Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke

Witten/Herdecke University

    ERASMUS / Non-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
    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 German in general. The Faculty of Management and Economics offers four 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

    Witten/Herdecke University participates in the EU Programme ERASMUS+ (2014-20). The ERASMUS Code is D_WITTEN02. ERASMUS Exchange students are nominated to the Erasmus-Coordinator by their home universities. Deadlines for nomination via the International Office of your home university are June 30 for the subsequent winter semester, and January 30 for the subsequent summer semester. Please submit the application form duly signed and stamped.

    In a second step you will receive a letter of admission from Witten/Herdecke University and information on further steps for registration. For additional information on health insurance or visa issues contact us at

    In case you need a sign prior to your departure to Germany, send us your Learning Agreement. You may send us the form your home university requires or fill out the form presented here.

    The Erasmus Student Network Witten/Herdecke provides assistance for the first steps after your arrival to Witten including accommodation and your life in Witten. Please contact ESN Witten/Herdecke under

    Academic offers/curriculum
    Semester dates/Academic Calendar
    Language requirements
    Learn German at UW/H
    Health insurance
    Visa Information
    Student life

    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: