The Hochschule Fresenius is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences and offers full-time, part-time and distance learning programmes in the areas of design, business and media, health and social sciences as well as chemistry and biology.
The Hochschule Fresenius developed from the Fresenius Chemical Laboratory founded by Carl Remigius Fresenius in 1848 and can look back on more than 170 years of educational tradition as a private institution in Germany. It is thus the oldest educational institution of its kind in the field of Chemistry. In the spirit of its founder Carl Remigius Fresenius, it combines teaching, research, and practice. The name Fresenius stands for practice-oriented teaching with closely linked applied research and development. This applies to the traditional Department of Chemistry & Biology as well as to the two new Departments of Health & Social Services and Business & Media, which were established in 1997/98, and the new Department of Design, which was integrated in 2013. Since 2016, the university has also been offering an innovative online study concept: onlineplus is the fifth and youngest department.
On this basis, in consultation with its partners in practice and in dialogue with associations, alumni, and students, the Hochschule Fresenius has continuously developed its range of services and its strategic orientation. In doing so, it is equally oriented towards the goals of sustainability and innovation. The motto of the Hochschule Fresenius is: ‘Practical teaching and research, living internationality, challenging and supporting students!’
Study programmes (52)
Accreditations & awards
All study programmes at the Hochschule Fresenius are accredited before they start for the first time and then regularly checked for conformity with the regulations. This ensures that they meet the quality standards of the Accreditation Council Foundation. The accreditation system in Germany provides for higher education institutions to have either individual study programmes (so-called programme accreditation) or the internal quality assurance system of the higher education institution (so-called system accreditation) accredited. The FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) accreditation of the study programmes of the Hochschule Fresenius guarantees the equivalence of corresponding study and examination achievements as well as degrees and enables student mobility within the scope of German law and the Lisbon Convention. Studying at the Hochschule Fresenius guarantees you a degree that meets all the requirements of the German accreditation system and the quality standards in the European Higher Education Area.
In addition to scholarships available to all students throughout Germany, Hochschule Fresenius offers its students its own university scholarships.