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Program Summary



Double Degree Opportunity through the College of Business


Study at Ferris State University in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program and earn a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Social Sciences from Hochschule Rhein-Waal in Kleve, Germany in 4 years.

  • Ferris students study during their Freshman and Sophomore years at Ferris, spend their Junior year studying at Rhein-Waal in Germany, and return to Ferris in their Senior year to complete the requirements for two degrees.
  • Ferris students can study at Rhine-Waal while paying Ferris tuition, which means eligible students continue to receive financial aid.
  • College of Business students receive a $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship.
  • The cost of living in Kleve, Germany, is comparable to that of Big Rapids.
  • While on-campus housing is not provided, Rhine-Waal assists students in finding suitable housing in the area.
  • Free student Eurail passes enable travel through Europe at nominal cost.
  • Rhine-Waal’s Winter term extends from mid-September to mid-January; Summer term runs mid-March through mid-August.
  • Students can spend the August prior to Rhine-Waal in a month-long intensive German program at the University of Konstanz, in Lake Constance, Germany. Students register for GERM 100-German for Business Travel and pay Ferris tuition for the course. The cost of a room for the month-long program is $380.


German Courses


  • FINC 322
  • ECON 221
  • ECON 222
  • BLAW 321
  • MGMT


  • MGMT 302
  • PROJ 320
  • INTIS 335
  • MGMT 373

For more information on Rhein-Waal University (Hochschule Rhein-Waal), click here.

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