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Nürtingen-Geislingen University

Our Nuertingen-Geislingen University (HfWU), situated on the outskirts of Stuttgart region in proximity to the scenic landscape of the Swabian Alb, has developed over the past decades to a remarkable University of Applied Sciences.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Nuertingen-Geislingen University can look back on almost half a century of proud tradition. Founded in 1949 as a College of Agricultural Engineering, it was converted into a University of Applied Sciences in 1972 and later got its current name "Nuertingen-Geislingen University (NGU)".


A few courses have corequisites, which must be taken together with the course in question. Information about pre- and corequisites, and other recommended experiences, is given in the course description section in this catalog. Students are responsible for ensuring that any prerequisites have been met before enrolling in a course. Some courses are only offered in one semester each year either in “spring/summer” or in “fall/winter”. A few courses have limited places and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. This selection of courses is updated regularly and subject to changes. 


Applied research for sustainability of social e development - this is the principle of Nürtingen-Geislingen University (NGU). On the research map of the German Rectors´Conference,  NGU is included with two research priorities:

  • Applied Agricultural Research, Landscape Development, Environmental Planning and Nature Conservation: IAAF, ILU
  • Sustainable Management in the energy, automotive and real estate industries: ISR, IFA, ISI, IfnI

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Housing services

  • Exchange students have a room at the residence hall "Schelmenwasen 10" which is located on the outskirts of Nuertingen next to the university building CB1 which houses the central library. To get downtown and to the city campus, it takes about 15 min. by bike or 20-30 min. on foot. 
  • During the day there is a regular bus and train from the nearby bus stop / train station to the city centre where the lectures for Business Administration students take place.

Library services

  • search for books (printed and electronic, except of "Ebook Library", see "E-resources"), periodicals (only periodicals' titels, no articles) and other media owned by the Nürtingen and Geislingen libraries
  • place a hold (when all copies are out on loan)
  • renew items
  • order books and other media from Geislingen to Nürtingen and vice versa
  • order books by interlibrary loan

Medical services

HfWU Nuertingen-Geislingen University requires all Non-EU Nationals to purchase statutory health insurance administered by AOK, a German health insurance company (approx. 100 €/month). Statutory health insurance (AOK) in Germany does not cover repatriation. It is necessary to sign up for a travel insurance covering repatriation costs for the whole period of your stay.

Student Life

Campus life

Nuertingen-Geislingen University (HfWU) is located with major campuses in the two cities of Nuertingen and Geislingen near the "Autobahn" connecting Stuttgart and Munich. 

The cities of Nuertingen and Geislingen are located about 40 kilometers apart from each other between Stuttgart, the capital of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg to the northwest and Ulm to the southeast. 

Student Reviews

University of Nürtingen-Geislingen (HfWU), My dream maker
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university is well organized. They are really good at Economics especially. They offer some training on the development of soft skills which is really appreciable. My university also offers a language development program free of cost. The professors are really skilled and so generous. I like my university.

Student experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The questions where not diversified enough, more focus on the experience of students instead of elections would be nice

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent professors and small classes