Germany, Oestrich-Winkel

EBS University for Business and Law

Bachelor, MBA

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EBS University for Business and Law was founded in 1971. The university’s activities focus on 3 core areas: undergraduate, postgraduate programs and executive education.

All programs are accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). In April 2012, EBS Business School was awarded three-year accreditation by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). EQUIS accreditation is confirmation that management education at EBS meets the highest international standards. Also, since May 2012 EBS also holds the accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities. In the current CHE University Ranking 2014 EBS Business School has once again achieved top ratings, confirming its position as one of the best schools for business in Germany.

The Country

populous member state in the European Union. Germany is the major economic and political

Germany

Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometers and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is the major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields. Germany has the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth-largest by purchasing power parity. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is the second-largest exporter and third-largest importer of goods. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living, featuring comprehensive social security that includes the world’s oldest universal health care system.

The City

Oestrich-Winkel is a town in Hesse, Germany. This is a young town with roughly 12,000 inhabitants, having come into being in 1972 through the merger of the self-governing communities of Mittelheim, Oestrich and Winkel; it was further enlarged by Hallgarten’s amalgamation into the town in 1977 as part of municipal reform. Oestrich-Winkel is characterized by winegrowing. The Oestricher Kran, Oestrich’s main landmark, is a former wine-loading crane from the 18th century for loading and unloading ships. The town lies on the Frankfurt am Main–Wiesbaden–Oestrich-Winkel–Koblenz railway line.

Student life

A close and informal relationship between students, faculty and other staff members is typical of the atmosphere at EBS University. Campus life is not just about seminars and lectures. Faculty, administrative staff and students are all involved in a wide range of activities outside lectures and teaching. It is important that students are able to grow and develop their personality. Organized in an independent association with around 1,500 members, EBS students work together in numerous student initiatives (so-called Ressorts), which engage in a wide range of different projects such as help for the homeless, presentations, sporting events or even the organization of high-calibre conferences.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Expenses at ZSEM

Expenses at EBS

Health Insurance

Airfare

160 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

400 EUR

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

27 EUR

Food*

177 EUR

225 EUR

Books

Included

Included

Transportation**

16 EUR

114,86 EUR

Visa

*per month
**all students at EBS will receive a semester ticket for unlimited transportation on local busses and trains in the RMV-service area

Accommodation

EBS does not have housing on campus for its students. Students have to make arrangements to find their own accommodation. EBS Housing Office assists international students in finding affordable, furnished and convenient accommodation near the campus. EBS accommodation database contains information about accommodation available for rent. Go to “EBS Business School, Oestrich Winkel” to see offers close to our OW campus.

Travel opportunities

EBS University is located in the heart of Germany, in a region that blends history with the modern world like no other: The Rheingau is home to an endless number of historical sights and a few kilometers further on begins the 65km-stretch of the Middle Rhine Valley, a Unesco World Heritage Site. A local train connects Oestrich-Winkel, home of EBS Business School to Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. From Wiesbaden, the journey takes approx. 20 minutes and from Frankfurt ca. 45 minutes. Excursions organized by students can be like travelling back in time to the 12th century, for instance to Kloster Eberbach, or feeling the pulse of modern times among Frankfurt’s banking towers. Germany is filled with beautiful castles. The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Trains are a great and easy way to get around in Germany. You can book tickets online.