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University of Applied Sciences Wedel

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



  • The Physical-Technical Institute (in German: PTL) was founded in Lübeck in 1948 as the predecessor of today's university. She grew quickly and moved to Wedel in 1963. Six years later, the University of Applied Sciences Wedel was founded. The first training courses in computer science were introduced as early as 1968. The private school PTL Wedel has remained as a partner institution to this day.


  • In today's working world, knowing just one specialist area is no longer enough. This can be seen in digitalizing, changing processes and products.

    We teach our students mainly interdisciplinary courses in computer science, technology and economics, always focusing on the interfaces between these topics. Our business administration students learn how to think like programmers; our engineers learn which technical solutions are economical and our IT specialists must understand business processes and technical systems. The links between specialist disciplines are becoming more diverse, closer, and more indispensable. Our goal is to pick up on developments at an early stage with suitable courses.


  • As a University of Applied Sciences, we are also an important part of the German scientific and research landscape. Of course, the practical and company-oriented training of our students is our top priority. Nevertheless, we are also active in applied research and development. Most topics are application-related and are based on concrete problems from practice. Therefore, the university also cooperates in research and development with well-known companies from the respective industry, which in turn regularly involve our students in their projects.


  • Germany is one of the most export-oriented countries in the world, especially in areas that require IT engineering. Hosting Europe's second-largest seaport and several global players such as Airbus, Hapag-Lloyd, Philips and Lufthansa, the Hamburg metropolitan region offers excellent job opportunities in an international environment, including for young professionals. 
  • Engineers with dedicated IT skills are in high demand in the automotive, aerospace, medical, automation and many other areas of technological production. Graduates will be able to choose whether they want to work in the production of large technological objects such as sea vessels, or small devices such as mobile phones.

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Student services

  • The International Office promotes the internationalization of the university, builds up the international partner network and maintains the Erasmus+ partnership. It offers a buddy program, where resident students support international students during their first time in Germany, for example with dealing with the authorities, opening an account, or gaining a better understanding of the German mentality and customs. Please contact Nicole Haß to arrange an appointment for a personal meeting.
  • The Students’ Office staff are the ones to ask, in case you need help with any steps around the management of your studies apart from your study program director. 

Housing services

  • Arriving students have to find their own accommodation. Please note that this may take some time. We therefore recommend starting your search early. The easiest way is to rent a dorm room, which is only about ten minutes from campus. Some students prefer to live in privately rented apartments in Wedel and the northwestern suburbs of Hamburg.

    If you do not live in Wedel, you will need a car or public transport to get to the campus. So staying in one of the smaller villages around Wedel is not a good idea unless you have your own car. Rent may be cheaper, but public transport is scarce, especially in the evenings. The International Office will help you to find private accommodation.

Library services

  • The library supplies students, professors and employees of the university with literature. It serves as a scientific specialist library for research and teaching, study and professional development. The focus of the literature and the journals depends on the subjects. The catalog is broadly based with around 18,000 volumes and 70 current journals. Every year, with the help of the support association "Wedeler Hochschulbund e.V." additional 7,000 volumes are purchased. In addition, everyone is invited to add their own bibliographical references to the selection.

ICT services

  • The entire campus is equipped with fast WiFi. Five computer pools can be used during the university's opening hours if no events are taking place there. A variety of labs are also available. For example, a robotics laboratory that is particularly interesting for IT engineering students. Each laboratory is operated by university staff, who are also contact persons in the event of an incident.

Medical services

  • UAS Wedel does not provide healthcare facilities. But be aware that it is compulsory for residents in Germany to be covered by healthcare insurance. For non-EU citizens this can sometimes take the form of private healthcare from the home country. International applicants will not be accepted for a student visa without a proof of a healthcare insurance, so make sure you have this organized first.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The buildings of UAS Wedel are all in one location. The student’s organization of the state runs a Diner with daily changing menu on campus. Nearby, in less than 5 minutes walking, there’s a supermarket for daily needs.
  • The campus is situated just a few meters next to the borders to the city of Hamburg. Hamburg is Germany's second largest metropolis with a population of 1.8 million inhabitants and one of the greenest cities in Germany, and with its wide range of cultural events and its extravagant shopping streets the harbour city attracts millions of tourists every year. The many streams, rivers and canals are crossed by some 2,500 bridges, more than London, Amsterdam and Venice combined.

Sports facilities

  • UAS Wedel does not provide sports facilities. However, the university sports club uses sports facilities of the nearby schools. The offered program is an excellent opportunity to keep your body fit and healthy and also get to know your fellow students. You can find more information about university sports on the website of Hochschulsport e.V.

Student clubs

  • The General Student Committee (AStA) Wedel represents the interests of the students in the best possible way towards the university management. It is also at your side if you have any technical questions or are unclear about forms or regulations of the UAS Wedel. Furthermore, the AStA Wedel regularly carries out projects and events that improve the study and leisure time situation at the UAS Wedel and strengthen the student community. If you would like to participate, just visit us in our room (B0.05) and tell us, what your interests are. For more information, please visit the AStA Wedel website.

Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


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