12 English Study Programs at Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS)

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Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS)

Business Management & EconomicsComputer Science & ITEngineeringSocial Sciences
23%
International students
English
12
No. of English-taught Study Programs
University of Applied Sciences
Type
public
Status
9.300
Students

About the University

With more than 9,300 students and about 240 professors, the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, or THWS, is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria. THWS was founded in 1971 with two locations which are successful to this day - in the cities of Würzburg and Schweinfurt.

Degree Programmes

THWS's ten faculties offer more than 50 bachelor's and master's degree programmes. The broad and forward-looking programmes cover technology, economics, social sciences, computer sciences, visual design and language. Studying at THWS is characterised by a particular orientation towards application. A practical semester, project work and a high share of practical work in laboratories and seminars underline the importance of a practice-oriented approach at THWS. Students are perfectly prepared for their future working life and the demands of the labour market.

Research

At universities of applied sciences research is crucial to be able to teach the state of the art in technology and science and new technologies and scientific developments following the research activities of our professors are implemented into teaching. Research activities are undertaken not only in cooperation close to practice with regional companies and institutes, but also in national and international research projects. In many THWS laboratories students have the opportunity to apply to practice and intensify skills and knowledge previously acquired theoretically.

Internationalisation

THWS focuses on internationalisation as its differentiation strategy and has set itself the objective of being an international university where students from many different nations learn and study together. To accomplish this, THWS has introduced an award-winning model of degree programmes unique in Germany. There, bachelor's programmes taught in English are offered as Twin-Programmes that are basically identical to their German equivalent. Thus students have the opportunity to switch between the degree programme taught in English and the one taught in German during their course of studies. In addition, THWS is part of a worldwide network of about 200 international partner institutions where THWS-students can do a semester abroad.

Digitalisation

THWS is embracing this development through its digitalisation strategy. It includes a view outside, that is towards its students and imparting the related competence, but also a view inside, that is promoting digitalisation within the organisational structure of THWS. Additionally, THWS is a member of the Centre for Digital Innovations Mainfranken (ZDI) which supports and encourages digital business start-ups.

Continuing education

The THWS Campus for Professional Development and Language Proficiency is cooperating with companies and international higher education institutions to offer an innovative and practice-oriented programme in different disciplines geared toward individuals, companies and members of staff at THWS interested in continuing education.

International Rankings

National Rankings

Tuition Fees

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3

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
16.7% local admission restriction (local NC)
33.3% no admission restriction
50% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

33.3% directly at University
58.3% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
8.3% via uni-assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

80 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (6 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

83 (7 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (7 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

80 (2 programs )

Maximum:

83 (7 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (6 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (7 programs )

Program Features

3-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Engineering

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

83.3%

Summer intake

16.7%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

Location

Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS)

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS)

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