4 English Study Programs at Witten/Herdecke University

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Witten/Herdecke University

Business Management & EconomicsComputer Science & ITEngineeringHumanitiesLawNatural Sciences & MathematicsSocial Sciences
1982
Founded in
5%
International students
English
4
No. of English-taught Study Programs
University
Type
private (state-approved)
Status
3.300
Students

About the University

The University of Witten/Herdecke, officially known as Universität Witten/Herdecke (UW/H), is a private, state-recognised, non-profit university founded in 1982. With more than 2,000 students, it is one of the few private universities in Germany considered prestigious. Located in the city of Witten in the Ruhr area, the university boasts a tranquil campus environment that combines historic architecture with modern facilities to provide students with a unique academic experience. 

It offers a wide range of academic programmes, with particular emphasis on management, economics, politics, society, psychology, nursing, medicine and dentistry. It is renowned for its innovative approach to education, which includes the Studium fundamentale, a core element that encourages interdisciplinary thinking and personal development. The university's strength lies in its small class sizes, personal attention and emphasis on practical experience through internships and real-world projects.

Witten/Herdecke University is consistently ranked among Germany's top universities for management, economics and psychology in national rankings such as the CHE ranking. It has also gained recognition for its commitment to sustainability, social responsibility and experiential learning, making it a hub for innovative and socially conscious education.

One of the unique aspects of Witten/Herdecke University is its innovative payment model, which was introduced by students in 1995. The "inverted generation contract" allows students to pay their tuition fees after graduation based on their future income, thus ensuring access to higher education regardless of family income. This model exemplifies the university's commitment to social responsibility and inclusivity.

International Rankings

National Rankings

#79
DFG-Ranking
#79
Humboldt Ranking

Tuition Fees

0
0
0
0
0
4

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2025

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
100% no admission restriction, but ability test
0% no admission restriction
0% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

100% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6.5 (4 programs )

Minimum:

83 (4 programs )

Minimum:

(0 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (4 programs )

Maximum:

83 (4 programs )

Maximum:

(0 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6.5 (4 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (4 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

83 (4 programs )

Maximum:

83 (4 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

(0 programs )

Maximum:

(0 programs )

Program Features

4-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Master of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

50%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

50%

Location

Witten/Herdecke University

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Witten/Herdecke University

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