Witten/Herdecke University, WITTEN, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

    Witten, North Rhine-WestphaliaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1982established year

    Witten/Herdecke University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Witten Herdecke University, a private university located in Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is the oldest and most prestigious university in Germany. It was among the first private higher education institutions of Germany to receive the University status. The University has a total student enrolment of 2500+ and a staff of 582. Established in 1983, the university offers excellent academic programs at the bachelor’s, masters, and doctoral levels. It is among a few of Germany’s private universities that integrate practical and theoretical training and has innovative course structures.

    The University’s Faculty of Management, Economics, and Psychology has been ranked in the top 10 consistently. Besides, the university’s program in clinical medicine has been ranked 645th by U.S. News and World Report 2020. The institution's Faculty of Management and Economics received commendable positions in practical relevance and supervision as per CHE University Rankings 2017.

    Witten Herdecke University Rankings

    Witten Herdecke University has been ranked as follows according to U.S. News and World Report 2020:

    • 66th in Best Global Universities in Germany
    • 499th in Best Global Universities in Europe
    • 1367th in Best Global Universities in the world


    College Type Private 
    Campus Setting Metropolitan
    Established in  1983
    Location Ruhr Basin
    Faculty  3
    Work-study program Yes 
    Mode of Program  Full-time and online 
    Medium of Instruction English and German
    Mode of Application Online/ Offline
    On-campus accommodation Not available
    Intake Type Semester-wise
    Financial Aid Available as scholarships 
    English language proficiency scores TOEFL, IELTS, CEPR

    Witten Herdecke University Campus and Residence

    • Witten Herdecke University has a metropolitan campus in Ruhr, centrally located in Germany.
    • The campus is well-connected to Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, and Dusseldorf.
    • Concert halls, football clubs, pubs, and theatres are within easy reach from campus by train and bus.
    • The university also offers various sports facilities free of cost.
    • The University does not provide on-campus accommodation facilities.
    • Students will have to use various housing portals to look for off-campus accommodation options close to the campus.

    Witten Herdecke University Programs

    • Witten Herdecke University offers programs through 3 faculties – Faculty of Health, Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Management and Economics.
    • The Faculty of Health of the university has four schools offering degree programs in dentistry, nursing science, medicine and psychology, and psychotherapy.
    • The university also offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Management, Strategy, and Organization.
    • The academic programs combine professional training and theoretical education, practical exposure, and independent research projects.
    • Witten Herdecke University was the first in Germany to offer bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
    • Students have the opportunity to engage in research that has international recognition through participation in international research programs.

    Witten Herdecke University Application Process

    International applicants willing to take admission to the Witten Herdecke University are required to follow the same procedure as domestic applicants. However, certain additional requirements may have to be fulfilled. The admission process and requirements are administered by respective faculties.

    How to Apply?

    The process of admission to Witten Herdecke University has been discussed below:

    Application portal: Students are required to complete the online UWE Application

    Application fee: 100 EUR

    Application deadline: January 31 (summer semester); July 31 (winter semester)

    Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

    • Provisional certificate or unofficial copy of higher education entrance qualification
    • Proof of first academic degree for masters programs
    • Proof of German or English language proficiency
    • CV (in tabular format)
    • Letter of Motivation (2 pages maximum)
    • Application fee receipt
    • Proof of work experience
    • Health insurance
    • Copy of passport and visa certificate
    • Identity proof

    English language requirements

    Minimum scores required for fulfilling English proficiency requirements are given below:

    Program  Minimum Scores 
    B. Sc in Management  CEFR- B2
    BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics CEFR- B2
    MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics  CEFR- B2 IELTS- 6.5 TOEFL IBT- 83
    M. Sc in Strategy and Organization  CEFR- B2 IELTS- 6.5 TOEFL IBT- 83
    MA in General Management CEFR- B2

    Witten Herdecke University Cost of Attendance

    Aspirants of the institute must plan their finances in advance before enrolling at the university. An estimated budget for international students looking for studying at Witten Herdecke University has been given below:

    Expenditure Cost
    Tuition fee for undergraduate programs 18,072 – 35,892 EUR
    Tuition fee for postgraduate programs 8,736 – 27,408 EUR
    Administration fee 50 - 250 EUR
    Meals 90 - 150 EUR
    Transportation 190 - 200 EUR
    Other  570 - 1100 EUR
    Rent  200 EUR

    Witten Herdecke University Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • Witten Herdecke University meets the demonstrated needs of its students by offering financial support in the form of scholarships.
    • Hochschulwerk Scholarship offers a stipend of up to 700 EUR for a period of 24 months. If the student has income below 21,000 EUR, he/she is exempted from repayment.
    • The University also offers interest-free loans to students at the time of financial need.
    • There are 3 flexible ways for students to pay their tuition fees. These include income-related repayment after graduation, fixed direct payment during studies, and later and direct payment by halves during and after graduation.

    Witten Herdecke University Alumni Network

    • Witten Herdecke University has a well-established alumni network with more than 7,000 active members.
    • The alumni association provides a way to connect with other members, attend annual meetings, reunion, workshops, and make new connections.

    Witten Herdecke University Placement

    The Career Service department of Witten Herdecke University helps students in building a professional career by organizing career fairs, counseling sessions, events on writing job applications, etc. Most events focus on helping students in networking with prospective job providers in Germany and gain initial work experience. Additionally, there is a Career Centre site that provides access to a wide range of jobs and events.


    2 years

    Course Duration

    Aug 31

    Application Deadline

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 28

    Application Deadline

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    Witten/Herdecke University Overview

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    College Rating

    Based on 1 Students Rating

    8.7 out of 10
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    8.7 /10

    As one of my relatives is already settled in Germany. That encouraged me to apply for the masters there and live with them. I applied to 3 universities and got selected here at the Witten Herdecke University. This is a well-reputed university. I found it the best university among others. As it offers me the opportunity to gain more practical knowledge while studying.

    Course Curriculum :

    I really like my course curriculum as it gets upgraded whenever there is any change in the technologies or theories. The curriculum is structured in such a way that none of us feel burdened or bored. Also, the curriculum emphasizes practical learning instead of only theoretical learning.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50, 58455 Witten

    Nearby this campus

    • Shopping Mall
    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Airport

    Shopping Mall

    Jaskar Autoglas u.Sonnenschutzfolie0.36 km
    Dehner0.62 km
    Supermarkt Abo antar1.33 km
    Ostermann Centrum Witten1.90 km
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    Book Store

    Gerd Kroemer1.37 km
    PRECON Medien GmbH1.56 km
    F.A. Gimmerthal Buchhandlung3.34 km
    Firma Storchmann - Standort Heven3.52 km
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    Bus Station

    Bebbelsdorf0.56 km
    Witten Bebbelsdorf0.57 km
    Witten Frankensteiner Str.0.64 km
    Witten Frankensteiner Str.222.29 km
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    Kitespot Kemnader See5.64 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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