Are there private universities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany)?

 · Last updated 27.06.2023

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Unfortunately, not a single private university or private university of applied sciences has a head office in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at present.

However, some private universities are represented with a campus or study centre. In addition, distance learning is possible at any time and from any location.

Private universities with campus or study centre in MWP

IU International University of Applied Sciences

Logo IUIU International University of Applied Sciences is the largest university in Germany with over 100,000 enrolled students. The university is based in Erfurt in Thuringia, but IU also offers its campus study programmes at other locations throughout Germany.

In Rostock, IU operates a campus offering dual study programmes. The university also offers more than 100 distance learning programmes that can be studied regardless of location.

Industriestrasse 15, 18069 Rostock

Here are the dual study programmes offered by the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Rostock:

CourseDuration

Dual studies
7 Semester

Dual studies
7 Semester

Dual studies
7 Semester

Dual studies
7 Semester

FHM University of Applied Sciences

logo fhmThe University of Applied Sciences (FHM) was founded in 2000, has its headquarters in Bielefeld and is a private, state-recognised university. The university offers part-time, full-time, part-time, dual or distance learning courses and currently has around 5,800 students.

The FHM offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in many fields of study, from technology and business, to media and communication, to sports, social studies and psychology. In addition to its headquarters in Bielefeld, it has several locations in Germany, including Rostock.

Kröpeliner Strasse 85, 18055 Rostock

Here is a selection of degree programmes offered by the FHM University of Applied Sciences in Rostock:

CourseDurationFees

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 25300 € total
from 575 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 10920 € total
from 455 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

Part-time program
6 Semesterfrom 16560 € total
from 460 € monthly

European Distance Learning University Hamburg

logo euro fhEuropäische Fernhochschule Hamburg: The European Distance Learning University Hamburg is a private university with its headquarters in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia. With a total of 9,646 students (winter semester 2022/23), the European Distance Learning University Hamburg has campuses in Berlin, Cologne, Rheine and Rostock.

The EU|FH was founded in 2001 and offers part-time and dual Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in the fields of medicine, health, education and social sciences.

Werftstrasse 5, 18057 Rostock

At its campus in Rostock, the European University of Applied Sciences offers the following degree programmes, among others:

CourseDurationFees

Dual studies
7 Semesterfrom 19600 € total
from 495 € monthly

Dual studies
7 Semesterfrom 16758 € total
from 399 € monthly
from 2394 € Semester fee

Part-time program
6 Semesterfrom 21204 € total
from 589 € monthly

Dual studies
7 Semesterfrom 575 € monthly

Dual studies
6 Semesterfrom 495 € monthly

Alternative 1: Study in Brandenburg or Schleswig-Holstein

Those who are not afraid to move to one of the states bordering on Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, such as Brandenburg or Schleswig-Holstein, can study at one of these private universities, for example:

NORDAKADEMIE University of Applied Sciences: NORDAKADEMIE is a private university of applied sciences headquartered in Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein. Since its founding in 1992, it has offered dual and part-time degree programmes in information technology, management, industrial engineering, computer science, business psychology, finance and business administration. It has campuses in Elmshorn and Hamburg with a total of around 2,200 students (winter semester 2021/2022).

Wedel University of Applied Sciences: The Wedel University of Applied Sciences is a private university located in Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein. It was founded in 1948 and offers campus study programmes in computer science, industrial engineering, management and business administration. In the winter semester 2020/2021, over 1,300 were enrolled in the university's Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane: The Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane is a private university located in Neuruppin, Brandenburg. It offers the specialisations of medicine, psychotherapy and psychology and was founded in 2014. The university awards degrees such as the state examination, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science. With 444 students (winter semester 2019/2020), the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane offers high-quality education in the medical field.

Potsdam University of Applied Sciences for Sport and Management: The Potsdam University of Applied Sciences for Sport and Management is a private university located in Potsdam, Brandenburg. Since its foundation in 2009, it has offered dual and campus study programmes in physiotherapy, sport, general management and health management. In winter 2019/2020, 272 students were enrolled at the university.

Potsdam University of Applied Sciences Clara Hoffbauer: The Potsdam University of Applied Sciences Clara Hoffbauer is a private university located in Potsdam, Brandenburg. Since its foundation in 2016, it has offered specialisations such as social work and childhood education. The university awards degrees such as Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. With 129 students (winter semester 2016/2017), the University of Applied Sciences Clara Hoffbauer Potsdam offers its degree programmes as dual studies and campus studies.

