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South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

Small tutorial groups and individual support is the formula for success at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences. Outstanding facilities and a focus on modern and pioneering courses and research - embark on a successful professional career here.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)



With 14,000 students registered on 54 Bachelor and Masters courses and eight faculties, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest of its kind in North Rhine Westphalia. Despite this, it is a friendly studying environment at its campuses in Hagen, Iserlohn, Meschede, Soest and Lüdenscheid. Professors are always willing to listen, everyone gets involved and successes are celebrated together.


Research, development and studying here is very application-oriented. We look for technological solutions for tomorrow and beyond working for and with industry. Associated research and (technology) transfer institutes are networked with South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in the main research areas of computer sciences, information and communication technology, optical technologies, materials science and production engineering, environmental and energy research, sustainable agriculture, as well as bio- and nanotechnology. 

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Housing services

Prices for accommodation vary a lot. Rooms in the students resident hall in Hagen can be obtained for 180 Euros per months, but prices on the private sector are a lot higher.

Usually foreign students in Hagen, Iserlohn or Soest can get a room in the students residence halls. Since the number of international students at the Fachhochschule Südwestfalen is increasing, these halls are often fully booked.

Library services

The university's library system consists of the central administration in Hagen and four subject libraries, located in Hagen, Iserlohn, Meschede and Soest. We support professors, students and other interested people with our services. At the end of 2015 we owned a collection of about 159,000 printed books and journals and about 60,000 electronic books and journals.

ICT services

The Centre for IT & Networking manages the computing and communication ressources and infrastructure.

  • Starting your Studies
  • Certificates and e-Token 
  • PC-Pools
  • Email, WLAN, VPN, Software, Services 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

An excellent university in terms of transferring knowledge to students and at the same time, it provides a platform where international students connect to each other. This study programs is a unique combination of both business management and its digital aspects which makes it very unique and valuable.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

South westphalia university is one of the best univeristy in NRW in Germany. It offering multiple courses by presenting at 5 different locations of NRW. The campus Soest is a good location with good facilities and opportunites, which makes you comfortable in pursuing your degree.

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