Schleswig-Holstein (Germany): All private universities and private colleges at a glance

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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany's northernmost federal state, is characterised by its charming coastal landscape, its historical significance and its vibrant culture.

The capital Kiel and the university city Lübeck are important centres for science, business and maritime activities.

A total of 13 universities, 10 of which are publicly funded and 3 of which are state-recognised private universities, have their headquarters in beautiful Schleswig-Holstein and offer a comparatively small, yet diverse higher education landscape.

All private universities at a glance

We have a total of 3 private universities listed in our database.

  • Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein
  • 2211 Students
  • Industrial Engineering, General Management, Data Science & AI, Computer Science, Business Informatics, Business Administration, Finance, Business Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
  • 11 Degree programs in the directory
As a private, non-profit university, the Nordakademie stands out from other educational institutions with its social commitment. In close cooperation with its cooperating companies, the Nordakademie trains practically qualified junior staff who are competent, committed, able to communicate and respo…
  • Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1339 Students
  • Industrial Engineering, Media Informatics, Business Administration, Business Informatics, Data Science & AI, Computer Science, IT Management
  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts
  • 20 Degree programs in the directory
For over 60 years, Wedel University of Applied Sciences has stood for interdisciplinary and practical studies in the fields of IT, technology and business. It offers its students a creative working atmosphere. Small working groups, a lively exchange with the professors and close contact with the eco…
  • Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • 570 Students
  • IT Management, Business Informatics, Business Administration
  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
  • 3 Degree programs in the directory

Other private universities with campuses in Schleswig-Holstein

In addition to the universities with headquarters in Schleswig-Holstein, there are also campuses, study centres and cooperation partners of other private universities:

IU International University of Applied Sciences

Logo IUThe IU 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 Kiel and Lübeck, IU operates campuses offering dual study programmes and campus study programmes. In addition, the university offers more than 100 distance learning programmes that can be studied regardless of location.

CourseStudy siteDurationFees

Dual studies
Berlin, Hamburg, München oder Stuttgart8 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Bochum, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Chemnit…7 Semester

Dual studies
Augsburg, Aachen, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfu…6 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Chemnit…7 Semester

Distance learning program
online3 Semesterfrom 9481 € total
from 259 € monthly

SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit

logo srh gesundheitThe SRH University of Applied Health Sciences is a state-recognised and privately run university of applied sciences based in Gera, Thuringia. Since its foundation in 2006, the university has grown to offer over 26 accredited Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes at a total of 13 study locations nationwide.

The university places great emphasis on individual coaching, practical lectures and competence-oriented teaching and learning. The CORE principle (Competence Oriented Research and Education) is at the heart of the studies and promotes independent and active learning.

In Heide, the SRH University of Applied Health Sciences operates a study centre in cooperation with the Westküstenkliniken with the following offer:

CourseDurationFees

Part-time program
6 Semesterfrom 20700 € total
from 550 € monthly

Where can you study privately in Schleswig-Holstein? All study cities at a glance

There are various study sites in Schleswig-Holstein that are home to private universities and offer a wide range of study opportunities:

Kiel

As a university city, the state capital of Kiel offers a successful combination of academic environment, maritime charm and varied leisure activities that make studying an enriching and holistic experience.

With a population of around 250,000, Kiel has a high student population of 15%, which corresponds to around 36,000 students.

In addition to the state universities, such as the Christian-Albrechts-Universität, private universities such as the Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein and the IU International University of Applied Sciences (with a new campus) are also represented here.

Kiel offers an attractive environment for students: In addition to its location on the Baltic Sea with beautiful beaches, the city has a good infrastructure, a wide range of cultural activities and exceptional sports opportunities such as sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing.

Popular landmarks in Kiel include Schrevenpark, the Baltic Sea resort of Laboe, the Naval Memorial as well as the Botanical Garden of Kiel University and the Westensee Nature Park.

Here you will find the private universities in Kiel:

Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein: Hans-Detlev-Prien-Strasse 10, 24106 Kiel

IU International University of Applied Sciences: TBA, 24103 Kiel, Vorstadt

Lübeck

The Hanseatic city of Lübeck offers students academic excellence, historical charm and a wide range of leisure activities.

Only slightly smaller than the capital Kiel, Lübeck is home to around 14,000 students with a population of around 216,000.

With its historic old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lübeck offers a unique cultural heritage. The city has a charming atmosphere with narrow streets, brick houses and the famous Lübeck marzipan bakeries.

The proximity to the Baltic Sea allows for relaxing visits to the beach and activities such as swimming, sailing or beach volleyball. The surrounding nature is ideal for hiking and cycling tours.

The Lauenburg Lakes Nature Park, numerous street festivals and open-air events, many historical sights, including the Holsten Gate, Lübeck City Hall and the famous St. Mary's Church, are just some of the highlights of the Hanseatic city.

