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Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

Address: Interaktion 1, 33619 Bielefeld, Germany

Description Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

  • Foundation: 1971
  • Location: Bielefeld, Germany
  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Accommodation: residence
  • Language of instruction: German.

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences was established in 1971 on the basis of the Pedagogical Academy. This is the second most important university in the city after the University of Bielefeld.

The University of Applied Sciences is located on 3 campuses: in Bielefeld, Minden and Gutersloh. One of the faculties of FH Bielefeld is called - the faculty of the Campus Minden (Fachbereich Campus Minden). They teach engineering specialties in various fields of production, and study information technology.

  • 9927 students
  • 215 teachers
  • 5 faculties: Faculty of Design, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business and Health
  • 3 campuses.

The main areas of study:

  • Business and administration
  • Technology and IT
  • Maths
  • Sociology
  • Architecture and design
  • Health.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

Program name
from 288 € / semester


• Beginning of the school year: October

• Language of instruction: German

• Age: 18+

• Duration of study: 6-8 semesters.

Especially popular are the programs of the faculty of design:

• Digital media

• Animation design

• 3D modeling

• Programming for interactive media

• Art and conceptual photography

• Clothing design

• Interface design.

Also interesting are modern engineering specialties:

  • Digital Logistics
  • Digital technology
  • Mechatronics.
from 1 050 € / semester


• Beginning of the school year: October

• Language of instruction: German

• Age: 18+

• Duration of study: 2-4 semesters.

Master programs require participation in research:

  • Social Transformation Studies
  • Information Systems
  • Business law and contracting
  • Drafting and contract management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Design
  • Science for the medical profession
  • Digital Logistics
  • Automation
  • Biomechatronics.

Accommodation, housing and food

The University campuses provide hostels, you can rent an apartment in the city. Students spend from 550 € to 1000 € on accommodation, on food and transport - from 400 € to 500 € per month.


  • Low European tuition fees
  • Practical orientation of education
  • Qualified staff and instructors
  • The popularity of “sandwich programs”: 12 weeks at the university, then 11 weeks at a real workplace
  • Cooperation agreements with industrial enterprises, healthcare facilities and public associations in Germany
  • Joint student exchange programs with 100 best universities around the world
  • Particular attention to the development of skills necessary in the modern world: media literacy, the ability to present ideas verbally, in writing and in digital form, knowledge of foreign languages, understanding of business relationships
  • Geographical location: a city is located in the center of Europe, founded in the XIII century. Nearby there is a castle of the XVI century. Sparrenburg and the Teutobur Forest. Bielefeld is located 100 km from such major German centers as Hanover and Dortmund.

Equipment Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

All FH Bielefeld campuses are equipped with the latest technological equipment, research laboratories, and studios. The University of Applied Sciences does not have its own sports facilities, but students use sports facilities at a larger partner university, Bielefeld University, for sports. Bielefeld library has a branch in all campuses, equipped with modern facilities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year is divided into semesters and begins in October.

Additional expenses:

  • Fees for teaching aids for bachelors = 100-109 € per semester (for masters and graduate students there is no fee)
  • Health insurance = 75 €.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • International Certificate in German (TestDaF, Goethe Certifikat): for admission to technical specialties, a level of proficiency of C1 is required, for humanitarian departments - C2
  • Translation of all educational documents into German
  • A minimum of 2 years of study at a university or 1 year at preparation courses in Germany (student colleges)
  • Application form
  • For Master's programs - a Bachelor’s diploma, to the faculty of design - a portfolio.

Scholarships Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

Students of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld are available financial assistance, scholarships of the university itself, financial support of various organizations in Germany.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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