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Study Program "Environment and Technology" & "Sustainable Computer Science"

The faculty of Environmental Planning and Technology offers two study programs for foreign exchange students: ‘Environment and Technology’ and ‘Sustainable Computer Science’.

As the titles suggest, ‘Environment and Technology’ sets its emphasis on the engineering and technological sciences while ‘Sustainable Computer Science’ focuses on all IT related approaches towards the common research field: sustainability. 

The study programs mainly address students on a Bachelor’s level - nevertheless, students on a Master’s level are more than welcome to attend the programs as well. The wide range of courses, lab works and interdisciplinary projects allow every student to choose a suitable schedule according to their interests.

Environment and Technology   

Students enrolled in the field of engineering sciences, ecology or environmental science can acquire key qualifications in environmental friendly technologies by studying at Germany’s greenest university! Gather new experiences by studying our exchange program ‘Environment and Technology’ for one or two semesters.

Sustainable Computer Science  

Are you a student in information technology, computer science or a related field? Then you should add a semester at Germany‘s greenest university to your CV! Our Study Program ‘Sustainable Computer Science’ offers the possibility to choose from a wide range of classes in the fields of computer science, sustainability, economics and ecology.

The Campus

Live together with international students! The Environmental-Campus Birkenfeld is located in the heart of Europe, next to Germany´s youngest National Park „Hunsrück-Hochwald“ and provides on-campus housing for more than 600 students.

Learn from - and work with - experts! Being a University of Applied Sciences, our focus rests on the practical application of the taught subjects. Hence, both study programs offer a selection of lab works, fieldwork courses and/or interdisciplinary projects.



Our proposal, your advantage

  • All modules, lab work and projects taught in English
  • Fully credited with 30 ECTS points per semester
  • Live on-campus in Birkenfeld, Germany
  • admission fee 250€ per semester including free local public transport in the region 



How to apply?

Applications should be submitted by

  • 15th of July for the winter semester
  •  1st of November for the summer semester

Application forms can be downloaded here:

Initiates file download ECTS Learning Agreement

Initiates file download Application Form

Please note that the application forms have to be signed personally by applicants and by the responsible university referees. They can be sent back via e-mail to and via regular mail to the following address:

Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Study Coordinator "Study Program"
PO Box 1380
55761 Birkenfeld

In addition to the application form, the following documents must be included with each application:

  1. Statement of Motivation
  2. Letter of Reference
  3. Most Recent Grade Transcript
  4. Certificate of English Language Proficiency or an equivalent
  • TOEFL (internet-based: 79 / computer-based: 213 / paper-based: 550)
  • IELTS (band 6),
  • TOEIC (750 points / B2


A lot of general information for international students coming to Germany:

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Study Conditions, Accommodation and Fees

Participants in the program will live and study on our modern campus with over 2,700 other students. All student apartments are reasonably priced. They come fully equipped and provide high-speed internet access as well as being connected to our university intranet.

The university does not charge a tuition fee for the Study Semester. A general admissions fee about 200 Euros per semester that also allows free rail travel in the region.

Students will enjoy the benefits of our “buddy” concept, with German students providing individual help in getting orientated and integrated in campus life.


Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Study Coordinator "Environment and Technology"
PO Box 1380
55761 Birkenfeld

+49 6782 17-1817