FAQ - The most frequent questions

Before your studies

Am I accident insured during my studies at the Hochschule Mittweida?

Yes, as a student of our university you are insured by the Unfallkasse Sachsen for your length of study.

Does the Hochschule Mittweida provide a semester ticket?

No, we do not offer a semester ticket. For your daily campus life in Mittweida you do not need public transport. You can easily move around by foot or by bike.

Does the Hochschule Mittweida provide an app for university matters?

Yes, the HSMW-app includes all the information on your schedule, test results, the menu at the cafeteria and much more. HSMWmobil is available for IOS and Android.

How much do I have to pay as a semester fee?

Currently, the semester fee is 95 euros. You have to transfer the money biannually. You will receive a reminder via e-mail. You can find the bank details for your first transfer here. For the following payments you will receive the bank details via e-mail.

How much does the study at the Hochschule Mittweida cost?

Most of our courses of study are for free. There are no tuition fees or examination fees. Exceptions may apply to some of our in-service courses and correspondence courses. You can find more information on the website of the respective course or you can ask our study guidance. Each student pays a semester fee of currently 95 euros. This fee is passed on to the student services and student council.

University or higher education institution (Hochschule) of applied sciences?

The decision is yours. The main difference occurs in the type of education. Universities focus more on theoretical aspects whereas Hochschulen and Fachhochschulen  - like the Hochschule Mittweida – focus more on practice-oriented education. You will use your theoretical knowledge for practical studies.

What is a correspondence course?

In a correspondence course, you will not (or rarely) have classes at the university itself. That means, you can study location-independently and you do not have to move. We offer various correspondence courses with different proportions of attendance teaching. Please consult our study guidance for more information.

What is a dual study programme?

During your studies at the Hochschule Mittweida, you will be educated in a company as well. You learn a profession and study at the same time. We offer dual study programmes in the field of engineering. During your apprenticeship you will earn a salary. However, a dual study programme is time-consuming and strenuous. For more information, please consult the study guidance.

What is a full-time study?

A full-time study is the typical form of a study programme. You will use most of your time for your studies. This time includes your classes (lectures, seminars, practical training) as well as the preparation and follow-up.

What is a lecture?

In lectures, the professor will focus on conveying the theoretical knowledge of a topic. You may want to take notes for the subsequent seminar.

What is a part-time study?

There is no final definition for a part-time study. Generally, it means that you only spend part of your time available with your studies. The other part could be a job for example. Concerning our university, we mainly offer part-time studies in master programmes. In the summary of our courses you can search specifically for part-time studies.

What is a practical training?

In practical trainings, you use your knowledge from lectures and seminars in a practical manner. You experiment, design, build and produce on your own and with your fellow students.

What is a seminar?

In seminars, you will work on projects and discuss issues in small seminar groups (20-30 students). You can ask questions and solve exercises.

What is an in-service study programme?

An in-service study programme takes place alongside your job. In contrast to a part-time study, an in-service study builds up on experience. It is rather about studying further than studying the basics.

What is the meaning of a free-admission programme?

In this case, there is no selection process. If you apply on time and comply with the admission requirements, you will be granted a place to study.

What is the meaning of an admission-restricted programme?

It basically means that there are more applicants than places of study. Therefore, we need to find the most suitable students for the programme. We consider more criteria than your final grades – such as internships, engagement and your written self-presentation. For more information on the selection process – click here.

Where do I find my schedule?

You can find your schedule on our website, after logging in. Find "Quick access“ or use the HSMW-app, which is available for IOS and Android. 

Which courses are offered by the Hochschule Mittweida?

We offer more than 50 different courses in various faculties. You can find a summary here.

Which university degrees can I attain at the Hochschule Mittweida?

At our university, you can attain a bachelor, diploma and master degree. You can find a summary of our range of courses here.

At the beginning of your studies

Am I accident insured during my studies at the Hochschule Mittweida?

Yes, as a student of our university you are insured by the Unfallkasse Sachsen for your length of study.

Does the Hochschule Mittweida provide an app for university matters?

Yes, the HSMW-app includes all the information on your schedule, test results, the menu at the cafeteria and much more. HSMWmobil is available for IOS and Android.

What happens if I lose my HSMWCard?

In this case, you report the loss to the student service in house 1. There, you can fill out the form to register for a new HSMWCard.

What is a lecture?

In lectures, the professor will focus on conveying the theoretical knowledge of a topic. You may want to take notes for the subsequent seminar.

What is a practical training?

In practical trainings, you use your knowledge from lectures and seminars in a practical manner. You experiment, design, build and produce on your own and with your fellow students.

What is a seminar?

In seminars, you will work on projects and discuss issues in small seminar groups (20-30 students). You can ask questions and solve exercises.

What is the meaning of the HSMWCard?

The HSMWCard is your student card. You can use the HSMWCard for paying in the cafeteria and borrowing books from the library. With your student card you can also get discounts in cinemas and theatres or whenever you use public transport for example.

Where do I find my schedule?

You can find your schedule on our website, after logging in. Find "Quick access“ or use the HSMW-app, which is available for IOS and Android. 

During your studies

Am I accident insured during my studies at the Hochschule Mittweida?

Yes, as a student of our university you are insured by the Unfallkasse Sachsen for your length of study.

What happens if I lose my HSMWCard?

In this case, you report the loss to the student service in house 1. There, you can fill out the form to register for a new HSMWCard.

Where do I find my schedule?

You can find your schedule on our website, after logging in. Find "Quick access“ or use the HSMW-app, which is available for IOS and Android.