Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Fresenius blends tradition with innovation. Be it digital transformation, demographic change or skills shortages, we know what makes people, societies and economies tick.



  • 1848: Foundation of the Fresenius Chemical Laboratory by Carl Remigius Fresenius in Wiesbaden
  • 2003: Location in Cologne with the Faculty of Economics & Media
  • 2013: Foundation International Business School in Cologne
  • 2014: Campus in Berlin opens
  • 2015 Distance learning introduced. 
  • 2016 New York study center opens. 

  • 2017 Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg opens.
  • 2019 Wiesbaden campus opens.


Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of Germany’s largest private Universities of Applied Sciences, offering quality and state-recognized education to more than 18,000 students at eight campuses throughout Germany. Being founded in 1848, we aim to maintain our tradition and at the same time offer innovative study concepts with a practical orientation. 

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Housing services

Your apartment or room is often central to your new phase of life as a student in a foreign country. It is therefore essential to prepare for your studies by finding an apartment beforehand.It isn’t always easy to find accommodation in German cities. More and more people are drawn to urban areas and the population of attractive cities such as Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich is growing year by year. This makes the housing market very competitive. We therefore recommend that you start looking for accommodation as early as possible!

Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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