General information regarding your application

Basic information about studies

On this page you will find all important information about your application. At the end of this page, we compiled some information about important topics you may find helpful at the beginning of your studies at FHWS.

The overview of all degree programmes at FHWS offers a profile of each programme.

Start of studies and application period

For most degree programmes, enrolment for the 1st programme semester is only possible in the winter semester (start: 1 October)! The application period for the winter semester is from 1 May through 15 July of the same year (Excelption: For Bachelor´s programme Communication Design the application deadline is 26 June!!!).

For some individual bachelor’s or master’s programmes, the start of studies can also or exclusively be the summer semester (start: 15 March). For these cases, the application period is from 15 November of the year before through 15 January.

These dates are cut-off periods!
Please not that different deadlines apply to some degree programmes even before application
(e.g. submitting the portfolio for the qualification test in Communication Design)

Information about applications and application procedure is also available as PDF from the form centre page.

Admission requirements

Educational Requirements

Requirements for admission to FHWS are a valid general higher education entrance qualification (“Abitur”), a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (“fachgebundene Hochschulreife”) or advanced technical college certificate (“Fachhochschulreife”), or a general/subject-specific entrance qualification for qualified professionals.

The following cannot be recognised as advanced technical college certificates:

  • Certificates of passed qualification tests after attending a preparatory course at a university of applied sciences in the Federal State Baden-Württemberg
  • Certificates of the 12th grade of a German secondary school
  • Certificates of 12th or 13th grade of a German secondary school without having passed the school leaving examination.

In this context, please note the special nature of admission to higher education for working professionals.

Practical training (pre-study internship)

For some degree programmes, applicants have to complete a pre-study internship.
Please note that FHWS does not arrange internship placements.

Degree programmes with particular admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements, there are particular requirements for the degree programmes Architecture, Communication Design and Healthcare Management.

Applicants for the Architecture programme have to prove their creative talent and a programme-specific qualification in addition to meeting the general admission requirements. The qualification test must be taken at the university at which admission to the programme is intended. Independent from an average grade, admission is solely dependent from the successfully passed qualification test.
For more information, please refer to the applications’ page on the Faculty’s website (available in German only).

In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for the Communication Design programme have to prove their creative talent by passing the chosen programme’s qualification test at FHWS.
Spezial note: The application deadline ist 26 June!
For more information, please refer to the applications’ page on the Faculty’s website (available in German only).

In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for Healthcare Management have to provide proof of a completed relevant three-year vocational training.
For more information please refer to the programme’s website (available only in German).

Application and admission procedure

Online application

The online application portal of FHWS is where you can apply for admission to a degree programme at FHWS.

Starting on 1 May each year, you can apply for the year’s winter semester; applications for the summer semester start on 15 November of the year before. Please upload all documents/certificates required for your application. Only this online application together with the data you provided will be processed. Therefore, please check your data and all files before submission for correctness. Only applicants whose documents have been uploaded completely to the application portal can take part in the admission procedure.

Admission and enrolment

If you have been admitted to FHWS, the letter of admission will be available as download in the online application portal APPLY. The letter will not be sent by e-mail or mail. If you want to accept your place at FHWS, register for enrolment via APPLY - don't forget to keep the given deadline for this. At the same time you have to provide required information and declarations in APPLY as well as upload the documents necessary for the enrolement procedure as soon as possible.

It is generally possible to enrol for a higher than the 1st semester. The examination committee of the respective programme decides upon enrolments for higher semesters.
For more information, please refer to the page on Applying for a higher semester.
Please also note all other information about the application and admission procedure on that page.

Admission restrictions

If and for which degree programmes admissions are restricted is decided each semester. The decision is usually made not before April of the year concerned. Which average grade you need to have the chance to enrol for an admission restricted degree programme is not predefined. It depends not only on the number of applications received during the application period, but also on existing capacities. FHWS cannot answer questions about your chances of admission.
Application, even for degree programme with restricted admissions, is carried out exclusively via the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. For bachelor´s degree programmes, registration via hochschulstart is also necessary.

Practical or internship semester

In bachelor’s programmes at FHWS, practical training is conducted in general during the so called practical or internship semester. Dependent on the chosen degree programme, the internship comprises a block of 20 to 26 weeks.

As an exception, periods of previous vocational training or professional work can be accredited in full or in part dependent on the respective faculty’s stipulations.
For more information, please refer to the General Examination Regulations (APO) or the study and examination regulations (SPO) of the respective faculty.

Student life

Financial support and accommodation service

For questions related to possible financial support during your studies or for accommodation services, please contact the Studentenwerk Würzburg, Am Studentenhaus, 97072 Würzburg, phone +49 931 8005-0.

Health insurance

All students must have health insurance. For more information about fees or waivers, please contact a statutory health insurance company like AOK.

Accident insurance

During their studies, FHWS students have accident insurance. Each accident must be reported to the Department of Student Affairs (HSST) immediately. For internships abroad, please take out private accident insurance.

Pension scheme

Interns are no longer automatically subject to compulsory pension insurance.

Costs of studying at FHWS

There are no tuition fees, but only an administrative fee to be paid for the Studentenwerk at your study location.

Academic Advisory Service

For more information and actual office hours, please visit the page of the Academic Advisory Service.

Women’s Affairs Officer

Female students can always contact their faculty’s women’s affairs officer or the women’s affairs officer of FHWS, Prof. Dr. Völkl-Wolf, if they experience sexism or related disadvantages.

FHWS Study Guide

The FHWS Study Guide, though currently only available in German, contains all information related to studying at FHWS (including addresses, contact persons, etc.)

Semester or internship abroad

There is the possibility to spend a semester abroad at a university or for an internship and transfer the credits earned to FHWS. There are also several institutions/organisations offering financial support for students during their stay abroad. For more information related to a period abroad please refer to the pages of our International Office.