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  • Locations: Reutlingen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost:: Fall, Spring
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 02/28/2025 07/15/2025

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants 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:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits: 12+ Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: BUSINESS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, GERMAN, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
Click here for a definition of this term Program Category: WKU Exchange
Program Description:

WKU EXCHANGE: Reutlingen University

About the University
Reutlingen Campus LandscapeReutlingen, the “Gateway to the Swabian Highlands”, is situated in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. The town offers more than just a fine blend of medieval timbered buildings and modern urban architecture; there are lively shopping facilities, quiet romantic spots, cultural diversity and a wide range of leisure facilities, all providing for a very high quality of life. The proximity of the ancient university town of Tübingen and the Baden-Württemberg capital city of Stuttgart also contribute to Reutlingen’s attractiveness as a place to study. The Black Forest and the Lake of Constance are also within easy traveling distance.

ESB Reutlingen is one of the leading business schools in Europe. A vibrant international dimension, excellent teaching and a healthy balance between theory and practice are central elements in its vision of providing forward-looking and interdisciplinary degree programmes. The high quality of these programmes is confirmed by regular top positions in all the leading university rankings in Germany. With 60 professors, around 50 other members of staff and over 2000 students, ESB is one of the biggest business schools in Germany. Find out more about the International Business Program here!

One of the University’s hallmarks is its commitment to providing good service. All important facilities on the campus are within easy reach, it is only a short walk to seminar rooms, the library or the cafeteria. The Student Office and the International Office offer students advice and practical support. 
Reutlingen StudentsReutlingen University is home to more than 80 different nationalities. With around 25% of its students coming from outside Germany it has the highest proportion of international students of all German-speaking universities. Many of the University’s professors and other staff members themselves also come from outside Germany or have international experience. The International Academic Affairs office offers information about scholarships, course selections, studying in Reutlingen, and internships. The bachelor's degree program “International Business“ runs a program called “Buddy program“ in which older students with international experience are paired with exchange students to help them settle into life on campus.
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About Reutlingen
Reutlingen City
The city of Reutlingen is known for its natural beauty and scenic sites. It is close to the Neckar valley and it is about twenty miles away from Stuttgart.  It is considered to be in the heart of Europe as it is 4 hours by train to Paris, 1.5 hours by plane to London and only 6.5 hours by car to the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to major companies such as, Hugo Boss, Hewlett-Packard, Porsche, Bosch and more. Reutlingen is a prosperous and attractive city with over 110,000 inhabitants. Students can enjoy the open-air markets, museums, restaurants and historical sites.


Depending on their German-language proficiency, exchange students have the opportunity to take some business courses in German. RU offers courses in Business, IT and Management as well as Architecture and Manufacturing Sciences (AMS).  For more Business, IT and Management course information, click here.

The International Office in the Business Faculty also offers a wide range of German language courses for exchange students, as well as professional development workshops on topics such as intercultural management and apply for jobs in Germany. Please refer to the RU course listing for more information.

Teaching at Reutlingen University goes far beyond the simple transfer of knowledge. The independent organization of students in project groups, application-oriented thinking, social competence and support for personal development are all fundamental to the curricula of degree programmes, in order to provide students with the best qualifications for their
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 future careers.
Term Dates
Fall: September to January
Spring: February to May

Click here for more information about application due dates and procedure.    


Reutlingen HousingStudents live in residence halls with local and international students. All university housing are furnished and located on campus. There is a supermarket within 10 minutes walking distance and a bus stop directly in front of campus. RU estimates the monthly living costs is about $950 to $1200 per month for food, transportation and rent. For more information, click here.

From a previous student:

"Before I got on the plane to go to Reutlingen I thought that I would be alone to study in another culture with people who spoke another language, but ESB is so internationally focused that I would not be the only one. I had the opportunity to live with someone from France, take classes with students from Slovenia and Spain, and I have made friends from Africa to Vietnam. It was very easy to become acclimated in a new country where diversity is the norm. You will not be alone: Join the ESB Spirit, because the Spirit Makes the Master!"

William Fulton, Architecture and Manufacturing Sciences major, class of 2014.