Studies with Intensified Practice

In cooperation with the Bavarian federation of employers’ associations Bavarian higher education institutions have developed academic study with intensive in-company training. These Studies with Intensified Practice aim at combining regular bachelor’s studies with intensified internship phases in companies. During their lecture free periods, students do paid work in a chosen internship company. Depending on the degree programme, they can enter Studies with Intensified Practice even after having taken up regular studies.

Duration of Studies with Intensified Practice

The duration of Studies with Intensified Practice is the same as of regular studies, i.e. 3.5 years, and is complemented by internship phases of up to 16 months.

Advantages of Studies with Intensified Practice for students

  • Gaining professional experience and insights into the company
  • Knowledge from studies can be directly implemented in the company
  • Excellent job and career opportunities after graduation
  • Financial support during studies

Advantages of Studies with Intensified Practice for companies

  • Securing highly qualified junior staff at an early stage
  • Getting to know the students intensively
  • Optimal preparation for later employment in the company
  • No training period after graduation because of extensive practical experience

How places are awarded

In principle, the requirements of the respective degree programme apply to the awarding of a place on Studies with Intensified Practice (e.g. university entrance qualification, admission restriction and pre-study internship, if applicable). For more information regarding the requirements for individual degree programmes, please refer to the pages of our Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Contractual arrangements

Students will conclude a contract with the company regarding Studies with Intensified Practice. It contains regulations on kind and scope of internships, holiday entitlement, payments as well as other framework conditions.

Hochschule dual offers a sample contract for download (only available in German).

Becoming a cooperating company

There is also the possibility to conclude a written cooperation agreement with FHWS. The services provided by FHWS and the partner company, the form of cooperation and other details of the dual cooperative studies are specified there.

Companies offering this study model

List of companies

Company Contact person Branch Degree programme
AGCO GmbH Regina Hehl Agricultural Engineering L
A.I.T. GmbH Markus Beppler Engineers in the construction industry V
ANGERMEIER INGENIEURE GmbH Herr Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Amrhein Engineering V
Architekturbüro Planart Kastner Frau Kastner, Frau Liebhart Construction industry A
Bosch Rexroth AG Herr Fröhlich Auto industry supply Ma, Me
Cloud-Vermessung Frank Pöhlmann Surveying V
CONFIDO Ingenieure GmbH Herr Bernd Schneider, Geschäftsführer Engineers in the construction industry Ba
Dieter Haag Bauunternehmen GmbH Dieter Haag Construction company Ba
Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund Werner Meckelein Public sector I
Dr. Schneider Kunststoffwerke GmbH Stefanie Dietzel

Manufacturing industry

EDAG AG Personalabteilung Automotive industry Ma, W
ESRI Deutschland GmbH Tobias Brenner Geo-information solutions G
Fränkische Rohrwerke Frau Bauer Manufacturing industry B, E, I, K, Ma, W
GTI-control mbH Frau Schreck Information technology I, Elektro- und Informationstechnik (M. Eng.)
Helfrich Ingenieure Projektierungsgesellschaft mbH Alina Mann Technical building design E
Hey&Heimüller Jochen Hey Accountancy
Tax consultancy
Ing.-Büro Bopp GmbH Petra Bopp Electrical Engineers E
Innoventis GmbH Herr Baunach Manufacturing industry E, Me
Josef Rädlinger Ingenieurbau GmbH Elisabeth Lanzinger Construction company V
KARNER Ingenieure Martin Goelz Surveying & geoinformatics V
Landratsamt Enzkreis Peter Gentner Public administration V
Landratsamt Hohenlohekreis, Vermessungsamt Gerald Bär Public administration V
Landratsamt Rhein-Neckar-Kreis Stephan Müller Public administration V
Landesamt für Digitalisierung, Breitband und Vermessung Ralf Schulz Digitalization, broadband & surveying V
LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG Patrick Ilg Construction company Ba, V
LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH Stefan Kirchner Manufacturing industry L, B
mailworXs GmbH Manuela Reuther service industry B
Mainova AG Inga Feuerherdt Electricity & gas provider V
MEKRA Lang GmbH & Co. KG Manuela Reuther Manufacturing industry E, W
MULTA MEDIO Informationssysteme AG Björn Steinacker Information, communication, media MM, I
NKM Noell Special Cranes GmbH Nicole Mager Manufacturing industry Ma, E Dagmar Pohland E-Commerce B
Poppe GmbH Johannes Kruppa
Norbert Schmid
Manufacturing industry K
PS PLANUNG & SERVICE GMBH Elke Glaser Construction industry A
P&G Manufacturing GmbH Sonja Wild Manufacturing industry E, Ma, K, Me, Mc, WI, W, I, MPS
RENÉ LEZARD Mode GmbH Alexander Amend Fashion B
RIWA GmbH Stefan Brumme Association for geographical information
(Gesellschaft für Geoinformationen)
Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG Herr Geisel Manufacturing industry MA
Schäflein AG Melanie Reh Logistics L
Sozialversicherung für Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Gartenbau (SVLFG) Thomas Vogel
Nicole Thordsen
Public sector; social insurance I
Staatliches Bauamt Aschaffenburg Peter Geiling Public sector BA
Takata AG Herr Wengerter Metal industry B
Unterfränkische Überlandzentrale eG Alisa Öchsner Energy and service provider V
Vermessungsbüro Obergfell Klaus Obergfell Surveying V
Verwaltung für Ländliche Entwicklung - Freistaat Bayern Stephan Wiediger Regional development V
Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH

