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South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

Small tutorial groups and individual support is the formula for success at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences. Outstanding facilities and a focus on modern and pioneering courses and research - embark on a successful professional career here.


With 14,000 students registered on 54 Bachelor and Masters courses and eight faculties, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest of its kind in North Rhine Westphalia. Despite this, it is a friendly studying environment at its campuses in Hagen, Iserlohn, Meschede, Soest and Lüdenscheid. Professors are always willing to listen, everyone gets involved and successes are celebrated together.


Research, development and studying here is very application-oriented. We look for technological solutions for tomorrow and beyond working for and with industry. Associated research and (technology) transfer institutes are networked with South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in the main research areas of computer sciences, information and communication technology, optical technologies, materials science and production engineering, environmental and energy research, sustainable agriculture, as well as bio- and nanotechnology. 


We train qualified specialists and leaders in the fields of engineering, natural sciences, information technology, business administration and agricultural economics. It's not just the kudos that the former institutions enjoyed that makes for successful graduates. A close network with collaborative partners from business, associations and institutions offers positive prospects for a successful start to a professional career and a happy life.

Housing services

Prices for accommodation vary a lot. Rooms in the students resident hall in Hagen can be obtained for 180 Euros per months, but prices on the private sector are a lot higher.

Usually foreign students in Hagen, Iserlohn or Soest can get a room in the students residence halls. Since the number of international students at the Fachhochschule Südwestfalen is increasing, these halls are often fully booked.

Library services

  • Full range of Print media: books, journals, newspapers and Electronic media: e-books, e-journals, databases, standards
  • The library is open to the public and normally free of charge.
  • Interlibrary loans are literature requests from other libraries when the item in question is not available in any of our branch libraries. You can request both books and copies of individual chapters or papers.

ICT services

The Centre for IT & Networking manages the computing and communication ressources and infrastructure.

  • Starting your Studies
  • Certificates and e-Token 
  • PC-Pools
  • Email, WLAN, VPN, Software, Services 

Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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