Semester Exchange

HSB – Germany

Institution: Hochscule Bremen —

Location: Bremen, Germany —

 

 Located in the heart of Bremen, the Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (HSB City UAS) offers a wide range of degree courses that incorporate our long academic tradition dating back as far as 1799, and our emphasis on innovation and preparing students for the current requirements of today´s working world.

The total number of students enrolled at HSB is about 8,000. Students can choose from 64, mostly international degree courses. In more than half of these courses, students are required to complete an academic semester or an internship abroad.

With its high number of international degree courses, we rank among the leading universities in Germany in terms of internationalisation.

Institution Website: https://www.hs-bremen.de/internet/de/

 

Study Dates Application Deadline
October 2019 – February 15, 2020 December 1, 2018
March 9 – June 26, 2020 April 1, 2019
October 2020 – March 2021 December 1, 2019
March – July, 2021 April 1, 2020
October 2021 – March, 2022 December 1, 2020
March – July, 2022 April 1, 2021

Orientation is compulsory for all international exchange students. Orientation will take place 1 week prior to the start of classes

Language Requirement:

Hochschule Bremen is a bilingual school offering courses in both English and German.

A one-week intensive course is offered to exchange students from partner schools at the beginning of each semester, as is a complementary German course alongside your studies – offered in two to four semester week hours. There are courses of all levels, from Basic 1 (A1) to Advanced (C1).

Exchange students must take an online German test before the beginning of the semester in order to register for German courses. The courses are taught by the Center for Teaching and Learning (Zentrum für Lehren und Lernen ZLL). Students from partner universities should register directly through ZLL.

International exchange students intending to take classes/modules taught in English will need to provide evidence that they have sufficient competence in English as part of their application. Sufficient proficiency in English can be proven by supplying internationally accepted test scores, certificates, or other evidence of adequate language competence.

Tuition & Academic Fees:

Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of HSB. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.

Accommodations:

The HSB International Office offers assistance to exchange students searching for accommodation in Bremen. For this purpose, the accommodation database “into rooms” has been created, which is exclusively accessible to exchange students HSB. Since the situation on the residential market is pretty difficult, we strongly recommend making use of this service.

If you indicate in your application that you wish to get the assistance of the International Office in finding accommodation in Bremen, you will receive login data to access the accommodation database, which provides you with good accommodation offers at fair prices.

Cost of Living:

Students should budget 760 Euro per month for cost of living and 3800 Euro for a five month exchange, not including flight. This estimate could increase/decrease significantly depending on student lifestyle.

One Time Payment Estimated Cost (in Euro)
Visa 100
Study Material/Books 35
City and Regional Transportation 285

 

Monthly Payments Estimated Cost (in Euro)
Accommodation 300 – 350
Food & Drink 200 – 300
Miscellaneous 100

Visa:

Students from EU countries do not require a visa. All non-EU citizens should check with the German Federal Foreign Office, to see if they are subject to the visa requirement.

Please keep in mind that there are different types of visas. If you participate in a short program (e.g. summer university), a “Schengen visa” is sufficient with which you may travel up to 90 days within the Schengen-associated countries. This visa cannot be extended, you have to leave the country after 90 days. Therefore, you should apply for a “national visa” if you stay for a semester or longer.

For the visa and also for the residence permit in Germany you are required to present proof of financial resources. You are expected to demonstrate funds of at least 735 euros per month (appox. 8,800 euros for one year). Several German Embassies/Consulates require the visa applicants to open a blocked account with a German bank.

For your visa application you will also need proof of sufficient health insurance.

For students from China, their visa applications must be reviewed by the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) in China.

PAYMENT TERMS

PAYMENT AMOUNT

PAYMENT AMOUNT

*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.

