International Office

For a global partner network

The International Office is the first point of contact, both inbound and outbound, for all matters related to our international partner university network.

We seek to assist outbound IUBH students by informing about options and requirements for studies abroad and are also closely involved in guiding and welcoming inbound international and exchange students.

In order to do this we maintain and manage the existing partnerships with our colleagues at our international partner universities, but are also first contacts for educational institutions abroad wishing to discuss the possibility of partnership agreements or cooperations with IUBH.

Incoming International Students

Every semester IUBH is fortunate to welcome in Bad Honnef groups of international students both for the duration of a full study programme and for exchanges of one or two semesters from our partner universities around the world. Their presence on campus and their contribution to the academic and social life here are an invaluable part of the international atmosphere and learning environment the IUBH prides itself for.

With the assistance of a team of student volunteers, the  International Office staff strives to make their arrival and stay in Germany as easy and comfortable as possible and organises welcome / information sessions to make the transition to another culture and system of studying as smooth as possible.

Please find more information in our section Studying Abroad.

Study Abroad within the IUBH Study Programmes

Each year IUBH students spend semesters of study at IUBH partner universities world-wide, gaining valuable international and inter-cultural experience within the high-quality curricula offered at our partner institutions abroad.

We have long-standing cooperations and partnerships with universities in North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. The choice of partner universities open to students depends on which study programme students are enroled in at the IUBH. Depending on which study programme students are studying at the IUBH, periods of study abroad are either optional or mandatory components of their studies.

Students of all study programmes have to meet the academic requirements of both the IUBH and the partner university they are applying to before taking up their studies abroad. All applications are done through the IUBH International Office to partner universities with whom we have a partnership agreement only. Students can access information on procedure and deadlines through the university intranet (CARE), by personal appointment or through various information sessions offered by the International Office. Should students encounter difficulties during their application process, then the International Office can act as mediator to help clarify issues.

Students of our 6-semester bachelor programmes can apply for admission to our semester abroad programme at partner universities for their specific area of study. Places are limited and precedence has to be given to applicants who best fulfil the application criteria - these include academic performance at the IUBH, extra-curricular activities, references from professors, correlation between student expectations and programme parameters as well as a well grounded sense of purpose and motivation. Students who are admitted to the programme will be informed by and guided through the various application steps by the International Office.