Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Krefeld, Germany
With its about 10,400 of which approximately 2,400 are first-years, Hochschule Niederrhein is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany. Today, HN has developed into a regional university with a national and international reputation. Undergraduate figures show an above average proportion of women (48%) and foreign students (16%).



You can choose from more than 70 degree programmes at the ten faculties of the Hochschule Niederrhein. You can gain Bachelor's and Master's degrees or can specifically study for postgraduate qualifications, for example, as a guest student, as an auditor in the FAUST programme, or by taking continuing training and professional development courses.


  • Institute of Industrial Safety, Environmental Protection, Health Promotion and Efficiency (A.U.G.E)
  • Research Institute for Textile and Clothing (FTB)
  • Institute of Business Process Management and IT (GEMIT)
  • Institute for Coatings and Surface Chemistry (ILOC)
  • Institute of Modelling and High-Performance Computing (IMH)
  • Institute of Pattern Recognition (iPattern)
  • Institute of Applied Nano and Optical Technologies (iNano)
  • Niederrhein Institute for Regional and Structural Research (NIERS)
  • Social Concepts - Institute for Research and Development in Social Work and Education (SO.CON)

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)


Student services

The staff of the student office are at your disposal throughout your studies to help you with:

  • Applications and registration
  • Re-registration, leave of absence, exmatriculation
  • Internship requirements
  • Changing the degree programme

Housing services

The Studentenwerk Düsseldorf runs the student residences in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach. Rent for a room in one of the shared flats amounts to around € 220 – 260 per month. Only when you have received your study place will you be able to apply online for a place in a student residence / dormitory.

Various private housing organizations also manage the following student residences:

  • Krefeld
  • Mönchengladbach

Library services

  • Library Campus Krefeld South
  • Library Campus Krefeld West
  • Library Campus Mönchengladbach

Student Life

Campus life

The ten faculties at the Hochschule Niederrhein are located at the campus in Krefeld or in Mönchengladbach.

Campus Krefeld

  • Chemistry
  • Design
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mechanical and Process Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Health Care
Campus Mönchengladbach
  • Food, Nutrition and Hospitality Sciences
  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Textile and Clothing Technology
  • Business Administration and Economics


Our Bachelor's and Master's programmes meet the requirements and standards of comparative international study opportunities and are modular in structure. Academic achievements are assessed in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Most of the degree programmes have already received the Quality Seal for Accreditation.