TRIP DESTINATION
Germany

PROGRAM

Courses taught in English:

Faculty 2 – Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Course Hours per week ECTS credits Spring Semester:
March – SeptemberFall Semester:
October – February
Architecture:
several Design Projects
4 6 Spring
Architecture:
Elective Module
4 6 Fall
General Studies 2/4 3/6 Spring + Fall

 

Faculty 3 – Social Sciences

 

Course Hours per week ECTS credits Spring Semester:
March – SeptemberFall Semester:
October – February
Management Theory for Leisure, Culture and Tourism 4 6 Spring
Natural Area Tourism 4 6 Spring
Economic and Tourism Geography I 2 3 Spring
Economic and Tourism Geography II 4 6 Fall
Sustainable Development and Management of Tourism in Bremen and its Surroundings 4 6 Fall
Hotel Management and Resort Planning 4 6 Fall
Event Management 2 3 Fall
Tour Organisation 2 3 Fall
Public Relations and Journalism 4 6 Fall
Conflict Management and Conduct of Negotiation 4 6 Fall
European Integration 4 6 Spring
Regional Development 4 6 Spring
Sustainable Policies 4 6 Spring
Public Policy Analysis 4 6 Fall
International Relations I 4 6 Fall
International Relations II 4 6 Fall
General Studies 2/4 3/6 Spring + Fall

 

Faculty 4 – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Course Hours per week ECTS credits Spring Semester:
March – SeptemberFall Semester:
October – February
Project in Computer Science 10 12 Spring
Audio Design Basics 4
(2 lecture + 2 laboratory + 1 supplementary exercise)
6 Spring
Human-Machine-Interaction in Industry 4.0 4
(2 lecture + 2 laboratory + 1 supplementary exercise)
6 Spring
Data Mining 4
(2 lecture + 2 laboratory + 1 supplementary exercise)
6 Spring
Computer Graphics 4
(2 lecture + 2 laboratory + 1 supplementary exercise)
6 Spring
Mobile Computing 4
(2 lecture + 2 laboratory + 1 supplementary exercise)
6 Spring
Game Design SYLLABUS 4
(2 lecture + 2 laboratory + 1 supplementary exercise)
6 Spring
Computer Animation 4 6 Spring
Adv. Topics of Lasers (ATL)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Advanced Hardware Verification (AHV)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Computer Aided Data acquisition (CADA)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Fiber Optic Test and Measurement (FOTM)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Microwave Circuits and Systems (MCS)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Micro-Technology and Micro-Systems (MTS)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Source and Channel Coding (SCC)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Analogue and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design (AMCD)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Underwater Acoustics and Sonar Signal Processing (USP)
– Master
4 6 Spring
Communication Networks (CNE)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Concept Engineering for Mixed-Technology Systems (CEMS)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Material Science (MSC)
– Master
4 4 Fall
Measurement and Instrumentation (MIN)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Laser Systems and Applications (LSA)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Stochastic Signals and Systems (SSS)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (IPPR)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Optical Communication (OCO)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Satellite Communication (SCO)
– Master
4 6 Fall
Electronics Engineering Project (EEP)
– Master
2 6 Fall
General Studies 2/4 3/6 Spring + Fall

Faculty 5 – Nature and Engineering

 

Course Hours per week ECTS credits Spring Semester:
March – SeptemberFall Semester:
October – February
Organisational Behaviour 4 6 Spring
Development of Microbial Strains 4 6 Spring
Industrial and Environmental Biology – Study Program for Incoming Students full-time 30 Fall
Exchange Student Module based Programme in Biology optional 6-24 Fall / Spring
TiGer Programme 2018 in Microbiology full-time 30 Fall
CFD I – Computational Fluid Dynamics
Bachelor 3rd year
4 + 2 6 Spring
CFD II – Computational Fluid Dynamics
Bachelor 4th year
4 + 1 6 Fall
Aerospace Technologies
Each Fall Semester 6 out of the following 12 modules are being offered, depending on students’ preferences:
Advanced Aerospace Composite Design 4 6 Fall
Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics 4 6 Fall
Aero Engine Design 4 6 Fall
Aircraft Systems and Components 4 6 Fall
Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 4 6 Fall
Computer Aided Optimization 4 6 Fall
Design and Modelling of Space Propulsion Systems 4 6 Fall
Manufacturing and Quality Assurance in Aerospace 4 6 Fall
Orbital Mechanics 4 6 Fall
Satellite Communication 4 6 Fall
Spacecraft System Engineering and Design 4 6 Fall
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 4 6 Fall
Shipping and Chartering Each Fall Semester these modules are being offered
Introduction to Management 4 6 Fall
Introduction to Business Law & International Trade Law 4 6 Fall
Mathematics 4 6 Fall
Shipping English 4 6 Fall
General Studies 2/4 3/6 Spring + Fall

