You may have no problem imagining what a university or technical college is, Fachhochschulen are a German speciality, with only a very short tradition to look back on. Universities of applied sciences were once considered the "little sisters" of universities. But, the truth is that Fachhochschulen are enjoying a rapid increase in popularity; a quarter of all students now decide to begin their higher education career at a Fachhochschule. What primarily attracts students to the Fachhochschule is the shorter route to a later profession that they offer. For studies at Fachhochschulen - and this is a special feature - are highly practice-orientated. The non-lecture periods (semester vacations) are normally shorter than at a university.
Take a look at our top ten reasons for Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften:
- Clearly defined curricula allows short study times
- Examinations at the end of each semester
- Small groups and seminars
- Strong emphasis on practical aspects in lectures and lab exercises
- Close co-operation with regional industries by integrated industrial placements during studies
- Academic teaching staff with both scientific and industrial experience
- International orientation of a multitude of courses
- Emphasis on practical aspects during lectures and by means of research and development work focusing on the requirements of professional life
- Start into professional life is easy for you, because you are given insights into the desired vocational field
- We give impulses to the region by offering our achievements in research to middle-market companies and economy in general
We welcome students from around the world, and are delighted that you are thinking about coming to study in Germany and are considering following a course at Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften. All of our programmes are taught and examined in German. To make the most of your study with us, it is therefore essential that you have a good command of German. If your first language is not German you will be required to provide certified proof of your competence in German prior to commencing your studies. Details of our German Language requirements, and information on our range of our study courses can be found on our pages for international students. The International Office is dedicated to supporting our international students, from initial enquiry and application through to graduation.
Read more on the pages of the International Students Office