Exchange Program-Germany

Berlin School of Economics and Law-HWR

About Hochschule fur Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin: 
Founded in 1971, BSE is one of the major universities for business studies and social sciences in Germany. Some 3,000 students from over 60 countries are currently enrolled and about 450 students annually graduate with a diploma degree, equivalent to the B.A. (hons.). The faculty consists of 60 professors and 150 lecturers.

Location:  Berlin, Germany

Website:  http://www.hwr-berlin.de/index.php?id=141?&L=1

Academics Available:  HWR is open to all Business and Economics majors.  Classes include:  Marketing & Operations Management, Organizational & Human Resource Management, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Data Processing I: Information Systems; Topics in Intercultural Management Training, Strategic Management, International Finance Management for Corporate Entities, International Marketing, Introduction to Financial Accounting/Bookkeeping, Social & Organizational Structures, Softskills II: Presentation and Macroeconomic II, Business Law, and Computational Engineering. Optional German language classes are available. Student can click the following BSE in English for courses offer in English or check out this fact sheet on HWR Berlin. 

Dates to Remember:

Semester

Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

June 15

October- February

Spring Semester

November 15

April 2 – July 4  

* Fall Semester is not available due to conflicts with our academic calendar. You may only choose between attending Spring Semester or Full Year at this university.

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application. 
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Credit Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students. Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students. You may check with your current provider to see if they cover a study abroad, or you may choose an additional provider to cover you while overseas. Please consult our Health Insurance page found in our Resources section for more information.

Housing Accommodations:  Housing is arranged by Studentenwerk (Student Accommodation Organization), a Berlin municipal government entity. Housing begins on Mar. 1 and the average monthly rent is 200-250 € per month.

Currency:  The current exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro can be calculated online at http://finance.yahoo.com/currency

Visa Information:  U.S. citizens do not need a visa to study in Germany. After arrival you receive a resident permit. Nationals from other countries may get student visa information through the Consulate Germany, 252 Paoa Pl., Suite 4-1, Honolulu, HI (phone: 946-3819). U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at http://travel.state.gov

Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
www.hpu.edu/studyabroad
Skype: melissa.matsubara