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University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) is among the biggest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria and the only one with a special focus on English-taught undergraduate programmes.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)



FHWS was founded in 1971 with two locations which are successfull to this day - in the the cities of Würzburg and Schweinfurt.


FHWS's ten faculties offer more than 40 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 FHWS 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 FHWS. Students are being perfectly prepared for their future working life and the demands of the labour market.


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 FHWS laboratories students have the opportunity to apply to practice and intensify skills and knowledge previously acquired theoretically. Moreover, in six instituties of FHWS research is additionally fuelled.


The Career Service of FHWS is a member of csnd e. V. (Career Service Netzwerk Deutschland e. V.), the umbrella organisation of Career Services at German universities.

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Student services

The EveryBuddy Programme wants to bring students from different cultures together. International as well as German students are appreciated! Through the EveryBuddy Programme, the Welcome Team wants to unite students from different semesters. Students of higher semesters help new students as "Welcome Buddies" at the beginning of their studies.

Library services

The Library of the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt is one of the supporting units and fulfils its tasks on the two locations Würzburg and Schweinfurt. The library facilities are in general available to any interested person.

Student Life

Campus life

Since 1971 FHWS is located in Würzburg and Schweinfurt, two cities in the administrative district of Lower Franconia, a district in the northern part of the Free State of Bavaria. From here, it is not far to major German cities such as Munich and Frankfurt am Main, all of which have an international airport. European neighbours such as Austria, Czech Republic, France, Poland, and Switzerland are all just a short distance away.

Student Reviews

The way to success
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great got to learn a lot and lot of support from the teachers, although German language course offeredat the time I started was very expensive

2014 international student at FHWS
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Although accommodation was a big issue, overall experience was good.

2014/2015 academic session of FHWS
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was among the first set of international students. I liked the fact that our opinions were considered and the staffs at university tried their best to make each and everyone of us feel welcomed and comfortable. We received help in finding in locating offices, super market and accommodation. Although, finding accommodation was a very big issue even until I graduated.


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