Berlin School of Economics and Law
The Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is one of the largest and most distinguished
academic institutions for business studies and postgraduate management education
in Germany. 24 undergraduate degree and ten postgraduate degree programs demonstrate
the school’s depth and breadth in the fields of business and economics. The university
enjoys an excellent national and international reputation that is regularly reflected
by excellent marks in national ranking surveys.
The BSEL mission emphasizes the integration of an international perspective in teaching
and research, a strong orientation towards business practice and an integrative
and interdisciplinary approach. As a specialized university for business and economics,
it calls for a study concept that guarantees all students strong links to business
and professional life. In close partnership with more than 480 companies (e.g. BMW,
Daimler Chrysler, IBM, Ikea, Siemens) the BSEL runs 15 cooperative study programs
that provide high-level practical experience in addition to the study courses. Clearly
structured modular degree schemes allow the students to gain sound general business
and economic expertise, complemented by sophisticated specialized education according
to personal interests and skills. Thereby, every student can develop an individual
profile of qualification.
International Office, Campus Schöneberg
Tel : +49 (0)30 – 30877/-1354
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin / Berlin School of Economics and Law
Badensche Straße 52, 10825 Berlin
Katrin Mahnkopf, Incoming Officer (ERASMUS)
Antje Trettau, Incoming Officer (Overseas, Double Degree)
The school’s international orientation is reflected in its study courses, several
bi-national dual award programs with other European universities, in its more than
60 cooperation agreements with universities worldwide, but also in the two languages
of instruction: German and English.
Three of the university’s eight Master programs are completely taught in English,
and it is the second language of instruction in the other Master programs. A considerable
number of courses are offered in English in several Bachelor programs as well. Every
year the Berlin School of Economics welcomes a large number of exchange students.
Participants from all over the world join the annual three- to four-week summer
Berlin is Germany's capital and largest city with 3.5 million people. Berlin is an
exciting and cosmopolitan city with large communities from nearly every country on
earth. Berlin is one of the great political, cultural, commercial, educational, transportation,
and media centers of the world, and the influence of this city cannot be doubted.
As the seat of the German government, Berlin is one of Europe's most important political
centers. Many multinational companies have their European headquarters in Berlin,
along with several German companies such as Siemens, and the Deutsches Bahn.
Berlin is home to over 420 art galleries and 153 museums including the famous Museuminsel,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which houses the famous Berlin collection of ancient
Egyptian antiquities in the Altesgallerie, and the Pergamonmuseum which is home to
the famous Pergamon Altar from ancient Greece and the Ishtar Gate from ancient Babylon.
Berlin is home to over 130,000 university students. Humboldt University, Freie Universität,
and Technische Universität of Berlin, are all considered some of the best universities
It is hard to find a more important transportation center in Europe than Berlin. Berlin's
new Main Train Station is the largest railroad crossing station in Europe with direct
service to cities all over Germany and Europe several times a day. The German National Railway Website. Berlin is has two major international airports, Tegel in the west is headquarters
to Air Berlin, the second largest German airline, and Schönefeld in the east is a
major hub for EasyJet, and the future home of the Berlin-Brandenburg International
Airport which is scheduled to be completed in 2011. Both Berlin airports handle over
21 million passengers a year with service to 144 destinations around the world. Berlin Airports. Berlin is a major media center as well. Several important German newspapers and
magazines are published in Berlin. The German international broadcaster Deutschewelle
is headquartered in Berlin, as well as the offices of MTV Europe.
Moreover, Berlin is a green city: numerous parks and lakes within the city boundaries,
forests, castle gardens and outdoor restaurants and cafés offer recreational pleasure.
In addition to a large number of operas, theatres, museums, libraries and cinemas,
the metropolis also boosts a wide off-culture with its own locations and events.
Berlin is famous for the large number and variety of stores found in the city. The
most famous is the Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), which is the second largest department store in the world after Moscow's GUM.
If you are interested in going on an exchange program to the Berlin School of Economics
and Law (BSEL) click here.
If you are a Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) student coming on an exchange
program to UNO click here.
UNO ISEP Exchange
The regular International Exchange students can go for one semester or for a full
academic year. The exchange agreement between UNO and Berlin School of Economics and
Law allows students to pay tuition at their home institution but they must pay all
other expenses, such as housing, transportation, insurance, meals, etc. UNO students
at the Berlin School of Economics and Law must pay a "Semester Fee" of approximately
€200 every semester while they are at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. The
Semester Fee pays for a variety of services for students, including Internet access
and a pass good for all public transportation in Berlin
Please keep in mind that the German academic calendar does not coincide with that
of UNO, so those students wishing to study abroad for only one semester may find it
beneficial to attend the "summer" semester in Germany. The winter semester starts
October 1 and finishes at the end of February with a break for Christmas. The summer
semester starts April 1 and ends the beginning of July.
While the Berlin School of Economics and Law offers courses in English, fluency
in German will increase the availability of courses. Without enough language skills
students will be restricted to classes within special programs, or to a small number
of courses offered in English. German language courses are offered in all levels and
will be credited by the Berlin School of Economics and Law yet may not be included
in the exchange program.
There is a German Intensive Language Course offered prior to the start of each semester. Exchange students can take part in a
two-week Intensive Language Course. The course will start in March (summer semester)
or September (winter semester). Also, during the semester regular German Language
classes are offered.
Exchange students are free to select any of the courses offered within the undergraduate
study programs B.A. in Business Administration, Economics and International Business
Management. There is a wide variety of English-taught courses (English Stream of
Courses) available. Exchange students can study for one or two semesters completely
in English. However, German is the main language of instruction for most classes.
To learn more about specific course ("module") offerings, click here.
UNO students on exchange at the Berlin School of Economics and Law are given priority
for rooms in the university's residency halls. Students are responsible for making
their own living arrangements while in Berlin and the cost of these arrangements are
borne solely by the student on the exchange. The cost for student housing in Berlin
is approximately €170-€260 per month. The room is furnished, bathroom and kitchen
are shared with the rooms on the same floor. There are several more possibilities
for exchange students to find accommodation during their stay in Berlin.
The cost of living for students in Berlin is estimated to be, on average, between
600 and 750 € (Euro) monthly. This includes rent in a student residence (private accommodation costs from 200
to 400 € per month and student residence halls 150 – 260 € per month), living, health
insurance (around 70 € per month), books and material, and incidental expenses.
Student services fee and public transport ticket
Approx. 220 € per semester cover fees for Student Services Organisation and student parliament groups, as well
as costs of a semester ticket for public transport which enables the student to use all public transport facilities in Berlin and
surroundings throughout the semester. A car is not needed to get around in Berlin.
The public transport system runs day and night.
Every exchange student will have a German student (Buddy) as a constant contact person.
Furthermore, if requested, your Buddy will pick you up at the airport/train station
and will bring you to your residence hall/apartment. Your Buddy should be your contact
person concerning day-to-day questions. During the first week of the semester, a Welcome
Day/ Orientation period will be organized for all Incoming students.
Students can apply to work as student assistants at the Berlin School of Economics
and Law and seek other jobs elsewhere. There are special employment agencies which
supports students in finding jobs.