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Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Check whether Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation (SMI) is a renowned business school based in the beautiful city of Berlin. It’s part of Steinbeis University, the largest private university in Germany. There are also study centers in Munich and Stuttgart.

SMI specializes in providing pioneering programs in business and engineering fields, at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Courses are taught using a trailblazing practice-orientated study model designed to give students a highly insightful learning experience.

The University is extremely innovative and offers some ultra high tech facilities, like virtual reality learning systems, gamified study platforms, and interactive video, text, and audio based education platforms.

With modern buildings sitting in the heart of super-convenient locations, SMI provides a fantastic student-friendly environment. The campuses are brimming with naturally lit classrooms, snug private study rooms, and dynamic communal areas.

Why study at Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation?

  • Business connections

    Industry partnerships with over 200 innovative companies

  • Practical opportunities

    Countless chances to gain hands-on experience to enhance your learning

  • Global educational Links

    SMI has partnerships with highly respected universities across the world

Life as an international student

There’s an amazingly diverse student population at SMI, with students from across the globe choosing to study here. The friendly and warm atmosphere will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.

SMI’s staff are super supportive and available around the clock to help you with anything you need. Whether it’s a visa problem, an accommodation query, or questions about student life in Germany, they’re happy to help.

It’s easy to make friends and build valuable connections at SMI, thanks to The University’s open and cohesive attitude. With plenty of networking events and opportunities for group interaction, SMI’s unique approach is designed to help students flourish.

What Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation says

  • Juliane Neubueser

    Juliane Neubueser

    Steinbeis University Head of International Partnerships
    Juliane Neubueser says

    The name Steinbeis stands for quality education and innovation for 150 years and represents now the largest private university in Germany.

    As a student at Steinbeis University SMI, you benefit from our long-standing history in education and strong ties with the German industry. As the inventor of the dual education model, we enable students to work and study at the same time thanks to our modular course structure.

    We place a strong emphasis on the transfer of solutions from theory to practice, which is the reason why more than 200 companies like Bosch, Siemens, and Daimler cooperate with us.

    Our modular course structure also offers you as our student the highest flexibility to select your majors and minors, to study part-time or full-time, online and on campus.

    Once you have obtained your double-accredited and internationally recognized degree through us, you automatically become part of our strong and active alumni network.

    Unique about Steinbeis University SMI is the extreme flexibility of our studies thanks to our modular course structure.

    This makes it possible for you to take your own time with the study contents, to work besides the studies, to select your favored major and minor topics, to study online and on-campus - we even offer scholarships for academically promising international students. What is also unique is the 1-on-1 coaching for your scientific papers and projects.

    The Steinbeis University SMI provides its international students with 1-on-1 coaching for scientific papers and projects, study counseling, career guidance, and internship support through our strong corporate network, support in the accommodation search and visa questions, finding suitable language course offers - there is always a dedicated person for you to help you with all your queries and doubts or questions.

    Thanks to the Steinbeis University's strong basis in the German corporate world, with cooperations with industry leaders like Bosch, Siemens, and Daimler, and our transfer-oriented study approach, alumni from our university have excellent career chances within Germany as well as internationally.

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €11,920 per program
  • Graduate tuition - From €15,920 to €19,870 per program

The Steinbeis Foundation scholarship

Steinbeis Foundation offers partial tuition scholarships of up to 50% for accepted students who show academic merit and outstanding interpersonal skills.

Scholarships are allocated based on motivation, personal and professional achievements, and academic excellence. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates from any educational or vocational background.


Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Franklinstraße 15, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Berlin is an exciting metropolis with so much to explore. The campus is well connected to the rest of the city, making it very easy for students to access entertainment venues, tourist destinations, amazing eateries, and chic shopping districts.

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Visa requirements for Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Many international students will require a visa to study in Germany, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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