Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke

Witten/Herdecke University

    Degree seeking students

    • Oldest and most prestigious private university in Germany
    • One of the best student-teacher ratios in Germany
    • Consistently in the top ten in Management and Economics and in Psychology in national rankings
    • Open for everyone irrespective of financial background through the inverse contract between student generations
    • Small-group teaching
    • Witten model in medical education
    • Innovative approaches in teaching and research
    • Situated in the lively Ruhr metropolitan area with one of the highest densities of theatres, opera houses, concert halls, first-rate football clubs – and a lively pub scene

    Welcome to Witten/Herdecke University!

    Witten/Herdecke University in spring
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    Here, you will find all relevant information for international students wishing to take up their studies in a degree course at Witten/Herdecke University.

    Witten/Herdecke is composed of three faculties: the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Management and Economics, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities/Studium fundamentale. The Faculty of Health as largest academic unit is divided into four schools: the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology and Nursing. You can find the relevant information for international students on the pages of the respective Faculties and Schools.


    The language of tuition at the Faculties of Health and of Arts and Humanities is mostly German. The Faculty of Management and Economics offers three bilingual degree programmes (B.Sc. Management; B.A . Philosophie, Politik und Ökonomik [Philosophy, Politics and Economics]; M.Sc. Strategy & Organization) and the international Master programme Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), taught exclusively in English.

    Courses taught exclusively in English:

    Courses taught bilingually in German and English:

    Courses taught exclusively in German:

    • All others
    Language requirements
    Student life

    Your contact to our application services varies depending on the degree programme you choose. Please select the degree programme below and go to the section "Application (Bewerbung)".

    Information available in German

    Information on the application process for degree programmes such as Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology and other is presented on our German website.

    Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: