About the Program

When you choose to study at Aalen University, you’re choosing an institution where academic excellence in both teaching and research is a standard not to be compromised. With the numerous technology transfer centers, the library, which is well stocked in the engineering sciences, and the scientific facilities, modernly equipped at the very edge of technology, you’ll always be able to find what you need.

The university is in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, a location with a truly cosmopolitan character. You’ll have large cultural diversity and a beautiful landscape contributing to your overall quality of life.

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Dates and Deadlines

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Minimum GPA of 2.75


Best Suited

Other Subjects

Business Engineering
German Language German Culture

Course Load

4-12 classes

Academic Calendar

Aalen University follows the traditional calendar for European higher education:

Fall semester (Wintersemester):

  • Beginning of September to the end of February

Spring semester (Sommersemester):

  • Beginning of March to the end of July

Full-Time Enrollment

UMaine students must be registered for at least 24 ECTS credits each semester. Students are not encouraged to register for more than 30 ECTS credits each semester.


Aalen University offers a small number of courses in English in Business and Applied Sciences. The rest of the courses are in German but project work and final projects can be supervised in English.

Course Code Aalen Courses Aalen (ECTS) credits Aalen Level UMaine credits UMaine Course 
Undergraduate Business Courses in English
56006 Business Culture & Communication 2 1 1 BUA 200X
67407 Capital Markets 5 2 2.5 BUA 200X
67603 Intercultural Management 5 3 2.5 BUA 300X
67603 Electronic Business Strategy & Systems 5 3 2.5 BUA 300X
67608 Corporate Finance 5 3 2.5 BUA 300X
67707 Comparative Business Systems 5 4 2.5 BUA 300X
67604 International Marketing 5 2 2.5 BUA 200X
67701 Corporate Strategy & Case Studies 5 4 2.5 BUA 300X
67902 Marketing 7 2 3.5 BUA 200X
67924 International Trade – Regional Studies 5 4 2.5 BUA 300x

Transfer Credits:

The course credits at Aalen University are listed in the European Transfer Credit System (ECTS).

2 ECTS credits = 1 UMaine credit


Exchange students stay at one of several residence halls affiliated with the university. The housing contract is for 6 months: September 1 through February 28 (fall semester) and March 1 through August 31 (spring semester). Space is limited so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. A deposit may be required at the time of application. The International Office provides assistance in finding accommodations in private off-campus apartments.


Estimated budget for a semester at Aalen University.

Grading Scale

Aalen grade ECTS grade UMaine grade
1.0 – 1.5 A A
1.6 – 2.0 B A/B
2.1 – 3.0 C B
3.1 – 3.5 D C
3.6 – 4.0 E D (No Transfer Credit)
4.1 – 6.0 F F

Student Association

Exchange students are required to pay an administrative fee of 39euro at the beginning of the semester which is for the German “Studentenwerk”, the national Student Association.


Read the available scholarships website for more information about the scholarship for Baden-Württemberg Scholarship for Aalen University on the Scholarship website. You can also find more on our Scholarships pageScholarships.

German Language Courses

Exchange students are required to attend the preparatory German intensive course in the beginning of each semester offered during orientation. German classes during the semester are building up on the intensive course which is also containing a knowledge test in the beginning and an examination at the end. Credits are also given to the intensive course.