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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: Free
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 7월
    Globalisation is forcing both public authorities and private institutions to increasingly address tax-related matters within an international context. Now more than ever, successful tax specialists must possess both an excellent understanding of tax law and extensive cross-cultural, international expertise.
    Our International Taxation and Law programme was developed to impart precisely this form of internationally oriented expertise. Building upon a theoretical foundation of German national fiscal law in the first semesters, the strongly interdisciplinary curriculum expands in scope to international taxation law, seamlessly interweaving additional modules in business administration, law, and economics. This will leave you with a profound tax-related expertise and the tools to analyse and develop effective solutions to national and international taxation issues from both economic and fiscal points of view.
    Our programme places strong emphasis on practical relevance because our goal is to produce highly-skilled graduates who are ready and capable of transitioning directly to an internationally-oriented career. Practical relevance is built into the very foundation of the programme, from the English language instruction to the staff themselves: the programme director is a licensed tax consultant, and module lecturers - often recruited from SMEs or the "Big Four" auditing firms - bring with them a broad range of practical experience, providing a cross-sectional look at future career paths in the tax industry.
    Students in our programme also have access to a variety of helpful resources, such as the latest literature and publications from the spheres of economics, taxation, and business as well as a state-of-the-art lab for taxation and behavioural research.

    Educational organisation

    In total, the standard period of study comprises seven semesters. Additionally, sound foundations in business administration and economics, analytical skills as well as fundamental knowledge of social sciences are imparted during the first three semesters. This acquired knowledge is then enhanced in key areas in the fourth and fifth semesters. The sixth semester is reserved for an internship or semester abroad. Through the choice of specific elective subjects and the organisation of the sixth semester, students can sharpen their profile in terms of their aspired careers after graduation. In the final semester, each student writes a Bachelor's thesis after having developed an appropriate topic.

    Study abroad unit(s)

    The sixth semester is reserved for an internship or a semester abroad.


    The sixth semester is reserved for an internship or a semester abroad.

    Forms of assessment

    Graded examinations (written examinations, seminar papers, presentations, written assignments, oral examinations) and certificates (projects, reports, presentations)
    Bachelor's thesis

    Course objectives

    As a graduate, you'll possess valuable legal and economic expertise which enables you to evaluate sophisticated tax issues and develop appropriate viable solutions for both national and international contexts. Your extensive practical experience and the interdisciplinary nature of your studies enable you to pursue a wide variety of career paths in a thriving field with brilliant future prospects.
    Potential fields of employment for graduates are:
    • tax consultancy and accounting firms
    • internal tax departments of international companies
    • business consultancy
    • tax and fiscal authorities worldwide
    This programme also allows you to choose the emphasis of your degree by carefully selecting elective modules, projects, and your thesis topic. Thus, you can define your professional profile according to your strengths and interests while enhancing your employability along specific career paths.


    Language requirements

    Please note that for Bachelor's degree programmes English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference are required. Please be aware that all applicants' test report form numbers will be checked. The following certificates are accepted:
    IELTS: minimum 6.0
    TOEFL (Internet-based test): minimum 80
    TOEFL (paper-based test): minimum 550
    TOEFL (computer-based test): minimum 213
    The TOEFL code of our university is: 6962

    Academic requirements

    German entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or equivalent
    See: http://anabin.kmk.org/

    Enrolment fees

    Approx. 270 EUR per semester. This covers nominal administration fees and includes a semester ticket that allows free travel on most bus and train routes throughout the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as well as to and from Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

    Costs of living

    The "Deutsches Studentenwerk" puts the average cost of living for students in Germany at around 700 to 800 EUR per month. This includes rent, utilities, personal expenses, and other nominal costs. For a sample breakdown of living expenses and information about financing your studies in Germany, please see our website: http://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/academics/students/costs-scholarships-and-grants.

    Job opportunities

    International students from non-EU countries are legally permitted to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year on a student visa. No additional authorisation from German authorities is required.
    Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences often posts job advertisements for students both inside and outside the university on campus noticeboards. Some jobs at the university only require English, but most jobs in Kleve, Kamp-Lintfort, and surrounding areas will require at least conversational fluency in German. Fortunately, our Language Centre offers German courses that students can attend at no charge.
    However, due to the intense workload at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, first-year students are strongly advised to dedicate their full attention to their studies. In later semesters, you will have a more open schedule and a better idea of how to balance work and studies. This is also a realistic time frame for acquiring speaking proficiency in German while studying full-time.

    Funding opportunities within the university

    A limited number of scholarships are available for currently enrolled students at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. The most prominent scholarship is the Germany Scholarship ("Deutschlandstipendium"). German and international students are both eligible to apply. The Germany Scholarship is a stipend of 300 EUR per month awarded each year to a limited number of students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance or exemplary social commitment to the community. Other scholarships, grants, and fellowships are available through regional and national organisations in Germany. Please see our website for details.
    Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences informs all students of important scholarship deadlines in advance so that they don't miss any potential application opportunities.

    Arrival support

    Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is accessible from the international airports Amsterdam (AMS), Düsseldorf (DUS), Cologne/Bonn (CGN), and Weeze (NRN). The university does not offer any pick-up services, but both Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort can be reached by public transportation from any of these airports.
    If you anticipate any travel problems, delays, or unexpected changes to your plans, please contact our Welcome Centre so that we can support you with helpful advice.

    Services and support for international students

    Our Welcome Centre supports international students during their first few weeks in Germany. The Welcome Centre provides helpful advice and guidance on contracts, opening a bank account, registering your place of residence, applying for a student visa, setting up health insurance, and more.
    The student mentors at the Welcome Centre know first-hand what it's like adjusting to life as a student in Germany. They are also an important first contact point for students with personal and social issues, as they can direct students to the right place for their specific needs. The Welcome Centre also promotes student culture at the university by organising trips and excursions to destinations all around the region as well as a range of social events for students such as the annual "Freshtival", the university's week-long orientation festival for new students in the winter semester.


    Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences strongly urges you to make accommodation arrangements before your arrival. The university does not have its own residence halls, but the "Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf" runs dormitories near campus in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort with options for single rooms or two- and three-room flats. Prices start at around 220 EUR per month. Room availability in these dormitories is limited and subject to a waiting list, so it's important to register online for a room as soon as possible. Please note that a security deposit of three months' rent is also required.
    Most students choose to share a private flat off campus with fellow students. There are a number of popular online portals for finding a flat in Germany, for example: http://www.wg-gesucht.de. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences also maintains its own list of available flats and rooms for students on its website. Thanks to the flexibility of the Semester Ticket, students can live in Kleve, Kamp-Lintfort, or one of the many cities and towns nearby and reach campus by public transport. For more information and helpful tips on finding a flat, please see our website: http://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/academics/prospective-students/housing.
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