University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Campus Schweinfurt, Bavaria
Students Around 9,500
The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt is a state university that looks back on over 200 years of history. There are more than 9,500 students and 230 professors at our two sites in Würzburg and Schweinfurt, which are situated approximately 40 kilometres apart.
FHWS offers practical, future-oriented study options with more than 40 degree programmes within ten different facilities and six research institutes. We guarantee degree qualifications that are recognised the world over. As part of the unique new FHWS i-Campus concept, we have also offered bachelor’s degree programmes in English as so-called “twin programmes” since the winter semester 2014/15.
At FHWS, teaching takes place in small study groups with an excellent student-teacher ratio. While frequent seminar papers teach students to work independently, project work helps to develop students’ team skills.
Professors affording sound professional experience gained in industry and business impart applied scientific knowledge with a particularly practical emphasis. Teaching take place in modern lecture rooms and laboratories featuring innovative technology and state-of-the-art equipment.
The university cooperates closely with businesses in the region and across the country. Students already benefit from this close cooperation during their studies through periods of practical training and the opportunity to write their dissertation at a company. This in turn allows them to begin developing their network for their future career.
The Location of the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
The university was founded in 1971 with departments in two locations, Würzburg and Schweinfurt. With 10 faculties, more than 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs, and 6 research institutes, FHWS offers a wide, practice-oriented, and forward-looking range of study programs. With around 200 progressors and about 9,100 enrolled students, it is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria.
Campus Life in Schweinfurt
Schweinfurt has 53,000 residents, and boasts a long history as an industrial city. The city is well connected regionally with links to the railway system as well as the freeways A70 and A71, and locally with a robust public transportation system (bus). Through proximity and close ties between the university local industry, FHWS students have ample opportunity to pursue internships, projects, degree theses, and future occupations. The city also has a vibrant social and cultural life, featuring museums, theaters, and an impressive pub scene. Further information about studying and living in Schweinfurt can be found on the website of the City of Schweinfurt.