The concept of internationality is central to Reutlingen University's mission statement; indeed, it could be said to be our hallmark. Ever since the institution's foundation in 1855 as a Weaving School, technical students from both inside and outside Germany have always been keen to train and study in Reutlingen.

Currently, Reutlingen has more than 180 partner universities and cooperation agreements worldwide. Around 20% of our students come from outside Germany; around 600 of our home students go abroad each semester to study or for an internship: we are without doubt one of the most international universities in Germany.

Our students have a wide range of options when it comes to gaining international experience. They can spend an exchange semester at one of our international partner universities, study abroad as part of an integrated degree programme, spend an internship semester abroad or join one of our binational degree programmes leading to a double degree awarded at two universities in different countries and recognised in both.

The presence of a large number of students from all over the world means that a wide variety of languages can be heard on the campus, adding to its international atmosphere.

Reutlingen University supports the "National Code of Conduct on Foreign Students at German Universities", and will work towards implementing improvements as set out in this agreement in the coming semesters.