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Student Life at ESB Business School

Where will I live, how will I get by financially, and who will help me get started at ESB Business School?

Here you’ll find the most important tips and contact points, get insights into campus life and the ESB Student Network, and receive information about Reutlingen and the region.


Student housing, an apartment or a flat-share? You are sure to find the right home in Reutlingen!

Money matters

Part-time work, student allowance or student loan? Find out about various ways to finance your studies.

Living in Reutlingen

Whether you are looking forward to your own four walls, the community of a shared apartment or a dormitory room on campus, all options are open to you for living in and around Reutlingen.

Many housing options are passed down from generation to generation among ESB students. Despite the changes between lecture, study abroad and internship semesters, it is no problem to always find the right place to stay.

Residence halls

Directly on campus or in the immediate vicinity of the university - with a dormitory room, you can get from bed to lecture hall in record time. In addition to the houses of the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim and the GWG Reutlingen, there are also some private offers. 

You can find an overview of all dormitories in Reutlingen here. 

Room and apartment search portal

You prefer to live within your own four walls? In the room and apartment search portal of Reutlingen University you will find offers in different sizes and price ranges.

Go to the room and apartment search portal of Reutlingen University.

In addition, you will find numerous apartment and shared apartment offers in and around Reutlingen in the local daily newspaper as well as the usual online portals.

Money matters

The decision to study is an investment in your own career. To help you finance it well, we present the most important options.


The Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) has been providing state financial support for studying for over 40 years. The contact for BAföG at Reutlingen University is the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim.

All information about BAföG.


Scholarships for gifted students, private foundations or support programs for specific target groups are just a few of the many scholarship opportunities. The range of funding amounts and eligibility criteria is wide, so it is worthwhile to conduct detailed research.

More information on scholarship opportunities for students at Reutlingen University.

Part time jobs

Many ESB Business School students have mini-jobs or work as student trainees in our company network. In addition, there are also numerous job offers in and around Reutlingen.

Go to the job portal Jobteaser of ESB Business School.

Go to the job portal Jobteaser of Reutlingen University.

Student loans and student grants

Many banks and savings banks offer loans specifically for student financing. However, when examining the offers, a close look is called for.

One reputable provider is the development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).

Here you will find information on the KfW student loan.

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Reutlingen University

ESB Business School is one of the faculties at the state-administered Reutlingen University You will find all important institutions on our green campus, within walking distance of the city centre.

Between Stuttgart and the Swabian Jura

Studying in Reutlingen also means experiencing the charm of the old town, a lively cultural and pub scene, the Swabian Jura hills and the metropolis of Stuttgart just up the road. In and around Reutlingen there are many global players and hidden champions in industry, plenty of green, open spaces - and urban city life.




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ESB Student Network

Planning parties, solving problems

The ESB Student Network is all about life outside of lectures. In numerous projects, our students actively shape everyday life at ESB Business School and pass on the ESB spirit from generation to generation.

ESB Student Network

The ESB Student Network is the direct line between students and the faculty board.  It regularly consults with the ESB Business School board, provides feedback on the current situation of the student body and makes suggestions for improvement.

In addition to joint projects and parties, the sub-organisations of the ESB Student Network also make an important contribution in their degree programmes, for example in the integration of new students or through special support for international students.

Insights into the work of the ESB Student Network and student life at ESB Business School can be found on the social media channels of the student organisations mentioned above.

IB Vision is one of the two student organisations in the BSc International Business programme. In three areas (Marketing, Orientation, Social Engagement) there are a total of 14 departments such as Mentoring, Study Abroad, Student for a Day or IB Ambassadors. In these, students can work directly for and in their degree programme and gain their first project experience.

The IB Vision team is involved in the organisation of the introductory week as well as in external presentations or the targeted integration of international students. IB Vision also implements its own projects, for example in the areas of sustainability and merchandise. Around 100 students get involved in the 14 departments of IB Vision every semester.

IB Vision on Instagram.

The Student Committee (StuCo) contributes to a varied student life at ESB Business School through its events and activities. As a student organisation of the BSc International Business, the StuCo strengthens the cohesion within the degree programme and promotes a strong community across semesters.

In keeping with the ESB spirit, the StuCo aims above all to integrate new and international students. The first weeks of the semester are particularly important. During this time, the StuCo offers various events to get to know students from the same semester but also from higher semesters.

StuCo on Instagram.

