Under the NRW-Foundation Law of 1 December 1974 the “pioneers” from academia and administration had only ten months for preparing the new university, so that 1,300 students could embark on their studies from winter semester 1975/76. The two academic
FernUniversität’s four faculties offer a wide range of study programmes from which you can choose internationally recognised degree programmes, leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Special further education programmes are designed to promote your professional qualifications. Akademiestudien (academic further education with individual schedules) are available without restrictions on admission, providing individual further education “on demand”.
Unlike any other state-maintained university, the FernUniversität – owing to its working students - is able to transfer scientific know-how directly, and as quickly as possible, to practical application in the companies.