Quick Info

  • Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
  • Fall, Spring, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, European Studies, German
  • : Spring 2017: 3 January 2017 - 27 May 2017, Fall 2017: Mid August 2017 - Late December 2017
  • : Pitt's tuition and fees; additional costs listed below
  • : 30 September 2016 (Spring 2017), 3 March 2017 (Fall 2017 and Full Year 2017-2018)
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Business Students Only


90% of EBS courses are taught in English. Course offerings vary from semester to semester, but students have the option of taking a variety of business courses. Students wishing to enroll in business courses taught in German must show proficiency in the language.

EBS also includes an intensive German language at the beginning of the semester, free of charge, and students are highly advised to register.

Please visit EBS' website for the most up-to-date course list.

Student Life

EBS is a fairly small university and has a strong community atmosphere. Student groups flourish on campus and faculty-student mentoring is a strong tradition on campus, and EBS has a buddy system to pair you with a German student ambassador who will show you around campus and help you to settle in.

Additionally, EBS' International Programs Office is there for you throughout your time in Oestich-Winkel. Whether you're looking for suggestions for where to eat or want advice on how to deal with homesickness, the full-time staff can assist you.

To learn more about student life, please visit the EBS website.


EBS Housing is a service to help you find off-campus housing since apartments can be difficult to find in the area and on-campus housing is not available. This database lists suitable, furnished flats that are equipped with varying levels of household appliances. This service works on a first-come, first-served basis, and you will automatically be contacted by EBS Housing upon your acceptance to the program.

Please see more information at EBS' Housing Office website.

Pricing And Dates

Spring 2017: 3 January 2017 - 27 May 2017

Fall 2017: Mid-August 2017 - Late December 2017

Full Year 2017/2018: Mid-August 2017 - Late May 2018

For additional term dates, please refer to EBS' website.

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from EBS of the official start and end of the semester(s).

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

Business students can apply for over $150,000 in scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Finances’ tab at the top of this page!

Inclusions & Exclusions

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000.00)
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Room and board
  • Personal expenses (depends on personal spending habits)
  • International health insurance

Living costs will vary per student, but can be estimated at 750-1000 euro/month, including off-campus accommodation, food, public transportation, books and classroom materials. Please refer to the ‘Housing’ section for more housing information. 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

You must first be accepted by Pitt Business International Programs, then you will be nominated directly to EBS and will complete an official EBS application.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Moriah Lea Mock

I grew up in small-town Central PA and had the wild experience of taking my first plane ride on my way to a year-long Rotary Youth Exchange in Lima, Peru. That gap year, combined with my study abroad experience as a Pitt undergrad in Argentina, sealed my love of Latin America (and empanadas!). Now, as the Pitt Business International Programs Manager, I’m here to help you achieve your own study abroad goals. I proudly call both Pittsburgh and Philly home, and you can find me gardening, soaking in the sun, and eating my way through both cities when I’m not in the office.

Get in touch with me at moriahmock@pitt.edu or 412-383-7489! 


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