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Exchange - Pforzheim University (for Business)

Term To Study: Fall 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Major 1: Business Administration
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: Information for Incoming Exchange Students
Link 2: Application Procedure
Program Locations: Pforzheim
Contact Phone: 3125673680
Contact Name: Ryan Miller
Contact Email:
What is Included: Tuition is paid to IIT. All other fees are paid to Pforzheim.
Estimated Costs: Based on the data of the German Student Services, the costs of living for a student add up to about 700 Euro per month.

These costs of living per month cover on average expenditures as follows:

Rental costs (incl. additional charges): about 298 Euro (usually less in student dorms: 200-250 Euro)
Food: about 165 Euro
Clothing: about 50 Euro
Transportation costs: about 82 Euro
Health Insurance: about 66 Euro
Telephone/internet/Radio & TV licence: about 33 Euro
Learning material (books, prints etc.): about 30 Euro
Leisure activities(cultural events, sports, dining, dancing etc.): about 68 Euro

These average data may vary from city to city. Bigger cities tend to be more expensive. Pforzheim tends to be pretty close to the average costs. International students in exchange programs (staying for one semester only) may need a little bit less money per month. But these students should also consider that in most cases they will have to pay a rather big total as deposit for renting a room or an apartment (the deposit is quite often two monthly rates or about 500 Euro that a student will have to pay in advance).
Program Description

Exchange for business students only

Courses are offered mainly in German, with increasing numbers of classes available in English.

Pforzheim is situated between the cities of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Southwest Germany. It is also known as the northern gateway to the Black Forest. Southwestern Germany is one of the most important economic regions in Europe. Global companies such as Daimler, Bosch, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Michelin, Porsche, etc. are located in this area. Pforzheim itself is famous for its jewelry. Being the center for the German jewelry, watch and silver goods industry, Pforzheim is also known as the “Goldstadt“ (Gold City).

The three rivers Enz, Nagold and Wuerm flow through the city. The attractive riverbanks and parks are perfect for an enjoyable walk, for jogging activities, inline skating or merely for taking some time out, especially in the summer months. The sunny “Goldstadt” with approximately 117.000 inhabitants also has its cultural highlights: a theater, the “Kulturhaus Osterfeld“, the unique jewelry museum and the SCHMUCKWELTENPforzheim representing an international center for jewelry and watches, just to mention a few attractions.

Numerous student cafes, clubs and of course the popular student parties at Pforzheim University make student life attractive.

Pforzheim is surrounded by a fantastic natural landscape offering various leisure activities. Not only Spa Towns and Health Resorts such as Bad Liebenzell and Bad Wildbad are located here but also the northern Black Forest, which is a small skiing region – a popular place for excursions in the winter semester. Interesting destinations for weekend trips are France (the Alsace region), Switzerland and Lake Constance.

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Population: 81305856
Capital: Berlin
Per-capita GDP: $ 38400
Size: 357022 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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