About the University
WKU EXCHANGE: Reutlingen University
The Reutlingen University campus is home to one of Germany’s leading business schools. It was also deemed winner of Germany’s International University of the Year in 2010 and top business school in Germany in 2014. Reutlingen University is comprised of approximately 4,500 students and a large international student population of about 1,000 students. The campus offers students a library, computer labs, cafeterias, sporting facilities and more.
The city of Reutlingen is known for its natural beauty and scenic sites. It is close to the Neckar valley and it is about twenty miles away from Stuttgart. It is considered to be in the heart of Europe as it is 4 hours by train to Paris, 1.5 hours by plane to London and only 6.5 hours by car to the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to major companies such as, Hugo Boss, Hewlett-Packard, Porsche, Bosch and more. Reutlingen is a prosperous and attractive city with over 110,000 inhabitants. Students can enjoy the open-air markets, museums, restaurants and historical sites.
Depending on their German-language proficiency, exchange students have the opportunity to take some business courses in German. RU offers courses in Business, IT and Management as well as Architecture and Manufacturing Sciences (AMS). For more Business, IT and Management course information, click here.
The International Office in the Business Faculty also offers a wide range of German language courses for exchange students, as well as professional development workshops on topics such as intercultural management and apply for jobs in Germany. Please refer to the RU course listing for more information.
Fall: September to January
Spring: February to May
Click here for more information about application due dates and procedure.
Students live in residence halls with local and international students. RU estimates the monthly living costs is about $1,200 per month for food, transportation and rent. For more information, click here.
From a previous student:
"Before I got on the plane to go to Reutlingen I thought that I would be alone to study in another culture with people who spoke another language, but ESB is so internationally focused that I would not be the only one. I had the opportunity to live with someone from France, take classes with students from Slovenia and Spain, and I have made friends from Africa to Vietnam. It was very easy to become acclimated in a new country where diversity is the norm. You will not be alone: Join the ESB Spirit, because the Spirit Makes the Master!"
William Fulton, Architecture and Manufacturing Sciences major, class of 2014.