The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (known in Germany as the DHBW) is the first higher education institution in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training. The core principle of dual education at the DHBW is the three-month cycle, whereby students alternate their time between the university and their partner company, thus acquiring both academic skills and work-related experience. The International Study Program is taught exclusively in English. The University operates in quarter terms which means that each course is finished within approximately 12 weeks. A maximum of 30 ECTS points can be awarded in each quarter. Exchange students enjoy the flexibility of beginning their studies at the DHBW Ravensburg in October, January, April or July and can stay for three, six, nine or twelve months.
Fall term: 1 October – 31 December 15 May.
Winter term: 1 January – 31 March 15 October.
Spring term: 1 April – 30 June 15 November.
Summer term: 1 July – 30 September 15 February.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. Mainz School of Law: Studying law in Mainz gives you access to a range of top class courses. All of the compulsory subjects are offered on a regular basis, and students have the chance to specialize in specific areas of research. On top of a wide variety of elective courses, students can specialize in commercial law, European law, financial and tax law as well as media law. There is even the option to study rather specialized areas of law, such as wine law.
Winter semester: The 15th of July 2018.
Summer semester: The 15th of January 2019.