International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

Number of students
5580€ - 5580€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
February 03, September 02
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

The International School of Business offers its students a comprehensive international education. Undergraduate students combine their business studies with English and either French or Spanish or Italian. For international students, German language is mandatory.

Note that students complete one or two semesters of study abroad in a European or overseas country. Depending on specialisation, ISM students choose an institution from the ISM’s more than 180 partner universities.

The semester abroad is designed to further develop and expand their intercultural and language competencies within the Germany ecosystem, and enhance and deepen their professional knowledge in an international context.

All bachelor`s programs include lectures held in English and German except for B.Sc. in International Management English Trail which is entirely taught in English.

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Application Requirements for Bachelors:

  • A-Level Certificate

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International School of Management ISM - Dortmund in Rankings

  • Ranked 20th in the whole of Germany.

  • Ranked 435th in the World.

Cost of living at International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

150- 250 Euro / month
350 Euro / month
Cost of living
150 Euro / month
Free, the University offers transport

About International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

The International School of Management (ISM) ranks among Germany’s leading private business schools and continually places in the forefront of all applicable university rankings in the field of business. The more than decade-old ISM has campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Berlin.

At the state-recognised, non-profit private university, here tomorrow’s leaders are trained in compact and practice-relevant degree programs that prepare them to work in global business enterprises.

Projects done in small groups are as much a regular part of university life as integrated semesters of study abroad and international modules at one of over 170 partner universities of the International School of Management.

Students have the option to choose from full-time, part-time or dual bachelor's degree courses. Postgraduates have the opportunity to gain a master's degree on a full-time or part-time course. The level of academic excellence that you will immerse into here is of exceptional quality.

Why Study at International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

International study environement

A largely diversified, friendly and united racial environment (students from over 30 countries), hence new students can easily assimilate and feel at home.

Modern Infrastructure

Modern style and design campus with 21st century infrastructure and facilities. Students can immerse into a healthy learning environment offered by the institute.

Affordable Education

Compared to many universities within Europe, ISM tuition fees are rather affordable and students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships.

Competent Staff

ISM institution has a diverse group of lecturers with substantial experience, having worked with respected international organizations worldwide.

Accommodation International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

On Campus Accomodation at International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

Accommodation in International School of Management dormitories costs between 250 EURO and 350 EURO per month. However, students can find cheaper accommodation off-campus.


Fully furnished studio type dorms with multiple bedrooms. Residents have to opt for an all-inclusive yearly package including canteen meals since cooking is not allowed in these buildings.


IMS also offers fully furnished apartment types dorms with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and a balcony. Cooking is allowed, therefore it is not necessary to choose the all-inclusive package.

Off Campus Accomodation at International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

Student halls owned and maintained by Student Services Organisations are present throughout the city. This is the most affordable type of accommodation, averaging from around 200 to 250 EUR per month.

The accommodation placements are in high demand, and it is, therefore, advisable that you apply for this housing as early as possible through the website of the Studentenwerk administration local to your chosen university.

There is also a chance to rent accommodation from a private landlord or estate agent. Prices fluctuate greatly depending on location and quality of the apartment, however, the price of housing here averages around 200 to 350 EUR per month. To save on cost, consider living with roommates in flatshare.

Sports at International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

The university offers a variety of sporting activities. The sporting activities are run by the Department of Sports which is also responsible for arranging tournaments ranging from interdepartmental to interuniversity games.

At the IMS-Dortmund, students can participate in the sports of their choice and excelling students are usually met with high prices including scholarships in various respects.

The sports also help like-minded students to meet and interact. The sports range from football and basketball to yoga, cheerleading or golf.

Food at International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

Generally, German food is rich, hearty and delicious and many top German dishes make great comfort food. Each region has its own specialty dishes and traditional cuisine, you will find the best of dishes by campus with minimal effort.

Dining food can be purchased once per semester or alternatively on a daily basis. There are vending machines in the cafeteria that provide hot and cold drinks as well as snacks. Here you will also microwaves for home cooked meals and a public fridge.

Close to ISM- Dortmund there are several lunch options:

  • Italien fast food restaurants
  • Thai fast food outlets
  • Turkish restaurants

Transportation at International School of Management ISM - Dortmund

The International School of Management provides an efficient and reliable bus service so at to ease student and stuff travel concerns. The university offers free (identified and registered students) shuttle service around campus while there's bus around the city at designated bus stops, even into areas not covered by the city transportation provider.

This service is free of charge for all ISM students upon presentation of their Student ID or registration form to the bus driver.

To complement the university efforts in offering reliable and efficient transport there are local commutes dedicated to the task of board students on fixed schedules.

The university busses are modern looking with WIFI, comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned.

About Dortmund

Dortmund is a modern, cultural city. But it has not always been this way. For quite a long time, Germany has been associated with coal mines and smelting furnaces. Without fail here you constantly run into football-crazed fans who root for their club, the BVB, with high-felt pride.

Dortmund is also known for being the most frequented shopping street. With almost 650,000 inhabitants, Dortmund is the largest city in the Ruhr Region. Amongst many things, it offers all the benefits of big-city life. More than half of the city is covered by parks and greens.

After your lectures, be sure to experience lots of things in Dortmund and recharge your batteries from all that learning. What’s great about Dortmund is the fact that there are so many places to explore and so many cultural and recreational possibilities.


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