Cooperative State University


International Office

About the University:

The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative University is the first dual, practice-integrating university in Germany. The organizational structure of the DHBW at the central and decentralized level, similar to the US State University system, is unique in Germany. The DHBW Heidenheim is the easternmost of nine DHBW sites within the State.

DHBW Heidenheim maintains contacts with almost 50 universities in 27 different countries.

About the International Office:

The International Office of DHBW Heidenheim is the starting point for DHBW students who would like to spend one semester abroad and for international students who come to Heidenheim for an exchange semester or for an internship.

In the area of "Outgoings", the IO informs and advises students, professors on issues related to international semesters, international studies, guest professorships and research stays.

In preparation for a stay abroad, the IO organizes language courses and intercultural trainings for its students, which are also open to employees.

In the "Incomings" section, the International Office organizes the "International Program" with English-language lectures for exchange students. The program also organizes internships for selected participants. The IO advises the incomings in advance on all questions such as visa, health insurance and accommodation in Heidenheim and looks after the international students during their stay.

Director International Office

Brigitte Ilg

07321 2722-141
07321 2722-149
Room: 720
Building: Marienstraße 20


Ingrid Lange

07321 2722-142
Fax: 07321 2722-149
Room: 719
Building: Marienstraße 20

The University of Design 

Schwaebisch Gmuend

International Office 
About the University:

The University of Desgin in Schwäbisch Gmünd forms communication, interaction and product designers. The highly-qualified study programs promote creative and conceptual skills, which are closely linked to scientific and technical foundations

About the International Office: 

For more information please click here.

Studies Abroad

Nadine Markert
07171 602 633

About Aalen University:

Aalen University is curently the most research focused university of applied sciences in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Firmly anchored in the region but with a wide international network, Aalen University builds on two strong pillars: technology and business.

The International Relations Office:

The International Relations Office is responsible for international students and studies at Aalen University. The students of the university come from over 60 Nations and profit from rich support oppertunities. German studies can study abroad at over 100 partner universities world wide and receive as well support in the execution of industrial placements and degree theses abroad. A third of the graduates of the university have spent a semester abroad. In order to further develop the internationalisation of Aalen University, the International Relations Office takes part in international education projects.

Director International Relations Office

Foto: Pascal Cromm

Pascal Cromm
07361 576 1701

Vice Director International Relations Office

Martina Kübler
07361 576 1704

University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd

International Office

About the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd

The University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd educates primary, secondary, elementary and technical school teachers - and with the cooperation of Aalen University engineering and vocational school teachers.

International Office

The International Office ...  

    helps PHSG students who would like to study abroad or who are looking for a placement. We advise them regarding how to find the right exchange programme, a suitable university, and funding for their time abroad.

    helps international exchange students (Erasmus+, Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, etc.), international degree students and visiting scholars before and during their stay to study or work at our university.

    helps and advises members of our faculty and staff to develop international contacts and to take part in international exchange programmes.

    is cooperating with organisations funding international exchange (DAAD, Erasmus/LLP, Baden-Württemberg Foundation) and is developing various forms of international exchange with our partners.

    is the main contact for our international partners – present and future! 

Institutional Coordinator

Dr. phil. Monika Becker
07171 983 225

International Assistant

Lesia Kimmel
07171 983 486