at the private housing market. The office of Housing Hunting Assistance at Hohenheim will help students find private housing. Most students usually live in shared flats with single rooms and commons kitchens and bathrooms.
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.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
- 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.
University of Hohenheim Homepage
Hohenheim International Student Info
Hohenheim Course Catalogue
Hohenheim Course Registration Handbook
Hohenheim Course Information
Hohenheim International Student Housing
Hohenheim Summer Semester II
Hohenheim German Language Courses
Hohenheim Important Dates
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 for International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Germany Travel Guide
Stuttgart, Germany City Guide
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
For detailed information about the exchange program at Universitat Hohenheim, 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.