HRK Code of Conduct
National Code of Conduct regarding International Students

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National Code of Conduct for German Universities regarding International Students

In November 2009, the General Meeting of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) adopted a National Code of Conduct for German Universities regarding International Students, which had been produced in a joint working group comprising representatives of the HRK and DAAD as part of “Gate Germany”. Kempten University of Applied Sciences has pledged to implement this code of conduct. 

The aim is to ensure or further improve the quality of support and advice that foreign students receive. The code defines quality standards for foreigners studying at German universities and thereby establishes, for the first time, a set of common minimum standards in the fields of information and marketing, admissions, supervision, support and advice, plus follow-up services, on which international students can rely.

The guiding principle is, wherever possible, to grant international students the same rights as are available to German or EU students and, over and above this, to offer them the services and assistance that they particularly need as foreign guests.

The current version of the code of conduct (in both German and English) can be found on the website of the German Rectors’ Conference . If you experience problems as a student and think that this code has been, or is being, infringed, please contact the International Office. In addition, particularly with regard to teaching-related issues, the Vice President for Internationalisation and Equal Opportunities, Professor Mechtild Becker, is at your disposal.