University of Hildesheim

The University of Hildesheim became a university in its own right in 1978 and a Foundation under Public Law in 2003 – one of the first of its kind in Germany. The range of subjects covers study courses in Educational and Social Sciences, Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication, Linguistics and Information Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)



1946 - Beginning as “the Alfeld lecture courses of the Hildesheim Teacher Training College“;1978 - The Hildesheim Teacher Training College, meanwhile part of the Lower Saxony Teacher Training College, becomes a university in its own right;1989 - The University of Hildesheim is officially entitled to full university status;

2003 - The University of Hildesheim Foundation is established


  • Faculty 1: Educational and Social Science
  • Faculty 2: Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication
  • Faculty 3: Linguistics and Information Sciences
  • Faculty 4: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science


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Student services

The International Office will bring you in contact with a German student who will contact you before your arrival in Hildesheim.

The student will fetch you at the main station and accompany you to your accommodation. During the next days, he/she will help you with practical stuff e.g. show you the next supermarket, the way to the university and good spots in Hildesheim for leisure time.

Housing services

In Hildesheim you have the possibility to stay in a dormitory or in private flats. You have to apply for a room directly in the residence. 

Rooms at KHG student hall are single rooms with a size of 16 - 26 m². Although the rooms are not quite large, they have a few extras that make them pretty attractive compared to a regular flat: 

  •  rooms have a wardrobe and a sink, some rooms are fully furnished and have a sink
  •  free internet access (all you need for your computer are a regular network card and -cable)
  •  a private phone line can be installed on demand

Library services

The University Library serves the academic staff and the students of the university, as well as interested citizens who live in the region. Catalogues, reading rooms and other facilities are open to the public, but you need a reader´s card to borrow books and media.

Student Life

Campus life

Annual third-party funding has increased sevenfold since the foundation was created, and three major construction programs have followed (Main Campus, Marienburg Culture Campus and Bühler Campus), in addition to a number of other foundation projects and ten innovative endowed professorships. As a public foundation, the University of Hildesheim maintains close relationships with civil society, and a strong network of affiliation with educational, scientific and cultural institutions, as well as economic and business organizations.

Sports facilities

The center for university sports organizes the mostly free sports offers for students and employees of the University of Hildesheim Foundation and the universities of applied sciences (HAWK Hildesheim, Holzminden and Göttingen). External persons are not allowed to participate in the sports program. The offer is created anew for each semester and the lecture-free period.The university sports also organizes various tournaments, which are announced on the notice board or on the homepage.

Student clubs

  • Central Quality Management Commission website Invitations / protocols
  • Library Commission
  • research Commission
  • Commission f. promotion Affairs
  • Social Fund Commission
  • Commission f. equality
  • Commission f. Study quality means website
  • Senate Commission to ensure good scientific practice
  • Senate Commission for Teaching (SKoLA)


Accreditation reports have also noted the high level of teacher commitment and motivation among university faculty, as well as the personal atmosphere between students and professors.

Student Reviews

UNN at University Hildesheim
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University is rather small, but that makes the study experience very personal.

IT & business administration
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In the course of my studies I was able to aquire basic skills by learning the modules "business administration" (e.g. marketing, innovation management), "information science" (e.g. Java coding, information management), "information retrieval" (e.g. databases, online marketing & SEO), "human-machine interaction" (e.g. user experience, usability), "language & communication...

University of Hildesheim
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

My University is really helpful, when it comes to internships and studying abroad.

Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany


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