Rhineland-Palatinate has a total of 21 higher education institutions, but only two of them are private universities, the remaining 19 are public and church-run. On the other hand, Rhineland-Palatinate has a private university, WHU, which focuses on MBA programmes and management studies. The private university is located in Vallendar, a town of 8,500 inhabitants in the Mayen-Koblenz district near Koblenz.
All private universities at a glance
We have a total of 2 private universities listed in our database.
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
University · Private
- Vallendar, Rhineland-Palatinate
- 2082 Students
- Entrepreneurship, MBA, General Management, International Management, Finance, Business Administration
- Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts
- 10 Degree programs in the directory
University for Social Design
UAS · Private
- Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate
- 146 Students
- Business Administration
- Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts
- 2 Degree programs in the directory
Study programmes at private universities in Rhineland-Palatinate
Because the range of courses offered by private universities in Rhineland-Palatinate is so manageable, I will show you most of them here at a glance. After all, just under 1,500 students study the following degree programmes in Rhineland-Palatinate.
Other private universities with a branch in Rhineland-Palatinate
IU International University of Applied Sciences: With over 100,000 enrolled students, IU is the largest university in Germany. The university is based in Erfurt, but IU offers its campus study programmes in numerous cities in Germany. In addition to the campus programmes in Business Administration & Management, among others, the university offers over 100 distance learning programmes as well as a large number of dual study programmes. At the Mainz location, the university offers dual study programmes as well as campus study programmes.
FOM 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. 50,722 students were enrolled at FOM in the winter semester of 2022/2023. FOM's degree programmes are aimed at working professionals. Through various flexible time models, the classroom lectures take place parallel to a company job or training. The university also offers its part-time degree programmes at the Koblenz and Mainz locations.
CBS International Business School: CBS International Business School is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Cologne. The school was founded in 1993; in the winter semester of 2022/2023, a total of 2,185 students from 75 nations were enrolled at the university. As a business school, the CBS offers a range of business administration degree programmes according to international standards. In addition to its campus in Cologne, the CBS also operates a campus in Potsdam and a campus in Mainz.
Study part-time: Distance learning in Rhineland-Palatinate
Distance learning courses are in vogue, as the form of distance learning makes it possible to combine work and study, for example, or simply to study much more flexibly. Flexible means: more location-independent, because time at the university or UAS is kept to a minimum; and more time-independent, because students can decide for themselves when they study and learn. Since the location of the university plays a very subordinate role in distance learning, in the following we list the distance universities in Germany, i.e. those universities that predominantly offer distance learning courses.
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences: Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany. In the winter semester of 2022/2023, a total of 16,765 students were enrolled at the university. The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is located in Idstein, Hesse, and also has campuses in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin and New York. The university mainly offers degree programmes in the fields of economics and natural sciences. Special feature: Many courses are not only offered as attendance courses, but also as distance learning or evening study courses.
IU International University of Applied Sciences: With over 100,000 enrolled students, IU is the largest university in Germany. The university is based in Erfurt, but IU offers its campus degree programmes in countless cities in Germany. In addition to the campus programmes in business administration and management, among others, the university offers over 100 distance learning programmes as well as a large number of dual study programmes.
https://www.privathochschulen.net/en/universities/hesse/fresenius-university: AKAD University Stuttgart is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Stuttgart. The university was founded in 1959. In the winter semester of 2022/2023, a total of 6,187 students were enrolled at the university. The university mainly offers distance learning or online study programmes in the subject areas of technology & information technology, business & management, communication and health & social affairs.
European Distance Learning University Hamburg: The Euro-FH is a state-recognised, private university of applied sciences based in Hamburg. The university is part of the Stuttgart-based Klett Group and was founded in 2003. In the winter semester of 2022/2023, a total of 9,646 students were enrolled at the Euro-FH. The university offers predominantly distance learning programmes in the field of economics, both Bachelor's and Master's degrees.