In addition to the state University of Lübeck and other state universities, the Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein and the IU International University of Applied Sciences also have campuses in the city.

Here you will find the private universities in Lübeck:

Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein: Hans-Sachs-Strasse, 23566 Lübeck

IU International University of Applied Sciences: Willy-Brandt-Allee 31, 23554 Lübeck

One of Schleswig-Holstein's landmarks: The Holsten-Tor in Lübeck

Flensburg

Flensburg is the northernmost university town in Germany and offers students an attractive environment with a historic town centre, a picturesque harbour promenade and a variety of cosy cafés and restaurants. The city is characterised by its international orientation and its proximity to the Danish border.

Flensburg, a city of 90,000 inhabitants, is home to around 10,000 students. It is the location of the state-run European University Flensburg, the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences and a campus of the private university Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein.

For nature lovers, there are many opportunities for outdoor activities in the Flensburg area, such as hiking, cycling and picnicking in the nearby forests and parks.

The beaches around Flensburg offer recreation and opportunities to relax, and in summer street festivals and markets invite you to celebrate and enjoy.

In addition to the historic old town and the harbour promenade, the museum harbour, the Nordermarkt and the Phänomenta are popular attractions in the city.

Here you will find the private universities in Flensburg:

  Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein: Heinrichstrasse 16, 24937 Flensburg

Wedel

With a population of only 34,000, Wedel is a small but very charming university town that is home to the private, state-recognised and non-profit University of Applied Sciences Wedel. The town scores with its attractive location on the Elbe and offers an ideal environment for students.

As a town, Wedel is characterised by its idyllic landscape and its proximity to the metropolis of Hamburg. A special highlight is the Willkomm-Höft ship welcoming facility, where passing ships are greeted with their national anthems.

The green parks, such as Rolandpark and the Wedeler Au nature reserve, invite you to take relaxing walks, do sports and spend relaxing hours in nature.

For those interested in culture, Wedel offers the Ernst Barlach Museum and the City Gallery with changing exhibitions, as well as the historic Schlossgeisthaus, which regularly invites visitors to cultural events and concerts.

The gastronomic scene in Wedel is diverse, with cosy cafés, restaurants and bars that enjoy great popularity and where you can meet fellow students and enjoy student life.

Here you will find the private universities in Wedel:

University of Applied Sciences Wedel: Feldstrasse 143, 22880 Wedel

Elmshorn

Elmshorn is an up-and-coming university town that is home to the private, state-recognised University of Applied Sciences NORDAKADEMIE. The town, with a population of around 50,000, is characterised by its convenient location between Hamburg and the North Sea coast and offers attractive benefits for its current 2,600 or so students.

Elmshorn has a lively city centre where students can find a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as a modern sports infrastructure with sports centres, gyms and swimming pools that allow students to actively spend their free time.

The nearby Krückau Park is an ideal place to relax in nature, go for a walk or play sports. Elmshorn's Stadtpark and Liether Wald also offer green spaces and paths to explore and relax.

Other popular places in and around the city include Elmshorn's municipal theatre and the Kulturhaus, the Elbmarschen landscape, the North Sea coast or the nearby Hanseatic city of Hamburg.

Here you will find the private universities in Elmshorn:

NORDAKADEMIE: Köllner Chaussee 11, 25337 Elmshorn

Heide

The county town of Dithmarschen, strictly spoken, is not a university town, but is nevertheless interesting for those interested in studying medicine.

In cooperation with the Westküstenkliniken, the SRH University of Applied Sciences offers its B.Sc. Physician Assistant programme here.

You can find the SRH in Heide here:

Educational centre for professions in the health sector: Esmarchstrasse 50, 25746 Heide

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This is how much it costs to study at a private university in Schleswig-Holstein

Tuition fees at private universities in Schleswig-Holstein can vary greatly depending on the university, the course of study and the format.

The University of Applied Sciences Wedel, for example, offers its Bachelor's programme Data Science & Artificial Intelligence from 1,440 euros in semester fees, i.e. 240 euros per month. The programme Computer Engineering B.Sc. programme, on the other hand, starts at 520 euros per month, which corresponds to about 3120 euros in semester fees.

For a first impression, here is an overview of some popular degree programmes and their costs:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Part-time program
4 Semesterfrom 11952 € total
from 498 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 11550 € total

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 11550 € total
from 275 € monthly

Part-time program
4 Semesterfrom 10728 € total
from 447 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 10290 € total

Part-time program
4 Semesterfrom 11952 € total
from 498 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 11550 € total

However, no special conditions such as discount campaigns or costs for travel and study materials have been taken into account here. It is therefore advisable to consult the information provided by the individual universities on fees and costs.

