General Information for Exchange Students
On this site you find general information for Student Exchange at the Department of Cooperative Studies at Berlin School of Economics and Law (Campus Lichtenberg).
We are delighted that you have chosen to study at BSEL on exchange and look forward to hosting you here. In order to come to BSEL as an exchange student you must be enrolled at one of BSEL’s partner universities. The International Office at your home institution will determine your eligibility for an exchange program, so please contact the respective coordinator at your university concerning eligibility requirements, as well as their application procedures first.
Once your university has formally nominated you for exchange, you will need to complete our online application form. The link will be sent to you directly after your nomination.
In order to enrol at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, you will have to show proof of a valid health insurance.
Check here for more information:
All exchange students are exempt from tuition fees. Nevertheless, all students, whether regular or exchange students have to pay an administrative charge for the student ID. It is compulsory for all students.
The administrative charge includes the obligatory contribution for the AStA (students´ union) and for the Studentenwerk Berlin (Student Services). You are furthermore entitled to use the public service monthly ticket at special student’s rate.
You will receive the payment details (exact amount due, bank details, payment purpose, deadline etc.) by email after registering with the International Office. The administrative charge amounts to approx. 113,38 €.
Please choose between the following Programmes:
- Business Administration: Berlin Study Semester / Berlin Study Plus
- Computer Science: Berlin Study Plus
Furthermore exchange students are free to select any of the German taught courses offered within the undergraduate study programs B.A. in Business Administration. Please refer to our International Office regarding further information.
Looking for accommodation in Berlin
The student residences in Berlin are unfortunately no longer available for short-term exchange students!
(One partial exception is the following nearby residence: You can check and apply directly in case of (rare) availability in the student residence “Aristotelessteig” (and ONLY this residence: www.stw.berlin/en/housing.html -click on highschool, choose “Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin”, choose “WH Aristotelessteig”, another page with a dropdown menu will open, choose “Residence Aristotelessteig” there. )
Therefore, you will have to look for private accommodation in Berlin. Here you find some helpful links for the apartment search:
For places near our Campus in Berlin Lichtenberg:
For places throughout the city:
The Bürgermeister-Reuter-Stiftung is an authorized non-profit organization that provides housing services for young international people who are temporarily in Berlin. They have several houses all over Berlin with well furnished rooms and flats. If you are interested or would like to know more about each residence, please go to the following Website: www.house-of-nations.de
Another commercial provider of furnished student apartments in the north of Berlin is Akademia Residenz:
Or in Berlin-Mitte:
a bit pricy but fancy
Twenty-First Berlin: Fancy and new, located in Charlottenburg/Schmargendorf, prices from appr. 600 €, availabilities from August or October 2017, DIY reservation via website: #extern#
Paul-Fleischmann-Haus: Wedding/near Osloer Straße, basic apartments:
For shorter stays, you can book inexpensive accommodation in hostels. Here are some links to Berlin hostel reservation websites:
Websites with room offers ("WG" means "Wohngemeinschaft" - shared apartment):
If you have not found a flat upon your arrival in Berlin, you can find inexpensive accommodation in hostels please ask the International Office for the pdf-file “Hostels in Berlin” with a selection of Hostels.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF TRICKSTERS! THERE HAVE BEEN CASES OF FRAUD!
DO NOT TRANSFER MONEY TO PRIVATE LANDLORDS OR INTERMEDIARIES BEFORE HAVING A KEY TO THE APPARTMENT/ROOM!
Language of Instruction
Please note, that the main language of instruction at the Department of Cooperative Study is German. However, our exchange programmes Berlin Study Semester and Berlin study Plus offer a limited set of courses in English. If you want to attend courses in German, the minimum required level in German is B2.