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Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences

3.5 out of 5 (85 ratings / 58 reviews) Kleve, Germany
The resonance from students both in Germany and around the world has been overwhelming – after a mere six years of operation, the university reached and exceeded its founding objective of a minimum enrolment of 7,300 students. The best part? This is just the beginning.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Since its founding on May 1, 2009, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences has grown beyond all expectations.


Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences currently offers 25 undergraduate degree programmes and eleven graduate programmes across four faculties and two campuses: the Faculties of Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences and Society and Economics in Kleve, and the Faculty of Communication and Environment in Kamp-Lintfort. Our programmes cover a broad range of topics from the natural sciences, economics, engineering and technology, the humanities, social and health sciences. Our professors and lecturers are young, accomplished and approachable researchers who enjoy working closely with students to help them reach their full potential.


As a young, dynamic institution, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is naturally drawn to innovative, application-oriented and interdisciplinary research efforts across the entire spectrum of scientific disciplines. But we view ourselves as more than researchers; we’re also partners in research for regional, national and international companies. We’re especially proud that our research directly benefits the Lower Rhine region, keeping it on the cutting-edge and pushing its potential for innovation to new competitive heights.


Orientation counseling helps students take stock of their actual strengths and abilities, encourages their own decision-making and supports the development of a future career perspective. The key element to counseling: Pursuing a Career is what the student wants to do. A quiet 9 to 5 office job in administration, helping people as a key goal, in search of ongoing adventure, making the world a little bit better or the pursuit of a tailor-made suit and an attractive Maybach – the focus of a counseling session as well as decision-making are entirely in the hands of the individual student. The outcomes are neither anticipated nor pre-defined but inherently open and unbiased.

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Student services

Student Services is responsible for admissions and selection procedures for Bachelor and Master degree programmes,  enrolment and deregistration, re-registration, academic leave of absence, guest auditors, visiting students, young students, etc. 

Housing services

Residence halls provide different types of rooms. You can rent a single or a two-room flat or a room in a flat shared with two or three fellow students.

Library services

The University Library is free to use for all members and affiliates of Rhine-Waal University. Non-members can also use the library for a small annual fee. We maintain a large collection of high quality materials at both our locations in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort. This puts the latest and most reliable information at your fingertips – an absolute must for every student, teacher and researcher.

Medical services

With around 2,000 hospitals nation-wide, residents of Germany enjoy a comprehensive and locally-available access to health care services. Nevertheless, the health care and hospital sectors in Germany are in a constant state of flux as they adapt to changing political and social demands and new requirements arising from fundamental shifts in population demographics.

Student Life

Campus life

The 19 snow-white buildings, which have a combined 48,000 m2 of floor space and line both banks of the Spoy Canal, aren’t merely buildings – they’re bridges spanning gaps between people and culture. They bring together our student body – over 7,200 students representing over 120 different nations – and they connect our university to the local population in Kleve.

The site of Rhine-Waal’s Kleve Campus wasn’t chosen by chance: it was seen as a ripe opportunity by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the county government of Kleve. 

Sports facilities

If you are still looking for a perfect way to spend your time, or just need to get away from your studies every now and socializing with people, Universitysports will give you all the options.

The university sports stamps the bonus booklets of health insurance! Just bring your bonus booklet and have it stamped. Give it a go and have fun with your sport!

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Here’s a review you wanna read! I started in the Hochschule Rhein-Waal and was very surprised by the advanced technologies used for learning purposes. They have a fab lab fully equip with the latest machines for the students to use and invent. The university does several activities for the students occasionally and the social life is very good 👍🏼

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I would recommend this university because in my opinion it is a huge benefit that the location is quite new and also comparative small. It is very pleasent to have the opportunity of personal interaction with professors and fellow students.

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