The four members of the Student Office (StuBue) represent the students of the BSc International Management Double Degree (IMX). The StuBue team is also the board of the association IPBS Studenten der ESB e.V..

The StuBue gives students the opportunity to get involved beyond their studies during their time at ESB Business School. Students can organise themselves in nine different departments from sports to charity, shape life on and off campus, take care of the integration of new students and organise various parties and events.

The link to our Stubue account for this semester: https://www.instagram.com/die.eisbaeren/

The link to the general IMX page, which is also maintained by students: https://www.instagram.com/esb_imx/


The StuVe (Student Representation of Industrial Engineers at ESB) is responsible for the interests of all students on the  BSc Internationales Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - Operations (IWI) and BSc Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - Sustainable Production and Business (SPB) degree programmes. The StuVe members are also direct contacts for the students of the MSc Operations Management.

The StuVe wants to give all WIng students the opportunity to network with each other, make contacts and get the most out of their studies. In particular, however, it also wants to integrate the first semester students in order to strengthen the cohesion within the degree programme and to promote a cross-semester community. This happens offline at joint events such as the Campus Rally, the WIngEnd, sports events and parties as well as online on social media.

Every semester, around 25 WIng students are involved in the StuVe in the five departments: Events, Finance, Communications, Merchandise and IT.

StuVe on Instagram.

StuVe on TikTok.

Student initiatives

From Student Consulting to NMUN

Advising companies, cycling for a good cause or travelling to the United Nations in New York: The student initiatives at ESB Business School are the ESB spirit made manifest and teach important extracurricular skills. And above all, they are fun!

Student Initiatives

Our students live the ESB Spirit, be it in the organization of the ESB Business Forum, in their own consulting projects or as ambassadors at National Model United Nations (NMUN). Here you will find an overview and links to the most important student initiatives at ESB Business School.

Student Initiatives

Every year within the scope of ESB Cycling for Charity ESB Business School students cycle for a good cause.  

After months of preparation and training the team heads for different destinations throughout Europe and collects donations along the way.

The planning of routes and logistics, acquiring sponsors as well as organisation and implementation of the tour are entirely in the hands of the students.  

At the traditional departure event, the whole school comes together to cheer on the ESB Cycling for Charity Team.

ESB Cycling for Charity - the website

With around 330 members the Investment club ESB Business School e.V. is the largest student initiative at Reutlingen University and open to all faculties.

The semester programme is based on current trends and members‘ wishes. Every semester, presentations with external companies from the financial sector, interesting workshops and competitions are offered.

In order to pick up all members at their previous level of knowledge, there are events for newcomers (stock exchange licence, stock exchange basics), advanced students (private equity & investment banking) and experts (investment circle).

Investmentclub ESB Business School e.V. - the website

For more than 50 years the UN model conference National Model United Nations, has been held in which students discuss global conflict solutions in the role of international decision-makers.

After an intensive preparation phase in their home countries, more than 5,000 students from all over the work meet at the UN headquarters in New York City to attend the largest conference of its kind.

Since 2009, Reutlingen University under the auspices of ESB Business School, has been a successful participant in NMUN and is always among the best German delegations.

Follow us on Instagram.

ESB Student Consulting e.V. is the student business consultancy at ESB Business School. The association is open to students from all faculties and advises non-profit organisations, associations and start-ups as well as established business enterprises on a pro-bono basis.  

Around 100 students from all departments and faculties form interdisciplinary teams and work together on concepts, strategies and solution options for their clients.

In order to strengthen and complement the specialist knowledge gained during their studies, ESB Student Consulting e.V. offers its members regular workshops and seminars.

Website: ESB Student Consulting e.V.

The ESB Wirtschaftsforum or Economic Forum is a public panel discussion on current topics in business, politics and society.

The series of events was founded by students in autumn 1996 and is organised every year by a student team. Every year, top-class experts from academia, business and politics discuss cutting-edge issues.

Follow us on Instagram.

Welcome to Baden-Württemberg

Welcome to the “Ländle”! Here in Reutlingen you’ll be studying in one of Europe's strongest industrial regions, ideally located between the Black Forest and Lake Constance in the four-country corner of Germany - France - Austria - Switzerland.

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Stuttgart metropolitan area

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The Church of St. Mary, Reutlingen

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Lichtenstein Castle

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Stuttgart TV tower

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Reutlingen city centre

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Hohenzollern Castle

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Lake Constance

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