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HTW Berlin

The HTW Berlin is one of the youngest universities in Germany. It gained its legal independence in 1994. Currently the university has 11756 students. They are taught in 70 bachelor's and master's programs. Though it gained legality in 1994, the root is in 1874 when the college was found. Then it was the college college sample drawing for decomposing, composing and, later, Textile and Fashion Institute of Berlin, and later school of engineering for garment making, since 1990.



Though it gained legality in 1994, the root is in 1874 when the college was found. Then it was the college college sample drawing for decomposing, composing and, later, Textile and Fashion Institute of Berlin, and later school of engineering for garment making, since 1990. In 1948 the Engineering School of Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering was found.


With a student body of more than 13,000, the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. With around 70 Bachelor’s and Master’s courses in Engineering, Economics, Information Technology, Culture and Design the study programme offers a wide range. The compact studies of applied sciences leads towards professional practice. Degree courses can be supplemented by instruction in foreign languages and key skills. University rankings have consistently established us as one of the leading providers of a modern and professional education.


HTW Berlin co-operates with a number of research networks, and participates in multiple international research projects. The main research foci of HTW Berlin — "Renewable Energies – Energy Efficiency", "The Healthcare Sector" and "Cultural and Creative Industries – The Digital Sector" — provide internationally- and future-orientated research.Successful research requires comprehensive support services — all the way from inspiration to implementation. The Co-operation Centre for Applied Sciences - KONTAKT offers different services for researchers and their partners. To find experts the HTW Berlin online research catalogue (in German) offers access to information.


The alumni network provides its members with the opportunity to cultivate existing contacts at the university and establish new ties. A number of associations and networks promote collaboration and exchange between graduates and members of the HTW Berlin community, as well as with the business world at large. Our alumni database enables the HTW Berlin to maintain contacts with its former students and keep them abreast of current offers.

Careers Service CentreThe Career Service provides students with advice and support in making the transition to the world of work.

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Student services

  • Admissions Office
The Admissions Office deals with all matters relating to applications, admissions, matriculation and re-registration at the HTW Berlin. The department processes all applications for intermission, de-registration and makes alterations to registration details and student status.
  • Central Examinations Office
The Central Examinations Office provides advice and support to all students and potential students in matters relating to examinations.
  • Careers Service Centre
The Career Service provides students with advice and support in making the transition to the world of work.
  • Business start-up
The Business start-up centre provides advice regarding questions relating to setting up a business.

Housing services

  • Reserving a room in student accommodation
The student halls of residence in Berlin are not run by the city’s universities. They are administered by a separate independent organisation — the Studentenwerk Berlin (German National Association for Student Affairs).
  • Rent, deposit and facilities
The monthly rent for one person is approximately inbetween 245 and 315 €depending on the location and standard of the accommodation. Rooms for exchange students are usually provided with a basic set of furniture, but you will have to bring or buy your own blankets, pillows, bed linen and sheets, cutlery, crockery, etc.

Library services

The Central Library on the Campus Treskowallee is located in a number of buildings across the campus. This decision was taken for historical reasons. The central library is subdivided into the following areas:

  • Management & Course of business (Building B)
  • Loan Department (Building B)
  • Reading room 1 (Building A)
  • Reading room 2 (Building A)

ICT services

The Zentraleinrichtung Hochschulrechenzentrum is the central IT service provider of HTW Berlin. The offer covers a wide range of infrastructure, hardware and software, user help desk, procurement as well as planning and realization of IT projects of all kinds.

Student Life

Campus life

The Treskowallee campus is surrounded by beautiful old trees and oases of green, creating a high quality learning environment that is especially enjoyable in the summer months. The main building was inaugurated as a higher secondary school for girls in 1914.

The Wilhelminenhof campus is located in Oberschöneweide in the Treptow-Köpenick district in the South East of Berlin. Located directly on the Spree and steeped in history, this former industrial complex has been transformed into a modern centre for science. The imposing buildings have been sensitively refurbished and complemented by new buildings.

Sports facilities

Students should not just study — they need regular exercise and sport to maintain the balance of a healthy life. University sport also provides the ideal opportunity to meet new people and stay fit and healthy. Participation in a range of courses is open to all students after paying a one-off fee (see the course information) including fitness courses, badminton, basketball, football, volleyball, yoga and many more.

Student clubs

The Students’ Union (AStA) represents the interests of students at the HTW. This is performed in a number of different ways:

  • The Students’ Union acts as both the judicial and extrajudicial representative of student interests regarding any and all legal matters viz-a-viz the university administration, professors and central institutions, as well as the media, politics, state government and business partners such as local public transport organisations (BVG) and much more
  • The Students’ Union provides a range of services and counselling.
  • Student Union officers are elected by the student parliament (StuPa), the rulings of which are binding for the Students’ Union.


  • Business Administration: Rank 4 (2013), Rank 7 (2012), Rank 5 (2011)
  • Electrical Engineering: Rank 9 (2013, 2012), Rank 7 (2011), Rank 7 (2010), Rank 5 (2009)
  • Informatics: Rank 9 (2013), Rank 8 (2012), Rank 10 (2011), Rank 7 (2009)

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Provides solid knowledge in the basic subjects of my major.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was considerably hard during the first three months but since lately I've been balancing my student life and private life very well.

Opinion on HTW
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

As a foreign student, I felt accepted and helped. The university offers a lot of activities to make sure students get to know each other and are comfortable within the university environment. Lectures have very good quality and students have the chance to work with teachers with different backgrounds and methods.

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