EBC Hochschule Berlin belongs to the European Business College Group, with locations across Germany in Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, and Stuttgart. You will be studying at the Berlin campus.
It is a private university, which is accredited by the state. EBC Berlin focuses on a practice-based approach in business studies and offers programs with an array of international subjects. The courses offered are continuously adapted to the needs of national and international business, whereby the demands are constantly rising. As a member of the quality organisation ‘Euro-Schulen-Organisation ESO’, one of the biggest private educational institutions in the Federal Republic, the EBC University was one of the first schools to be certified according to the ISO 9000 Quality Management System. The EBC University received the FIBAA seal for its economics degree programmes.
The university has an international portfolio and many students have an international background as well. Along with an international and practice based approach EBC Hochschule stands for individual attention and service it gives to it and that of course accounts as well for exchange students.
EBC Hochschule Berlin is situated in the formerly Eastern part of the city, located in a historical building complex next to famous Alexanderplatz.
The campus offers state-of-the-art equipment and welcomes students with bright and friendly seminar rooms, which are all fitted with W-LAN. The university library and a cafeteria are part of the campus premises.
There are various coffee shops and lunch places around Alexanderplatz and the surrounding area.
The library in the Berlin campus, currently comprises around 7,000 media units (plus print journals and newspapers), of which about 2,000 books. The entire stock is in a shared online catalog.
Students also have the opportunity to reach the 2009 newly opened University Library of Humboldt University (Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum) which is located 10 minutes from the campus. For new students, the university organises an orientation traditionally in the introductory week, this will consist of a brief presentation on the EBC-library, the use of databases including ABI / INFORM Complete and wiso.
Other (Gym, clubs and societies)
There are a number of sports facilities and activities available to the students. Please see the link below:
Each year in July the academic calendar will be uploaded on the University website, this includes the exact semester start and end dates. The regular semester duration at EBC Hochschule:
Autumn semester: End of September – Mid January
Spring semester: End of January – Early June
The minimum language level required to study at EBC in German is B2.
Studying at the EBC University in Berlin means small class sizes, professors and lecturers have individual access to students and therefore promote the exchange between teachers and learners. EBC Hochschule Berlin has an open-door policy, in which all EBC Hochschule Berlin administrative staff are always available for any questions you may have.
As a private institution, it focuses on seminar activities such as group activities and projects in addition to lectures. Students are required to do oral and written work, practical work and receive course certificates (Scheine) needed to take the examination; this is the main performance assessment during the course.
On average 15-20 students per class
Various projects throughout all semesters
Business Group Project 5 students on average
University hosts career days
EBC Berlin participates at trade shows
Guest speakers and people from consulting groups visit EBC Berlin
The grading system in Germany ranges from 1 - 5 with 1 being the highest mark and 5 a fail. The pass / fail level is generall 4 /5. Please see the full description below:
Full Description: Marks: 1: sehr gut; 2: gut; 3: befriedigend; 4: ausreichend; 5: nicht ausreichend
Courses (incl. module descriptions):
Every course is valued 4 ECTS. Classes are usually 1:30 hours per subject and per week. Evaluation would usually be: course work, presentations and a final exam or final paper, but will be discussed on the first class. Classes will take place if a minimum of five students have registered for the course (except language courses).
International students are welcome in all courses, but places are subject to availability in the class room, and language requirements because you will have to be prepared to participate in discussion and group work in German (at least B2 level).
GERMAN SPA workload requirements:
You are required to take a minimum of 30 ECTS per SPA term from the subjects approved by your Academic Advisor or Head of Programme, although you may want to register for more if you wish.
ENGLISH SPA workload requirements:
You are required to take 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the courses approved by EBSL although you may register for more if you wish.
Please note the following when selecting your modules:
Academic Progression following the study abroad period
Number of credits you will accumulate on the degree:
How your marks from the study abroad are used to calculate your final degree classification:
What happens if you fail credit whilst on the study period abroad?:
In cases where there is significant non-engagement with the year abroad, students could be exited from the programme.
Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at EBC Hochschule Berlin for students who have disabilities.
Berlin is Germany’s largest city with a population of 3.5 million. It is located in eastern Germany, approximately 37 miles west of the Polish border. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, public transportation networks and a high quality of living. Berlin offers many famous sightseeing attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, Potsdamer Platz, Jewish Museum and KaDeWe (Department Store). Berlin is also home to 150 museums, including the Museums Island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are several lakes, seas and beach clubs in the surrounding area of Berlin, which are great to enjoy during the summer, such as “Wannsee" and the Spree.
The city is also very famous for its nightlife, rated as one of the ‘hotspots’ of Europe’s party life the city offers many clubs, bars and restaurants with cuisines from all around the world. Berlin is also a city of sports, many sporting events take place in the capital and the city hosts the famous football stadium ‘Olympia Stadium'.
Here are a few helpful links:
Berlin has a humid continental climate. Summers are mostly warm and sometimes humid with temperatures of 25-30°C and winters are often relatively cold with average temperatures of 2°C. It often snows during winters. Springs and autumns are generally chilly to mild. Berlin has a moderate rainfall during the year.
The Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the largest rail station in Europe. Deutsche Bahn runs trains to domestic destinations like Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and others. It also runs an airport express service, as well as trains to international destinations like Moscow, Vienna, Amsterdam and Malmö.
Berlin has two commercial airports – Tegal Airport, which is situated within the city and the second main airport – Schönefeld Airport lies outside the center of the city.
Tickets & Prices for Student tickets: €165 for bus/trains/subway for six months for the whole area of Berlin
EBC Hochschule Berlin does not provide accommodation. However, there are plenty of websites, which are very useful to find information on student accommodation:
Rent is generally relatively cheap in Berlin. The average rent for a one bedroom flat in central Berlin (area of EBC Berlin) is around €500. This is relatively high, considering that students can find cheaper flats/rooms to rent in other areas in Berlin. Popular areas for students include, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Hakescher Market.
It is suggested that you would need around €2,767 (£2,324) in Berlin to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with £4,000 in London.
The cost of living for students should be around 600-700€.
Eating out and entertainment is also less expensive in Berlin compared to some other European metropolitan cities.
Here are some examples:
Cinema – 7€
Coffee in a bar – 2€
Cocktail in a bar- 7-8€
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Students who have been nominated to study at EBC Berlin will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.
You must provide evidence of having an appropriate, comprehensive health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.
If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.
Citizens from the following countries are exempted from visa requirements: EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, Canada, Korea, New Zealand and the U. S.. Registration with German municipal authorities, however, is still mandatory after arrival in Germany.
Other nationalities should contact the German embassy for advice. All students are required to register with the local authorities upon arrival at EBC Hochschule Berlin.
This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.
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Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.
Language of tuition: English,German
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange
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