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EBS Business School

Program Location Rheingau, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20188
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Studying at EBS Business School is the ideal preparation for an international career. Since its inception in 1971 as the first private higher education institution for business studies in Germany, EBS Business School has stood for academic excellence teaching and research, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit.

The EBS Business School program offers:

  • Academic excellence
  • Practical training
  • The opportunity to take classes with Germans and other international students 
Location: EBS Business School is located in the heart of Germany, in a region that blends history with the modern world: The Rheingau is home to an endless number of historical sights and nearby to the Middle Rhine Valley, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Other attractions include the lively Rhine-Main area with the cosmopolitan city Frankfurt am Main and its vibrant nightlife.
For more program information, please visit the program website.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [Krannert School of Management]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English & German

Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS

The EBS course timetable is not as regular as Purdue’s academic calendar. Some courses last for a whole semester, some for several weeks, and other shorter courses last merely for a few sessions. The student is responsible for checking for timetable clashes during registration.

Most of the courses have a number of sections, with at least one of these sections taught in English unless otherwise specified. 

Additionally, you can enroll in a free intensive German language course before the semester begins.


Excursions organized by students have included trips to nearby Frankfurt, where visitors can experience the sense of traveling back in time to the 12th century as well as the pulse of modern life in a major German city.

The EBS Housing Office assists international students in finding affordable, furnished and convenient accommodation near campus. Since housing is not an automatic part of your Study Agreement, finding a place to stay can be challenging. The Housing Office helps to overcome the language barrier. Nearly all EBS exchange students live in the surrounding towns and villages, renting private apartments or sharing flats.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Along with the costs outlined below, students participating on exchange programs in Germany should expect to pay a semester contribution toward subsidized services at their host university.  These fees range from approximately €75 to €350 per semester and typically include a pass for regional public transportation.  See your study abroad advisor for more details.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$450.00
Round-trip Airfare$1,200.00
Local Transportation$150.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
Applicants for this program may also be interested in scholarships offered by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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