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

Founding Year
Bachelor's courses in English
Master's courses in English

The Witten/Herdecke University was founded in 1983. It has 3,000 students enrolled across 2 major faculties. There are 2 English-taught Bachelor's degree courses and 2 English-taught Master's degree courses available.

More about Witten/Herdecke University

Witten/Herdecke University is considered one of the most prestigious and progressive private universities in Germany. The university is notable for courses in the fields of management, economics, politics, society, psychology, nursing, medicine and dentistry. International exchange is highly encouraged and students can spend time abroad at one of the Erasmus and global partner universities or pursue a Double Degree in conjunction with universities in the UK or Canada.

At Witten/Herdecke University, students are prepared properly for a successful future: Its unique study concept ensures that students not only grow professionally but also personally. They benefit from an individual supervision at eye level and they are encouraged to try things out and take action. The university’s mission is to actively shape the social, ecological and economic changes of our society - in a sustainable and just way.

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:

  • B. A. Global Sustainability
  • B. Sc. Social Data Science
  • M. A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • M. Sc. Strategy & Organization

Other programs are taught in German.

To know more about Witten/Herdecke and its study programs, feel free to visit the UW/H website.

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TK - Your health insurance partner at UW/H

Take care of your studies - we take care of the bureaucracy!

TK is one of Germany’s leading public health insurance providers3As 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.
Feel free to reach out!

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