International Health Sciences (BSc)

At a glance

Study programme
International Health Sciences (BSc)
Nursing and Health Sciences
Health promotion, Health management, Health economics and health policy
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Type of programme
Campus-based programme
Standard Duration
7 semesters
Start of study programme
Winter semester
Admission Restriction
Admission Requirements
University entrance qualification
Language of instructions
German and English
Language Requirements
English B2, German B1
Application Deadline
30 September with non-German university entrance qualification; 12 October with German university entrance qualification
Specific Features
Bilingual study programme which prepares international students and students whose primary language is German for an international job in the health care sector

What Is This Programme About?

Neither harmful environmental pollution and infections or diseases typically associated with poverty, such as tuberculosis or malaria, nor the health consequences of social megatrends, the social inequality of health opportunities or the health risks of climate change stop at national borders. Health policy decisions and measures require regional and global coordination and enforcement.

This is the right programme for anyone wishing to solve the health problems of the population of tomorrow in international organisations in Germany or abroad.

Why Choose This Programme?

  • You speak English, German and, ideally, a third foreign language.  
  • You are interested in intercultural exchange and like to visit other countries.
  • You want to make a difference in society.
  • You are interested in health and national and international political processes and their institutions

How is the programme structured?

Taught in English, you will acquire the basic skills needed to solve global health problems, learn about the structures and political concepts of global health and consolidate your intercultural communication skills.

You can choose between three areas of specialisation which you will study primarily in German.

Students whose primary language is German will spend a compulsory semester abroad; international students will improve their knowledge of German and acquire skills that enable them to communicate about the health care sector in Germany.

You will complete a work placement in an international organisation and then write your thesis.

Where does it lead?

You will work, for example, in the area of development cooperation, for international organisations, in the health care and social sector in other countries, in corporate health management with internationally active companies or you are involved with global health policy or international health problems in the German health care system.
Initial relevant experience abroad followed by Master's degree in Public Health open up further employment opportunities in international cooperation and advancement opportunities with international organisations.

Need help?

Subject-related advice

Gretje Wittmann

Research Associate

Research Assistant in the Pre-Study Programme and Course coordinator for the degree programme International Health Sciences (Bachelor of Science)

Building 31 , Room 118
Gretje Wittmann+49 661 9640-6322
Consultation hours
by appointment
Office hours
Mon – Fri

General advice

Tim Feldermann

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Student advisory service • Advisory service for people with professional qualifications

Building 10 , Room 214
Tim Feldermann+49 661 9640-1432
Consultation hours
Without registration: Tue and Wed 9.30 am – 11.30 am, With registration: Thu 9.30 am – 3 pm
Office hours
Mon to Thu 9 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm, Fri 8.30 am – 12 pm

Advice for international students

Britta Simon


Building 10 , Room 105
Britta Simon+49 661 9640-1405
Consultation hours
Montag bis Donnerstag 09:00 Uhr bis 15:30 Uhr Freitag geschlossen