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  • Locations: Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials 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:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

European Business School, Germany


Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer
jshafer@mays.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
wxiaoshuang@tamu.edu

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
European Business School Homepage
European Business School Exchange Program
European Business School Courses
European Business School European Grading System
European Business School Department of Business
 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
Housing and Campus Life
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
Germany Travel Guide
Currency Converter

European Business School
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Oestrich-Winkel, Germany

About 
 
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.

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.

Eligibility
  • 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.
 
Cost
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to European Business School
Accommodations $2,250
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,200
Meals $1,650
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $355
Personal Spending $1,360+
Total Estimated Cost $12,615+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 

Funding


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 


Scholarships

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13


Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student