Saarland (Germany): All universities and options for private study

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In Saarland, in addition to the five state universities, there is currently only one private university with headquarters, which specialises in dual study programmes.

After all, almost 7,000 students study in the 10 degree programmes at the German University of Prevention and Health Management from Saarbrücken.

For all those who live in the Saarland and would like to study privately, we also present alternatives here.

All private universities at a glance

We have a total of 1 private universities listed in our database.

  • Saarbrücken, Saarland
  • 8000 Students
  • Sports, Health Management, Nutritional Science, Computer Science
  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science
  • 10 Degree programs in the directory

The DHfPG in detail

logo dhfpgThe German University of Prevention and Health Management was founded in 2002 and is an accredited private university. It is an affiliate of the BSA Academy and, with a total of 7,133 students, one of the leading private universities in the field of prevention and health management.

It specialises in dual Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in the fields of sports/health informatics, fitness economics, sports economics, health management, fitness training and nutrition counselling as well as prevention and health management. With its degree programmes, the DHfPG contributes significantly to the further development of prevention and health promotion as well as the fitness and health industry by qualifying specialists and managers.

The DHfPG maintains an extensive network of cooperation partners, including the German Cancer Research Centre, the Institute for Sports Medicine and Prevention at the University of Leipzig, the Technical University of Munich, the University Hospital and the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg.

The DHfPG currently offers the following study programmes:

CourseDurationFees

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 9360 € total
from 390 € monthly
from 2340 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 2340 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 1980 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 15120 € total
from 360 € monthly
from 2160 € Semester fee

Dual studies
7 Semesterfrom 15120 € total
from 360 € monthly
from 2160 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 6360 € total
from 390 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 1980 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 2340 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 15120 € total
from 360 € monthly

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 2340 € Semester fee

Further private universities with branches in Saarland

In addition to the DHfPG, which has its headquarters and campus in Saarland, there are other higher education institutions that are represented here with a campus, study or examination centre.

FOM University of Applied Sciences

icon fomThe FOM University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences alongside the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and the IU and is based in Essen/North Rhine-Westphalia. FOM was founded in 1993. 53,836 students were enrolled at FOM in the winter semester 2021/2022.

FOM operates more than 30 university centres in Germany, including Saarbrücken.

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.

Am Kieselhumes 15, 66123 Saarbrucken

Here are some of the part-time degree programmes at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrucken:

CourseDurationFees

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14990 € total
from 345 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14990 € total
from 345 € monthly

The first option: Studying in Rhineland-Palatinate

Due to the geographical proximity, private universities in Rhineland-Palatinate are also available from Saarland. Rhineland-Palatinate is home not only to 15 state or church-run universities, but also to two private universities, one of which has university status.

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management:: is a renowned private university located in Vallendar, Rhineland-Palatinate. It was founded in 1984 and offers mainly English-language campus programs in the fields of finance, MBA, international management, entrepreneurship and general management. In addition to the campus in Vallendar, WHU also has a location in Dusseldorf.

Cusanus University for Social Design: The Cusanus University of Applied Sciences for Social Design is a private university of applied sciences located in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate. It was founded in 2015 and specialises in the field of business administration. Students at the Cusanus University of Applied Sciences can complete the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Arts. With 146 students in the winter semester 2021/2022, the university is comparatively small, but offers a particularly individual learning environment.

Here is an overview of what private universities in Rhineland-Palatinate have to offer:

CourseUniversityStudy siteDurationFees

On-campus program
Vallendar6 Semesterfrom 51000 € total

On-campus program
Koblenz4 Semesterfrom 9600 € total
from 400 € monthly

On-campus program
Koblenz6 Semesterfrom 14400 € total
from 400 € monthly

Distance learning program
online4 Semesterfrom 36000 € total

On-campus program
Vallendar4 Semesterfrom 105000 € total

On-campus program
Vallendar4 Semesterfrom 37200 € total
from 1550 € monthly

On-campus program
Vallendar4 Semesterfrom 37200 € total
from 1550 € monthly

On-campus program
Vallendar4 Semesterfrom 37200 € total
from 1550 € monthly

On-campus program
Vallendar4 Semesterfrom 37200 € total
from 1550 € monthly

The second option: Distance learning in Saarland

Distance learning is a modern way of studying that makes study programmes enormously flexible, especially for working people and for parents. Distance learners study most of the time at home at their desks or kitchen tables, attend lectures online and only rarely attend face-to-face seminars at their distance learning university.

