Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)

We are happy to offer a faculty-led Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) to our partner universities. The BIP includes both a physical activity and a virtual period.

The goal of the programme is that students should become more familiar with topics related to Management and Technology.

What should the BIP foster

  • development of transnational and transdisciplinary curricula
  • innovative ways of learning and teaching
  • online collaboration
  • research-based learning

BIPs provide an opportunity to reach out to new groups of students, for example those in study fields where mobility opportunities have been limited or those who lack confidence to go abroad alone.

Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)

Facts and figures

Academic content

The goal of the programme is that students should become more familiar with topics related to Management and Technology.

Participating universities

to be selected

How many students and lecturers from each university can participate?

4-6 students per partner institution
1-2 lecturers per partner institution


Esslingen and Göppingen
Accommodation: Esslingen (next airport Stuttgart is 30 minutes away by bus)

Dates of the physical period

21. April- 26. April 2025

Arrival: 20. April 2025
Departure: 27. April 2025

Dates of the virtual period before the mobility

01. April 2025 - 20. April 2025 (20 days)


The BIP will be held in English.


We don't charge any fee but students from Erasmus Partner Universities have to pay a contribution to the accommodation costs (30 Euro per night).

What about the costs?

The sending partner universities from EU countries can use Erasmus KA131 to cover travel costs and living expenses of their participants.
Attention: We have to include blended mobilities in our IIA.

The cultural porgramme, excursions and lunch breaks are free of charge.

How many ECTS will be awarded?

3  Credits

What is the workload for the students?

90 hours (50 hours blended + 40 hours physical)

Online Learning Agreement (OLA)

Each student has to complete an Online Learning Agreement (OLA). You can find out what data you have to enter from your coordinator at your home university.

Transcript of Records

The Transcript of Records (ToR) will be sent to the home university within 14 days after the end of the post-processing period. Students will also receive a scan by email.

Preliminary programme in Esslingen and Göppingen

Official Programme: 22.04. - 27.04.2024

Arrival: 21.04.2024
Departure: 28.04.2024

The programme is continuously updated.


We cordially invite you to a Welcome Pub Meeting. Our academic and administrative BIP Coordinators will have a glass of beer with you.
When: 08:00 pm
Where: Karmeliter, Obertorstr. 8, 73728 Esslingen

When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 Esslingen Campus Morning coffee and snack
09:30 am - 11:15 am Esslingen Campus Welcome by the Faculty and the International Office
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Esslingen Campus Lecture
12:45 pm - 01:00 pm Esslingen Campus Group Photo
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm Esslingen Erasmus+ Coffee Break (Please bring pastries from your home country and information material about your university.)
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Esslingen
Guides city tour

When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am Göppingen Campus Morning coffee and snack
09:30 am - 11:00 am Göppingen Campus Lecture/Labs
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Göppingen Campus Lecture/Labs
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Göppingen Campus Lecture /Labs

When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am Esslingen Campus Morning coffee and snack
09:30 am - 12:45 am Stuttgart Company visit
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
01:30 pm - 06:00 pm Göppingen Campus Lecture/Labs

When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am Esslingen Campus
Morning Coffee and Snack
09:30 am - 11:00 am Esslingen Campus Lecture
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Esslingen Campus Lecture
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm Esslingen Campus Company visit/International Friends event (free of charge)

When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am Esslingen Campus Morning coffee and snack
09:30 am - 12:45 am Esslingen Campus Lecture
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Esslingen Kessler-Sekt Cellar Tour (free of charge) Tour information


Team building activity
Full day excursion to the Theme Park Tripsdrill (free of charge)

As a team building activity you will visit the theme park in Tripsdrill where you'll be able to experience exciting activities full of fun and dynamism plus valuable insights for daily interactions. The aim of the activits is to strengthen the cohesion in the team, mutual support and experience a lot of fun together.

This awaits you in the themepark:
More than 100 original attractions ensure enthusiasm: Fast-paced roller coasters, sparkling wild water rides, cozy attractions and fun for children - Germany's first amusement park offers all of this. The amusement park, designed around the theme of Swabia in 1880, promises lots of fun in the midst of a Swabian idyll. And that's not all. Admission also includes the wildlife paradise Tripsdrill – with over 60 animal species, tours with the game warden and flight demonstrations in the falconry.



Blended period

Preperation Blended Period 15.03.2024 - 18.04.2024 (20 Days- Workload 50 hours)

Students are provided with documents and lectures via a learning portal for self-study, especially for the practical activities at Esslingen University. In addition, lectures by guest professors are offered.

Participation in the virtual events and lectures is compulsory.

Date Time What Who Where
15.03.2024   Introduction to Moodle    
21.03.2024 08:00 pm -09:00 pm Preparatory Meeting
Introduction to Esslingen University
Questions and Answers
Yvonne Haug and Diana Budde  
from 22.03.2024   Guest Lectures    


Post-processing period

Post-processing period 01.05.2024 - 31.05.2024

During the post-processing period, the teachers at the home university review the learning outcomes of the BIP program. The students must prove the knowledge they have acquired related to the BIP.

It is up to the coordinators of the home university to decide how to review the learning outcomes. 

  • group presentations
  • individual presentations
  • workshops
  • written reports

The home universities will notify Esslingen University by May 31st 2024 at the latest of those students for whom the review of learning outcomes has been successful. Esslingen University will send the Transcript of Records (ToR) to the students according to notification from the home university.

Required Document

Please send the required confirmation document to io-shortprograms[at]


Accommodation for students

We have rented 5 apartments in Esslingen very close to the university. The apartments are very modern and comortable with fast WIFI, bathrooms, kitchen and terrace. Two or three students have to share a bedroom. Please follow the link to see the apartments:

Of course, students can also book a hotel on their own responsibility but we recommend to take advantage of the offer, because that way they can get to know and network with each other. Of course, we will take gender separation into account.

How to apply for accomodation

We will ask about the registration of students and in this context they will have to register to a place in the apartments.


The students have to pay a contribution of €30 per night before arrival (total amount for the whole week = 210 Euro). It is not possible to book accommodation for single days only, it has to be booked for the whole week.

Arrival 21.04.2024

After your individual transfer from the airport to the apartments by bus or train our student tutors will suppport you with check-in. Check-in is available from 04:00 pm. There is only one key per apartment available, but the key can be deposited in a key box outside the apartment. Each resident will receive the code to open and lock the key box.

Departure 28.04.2024

You will have to leave your room by 10:00 am at the latest. Our student tutors will suppport you with check-out.

Accommodation for Teachers

We have reserved Single Rooms in the Hotel ECOINN in Esslingen very close to the university (right on the Campus City Centre). We have arranged a special discount price with the hotel. The reservation covers 21. to 28. April.
You are not automatically registered for this offer. We will ask you to apply in our database and in this context to register for accommodation.

Nomination and application

Nomination by the sending institution

Deadline 1. November 2023

Please send your nomination list to

The nominations must include:


First name
Family name
e-mail address

  Lecturers First name
Family name
e-mail address
  Academic Coordinator at the sending institution First name
Family name
e-mail address
Selection by Esslingen University

Deadline 15. November 2023

We will complete the selection of the participating universities by 15. November and inform the coordinators of the sending institutions about the results.
The selected students and lecturers will receive the link to the online application and information on the Mobility Agreements (OLA,/Teaching Agreement/ Training Agreement).

Application by students and lecturers

Deadline 15. December 2023

Students and lecturers are required to register in our online database by 15. December 2023.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025