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Course offer for exchange students

English lectures in the winter semester (preliminary, September 2019)

You will find the overview in the download area.


English Lectures in the Summer Semester (September 2019)

You will find the overview in the download area.


Research Projects

The overview can be found in the download area.


International Academy

The International Academy was founded in 2008 in order to provide our international partners with a comprehensive range of technical management services in English. It is a 2-semester offer of English lectures in the field of Innovation and Business, which comprises 30 ECTS credits each semester. The main topics in the summer semester are International Business and in the winter semester Innovation Management and New Technologies in a Business Environment.

The target group is primarily students of business administration and industrial engineering. However, the courses are also suitable as optional subjects for prospective engineers who are interested in business topics, as no specific specialist knowledge is required. The concept of the International Academy allows a very flexible use: Students can

    take both semesters and start in the summer or winter semester
    take only one of the two semesters
    Select individual courses of the International Academy and combine them with other lectures if necessary.

Please refer to the attached brochure for further information including the current range of courses.


German Courses

The courses "German as a Foreign Language" (DAF) are offered at different levels. These levels correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The CEF, which was developed at the suggestion of the Council of Europe, aims to achieve greater uniformity and transparency in foreign language learning. The aim is to facilitate the mutual recognition of language certificates and to promote cooperation between educational institutions in different countries. Both the DAAD and the Goethe Institute work on this basis.

The CEF defines levels that determine language proficiency in the areas of communicative competence, active and receptive skills and language competence for specific purposes. These levels and their equivalents in German language examinations range from A1 for beginners to C2 for the highest linguistic level.

The DAF offer at the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences includes intensive courses before the start of lectures and courses during the lecture period. Basically applies:

1. intensive courses before the beginning of the lecture period

Summer semester: 1 week à 5 days with 7 lessons per day (UE*), in total 35 UE. Courses usually take place at levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.

Winter semester: 2 to 3 weeks à 5 days with 5 units daily, in total 50 - 75 units. As a rule, courses take place at levels A1, A2 and B1.

2. courses during the lecture period

These courses are a continuation of the previous intensive courses. This means that there is no new course for pure beginners at the beginning of the lecture period. They are concluded with an examination (exam for levels A1 - B2 or presentation for levels C1 - C2). Admission to the exam requires at least 80% attendance in class and 100% attendance for compulsory courses. The number of ECTS credits awarded after passing the exam must be clarified with the corresponding degree programme.

At levels A1, A2, B1 and B2, there are 4 UE per week. At levels C1 and C2, there are only 2 UEs per week.

All courses are only offered if enough students have registered for them.

* 1 lesson = 45 minutes