Germany, Reutlingen

Reutlingen University

Bachelor, MBA

Visit website


Reutlingen University is one of Germany’s leading universities, offering international academic programmes with close ties to industry and commerce.

On their campus they have around 5500 students spread across five different Schools: Applied Chemistry, Engineering, ESB Business School, Informatics, and Textiles & Design. Professors, Visiting Lecturers and administrative and technical staff guide these talented young people along their academic path. Reutlingen University offers 39 degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, in which they train the top executives of the future. At the same time it is very important for them to support their students’ personal development and to ensure that they become specialists and managers for whom social responsibility is second nature.

The Country

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

The city of Reutlingen is situated in an attractive region at the foot of the range of hills known as the Swabian Alb, near to the valley of the river Neckar. Reutlingen can trace its roots back to the 5th and 6th centuries. Nowadays it is a modern industrial centre with a strong service sector; it has more than 110,000 inhabitants and provides employment for 50,000 people, making it the biggest economic hub in the south Württemberg area. Reutlingen offers outstanding shopping facilities, a large market – held twice weekly -, a prize winning library, numerous museums and a multitude of cafes, restaurants and bistros. Service industries and trade are the city’s main hallmarks. Art, music, dance, ballet and opera can be enjoyed in the state capital Stuttgart, around 40 km to the north, and in Reutlingen’s neighbouring city of Tübingen.

Student Life

On campus sporting activities are organized free of charge by the Student Association AStA. Further information can be found on the website. The variety of sports on offer is extensive: swimming, basketball, football, rock climbing, rope-skipping, standard dance, modern dance.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at Reutlingen University

Health Insurance


450 EUR


287 EUR

410 EUR


28 EUR

22 EUR


177 EUR

220 EUR




16 EUR

65 EUR


*per month


Living directly next to the campus in one of our student dorms is the ideal way to coordinate your academic and private life. Whether it’s to be an apartment, a single room just for you, or a double room shared with a fellow student: your very own four walls are furnished and just waiting for you to move in. You can look for your own place to live.

Travel Opportunities

It is very easy to get around Reutlingen and the Bundesland Baden- Württemberg. Recent past trips for students at Reutlingen University have included Berlin, Budapest and Munich, as well as extended visits to eastern German cities like Dresden, Leipzig, Weimar, Eisenach and Wittenberg. Travel outside Germany is equally viable. It is a lot cheaper to book flights in euros (exchange rate) and also a lot more convenient.