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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, German NC State Students Only: Yes
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Additional Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: Poole College of Management
Duration: Academic Year, Semester Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:

Course selection for spring term applicants is limited.
Before applying, applicants should first speak with Poole Global about course selection to ensure appropriate courses will be available.


Reutlingen Downtown

With a population of over 100,000, the city of Reutlingen is located in southern Baden-Wuerttemberg, a German state bordering France and Switzerland, and is about 25 miles from Stuttgart, the state capital.  The town offers lively shopping facilities, quiet romantic spots, cultural diversity, a wide range of leisure facilities, and a blend of medieval timbered buildings and modern architecture. Reutlingen lies embedded in a beautiful and varied landscape with the Schwabian Mountains, Black Forest, Alps, Lake Constance, Switzerland, and France all within easy travelling distance.

ESB Business School, part of Reutlingen University, is one of Germany's most prestigious management institutions, and with 2,500 students, it is Germany's largest business school. 

Classes are taught in small, multinational groups with direct contact between professors and students.  The structure and global focus of all of the programs allow students to experience team work and improve their intercultural skills.

ESB's campus, just a short distance from the historic city center, offers a lively student environment, sports and cultural activities, a library, and computer labs.

NC State students can take English or German-taught business classes during the Fall semester and apply for an internship placement within Germany during the Spring semester. 

ESB at Reutlingen's course offerings and descriptions

The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at ESB Business School at Reutlingen University.  Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department.  This list is not inclusive.  Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad.  Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.

Students have several housing options at ESB: residence halls, guest apartments, and private housing. Most NC State students end up in guest apartments, but more information on all the options is available on ESB's housing page.

Travel Docs
All students are required to have a valid passport. Students from the United States can enter Germany without a visa, but will be required to apply for a residence permit after their arrival in Germany. This residence permit does allow U.S. citizens the ability to work in paid or unpaid capacities both during and in between academic terms. In all cases, it is your responsibility to research and understand the specific requirements and restrictions of your visa and/or residence permit.

Cost information is shown in the budget sheets link at the top of this page. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad.

The start and end dates for the International Business program (at ESB Business School) are earlier than all other programs at Reutlingen University. The calendars for both can be found here and referenced in the chart below.

Academic Calendar Fall Term
Start Date
Fall Term
End Date
Spring Term
Start Date
Spring Term
End Date
International Business program only early September December/January early February late May
All other programs at the
ESB Business School and Reutlingen University
early October early February early March mid-July

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019
02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019
02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 09/29/2019 TBA TBA

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