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Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) - Germany


Quick Facts
  • City: Berlin, Germany
  • Instruction Language: English or German language courses
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Program terms available: Summer, January Term (winter), Fall Semester, Spring Semester or Full Academic Year
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  • Subject areas: Business, Criminal Justice, International Studies, Political Science, German language and culture

Berlin, Germany

Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) is located in Berlin, Germany. Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany, is a city like no other. Known for its rich history, cutting edge technology and thriving arts scene, Berlin offers endless opportunities for exploration and personal growth. From world-class museums and iconic landmarks to bustling markets and trendy neighborhoods, you will never run out of things to do and see. Immerse yourself in the city’s unique atmosphere and discover why Berlin is a global hub for creativity and innovation. One-third of the city’s area is made up of forests, parks, gardens and canals. Berlin experiences 4 distinct seasons with it getting up to 90 degrees in the summer months. Just a quick train ride and you’ll find yourself in another European country such as Poland, Denmark or the Netherlands.

Berlin City Guide
Berlin City Video Tour



The Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) has approximately 12,000 students and is one of Germany’s largest universities of applied sciences for Business Administration and Economics. University life is spread across 2 campuses- Campus Lichtenberg (Law, Security Management and Public Administration) and Campus Schöneberg (Business). HWR Berlin values diversity, innovation, and international collaboration. For semester programs, exchange students are given the option to participate in a two week German Intensive Language Course, which is offered prior to the semester free of charge. The free German Intensive Language course will start in March for the spring semester and September for the fall semester. Students will enroll in the equivalent of 12 U.S. credit hours of courses per semester.

Berlin School of Economics also offers a summer program which is 3 to 4 weeks long during the months of June and July and a 2 week winter program in January.

Tour of Campus Lichtenberg
Tour of Campus Schöneberg

Subject Areas

  • Business, Criminal Justice, International Studies, Political Science, German language and culture

Semester Dates

  • Fall: Beginning of October until end of February
  • Spring: Beginning of April until end of July
  • Summer: 3-4 weeks, dates depend on summer program chosen
  • Winter: 2 weeks in January (with an additional week online prior to arriving to Berlin)

Class List

To view courses that have been evaluated for HWR, please review the HWR Class Equivalency List

Course Approval Form

All students will be required to complete a Course Approval Form prior to leaving for their study abroad program so that you have met with your academic advisor and are aware of what courses you will take during your program.


Housing Options

  • Off-campus student apartments throughout the city at Studierendenwerk Berlin and Studentendorf Schlachtensee

HWR Berlin Housing Info

Program Costs

The budget sheet is an estimate for costs associated with this program for a full semester. For summer and January term (winter) program costs, please view the separate sections for Summer Program and January Term (winter) Program.

Estimated costs 2022-2023 for Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR)

You can also explore scholarship and financial aid options.

How to Apply

Application deadlines

Academic Year and Fall: February 15th

Spring: September 15th

Summer: February 1st

Winter: September 1st

Contact us with any questions at studyabroad@wichita.edu 

How to Apply

Student Experiences at HWR

Alondra Galicia and Derek Eitzmann's Experiences


Study Abroad at HWR Berlin


Exchange Students at HWR Berlin


Study Abroad Student Spotlights

Summer Program
  • Program options from 3 to 4 weeks in length
  • Multiple courses taught in English or German language and culture option
  • Earn between 3 to 6 U.S. credits
  • Cost varies depending on which program you choose, but starts at $1,800
  • Off-campus accommodation

HWR Berlin Summer Program 

January Term (Winter) Program
  • 2 weeks in January (3 weeks in total with online portion)
  • Blended format: 1st week is online at home and second 2 weeks are in-person in Berlin
  • Business/Hospitality courses taught in English with module on German culture and society
  • Study visits to companies and institutions
  • Earn 3 U.S. credits
  • Cost approximately $1,800
  • Off-campus accommodation

HWR Berlin Winter Program

The Berlin Experience (Graduate Program)
  • The Berlin experience offers MGMT 885G students the opportunity to work on an international consulting project for European and American companies alongside German students studying at HWR Berlin.
  • To participate in this program, you must be in the MBA Program at WSU and enrolled in MGMT 885G.
  • 1 week experience in Berlin, Germany in January.
  • Contact Seth Cockrell with any questions at seth.cockrell@wichita.edu

The Berlin Experience