University of Applied Sciences
Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) offer their students professionally-oriented higher education. This is reflected in their curricula, which include mandatory career-oriented practical training units or job-based internships. The number of students per year and programme is limited, and for this reason most of the programmes have an entrance procedure, which has to be successfully completed.
UAS offer full-time and extra-occupational study programmes. Extra-occupational programmes are designed for working students and take their specific situation into account. For the completion of all UAS programmes a relevant thesis and an examination are required.
At present more than 650 UAS degree programmes in areas such as Business, Engineering and IT, Social Sciences, Media and Design, Health Sciences and Cultural Sciences are offered by 20 institutions. About 80 degree programmes are offered entirely in English.