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International Economics, Business and Cultural Diplomacy

24 months
6000 EUR/year
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International Economics, Business and Cultural Diplomacy enables students to deal with complex systems in a globalized economy. Profound knowledge of the global economy and business, flexibility and a strong focus on intercultural matters are core features of the Berlin-based programme "International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy" at Furtwangen University.


Key facts

Cultural Diplomacy aims to facilitate and improve relations and collaboration between disparate cultures. International Economics combined with Cultural Diplomacy opens new horizons in a globalized economy that is based on intercultural understanding.

Study experience

The International Economics, Business and Cultural Diplomacy programme at Furtwangen University addresses contemporary international issues by means of classroom seminars and lectures as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional training courses, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of international relations & economics, business, communication, politics, human rights, culture, peace building, multilateral diplomacy, conflict resolution and development.

This exceptional learning environment creates original research and independent study opportunities. It allows you to create a solid professional network and form a firm basis for future academic and professional career choices, preparing you for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations, as well as the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History and Evolution of the Field of Cultural Diplomacy
  • International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy
  • Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
  • International Organizations
  • European Politics
  • Research
  • Development of Cultural Diplomacy Initiative
  • Participating in and Contributing to ICD’s Projects, Activities and Conferences
  • Models of Cultural Diplomacy
  • Religion and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Soft Power, Hard Power, and Smart Power
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • First degree (Bachelor, Master, Magister, Diploma or equivalent)
  • For the regular programme (4 semesters): Bachelor's degree with minimum of 180 ECTS
  • For the fast-track programme (3 semesters): Bachelor's degree with minimum of 210 ECTS OR minimum of one year's professional experience in a position of responsibility following graduation
  • Participation in a detailed introductory interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Regular: € 12,000
  • Fast Trak: € 9,000

Living costs for Furtwangen im Schwarzwald

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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