Here is a selection of interesting degree programmes offered by these private universities:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Dual studies
7 Semesterfrom 20300 € total
from 2900 € Semester fee

Dual studies
7 Semesterfrom 11760 € total
from 280 € monthly
from 1680 € Semester fee

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 11550 € total
from 1650 € Semester fee

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 17820 € total
from 495 € monthly

On-campus program
12 Semesterfrom 125000 € total
from 9583 € Semester fee

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 10920 € total
from 260 € monthly

Dual studies
7 Semester

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 14280 € total
from 595 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 2700 € Semester fee

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 29880 € total
from 830 € monthly
from 4980 € Semester fee

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 17820 € total
from 495 € monthly

Dual studies
6 Semesterfrom 2940 € Semester fee


Alternative 2: Study in Berlin, Hamburg or Bremen

If you like living in a big city, you can in principle study any degree course from any subject privately. Berlin alone is home to a total of 27 private universities, Hamburg to 9 and Bremen to 2. If you want to do "something with media", Berlin is the first choice, while in Hamburg it is more worthwhile to study economics and logistics. In Bremen there is Jacobs University, a private and internationally oriented university that offers courses in almost all subject areas. Here are the most interesting private universities in Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen at a glance:

Constructor University: Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University) is a private university based in Bremen. It was founded in 1999 and offers campus study programmes in English and in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, technology, economics and politics. In the winter semester 2019/2020, Constructor University had 1,466 students.

Bucerius Law School: Bucerius Law School is a private university based in Hamburg. It was founded in 2000 and specialises in the study of law. The university offers degrees such as the State Examination, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws as campus studies. In the winter semester 2021/2022, 861 students were enrolled at Bucerius Law School.

Northern Business School: The Northern Business School is a private university of applied sciences based in Hamburg. It was founded in 2007 and offers campus programmes in general management, social work, business administration and social management. In the winter semester 2021/2022, the Northern Business School had 899 students.

Kühne Logistics University: Kühne Logistics University is a private university based in Hamburg. It was founded in 2010 and focuses on campus study programmes in logistics and business administration. In the winter semester 2019/2020, Kühne Logistics University had 343 students.

Hamburg School of Business Administration: The Hamburg School of Business Administration is a private university of applied sciences based in Hamburg. It was founded in 2004 and offers dual and part-time degree programmes in IT management, logistics, business administration, international management and finance. In the winter semester 2019/2020, 1,068 students were enrolled in the degree programmes of the Hamburg School of Business Administration.

Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences: The Mediadesign University is a private university of applied sciences with its headquarters in Berlin and other locations in Dusseldorf and Munich. It was founded in 2004 and offers campus programmes in media design, media management, media informatics, film and fashion. In the winter semester 2019/2020, the Mediadesign Hochschule had 911 students.

Design Academy Berlin: The Design Academy Berlin is a private university of applied sciences based in Berlin. It was founded in 1995 and offers campus study programmes in the fields of film and art, media and communication, and marketing. Around 320 students were enrolled at the university in the winter semester 2016/2017.

German Sport University of Health Sciences: The German University of Applied Sciences for Health and Sport is a private university of applied sciences with its headquarters in Berlin and further locations in Unna and Ismaning. It was founded in 2007 and offers degree programmes in psychology, sport and social work via semi-virtual distance learning with classroom teaching. In the winter semester 2019/2020, the German University of Health and Sport had 1,280 students.



Study part-time: Distance learning in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

For distance learning students, who study from home, the location of the university does not play a major role. Attendance is only compulsory for occasional seminars or exams. Most distance learning universities in Germany also maintain study centres in all major cities or even offer online examinations. These German private universities, among others, predominantly offer distance learning courses leading to a Bachelor's or Master's degree:

Among others, these degree programmes are offered:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13284 € total
from 219 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 7956 € total
from 221 € monthly
from 1326 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 14160 € total
from 590 € monthly

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

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13968 € total
from 199 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13284 € total
from 219 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 15922 € total
from 300 € monthly

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 14160 € total
from 590 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13284 € total
from 219 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 15605 € total
from 368 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11952 € total
from 332 € monthly
from 1984 € Semester fee

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

So, if you don't want to leave your home state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, or if you can't due to your job and still want to study, a distance learning programme might be the best option for you.

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