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The Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Karlshochschule combine a fundamental education in general management with specialized know-how of specific industries. The following bachelor study programs are offered in English:

  • International Business,
  • International Marketing,
  • International Tourism Management,
  • Intercultural Management and Communication,
  • International Relations,
  • Politics,
  • Philosophy and Economics, and
  • International Sustainability Management.

The cornerstones of the programs are: a strong focus on national and international markets, the combination of foreign languages with a sound knowledge of important economic and cultural regions worldwide, hands-on experience acquired in company projects and an internship, as well as a semester abroad. These components shape the university’s profile and are instrumental in preparing graduates for a successful international career. Get inspired here!


The International Foundation Year (Studienkolleg) at Karlshochschule International Unversity is a one-year preparatory program comprising English and German language training, German cultural studies, mathematics, and foundations in economics and business administration, designed specifically for international students.

It offers an entry to your desired Bachelor’s degree program, if you have a secondary school degree which qualifies you to study in your home country, but which is not recognized as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany. In this case you need to attend a one-year preparatory program to match the length and contents of your education to what is needed to successfully start your Bachelor’s study program at the Karlshochschule. The International Foundation Year links your school education with undergraduate programs at Karlshochschule and helps you to adjust from the secondary education in your home country to the academic culture and programs in Germany in general and at the Karlshochschule in particular.

Students who pass the International Foundation Year at Karlshochschule successfully will be able to directly join the Bachelor’s programs. Application and admission will apply to both, the foundation year as well as the Bachelor’s study program (1 + 3 years).

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Study Abroad
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • INTERCULTURAL ORIENTATION throughout the first year: This program is cooperatively offered by Karlshochschule International University and InterCultur (subsidiary of AFS Germany). Wheras Karlshochschule is responsible for the content and implementation of the study programs, InterCultur will ensure program management, students support and intercultural orientations (right at the beginning, after three months and at the end of your first year there will be Intercultural trainings)
    • ALL-ROUND CAREFREE PACKAGE: application and visa support through your local AFS contact person, airport pick-up in Frankfurt/Main, Germany and 24/7 ermergency contact for future international students from the AFS network at Karlhochschule during the first year

What's included in your experience

  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Medical Insurance