Witten/Herdecke University

Witten/Herdecke University

The Witten/Herdecke University (Universität Witten/Herdecke or simply, UW/H) is located in the Ruhr Basin, a region dense in universities, cultural institutions, and research facilities. It is a small, private, non-profit university offering state-recognized qualifications.

A strong interdisciplinary approach incorporates a committed international outlook. It is one of Germany’s few private universities that adheres to Humboldtian principles and emphasizes the values of freedom, truth, humanity, and curiosity.

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Witten/Herdecke University in numbers

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Master's courses in English

The Witten/Herdecke University was founded in 1983. It has 2,500 students enrolled across 3 major faculties. There are 3 English-taught Master's courses available.

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Witten/Herdecke University is considered one of the most prestigious and progressive private universities in Germany. The university is notable for courses in the Humanities, Arts, Business, Psychology, Medicine and Dentistry. International travel is well-supported via a wide number of Erasmus Partners, with Double Degrees available in conjunction with universities in the USA, UK and Canada. Study programs are available from across three major faculties; the Faculty of Management & Economics, the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Humanities & Arts. Most courses are taught in German, with some in English and others in a combination of German and English.

Witten/Herdecke University is well-regarded for postgraduate study with more Master's students than Bachelor's students. Those that attend the university enjoy studying at a modern, green campus where a wide range of extra-curricular groups and activities are available.

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Explore Witten/Herdecke University study programs:

Courses taught exclusively in English:

  • M.A. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • M.Sc. Strategy & Organization 

Courses taught bilingually in German and English:

  • B.Sc. Management
  • B.A. Philosophie, Politik und Ökonomik

Courses taught at the Faculty of Health

  • B.Sc Psychology (Taught mainly in German but English courses available to exchange students)
  • The rest of the courses at the Faculty of Health are taught in German and can be found on the Faculty of Health page.

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TK is one of Germany’s leading public health insurance providers. As a health insurance partner for Witten/Herdecke University, many students choose to be covered by TK during their studies. Health insurance is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

You will need to have your public healthcare cover organized before applying for your visa. At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students for public healthcare cover, ensuring they can apply for their visa and are legally covered during their studies.

Students aged under 30 are entitled to a discounted student rate for health insurance. This is available at Expatrio through TK. Although TK offers the same basic cover as most public providers, it also offers English language support and registration as well as vaccination advice, dental hygiene cover, and well-being classes.

Your TK contact
Lars Boermann

Lars can help you with your health insurance to study at Witten/Herdecke University.
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