Study Semester Renewable Resources

Our Study Semester Renewable Resources is a one-semester intensive course covering different aspects of sustainability within and beyond the field of environmental sciences.

Taught exclusively in English, our lectures and workshops cover the latest scientific findings on renewable energy and materials, sustainable agriculture as well as climate change. Economic, legal and technological aspects complete the picture. Hands-on experiences along with field trips make the acquired theory tangible.

The programme’s interdisciplinary approach to sustainability research combined with the topicality of the issue attracts strong interest from students – from a variety of academic backgrounds.

33 ECTS credits are awarded for the successful completion of the Study Semester programme. Please note that the Study Semester Renewable Resources is not a degree programme.

Study Semester Renewable Resources 2019: 11th March to 19th July 2019
Application deadline: 18st January 2019

Apply now for our Study Semester Programme!

Please submit your application by e-mail or post to:

Technische Hochschule Bingen
International Office
Berlinstraße 109
55411 Bingen


You can apply to parti­cipate in our Study Semester if you...

... are a student at one of our partner universities (or at TH Bingen),
... are interested in the subject area,
... have English language skills at B1 level or higher,
... are an advanced Bachelor or Master student,
... are curious about living in a foreign country, meeting new people from various nations and like being challenged academically in a small and culturally diverse class - then we would love you to apply for our Study Semester "Renewable Resources"!

If you are unsure whether you are qualified, or if you do not meet some of the requirements but would still like to participate, please contact us directly.

“The study semester was one of the best experiences in my life.  I really liked all the excursions and the whole experience in Bingen gave me confidence and made me think in new ways. The memories, the experiences, the people I met and the things I learned in Bingen will stay with me for the rest of my life."

– Mohamed Agjij , Cadi Ayyad University

Academic Programme

Nine classes account for a total of 33 ECTS credits in this modularised programme:

Engineering, Energy & Climate

  • Renewable Materials
  • Air Resources
  • Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change: Environmental Impacts
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Economics, Marketing, Law & Humanities

  • Sustainable Business Administration and Simulation
  • Sales and Marketing Aspects
  • European Environmental Law and Politics
  • English for Engineers

Participating students take all nine modules - it is generally not possible to opt out of some of the classes.

“It is a great privilege and experience to be part of this Study Semester programme. I enjoyed a lot of fun learning activities, subjects that are filled with knowledgeable contents, and being integrated with the diversified environment. Also, a heartwarming acknowledgment for Larissa who prepared and organized such memorable and challenging tasks. Still, there are not enough words to describe how thankful I am. It is absolutely fantastisch!"

– Frank Cleofas from Philippines | Study Semester 2018

Fees and Costs

No tuition fees are charged for participation in the Study Semester Renewable Resources. Students must, however, contribute towards the cost of the excursions along with expenses for social services and students' union and will be asked to pay a total of 409 € upon being accepted into the programme.

Semester Fee (209 €)
The social services and students' union fee of currently 209 € is paid by every TH Bingen student every semester - it is a prerequisite for registration. This also includes the Semesterticket that allows the free use of public transport in the region.

Study Semester Fee (200 €)
The additional fee of 200 € covers the cost of excursions (e.g. trip to Brussels) that are part of the Study Semester programme.

Cost of living
You can find valuable information on what to expect in terms of cost of living in Germany as a student on the DAAD's
Study in Germany" site.

Do you have any questions?

Should you have any questions concerning our Study Semester programme please do not hesitate to contact us!

Larissa Conrad
Larissa Conrad
T. +49 6721 409 337
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