The Schwenningen Campus is situated in the twin town of Villingen-Schwenningen (c. 80,000 inhabitants) approximately 30 kilometres east of Furtwangen. It is home to 3 universities so it has a large student population, many of whom are internationals. In the past Schwenningen was a world-famous clock-making town employing thousands of local people in its factories. Nowadays the factories have gone and Schwenningen is a bustling town with shops, cafes and restaurants in an attractive pedestrian centre. Students can take advantage of all the amenities the town has to offer including a modern indoor swimming pool, an arena where the local ice hockey team plays in the German league, and several cinemas, which also show films in English.
The campus is located in the centre of Schwenningen in the historic setting of the Kienzle clock factory. The campus architecture is an eclectic mix of converted industrial space and ultra-modern buildings, including the award-winning library completed in 2011. In summer students relax in the beautifully-landscaped parkland, with beach volleyball court, located immediately adjacent to the campus.
The Schwenningen campus has a wide range of student organizations and clubs who regularly host their own business, social and sports events so there's always something happening around campus. And the multitude of indoor and outdoor recreational activities Schwenningen has to offer mean there is no shortage of things to do off campus either.
Schwenningen is also an ideal location for exploring Europe. Stuttgart, Constance and Freiburg are a one hour train trip away and France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy are all easily reachable for weekend trips.
There are 3 faculties on this campus:
German Language Bachelor's Programmes
|Mechanical and Medical Engineering|
|Medical and Life Sciences|
|Please note: |
in all German-taught programmes, a number of electives may also be taught in English
Bachelor's & Master's Programmes taught completely in English
|Name||Language Proficiency required||Details|
|International Business Management (IBM)||Excellent English (spoken & written), Basic German recommended||More about IBM|
|International Management (IMM)||Excellent English proven by TOEFL or IELTS Test||More about IMM|
|International Business Management (MBA)||Excellent English proven by TOEFL or IELTS Test||More about MBA|
|Executive Master of International Business Management (EMBA)||Excellent English (spoken and written)||More about EMBA|
|Medical Diagnostic Technologies (MDT)|
English: fluent (CEFR level B2)
Basic German recommended
|More about MDT|
Bachelor's & Master's Programmes taught partially in English
|Name||Languages required||Language Proficiency required||Details|
|Business Management and Psychology (BMP)||80-90% English|
|Very good English and German||More about BMP|
|International Business (IBW)||60% German|
English level approx.7 school years/530 TOEFL Points
|More about IBW|
|International Engineering (IEB)||70% German|
Very good English recommended
|More about IEB|
|Biomedical Engineering (BME)||English|
|English:TOEFL test (min. 68 Points internet-based/190 computer-based/520 paper-based) or IELTS 5 Points, or similar|
Basic German, min. CEFR Level A1
|More about BME|
Technical Medicine (PTM)
|More about PTM|
|Technical Physician (TP)||German English||German min. DSH 2, DaF TDN4, CEF level B2.2||More about TP|
In Schwenningen there is a variety of accommodation available, from students halls to private accommodation. Check here for an overview of the accommodation available. Students in our English language programmes receive support in finding accommodation from the programme coordinator.