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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Melanie Caron Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Business, Hotel and Restaurant Management
Program Description:

International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef

Bad Honnef, Germany



Bad-Honnef is located in the very west of Germany close to Bonn, the former capital of Germany. With a population of approximately 27,000 people, Bad Honnef can be considered a medium sized city, which makes it a beautiful and relaxing place to live. As a resort and spa town, Bad Honnef provides many opportunities to explore the world of hospitality and tourism right outside the classroom. The town is close to some of the most spectacular and historically important cities. The river Rhine is directly accessible and the public transit network makes it easy to get to the bigger cities such as Bonn, Cologne, or Düsseldorf. The birthplace of Beethoven, Bonn has a large international student population and boasts several excellent art museums. Bad Honnef is also situated in a perfect location for those who want to visit some of Europe's cultural capitals such as Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin.

IUBH map

 "Bad Honnef Drachenfels2" by Leit - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

International University of Applied Sciences-Bad Honnef was founded in 1998 and has a
student population of about 1,600, 40% of which are international students. Every
semester, exchange students from countries in Europe, Australia, Asia, North and South
America, Russia and the Middle East attend IUBH to further their international careers in
service management. IUBH is also the only German University of Applied Sciences belonging
to the association of the "Leading Hotel Schools of the World." The campus is located
on the grounds of an old monastery, and as an English-speaking university in the center
of Germany, Bad Honnef provides an excellent location for NAU students wishing to study abroad.


IUBH campus IUBH campus 2

There are many different cultural, athletic, and professional activities and societies students can join at IUBH! There is a Chef Society where students explore the many facets of food and cooking, a rugby team, a International Society that aims to bring different cultures on campus together, and more.

Want to see what campus looks like for yourself? Check out a 360 degree tour of campus here




IUBH offers programs in Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, and Business Management. All classes at Bad Honnef are taught in English, making it a terrific option for non-German and German speakers alike.

NAU HRM students that are interested in this Global Track program must meet additional requirements set by HRM, including a minimum GPA, FCB Academic Advisor approval, Junior standing, and completion of several HRM course prerequisites. 
HRM students may also have the option of completing the requirements for a double degree from both NAU and International University of Applied Sciences-Bad Honnef, providing that they follow a carefully prescribed program of study that allows completion of both schools' degree requirements. Courses have been pre-articulated to match with HRM requirements for student from that major. For more details, contact your Academic Advisor.

Information on IUBH's undergraduate courses can be found here.

IUBH campus 3  Small classes and study groups as well as a low student-faculty ratio ensure effective    collaborative learning. All departments are located directly on-site and modern on-      campus student housing, a relaxing park setting, a well-stocked library and a range      of catering facilities help create the perfect backdrop for an effective learning                environment and a collaborative student community.

  Getting Credit for Studies Abroad

  Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal    studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department.    To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics      section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes        you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly      by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general                elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad        advisor for those approvals.


Semester I (our Fall Semester, their Winter Semester): early September to mid-February
Semester II (our Spring Semester, their Summer Semester): early March to late July*

*Students may attend this university for either the entire academic year or for one semester only. Those students wishing to study for only one semester must go during the Spring semester.

The week before classes start each semester, IUBH has a mandatory Orientation Week for both German and international students to have the opportunity to meet other students on campus, get to know the area, and also introduce themselves to faculty. At the beginning of Orientation Week each semester, there is an International Student Prep Day, which is required for exchange students. Here, students get important information about registration and immigration procedures, campus services, and more.  


The most popular housing option that is also highly recommended is to live on campus in university-operated apartments. Besides that, there is also the option to live off campus or make arrangements to take over the lease of a domestic student who would be away on exchange for that semester.

The university offers its students five modern, newly built apartment buildings either directly on campus or only a two minute walk away. They offer 2- and 3-person shared furnished flats (e
ach room features a balcony or terrace!) with joint use of the kitchen and bathroom, as well as single apartments. Housing leases are for 6 or 12 months, and are not adjusted if a student is not present for the entire duration. Housing payments must be paid in advance. 

For details about housing options at IUBH, please click here

During Orientation, all exchange students will receive the IUBH Campus Card, which can serve as a means of payment for eating on campus. Money can be loaded onto the card at service points around campus as needed. There are several different on campus dining options: Mensa (cafeteria), The anno (restaurant), Dallmayr Cafe (coffee shop), and more. 


To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.

We also recommend checking out our scholarship opportunities here


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA


To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.


If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find their name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.


Here are some videos that highlight what it might be like to live and study at Bad Honnef! 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/01/2020 07/31/2021
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/01/2020 07/01/2021
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 10/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA