Offering professionals the chance to gain a state-recognized university degree without having to give up work or restrict their professional activity – this has been the objective of FOM University of Applied Sciences since its foundation in 1993.
Alongside professionals from all sectors of industry and with varying functions, trainees wishing to combine in-company training with a Bachelor degree course as part of a dual study programme also study at the internationally oriented university. To enable both professionals and trainees to optimally combine study and work, lectures are held in the evenings and at weekends. Many courses can also be taken on two days a week during the day.
Research and development are of major importance at the FOM: they do not only take place on the basis of the Northrhine Westphalia law for greater autonomy for higher education institutions (Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz), but are also an important pillar of the guiding principle of the university.
The aims of the university: to further develop scientific training and education, to transfer scientific findings to business practice and to enable students on a scientific level. The main emphases in terms of content are career- and education research, contributions to competence development in SMEs, taxation law issues as well as economic analyses.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
FOM students combine full-time work with studying for a university degree. We support you with a number of special services so that you don't have to waste valuable time dealing with administrative formalities while studying and working.
More than 31 study centres in Germany:
FOM was the first university in North Rhine-Westphalia to receive the quality seal of the German Council of Science and Humanities in 2004.
Well organized for students who are working full time
Studying in the Fachhochschule in Germany was a challenging one for me! I faced lots of difficulties during my studies since i had to do everything in the German language and German of course is not my first language! It was a challenging experience for me, but one i will never forget since i had the chance to learn so many new things, thank to my professional Professors....