They are supervised by their professors and lecturers mainly via the internet and telephone. The degrees that distance learners acquire, such as the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Master of Arts (M.A.), are 100% equivalent to those of on-campus courses.

So with a distance learning programme, you can enjoy the benefits of a private higher education programme and at the same time take advantage of the flexibility and freedom that studying from home or any other location offers. In addition, many top providers with many of the most popular degree programmes are available in this form.

IU International University of Applied Sciences

logo iubhThe IU Internationale Hochschule 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 dual and campus study programmes in numerous other cities in Germany.

In addition to dual and campus studies, IU International University of Applied Sciences also offers state-recognised distance learning programmes with Bachelor's and Master's degrees that are popular throughout Germany. With flexible and independent distance learning, students can work on their study content online and with 100% flexibility.

The university places great emphasis on innovative learning concepts and offers a variety of digital learning tools, virtual live formats and personal support. With a wide range of study programmes in different subject areas from health and social affairs to business and management, students have the opportunity to meet their individual interests and goals

CourseDurationFees

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

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

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

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

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

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

logo fresenius 97122Die Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany with a broad range of distance learning programmes. With a total of 17,045 students in the winter semester 2021/2022, it is a renowned institution. The university focuses mainly on degree programmes in the fields of business and natural sciences.

It offers a variety of study formats such as on-campus courses, distance learning courses and evening study courses, as well as the option to change location during your studies.

Distance learning at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is characterised by a flexible learning environment, individual examination options and the recognition of non-university achievements. It is an ideal choice for working students to achieve their career goals.

CourseDurationFees

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

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

Distance learning program
3 Semesterfrom 6210 € total
from 215 € monthly

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

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

AKAD University of Applied Sciences

logo akadAKAD University of Applied Sciences is a private distance learning university based in Stuttgart with over 30 examination centres throughout Germany. It was founded back in 1959 and currently has around 6,000 students. It offers degree programmes in the fields of business and technology as well as communication, health and social affairs.

The AKAD University of Applied Sciences is distinguished by its many years of expertise in distance learning. As a pioneer of distance learning in Germany, it has been offering part-time study options for over 60 years. The flexible AKAD study model enables students to organise their studies individually and independently of location. The course content is taught via online seminars, self-learning phases and face-to-face events.

Through the virtual AKAD Campus and interactive learning methods, students are in constant exchange with each other and with the lecturers, which enriches the learning process.

CourseDurationFees

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

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

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

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

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

Further providers in the overview

Of course, the above are only a selection and there are many other options for distance learning. Therefore, here is an overview of other providers for the most popular degree programmes in Saarland:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 241 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12924 € total
from 359 € monthly

Distance learning program
8 Semesterfrom 12602 € total
from 249 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13968 € total
from 221 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 14681 € total
from 333 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12683 € total
from 333 € monthly
from 1998 € Semester fee

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

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12564 € total
from 349 € monthly
from 2094 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 1524 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12215 € total
from 320 € monthly
from 1968 € Semester fee
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Dual study at private universities in Saarland

The dual study programme offers students a practical and future-oriented education. In dual studies, students complete both theoretical lectures at the university and practical assignments in a company. This study model enables students to apply theoretical knowledge directly in practice and gain valuable professional experience.

The advantages of dual studies are obvious. On the one hand, students receive a comprehensive education that covers both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. They have the opportunity to apply what they have learned directly in the company and thus gain a deeper insight into everyday working life. This strengthens their employability and improves their career opportunities after graduation.

