University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt


As a state university, FHWS offers degrees being recognized all over the world. FHWS offers a wide range of practice-oriented and future-oriented study programmes with more than 30-degree courses at ten faculties and five research institutes. Almost 9,000 students are enrolled in the faculties at the two locations in Würzburg and Schweinfurt which are less than 40km apart and located in the south of Germany. Studying at FHWS is characterized by small study groups and a low student/teacher ratio. By a great share of seminar papers, students learn to work independently. Additionally, project work promotes the students‘ team-working abilities. Almost 230 professors with solid professional experience from industry and business provide scientific education with special relevance to application and practice. Courses take place in modern lecture rooms and laboratories equipped with innovative technology and state of the art appliances. The university collaborates closely with regional and trans-regional businesses. Students benefit from this close collaboration by being able to do internships and by the possibility to write their bachelor‘s thesis in one of these companies. Moreover, they have the chance of building a network for their future career. FHWS excels by its international orientation: For more than 20 years already the university welcomes students from over 40 countries. Worldwide FHWS is associated with more than 130 universities. Within its internationalization strategy, FHWS offers English-speaking bachelor‘s degrees starting with the winter semester 2014/15. All English degree courses are accompanied by cultural and language education courses so as to provide and promote the best possible integration of all international students.


The FHWS offers seven-semester Bachelor‘s degree courses as twin programs. Therefore you can choose between English or German as the language of instruction. Thanks to the wide range of industry operating in the area and cooperations between the FHWS and industrial partners, students have good opportunities for practical semesters and theses. The region also offers excellent career opportunities.

State-of-the-art applied sciences facilities

  • Laboratories (Virtual Reality, Creative Cube, Logistics, Factory Planning, Factory Optimisation, Ergonomics, ERP-Systems)
  • Learn Fab (an actual company for training students on the job)
  • Unique case studies with our regional industrial Partners


There are numerous multinational companies in the immediate area, such as Fresenius, SKF, Shaeffler, ZF, and Bosch-Rexroth. These provide many opportunities for our students to do projects, internships, and theses.



Münzstraße 19
97070 Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany

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