Study Orientation

Hochschule Mittweida | University of Applied Sciences

There are thousands of reasons to choose Mittweida University of Applied Sciences. But in the end, only one thing matters: You.

At Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, you become part of a lifelong community – not just part of a classroom. Enthusiasm and energy characterise our campus. Faculty and students work together closely and support one another.

Practical relevance has been the focus of our education since 1865: At Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, you will grasp theory by applying it directly in practical and research projects. This way, you learn more quickly and efficiently, and that will truly advance you in your career.

For a smooth student experience, you get individual support in Mittweida. We provide support with arriving and getting settled in Mittweida, offer preparatory courses, and can even help find child care for you during your studies. We will help you in every situation.

The degree programs at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences

No matter in which professional direction you see your future – excellently equipped laboratories and studios combined with the small learning groups at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences provide you with the best study conditions.

Here you can follow your passion. Because only your own interest decides which course of study is right for you. Mittweida University offers numerous interesting study programmes with an international focus. Most study programmes are offered in German. Additionally there are some programs taught in the English language.

Are you interested in studying as a full-time or as an exchange student? The International Office will help you to find the most suitable course of study for you.

Get an overview of what might interest you. You can easily filter the study programmes available at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences: Select the subject area that interests you, your target degree and then find out more about the exact content on the individual degree programme pages.

Mittwei-what? The advantages of studying in Saxony

Your time at university is about more than just acquiring knowledge. You will remember this time for the rest of your life. That‘s one more reason to pay attention to both the contents of the programme and the living conditions in the city.

Mittweida is cozier than other university cities. The campus is reminiscent of a small college town somewhere in the Midwest of the United States. Here you can reach everything on foot. While in Munich, Berlin or Hamburg you have to wait for the bus and subway every day, only to sit in it for hours, in Mittweida you can sleep in and have a relaxed breakfast before class.

Studying in Mittweida is more comfortable, more relaxed and more focussed – one of the reasons being that it is affordable. In Munich you have to budget 600 Euro for monthly rent, in Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin over 400 – in Mittweida you can find your room for around 200 Euro. You can spend the money you save on rent on other things or avoid needing a part-time job that might only distract you from your classes.

Don't worry: Your college years are more than just a time to learn. You not only build the foundation for your future and develop your personality, you also make friends for life. In addition to the student club, which has been loved by every generation of students for nice music, good conversation and tasty drinks, there are two festivals on the university campus: House on the Hill and Campusfestival Mittweida. Furthermore, there are numerous private parties as well as our Cosmopolitan Club, a community for German and foreign students that connects fellow students from all nations.

Not in the mood to party? We also have official Esports teams, many sports and fitness classes through our athletic department, a university theater and musical group, a student community, a cinema, an outdoor pool and much more.

Take a look at the HSMW

„Drop by and see for yourself“ is the best advice that can be given. Mittweida is different from other universities – uncomplicated, familiar and relaxed. You can see for yourself that this is true at our open house, also called Studieninformationstag. Here you have the opportunity to talk to lecturers and current students, ask all your questions and take a closer look at the campus.

Our open house is not only available on campus twice a year, but also online from the comfort of your own home. On our YouTube channel you can always find our latest livestream and many other interesting videos about the university.


Once you have made the right decision, all you have to do is apply to the university online.

The application deadline for open degree programs is 15 May for the winter semester. If your desired degree program begins in the summer semester, the application deadline is 15 November. Application deadline for programmes with a minimum grade requirement is 15 July for the winter semester and 15 January for the summer semester. Find out everything you need to know about the application process, the documents you need to submit, and when you will find out if you are accepted on the HSMW application service website.