Study in Hesse (Germany): All private universities and universities of applied sciences at a glance

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 · Last updated 27.06.2023

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There are a total of 32 universities in the state of Hesse, 17 of which are state universities, 5 are church universities and 14 are private universities. Hesse has a lot to offer as a study state, especially the metropolis of Frankfurt. Although only 2 private universities are located in Frankfurt, it is also home to Germany's largest presence university, the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.

Those who want to live directly in the state capital can even study at Hesse's only private university, the EBS University of Business and Law. What else sets Hesse apart from the other federal states: the 2 Protestant universities and the YMCA University, which offer courses in the humanities and in the social sector.

In addition, there are a number of higher education institutions that have their headquarters in other federal states but operate branches in Hesse. Example: the International School of Management, which also offers its degree programmes in Frankfurt.

All private universities at a glance

We have a total of 14 private universities listed in our database.

  • Idstein, Hesse
  • 18000 Students
  • Natural Sciences, Industrial Engineering, Media Informatics, Media Management, Legal Sciences, Psychology, Human Resources, Business Administration, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Nutritional Science, To…
  • Master of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science, Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence, Master of B…
  • 123 Degree programs in the directory

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of Germany's largest private universities with campuses in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Idstein, Cologne, Munich and Wiesbaden. It offers practice-oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs in the fields of chemistry & biology, business & media, health & social affairs and design, as well as training and continuing education. Studies are possible on a full-time, part-time and distance learning basis.

  • Darmstadt, Hesse
  • 6100 Students
  • Industrial Engineering, Media Informatics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, IT Management, Business Informatics, Communicatio…
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts
  • 42 Degree programs in the directory

Wilhelm Büchner Hochschue specializes in technical degree programs that integrate business management, leadership and communication. The course content is structured in a methodically unique and practical way. The focus of the teaching is on guiding adults through their studies: People who are pursuing their higher education studies while working, who do not want to sacrifice work experience or a career, and who want to continue earning money while studying.

  • Idstein, Hesse
  • 100 Students
  • Medicine, Health Education, Nursing Science, General Management
  • Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts
  • 9 Degree programs in the directory

The goal of the Carl Remigius Medical School is to secure and further develop the high level of healthcare in Germany. To this end, the school trains the specialists and managers who are urgently needed in the industry in a targeted and future-oriented manner. The study programs of Carl Remigius Medical School have an interdisciplinary and holistic orientation; thus they fulfill essential requirements that are placed on health professionals.

  • Idstein, Hesse
  • Psychotherapy
  • Master of Science, Bachelor of Science
  • 2 Degree programs in the directory

The Charlotte Fresenius Hochschule is a private, state-recognized university of equal standing with a university. The sponsoring company of CFH is Hochschule Fresenius gemeinnützige GmbH, one of the largest private presence universities in Germany. With its foundation in 2021, the university offers an NC-free Bachelor of Science in Psychology, which takes into account all the requirements of the Law on the Reform of Psychotherapist Training and the Approbation Regulations for Psychotherapists.

  • Idstein, Hesse
  • 2200 Students
  • Fashion, Architecture, Communication Sciences, Media Design
  • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts
  • 13 Degree programs in the directory

Fashion, design, communication and management - for over 28 years, the AMD Akademie Mode & Design, Department of Design at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, has been training students for creative and business-oriented professions in the creative industries. More than 2200 students are enrolled at the four locations Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich, they are taught by more than 30 professors and lecturers with industry experience.

  • Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
  • 2701 Students
  • Business Administration, MBA, Health Management, Data Science & AI, General Management, Finance
  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science
  • 11 Degree programs in the directory
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is a private, state-recognized university located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 1957 and offers degree programs in business, management and finance.The university places great emphasis on the practical orientation of its teaching and rese…
  • Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Hesse
  • 8300 Students
  • Physiotherapy, Social Management, Health Management, IT Management, Legal Sciences, Social Work, Medicine, General Management, Media Design, Business Administration, Business Psychology, MBA, Tourism …
  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Laws
  • 47 Degree programs in the directory
DIPLOMA University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognised university that offers both a classic university of applied sciences degree programme (the so-called attendance or campus study programme) and an innovative distance learning programme that can be completed alongside a job or voca…

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  • Wiesbaden, Hesse
  • 2244 Students
  • Finance, General Management, Legal Sciences, MBA, Health Management, International Management
  • Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Staatsexamen, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts
  • 9 Degree programs in the directory
  • Frankfurt, Hesse
  • 1097 Students
  • IT Management, Natural Sciences, Engineering Management, Business Administration, Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts
  • 8 Degree programs in the directory
  • Bad Homburg, Hesse
  • 514 Students
  • International Management, MBA, Health Management, Marketing, Sports, Media Management, Tourism and Event
  • Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts
  • 12 Degree programs in the directory
The accadis University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences with over 35 years of experience in education. As early as 1993, the traditional family-owned company awarded the first Bachelor Degrees in International Business. The Bachelor's and Master's deg…
  • Kassel, Hesse
  • 439 Students
  • Social Work, Pedagogy
  • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts
  • 3 Degree programs in the directory
  • Marburg, Hesse
  • 224 Students
  • Humanities, Social Work, Pedagogy
  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts
  • 6 Degree programs in the directory
In the spirit of the Reformation, the TABOR Protestant University affirms the connection between personal faith in the self-discovery of God in Jesus Christ and the appreciation of education and science in the tradition of Christian humanism. In the sense of pietism, the institution sees itself in t…
  • Gießen, Hesse
  • 173 Students
  • Humanities
  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts
  • 2 Degree programs in the directory

UAS · Private

  • Frankfurt a.M., Hesse
  • Sustainable Management, Business Administration, Pedagogy, Legal Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws
  • 4 Degree programs in the directory

Other universities with branches in Hesse

In addition to the universities that have their main location in Hesse, there are a number of private universities of applied sciences in Germany that operate study centres or campuses in Hesse. For example: the IU International University of Applied Sciences, which offers its part-time degree programmes as well as its dual degree programmes in many cities in Germany, such as in Frankfurt.

