Are you interested in study programs at Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences in one of our six locations across Germany? Within the Faculty of Economics and Media, we offer Bachelor and Master degrees for incoming students taught in English and German. You can choose between our Business School, International Business School, Media School and Psychology School. We are part of the Erasmus+ program and welcome Freemover-students.
All our Bachelor programs start in summer and winter. They have a course duration of 6 semesters and count in total 180 credits according to ECTS.

Incomings

Spring semester
March to July
Fall semester
September to February
Current semester dates
  • Spring semester: March 4th – August 30th 2019
  • Fall semester: September 2nd 2019– February 28th 2020
Grading, tuition fees and courses
Hochschule Fresenius is located in six cities in Germany: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Idstein, Cologne and Munich. All our campuses have high standard facilities as lecture rooms, library, student lounge and cafeteria. They are located in the city centers and have good connections to public transport.
Application deadline fall semester: May 1st; spring semester: December 1st

Erasmus+

Fully completed and signed scan of Fresenius Erasmus Application Form & Fresenius learning agreement (please contact international@hs-fresenius.de to receive the documents)
  • curriculum vitae in German or English
  • scan of Language Proficiency Statement (signed and stamped, except for native speakers of German/English)
  • copy of academic records in German or English
  • readable scan of passport or identity card
  • passport picture in JPG
  • scan of a valid health insurance policy in German or English (for EU students; EHIC). The EHIC/health insurance policy must be valid throughout the study period at Hochschule Fresenius

Freemover

  • Freemover Application Form including the list of courses you wish to attend
  • curriculum vitae in German or English
  • certificate of Enrollment
  • copy of academic records in German or English
  • scan of Language Proficiency Statement (signed and stamped, except for native speakers of German/English)
  • visa confirmation (if applicable)
  • readable scan of passport or identity card
  • passport picture in JPG
  • scan of a valid health insurance policy in German or English (for EU students; EHIC). The EHIC/health insurance policy must be valid throughout the study period at Hochschule Fresenius

Language

If you wish to apply for one of the study programs at Hochschule Fresenius as an Erasmus or Freemover-student please check the compatibility of your study program with our offered courses. Anyone who wishes to enroll in an English language Bachelor degree course at Hochschule Fresenius is required to have an English Level B2 (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, others) Anyone who wishes to enroll in a German language Bachelor or Master's course at Hochschule Fresenius is required to have a German Level B2 (Goethe Certificate B2, telc B2, others).

Visa

Students from inside the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland do not need a Visa for their stay in Germany. Students from outside the European Union need to check their conditions for a German student visa and contact the German Embassy or consulate in their home country: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/visabestimmungen-node. The type of visa depends on the duration of your stay in Germany, your country of origin and the purpose of your stay. The following documents are required for a German Visa:
  • Health Insurance
  • Proof of financial resources
  • Proof of prior studies
  • Proof of German language skills or planned language courses within your stay
  • Letter of confirmation of the German university

Insurance

While your studies at Hochschule Fresenius you must be insured in Germany. All students must submit a document “Zur Vorlage an einer Hochschule” to be enrolled at our faculty. Please contact our partner form the German insurance company https://www.tk.de/en to get all necessary information.
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Study Buddy program

Incoming students have the possibility to participate in a Study-Buddy program: local Fresenius students will help and support you with any questions concerning everyday life, such as mobile contracts, student life and local tips. If you want to participate in this program, please contact the Competence Center International Service at your location.

Sports

Students can participate in the extensive range of university sports depending on the chosen campus. To mention just some of the over 100 diverse course options offered in Cologne, students can get involved in Badminton, American Football, Rugby, Capoeira, Zumba, Climbing, Dancing or Horse Riding. Please contact the Service Lounge at your campus to get more information. Most of the courses are free of charge for students.

AStA Student´s Union

The Student’s Union of Hochschule Fresenius is very committed and regularly organizes events such as the summer and winter festivities, parties and the famous football competition “Frese-Cup” which is held every year at one of the campuses in Munich, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Idstein or Berlin. Also, the orientation week for first semester students is arranged by the Student’s Union, here students can already get to know their study city a bit better and meet new fellow students before the beginning of the semester. The AStA is also responsible for:
  • the representation of functional and social interests of the students towards the University, the ministry, the media etc.
  • the utilization of the students’ money in coordination with the University
  • statements towards collegiate or scientific questions of the University
  • the recognition of cultural issues of members
  • supporting sports activities for students