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NBS welcomes all international students. If your home institution has a partnership agreement with our university of applied sciences, please talk to your International Office. Freemovers should check out the selection criteria of NBS.
The summer semester starts on 1 March (classes usually start around 15 March) and ends on 31 August of each year (classes and exams end 31 July).
The winter semester starts on 1 September (classes usually start around 15 September) and ends on 28 February of each year (classes and exams end 31 January).
NBS Northern Business School offers lectures and seminars from different courses of study: Business Administration (B.A.) with various specializations, Security Management (B.A.), Social Work (B.A.) as well as Business Management (M.A.) and Real Estate Management (M.Sc.). Each course of study consists of many modules which you can choose from. Most of the courses are held in German, some are held in English. For more information, please go to: Courses in English or Courses in German.
The costs you can expect vary depending on whether your home institution is a (Erasmus) partner of NBS or not. Generally, each module you select from a Bachelor program costs € 485 per semester and each module from a Master program costs € 675 per semester. Students from partner universities often don't have to pay these fees. The mandatory student season ticket costs approx. € 178 per semester.
The costs you can expect for living expenses (accommodation, food, insurance, etc.) can be estimated at approx. € 830-1.030 (this can vary a lot depending on your lifestyle).
The most important criterion is the level of your (English and/or German) language skills. Furthermore, your home institution may have its own selection criteria for outgoing students. For more information, please check out the section about selection criteria.
You don't necessarily need to be able to speak German when coming to NBS. If you only want to select courses that are taught in English, you don't need to know any German (even though it will help in your everyday life). If you want to complete your entire studies at NBS and receive a degree from NBS, advanced German language skills are required.
For more information, please see the section about language level.
Whether you can obtain credit for the modules you want to register for in Germany depends on the program and your target degree at your home university. Therefore, it is necessary to talk to your home institution before enrolling at NBS to make sure the modules will be accepted as part of your regular studies. For more information please see: Transfer of Credits (ECTS).