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Why Hochschule Mittweida?

International students in front of the main building of the university

Hochschule Mittweida - University of Applied Sciences (HSMW) is a state university in Germany, Free State of Saxony. We offer undergraduate and post-graduate courses across a range of disciplines, which you can explore here on our website. About 7.000 students are doing here their studies. We welcome applications from students across the world. We offer individual support to our international students who come from about 60 countries.

HSMW offers international comparable study programmes, most of them modularized and accredited, leading to the degrees Bachelor, Master and the German Diploma (FH). Students benefit from a good quality of teaching and a close connection between teaching and research work. Our award system follows the Bologna process and is aligned with the European Credit Transfer System. This enables our students to transfer study results abroad. International students coming to HSMW can also benefit from this system.

The studies are characterized by a strong application-orientation. Internships are an obligatory part in all courses of studies. Furthermore we provide opportunities for students to become involved in projects and to receive an extraordinary amount of personal attention. Students have the freedom to create their own paths. They are supported in their objectives by faculty and staff who recognize students as colleagues and important contributors to the academic community.  Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are fostered. Many research institutes are established and cooperate with the university and partners from industry such as Siemens AG, Bosch, Thyssen Krupp, VW AG and others. Our career service center advises you how to find and to apply for a job after the graduation.

Very modern class rooms and an outstanding technical equipment with many modern laboratories form comfortable learning surroundings for students and staff. You will live in dormitories in walking distance to the university. The university maintains sport facilities for lots of sport activities.

The university is situated in the city center. Mittweida is a lovely small town with a history of 800 years, located at a river, surrounded by forest.  You find supermarkets near the university. All is in walking distance. You can reach comfortable by train or bus the next big cities Chemnitz, Dresden and Leipzig. And finally living in Mittweida is much cheaper as living in a big city.