Call for Applications: 2021 Double Degree Program (3+1 Program)

2021 International College: Double Degree (3+1) at Hochschule Bremerhaven, Germany

The International College of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (IC-KMUTNB) and Hochschule Bremerhaven – University of Applied Sciences, Germany (HSBHV), is opening for the Double Degree 3+1 Programme.

5 spots will be offered in Academic Year 2021.

*The final decision will be made by the Joint Committee of Hochschule Bremerhaven and International College of KMUTNB. The Joint Committee’s decision is final. *

Under this programme, the study will be 3 years of B.B.A INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND BUSINESS LOGISTICS at IC-KMUTNB and 1 year of ‘BETRIEBSWIRTSCHAFTSLEHRE (Bachelor of Business Administration)’ at the host university (HSBHV). Successful graduates of this programme will be awarded Double Degree from both universities.

Details of the Programme

  1. For ITBL students, they will spend Semester 1 – 6 at KMUTNB and Semester 7-8 at HSBHV
  2. While studying at HSBHV, the ITBL students must completed their Bachelor Thesis under joint-supervision of HSBHV and ITBL lecturers.
  3. Only courses approved by both universities may be enrolled and transferred to obtain double degree at both universities. Unapproved courses will not be considered for the transfer.
  4. Courses and Credits taken at HSBHV will be counted for the graduation result of ITBL students and will be included in their GPAX.
  5. Language of teaching and Bachelor Thesis writing at both universities is “English”
  6. HSBHV will organize a Basic German Language class for ITBL students without addition fee.

Financial matters

  1. ITBL students pay their usual tuition fee to KMUTNB at 60,000 THB per semester.
  2. Tuition fee is waived at HSBHV
  3. Under German laws, both local and foreign students at all higher education institutions are required to pay a “Semester Contribution”. This is a contribution to student services. In return, students will be able to enjoy student discount and privileges such as discount meal at canteens, free semester ticket for public transportation within the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen area (Bremen and Bremerhaven) and include transportation from Free Hanseatic City of Bremen to some major cities like Hamburg. Students can also take advantage of the discount for gym, museum, and sport events. The amount is about 300 EURO for each semester. The updated amount will be given year by year.
  4. Students must responsible for their personal expenses: Passport, VISA, Health Insurance, Accommodation, Textbook, and other personal spending.
  5. Students must also provide proof of sufficient funds allocated for 1 Year of living and studying in Germany as required by the German Immigration Policy. Accommodation is responsible for students. The HSBHV International Office will provide recommendations and some assistance in renting suitable accommodation. Price varies based on type and number of amenities.

Criteria for Candidacy

  1. ITBL students Code 61
  2. GPAX (Semester 1 – 5) at 3.00 and upper
  3. No standing F, W, or untaken course left by their 6thSemester
  4. IELTS at least 6 (within 15 February 2021) *Remark* The result will be used as a preliminary indicator of language skills. Hochschule Bremerhaven will take into account of overall performance of the students, language proficiency of the candidate and reserve the right to accept or reject candidates.
  5. Students must be able to finance all expenses occur during their study. Parents or Guardian must also approve to take care of the expenses.
  6. Applicants must show their intension to join the candidacy by enrolling in the following courses earlier than usual.
    • Business Laws (2/2020)
    • Seminar for International Trade and Logistics Business (2/2020)
    • Co-Operative Education (Summer / 2020) May – July 2021
  1. Must be a person of good character as representative of the IC and KMUTNB
  2. The decision of the International College and Hochschule Bremerhaven is finite with no further contest.


The application form must be submitted by 30 December 2020

  • A completed application form with form of consent from parent / guardian
  • Resume
  • IETLS result at least 6 (can be submitted later, no later than 15 February 2021)
  • Essay: “How this Double Degree will open my door in an unpredictable world?”. 600 – 700 Words

The International College will make a primary selection and authorize potential candidates to enroll in 2 extra courses: 1) Business Law and 2) Seminar for International Trade and Logistics Business in Semester 2/2020. If the candidates are not selected in the final round, they can still continue studying both courses until completion.

Application Timeline

26 November 2020 – 30 December 2020 Application Period
January 2021 Preliminary Selection
February 2021 Final Selection
March 2021 Announcement
May – July 2021 Co-Operative Education
June – July 2021 Visa Application and Orientation
August 2021 Departure for Germany | Pre-Semester Preparation
September 2021 Semester 1 at Hochschule Bremerhaven

<<Download: 2021 Double Degree 3+1 Programme Application Form >>