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Planned in 2007, moved into in 2008: the University building on the LakeCampus, located right on the shores of Lake Constance - many call it "Germany's most beautiful campus".
Live in a shared apartment with other German and international students in the city of Friedrichshafen or find a flat in the dorms (Seezeit) right next to our Fallenbrunnen campus! It is up to you!
Learning and Reading: The Library of ZU Offers 24-Hour Access and a Comprehensive Service.
Every day, the cafeteria provides a balanced lunch offer to students, lecturers, and staff. Whether regional cuisine such as “Spätzle mit Soß”, international specialities, or fresh selections from the salad bar – here everyone will find something for their taste.
A lively area with colleges, further education providers, cultural producers, businesses, and housing complexes will take shape in the Fallenbrunnen area in the next few years. With this project the new Campus of ZU is making a big statement.
Sports in the Lake Constance region is as various as the region itself: Sailing, rowing, climbing, volleyball, soccer or lacrosse – everyone will find something suitable from the range of offers of ZU university sports.
The university sees itself as a platform and an arena of ideas where students are already active during their studies: socially, culturally, politically, and in an entrepreneurial way.
Do you wonder why the contents of the study programs are made by professors, but not also by students? That some topics you would be interested in are not even part of the curriculum? We wonder as well. That is why we have invented StudentStudies: Ten students define a topic, develop a seminar concept, and invite the lecturer. And then they study their own seminar.

You Can't Decide between Economics, Culture, and Politics? Neither Can We.

We prefer good in-between solutions – do you? The four bachelor programs at Zeppelin University are aimed at generalists capable of specialization. 

In other words, students who are equally interested in the exciting issues at the crossroads between economics, communication, culture, politics, and administration – such as globalization, migration climate change, digitalization, ecology – and who want to be connoisseurs in their own field.

According to ZU, a new generation is needed for future challenges in a globalizing knowledge society – a generation of responsible decision-makers and creative thinkers who have an eye for, and an understanding of, inter-connectedness.

Study Programs

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Corporate Management & Economics | CME

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ZU reacted to challenges in management education with a new (by German standards) type of research-oriented, entrepreneurial qualification for generalists. The novelty lies in the connection between business administration and economics with cultural sciences, communication and media studies, as well as aspects of political science and the science of public administration.

Communication, Culture & Management | CCM

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In societies of today, knowledge of different cultures and actionability within those cultures are more sought-after than ever. Likewise the demands on communication practices have increased dramatically. For that reason communication skills and cultural knowledge are key qualifications for the 21st century. Our Our study program "Communication, Culture & Management" meets these challenges.

Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR

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ZU offers an innovative training and research program in the form of management-oriented politics and administrative sciences with international relations, in which social scientific elements of organizational research and policy research are combined with economics, management skills, and the most important elements of public law.

Sociology, Politics & Economics | SPE

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The study program "Sociology, Politics & Economics" (SPE) is a full-time program and planned as a four-year, interdisciplinary bachelor program. Based on classical and current theories in the relevant disciplines of sociology, political science, and economics the program aims to teach decision logic, decision-making processes and competences for complex, insecure situations as they are required in modern, heterogeneous societies and in the context of globalized activities in business and politics. Thus, the program focuses on problems that require an interdisciplinary exchange between social, political and economic sciences.The bachelor study program "Sociology, Politics, & Economics" (SPE) is a degree course of four years. Based on classical and current theories and methods to do research in the relevant disciplines of socioloy, political science, and economics the program aims to teach modeling, critical understanding, decision-taking under uncertainty, and dealing with complexity as competencies required in contemporary societies, cultures of diversity, and globalized activities in business and politics. The program emphasized interdisciplinarity as an exchange between social, political, and economic sciences and as a mutual reflection on the range, scope, and limits of these disciplines. The program aims to qualify for professional activities of research and consulting in political administration, international organizations, corporate management, and civil society.

General Management | MA GEMA

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The General Management master degree is an academic study program with a practical theory-based relevance. The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge relating to general business administration and economics. Alongside established management qualifications you will acquire the know-how to autonomously perform academic research work.


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Incoming students are free to choose courses from any program. Master level courses are usually restricted to master students.

course catalogue
list of english courses Fall 2021

Academic Calendar

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Spring Semester 2021

orientation week | january 23 - january 29, 2021

start of classes | february 1, 2021

examination period | may 10 - may 29, 2021

Fall Semester 2021

orientation week | september 4 - september 10, 2021

start of classes | september 13, 2021
examination period | december 8 - december 22, 2021

Spring Semester 2022

orientation week | january 29 - february 4, 2022
start of classes | february 7, 2022
examination period | may 16 - may 31, 2022

Fall Semester 2022

orientation week | september 3 - september 9, 2022
start of classes | september 12, 2022
examination period | december 7 - december 22, 2022


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The international office is subdivided in the following responsibility areas:

  • Erasmus and countries within Europe: please contact our Erasmus Student Coordinator Barbara Reinhardt.
  • All other countries: please contact our International Student Coordinator Nina Möller.
Möller, Nina Dipl Kffr
International Student Coordinator | International Office
Phone:+49 7541 6009 2041
Fax:+49 7541 6009 3009
Room:FAB 3 | 0.47

Reinhardt, Barbara
Erasmus Student Coordinator | International Office
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2042
Fax:+49 7541 6009-3009
Room:FAB 3 | 0.47

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