Why Hochschule Mittweida?

Hochschule Mittweida - University of Applied Sciences (HSMW) is a state university in Germany, Free State of Saxony. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of disciplines, which you can explore here on our website. Approximately 7,000 students study here. We welcome applications from students from all over the world. We offer individual support to our international students, who come from around 60 countries.

HSMW offers internationally comparable study programmes, most of which are modularised and accredited, leading to Bachelor's, Master's and German Diplom (FH) degrees. Students benefit from high quality teaching and a close link between teaching and research. Our award system follows the Bologna Process and is aligned with the European Credit Transfer System. This enables our students to transfer their studies abroad. International students coming to HSMW can also benefit from this system.

The study programmes have a strong application focus. Internships are a compulsory part of all courses. We also offer students the opportunity to get involved in projects and receive an extraordinary amount of personal attention. Students have the freedom to chart their own course. They are supported in their goals by faculty and staff who recognise students as colleagues and important contributors to the academic community. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and entrepreneurship are encouraged. 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 Careers Service Centre can advise you on how to find and apply for a job after graduation.

Very modern classrooms and excellent technical facilities, including many modern laboratories, provide a comfortable learning environment for students and staff. You will live in dormitories within walking distance of the university. The university has sports facilities for a wide range of activities.

The university is located in the town centre. Mittweida is a lovely little town with 800 years of history, situated on a river and surrounded by forests. Supermarkets are close to the university. Everything is within walking distance. The nearest major cities of Chemnitz, Dresden and Leipzig are within easy reach by train or bus. Finally, living in Mittweida is much cheaper than living in a big city.