Here is a brief portrait of the universities with branches in Hesse:

Logo IUIU International University of Applied Sciences: With over 100,000 enrolled students (winter semester 2022/2023), IU is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany and the largest private distance learning university in Germany. The university is based in Erfurt, but IU offers its campus study programmes at countless locations in Germany. IU also offers campus study programmes and dual study programmes in Frankfurt am Main, among other places. In addition to the campus programmes, the university offers over 100 distance learning programmes.

icon fomFOM University of Applied Sciences: Alongside Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, FOM is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences and is based in Essen/North Rhine-Westphalia. FOM was founded in 1993. 54,425 students were enrolled at FOM in the winter semester 2019/2020. The study programmes at FOM are aimed at working professionals. Through various flexible time models, the classroom lectures take place parallel to a company job or training. In Hesse, FOM is located in Frankfurt am Main.

logo hmwkUniversity for Media, Communication and Business: HMKW is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Berlin. The university was founded in 2008 and a total of 2,207 students were enrolled at HMKW in the winter semester 2019/2020. The university offers a range of degree programmes in the fields of design, journalism and communication, psychology and business/management. In addition to the campus in Berlin, the university is also represented in Frankfurt am Main, among other places.

logo fhamUniversity of Applied Management: The University of Applied Management is a private, state-approved university of applied sciences located in Ismaning/Bavaria. The university was founded in 2004, and in the winter semester 2019/2020 a total of 3,287 students were enrolled at the university. A special feature of the university is its semi-virtual, hybrid study concept, which combines online studies or distance learning with face-to-face seminars. In addition to the Ismaning campus, the university has other study centres, for example in Frankfurt am Main.

logo ismInternational School of Management: ISM is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Dortmund. The university was founded in 1990 and a total of 2,781 students were enrolled in the winter semester 2019/2020. The business school offers its Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin.

logo macromediaMacromedia University of Applied Sciences: The Macromedia University of Applied Sciences (formerly MHMK, Hochschule für Medien und Kommunikation) is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Stuttgart. The university was founded in 2006 and a total of 3,833 students were enrolled in the 2019/2020 winter semester. The university offers its Bachelor in Fashion Design in Hamburg and Berlin. In addition, the university offers a Master's in Business Management in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart, with the option of specialising in Luxury and Fashion Management.

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Study Business Administration in Hesse: Interesting degree programmes in the field of Business Studies

Hesse is probably one of the more interesting federal states when it comes to studying business administration at private universities. In Frankfurt am Main, for example, there is the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the Provadis School of International Management and Technology, which offer business degree programmes.

Other universities, such as the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, also offer a wide range of degree programmes in the field of economics.

Here is an overview of the interesting business degree programmes at Hesse's private universities:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 46800 € total

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 14885 € total
from 395 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 19530 € total
from 465 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 46020 € total
from 1223 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14112 € total
from 336 € monthly

More degree programmes in Business Administration here: Study Business Administration privately: All degree programmes in the Department of Business and Economics.

Building of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse

Dual Study in Hesse

Dual degree programmes are currently offered in Hesse by mainly 3 private universities: the IU International University of Applied Sciences, the accadis University of Applied Sciences Bad Homburg and the Provadis School of International Management and Technology. Most of these courses, for example in business administration or computer science, are offered in Frankfurt am Main.

Here is an overview of the most important dual study programmes at private universities in Hesse:

Study Social Work in Hesse

Bachelor's degree programmes in social work are currently among the most popular. Bachelor's degree programmes also often conclude with a double degree: a Bachelor of Arts as well as a state-certified social worker.

In Hesse, there are only a few universities that offer degree programmes in social work, most notably the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, which offers a campus programme in social work in Frankfurt am Main.

Here are the degree programmes in social work at a glance:

You can find all degree programmes in social work here: Social work dual, part-time & full-time: A comparison of all degree programmes from Hamburg to Munich.

Distance learning in Hesse: Study part-time and flexibly

You live in Hesse but haven't found the right university yet? Or you are already working and want to study alongside your job? With the Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences and the DIPLOMA University of Applied Sciences, there are even two private universities that are located in Hesse and predominantly offer distance learning courses; with its "onlineplus" department, Germany's largest presence university, the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, now also offers distance learning courses.

Ultimately, however, the location of the distance learning university does not play such a major role, because distance learners study from home and are rarely to be found at their university for face-to-face seminars.

Here is an overview of some interesting distance learning courses:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12420 € total
from 215 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 10619 € total
from 237 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12420 € total
from 215 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12683 € total
from 333 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 16254 € total
from 387 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 10817 € total
from 247 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12420 € total
from 215 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12215 € total
from 320 € monthly
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