Reutlingen University ESB Business School

Program Details

Program Location Reutlingen, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20187
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2023 02/27/23 to 06/21/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Reutlingen University ESB Business School

ESB Business School is part of Reutlingen University, a public university located about 30 minutes south of Stuttgart.  ESB hosts approximately 70 exchange students each year in the International Business Program (IB) where Purdue students will complete courses in English.

Student life outside the classrooms is an important part of the ESB program, and the school supports student-organized activities such as company contact fairs, public discussions and debates, relay tours, and sports and cultural events. ESB students work hard at their studies but can also enjoy a good social life at Reutlingen University.

Applicants can read about the details of this program and find additional linked resources at the website for IB Exchange Students.

Please see in the Costs section below information about the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship.

Reutlingen has more than 110,000 inhabitants and is situated close to the Swabian Alb hills, southeast of Stuttgart. Many companies active on the international market, such as Bosch, Willi Betz, Stoll, Rieber, Kullen, and Burkhardt und Weber are situated here.
There is a lot to see in the surrounding area and a great variety of leisure activities can be pursued such as hiking, sightseeing at Lichtenstein castle or climbing in the nearby climbing park. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Reutlingen and neighbouring towns, as well as museums, a theatre and cinemas, which offer reduced prices for students.

A NOTE TO FALL SEMESTER APPLICANTS:  The fall semester at Reutlingen ends in early January with final exams taking place in mid-January.  The school will make special arrangements for students who have to leave in December.  Please speak to a Study Abroad advisor about these accommodations before you apply.  To be forewarned is to be forearmed!

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Reutlingen University ESB Business School

This exchange program is open only to Daniels School of Business undergraduates. 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: [Daniels School of Business]

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

The entire program is conducted in English.  


Participants in this program will be able to apply for housing in various student residence halls.  In Germany dormitories are not owned and managed by the universities but by student-run cooperatives.  Students at Reutlingen have a choice of several halls.

Rent ranges from 160€ to 270€ per month.  Some of these residence halls are similar to Purdue dorms; other halls contain suites consisting of 4 to 6 single furnished rooms, a shared bath and a shared kitchen.  All rooms have internet connections, though it may not be WiFi.

Exchange students have the possibility of purchasing (30€) a starter kit that consists of a pillow, blanket and bed linens.

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 2023

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
Housing $2,000.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Visa $150.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue students approved for this program are eligible to apply for a scholarship provided by the German state of Baden-Württemberg.  This grant is intended to cover some of a student's living expenses for one semester; in the past the stipend has been about 400 per month.

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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure 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 Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Reutlingen University ESB Business School

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