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10000
Students enrolled in this school.
3
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
5
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Hochschule Fresenius blends tradition with innovation. Digital transformation, demographic change, or skills shortages: we know what makes people, societies, and economies tick. We are constantly developing our study programs to train the next generation of specialists and managers. Join us and help shape the future with your specialist skills, creativity, agility, and empathy.

What are the admissions criteria?

The application period usually starts in March and the deadline is July 15th. Germany has changed their admissions requirements again, starting for the 2021-22 school year, and now accepts AP scores! Students who want to apply to programs related to Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Economics need scores of 3+ in English. A foreign language that needs to be French, Spanish, Latin or German, Math or natural science which can be Calc, Bio, Chem, or both Physics C tests. In addition, I score in European History, American History, Computer Science, or Macro+Micro Economics. 

Students who want to apply for programs centered around Math, Science, and Technology need scores of 3+ in Math (specifically Calculus). Natural Science (Bio, Chem, or both Physics C tests). Language (French, Latin, German, Spanish, or English Lit or Lang/Comp). Addition score in European History, American History, Computer Science, or Macro+Micro Economics. 

Alternately, students with an IB diploma, an associate's degree, and 2 years of college credits (including specified courses) are also admissible.

What is student life like?

To experience international culture also means being mobile, sometimes leaving your home surroundings and completing your studies with a change of scenery by moving to another city. At least that’s the first step on the way to internationalism. By taking it, you will widen your circle of acquaintances and friends and get to know new people and cities. Flexible relocation means that you won’t lose any time or credits if you move to another campus of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. Continue to study comfortably and with little bureaucracy in spite of moving. Hochschule Fresenius does not offer sports facilities, but students can take part in the extensive range of university sports at Cologne University. The Students Union of Hochschule Fresenius (ASTA) is very committed and regularly organizes events such as the summer and winter festivities, parties, and the famous "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 Students Union.

Scholarships & Funding

The school offers a number of scholarships and loan options. The school places an emphasis on its policy of not considering a student's ability to pay in their admissions decision. 

Housing options.

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences offers support to students seeking accommodation. There is a platform on the website that announces private accommodation vacancies. The Central Administration Office also distributes current lists of available flats and contacts new providers of accommodation. For more information on housing, please visit our comprehensive support guide.

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Additional notes.

Be sure to check out my information on the Universities of Applied Science. Also, for non-US students wishing to study in Germany, admissions requirements are shown on a country-by-country basis.

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