Franziska Kress
Light weight construction

WAREMA Renkhoff SE

Tobias Harth, Carola Müller
Manufacturing industry

E, I, K, Ma, W
Weiss Spindeltechnologie GmbH Herr Weingold

Manufacturing industry

WIKA GmbH & Co. Herr Ballweg Manufacturing industry B
Wirthwein AG Frau Carina Kuhn Manufacturing industry K
Wirtschaftsverband der Kautschukindustrie Herr Gebhardt

Trade association

ZF Friedrichshafen AG Frau Kerstin Krampert

Manufacturing industry

E, I, K, Ma, Me, W

Programme abbreviations

A = Architektur (Architecture)
Ba = Bauingenieurwesen (Civil Engineering)
B = BWL (Business Administration)
E = Elektro- und Informationstechnik (Electrical Engineering & Information Technology)
EC = E-Commerce
G = Geovisualisierung (Geovisualisation)
I = Informatik (Computer Science)
K = Kunststoff- und Elastomertechnik (Plastics & Rubber Engineering)
L = Logistik (Logistics)
Ma = Maschinenbau (Mechanical Engineering)
Mc, Me = Mechatronics
V = Vermessung und Geoinformatik (Surveying & Geoinformatics)
WI = Wirtschaftsinformatik (Business Information Systems)
W = Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Business and Engineering)
MPS = Master Produkt- und Systementwicklung (Master in Product Development & Systems Design)


Studies with Intensified Practice - Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Fiedler
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg
E-Mail rudolf.fiedler[at]

Studies with Intensified Practice -  Schweinfurt

Prof. Dr. Ralf Christel
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11
97421 Schweinfurt
Phone +49 9721 940-8626
E-Mail ralf.christel[at]


Academic Advisory Service

Elmar Kemmer
Room M.0.02
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg
Phone +49 931-3511-8168 or -8169
E-Mail studienberatung[at]

Further information

For more information, please refer to the website of hochschule dual.

FAQ - Intensified Practice

No, you will be a regular student.


Usually, you take care of finding an internship yourself. In this you can, of course, also contact other companies. We provide a list of companies, which have offered internships to students in the context of their Studies with Intensified Practice.

This should be decided after consultation with the internship company. In general, we always recommend a semester abroad. Maybe your company can even support you.

The system suggests that students are paid continuously from their 3rd semester onwards (also during the theory semester). However, special arrangements are also possible.

As a rule, the contracts provide for a holiday entitlement of ten days during the internship blocks.

Basic rule: The earlier, the better!

You should start looking for it no later than at the end of the 1st semester. Do not underestimate the necessary lead time at the company (for decision-making).


Normally, your studies are not prolonged, because the additional internship periods are during the semester breaks, which are free of lectures and exams anyway.

Ideally, you enter your career immediately after you graduated in your cooperating company.


After consultation with the company, it is also a good idea to write the bachelor's thesis at the company. 

Contacts contain a termination clause.


In any case, you should be motivated to do the additional internship periods. Besides that, you should fit in with the company.