On the other hand, tuition fees are usually paid by the training company and remuneration is paid for practical activities, which provides enormous financial relief during studies.

For example, private universities in Saarland, such as the DHfPG and the IU International University of Applied Sciences, offer dual study programmes that address the specific needs and interests of students and companies here.

One example is the dual degree programme in nutrition counselling offered by the DHfPG. This degree programme combines nutritional knowledge with practice-oriented assignments in companies from the health and wellness sector. Students acquire sound specialist knowledge and can apply it directly in advising clients.

CourseUniversityDurationCourse contents

Dual studies
7 SemesterTraining Theory I - General, Training Theory and Strength Training, Nutrition I - Nutritional Physiology, Biochemistry I - Cell Metabolism, Psychology…

The IU International University of Applied Sciences also offers dual study programmes, but through its virtual campus. Students have the opportunity to complete theory virtually from home while working at a local practice partner.

IU's virtual campus allows students to participate live and interactively in courses and exchange ideas with lecturers and fellow students from all over Germany. This flexible study model is particularly suitable for students who want to stay in their home country or study in places where there is no physical IU campus.

The process of dual study at IU via virtual campus is as follows:

  • Bachelor: Students complete their Bachelor's degree at IU and receive the academic degree.
  • Practice partner: Students work for a company in their desired region and gain practical experience in the professional field of their choice.
  • Study locations: As the study takes place via the virtual campus, students can study from any location as long as they have access to the internet.
  • Your studies: Students take part in virtual courses that are held live and interactively via video chat. They receive support from teachers, study advisors and study guides. They also have the opportunity to take part in events to get to know fellow students and exchange ideas with them.

Psychology and Medicine Private Studies in Saarland

The options for studying medicine at private universities are limited in Saarland. As an alternative, IU International University of Applied Sciences offers a distance learning B.Sc. Physician Assistant programme.

A degree in Physician Assistance prepares students to work closely with doctors as medical professionals and to support them in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients and, above all, to take on organisational tasks in clinics and practices.

CourseUniversityDurationCourse contentsFees

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

In the field of psychology there are numerous degree programmes available. There are many different providers here and the most common form of study is distance learning.

However, the FOM offer in particular could be an interesting further education option in the field of psychology for working professionals in clinics.

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 241 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14990 € total
from 345 € monthly

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

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

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11952 € total
from 332 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12564 € total
from 349 € monthly

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

State universities in Saarland

There are five state universities in Saarland:

  • Saarland University: Saarland University is the largest state university in Saarland with around 17,000 students and about 4,600 employees. It was founded in 1948 and is known for its computer science research and its good relations and cooperation with France. The university is divided into six faculties, offers about 130 fields of study and has a diverse research landscape.
  • University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken: The Saarland University of Applied Sciences (htw saar) in Saarbrücken was created by renaming the "Saarland University of Applied Sciences" in 1991. htw saar maintains the faculties of architecture and civil engineering, engineering sciences, social sciences and economics and has about 6,000 students.
  • Fachhochschule der Verwaltung des Saarlandes: The Saarland University of Applied Sciences for Administration (FHSV) is the administrative university of the Saarland. It has around 800 students and trains candidates for the higher civil service. It was founded in 1981 and is supported by the Saarland Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Sport.
  • Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar: The Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (HBKsaar) in Saarbrucken is the only art college in Saarland with around 500 students. It was founded in 1989 from the merger of the State School of Arts and Crafts and the School of Arts and Crafts. The HBKsaar offers degree programmes in the fields of fine arts, communication design, product design, media art & design and art education.
  • University of Music Saarland: The University of Music Saar in Saarland is the only musical training institution with university status in the Saar-Lor-Lux region and has about 450 students. It was founded in 1947 and is divided into the departments "Stage and Concert" and "Reflection and Communication".

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