Payment Options

When making payment through online banking:

  • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
  • Once payment is made, you MUST email [email protected] and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Be World Ready International Field Study. Please copy Be World Ready, at [email protected] on the email
  • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly

Other Important Information

All, full-time Niagara College students participating in an international activity are eligible for up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grants to help offset the cost of their experience. In order to qualify for the grant:

  • Apply to an international experience
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting (dates to be determined)
  • Complete the online pre-departure component (consisting of Blackboard modules and Risk Management forms to sign)
  • Successfully attend the international experience
  • Upon return, submit five high-quality photos and a 100 word minimum well-written testimonial referencing your experience abroad to the Be World Ready team.
  • Apply online
  • Email a copy/photo of your passport to [email protected]
    • Please ensure all text is legible as this is required to book your airline ticket
  • Pay the deposit (spots for this trip are only secured after a deposit payment has be made)

Students registering for and making initial deposit towards an IFS are considered committed for that IFS.

After the initial deposit for each International Field Study (IFS), Niagara College begins making payments to suppliers (airlines, accommodations, and in-country destination management companies) for these IFS’. Therefore, all students who cancel their participation after their initial deposit will be required to pay 100% of the original IFS cost, and no refunds will be issued.

For students who choose to make payments in accordance to the established IFS payment scheduled and miss a payment, the installment will be charged directly to the students’ account and a late fee will be applied to each missed payment.

For Niagara College students requiring an international country visa, you are required to make your payments as per the payment schedule for your respective International Field Study. You cannot defer your payments until after a decision has been made on your country visa. Niagara College’s international travel insurance policy will allow students to make an insurance claim to receive a refund for fees paid towards an International Field Study if your visa is denied.

Travel and Accommodations

Q: Can I bring a friend?

A: You can bring as many friends as you like as long as they are current full-time Niagara College students or within 6 months of graduation from Niagara College and meet the program eligibility requirements.

Q: Can I bring a parent/friend/child from outside the college?

A: No. At this time we are only able to accept current full-time Niagara College students or Niagara College alumni within 6 months of graduation.

Q: What will the rooms be like?

A: Rooms will vary in style on each trip, they are commonly twin-share (2 people to a room, separate beds) in a central location. Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Q: Will it be safe?

A: Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College will take all possible pre-cautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.

Q: Can I book my own flight?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I have a one way ticket?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I change my flight Itinerary?

A: No. We will not be able to accommodate a return flight that is different from the group. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: I require a travel visa for the trip I registered for. Can Be World Ready get the visa for me?

A: We cannot get your visa for you, however, we will provide you with all the information that we can and guide you through the process of obtaining all the necessary visas for travel.

Q: I have a NEXUS card, do I still need a passport to travel to the USA with Be World Ready?
 
A: Yes. All Be World Ready Participants must have a valid passport.
 
 

Be World Ready Grant

Q: What is the Be World Ready Grant?

A: The Be World Ready grant is a pre-determined sum of money that is granted to each qualifying student who is travelling on an approved educational trip to offset the cost of their learning experience. Up to $400 of grant money will be ADVANCED and posted to the students’ account which will then be transferred to the International Field Study account as payment. The remaining grant money, up to $100, will be AWARDED at the completion of your trip provided student has met all grant requirements.

Q: How will I know how much the grant will be for the field study I am on?

A: The value of the Be World Ready grant will included in the welcome email you receive after registering for the trip.

Q: What must I do to receive the grant?

A: You must complete the online modules, pre-departure waivers and attend an in person training session to receive the grant.

Q: How will I know if I received the grant advance?

A: The majority of the value of the grant will be deducted from your final payment and then posted to your student account as a payment towards your field study.

Q: How do I receive the remaining 20% of the grant?

A: You must provide a well written, 100 word, testimonial of how your experience on the trip impacted you. You must also submit 2 jpeg photographs that showcase your destination and yourself in destination.

Q: I have been on an International Field Study before and received the Be World Ready grant. Do I need to complete the online training and waivers again?

A: Yes, you must complete the online training and fill in the waivers again to receive the grant.

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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