Since the costs for dual study programmes are usually covered by the student's training company, they are not listed here and can be found in the following section.

Dual study in Schleswig-Holstein: All degree programmes at a glance

The dual study programme is also becoming increasingly popular in Schleswig-Holstein. This practice-oriented form of study offers students the opportunity to combine theoretical knowledge at universities with practical experience in companies.

The dual study programme enables students to gain comprehensive insights into the working world during their studies by alternating theoretical phases at the university with practical phases in the company. This gives students the chance to apply what they have learned directly in practice and to make valuable professional contacts. This facilitates the transition into professional life and increases the chances of a successful career.

Perhaps the greatest advantage and reason for the popularity of dual studies is financial independence. Students receive remuneration from companies during their studies and for their practical work, which helps to cover study costs and reduce financial burdens.

Here is a selection of popular dual study programmes at Schleswig-Holstein's private universities:

CourseUniversityStudy siteDuration

Dual studies
Elmshorn7 Semester

Dual studies
Flensburg, Kiel, Lübeck6 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Brunswick, Bremen, Chemnitz, …7 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Bochum, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Brunswick, Bremen, Chemnitz, …7 Semester

Dual studies
Elmshorn7 Semester

Dual studies
Elmshorn7 Semester

Dual studies
Kiel6 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Bochum, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortm…7 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortmund, Dre…7 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortmund, Dre…7 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortmund, Dre…7 Semester

Distance learning in Schleswig-Holstein: Top universities, top study programmes

Distance learning has established itself as a flexible alternative to traditional campus study and also to dual study. It enables students to organise their academic education flexibly in terms of time and place and thus better meet individual needs and circumstances.

With location and time independence, study programmes are thus also available that could otherwise only be taken up with greater effort and/or additional strain.

There is a wide range of private universities throughout Germany. Here is a selection of the top providers with the most popular degree programmes, also from Schleswig-Holstein:

IU International University of Applied Sciences

logo iubhIn addition to dual 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 studies 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

logo fresenius 97122Fresenius 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 face-to-face 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
6 Semesterfrom 12420 € total
from 215 € monthly

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

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

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 7524 € total
from 209 € monthly

AKAD University of Applied Sciences

logo akadThe AKAD 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 6000 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

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13644 € total
from 219 € monthly
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These state universities are located in Schleswig-Holstein

Here is an overview of the public universities in Schleswig-Holstein:

  • Kiel University (CAU): Kiel University (CAU) is one of the oldest universities in Germany. It offers a wide range of study options in the humanities and natural sciences, medicine, economics and social sciences, and technology. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 27,063 students were enrolled at CAU.
  • Universität zu Lübeck: The Universität zu Lübeck is a technical and scientific university with a focus on medicine, computer science and molecular biology. It is characterised by its interdisciplinary research and its close connection to the University Hospital Lübeck. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 4,908 students were enrolled at the University of Lübeck.
  • Europa-Universität Flensburg: The Europa-Universität Flensburg offers degree programmes in the fields of Educational Sciences, International Professional Communication, Energy and Environmental Management and European Studies. It places great emphasis on intercultural and practice-oriented teaching. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 5,841 students were enrolled at Flensburg European University.
  • Musikhochschule Lübeck (MHL): The Musikhochschule Lübeck is a renowned institution for musical education. It offers degree programmes in music, music education and church music. The Musikhochschule Lübeck is known for its outstanding musical quality and its concert tradition. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 414 students were enrolled at the University of Music Lübeck.
  • Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design: The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel is a renowned art and design university. It offers degree programmes in the fields of fine arts, industrial design, spatial strategies and communication design. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 549 students were enrolled at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
  • University of Applied Sciences Kiel: University of Applied Sciences Kiel is a renowned university for applied sciences. It offers practice-oriented degree programmes in the fields of technology, business, design and social work. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 7,830 students were enrolled at University of Applied Sciences Kiel.
  • Technische Hochschule Lübeck: Technische Hochschule Lübeck offers degree programmes in engineering, computer science, architecture and business. It is characterised by its application-oriented teaching and research. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 5,028 students were enrolled at Technische Hochschule Lübeck.
  • Flensburg University of Applied Sciences: Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences with a focus on technology, business and health. It offers practice-oriented degree programmes and places great emphasis on application-oriented research. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 3,867 students were enrolled at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences.
  • FH Westküste University of Applied Sciences: The FH Westküste University of Applied Sciences in Heide is a university of applied sciences with a focus on business, technology and energy. It is characterised by its regional orientation and close cooperation with companies. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 1,923 students were enrolled at FH Westküste University of Applied Sciences.
  • University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Service: The University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Service has campuses in Altenholz and Reinfeld and trains students for the civil service. In the winter semester 2018/2019, 1,425 students were enrolled at the University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Service.

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