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HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts

We place particular importance on an international approach and attitude. But we feel it is just as important that the students at our three campuses in Hildesheim, Holzminden and Göttingen are closely linked to local networks and that co-operative projects establish early contacts to prospective employers.

Distance Learning Courses



HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts or HAWK - Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst was found in 1971 in Germany.


We offer 23 Bachelor and 13 Master courses in six faculties and are currently significantly expanding our interdisciplinary approach.HAWK is a certified family-friendly university with model day-care services. Our goal is to provide for barrier-free studies and we bring generations together.


The mission of our office is to make the existing know-how and the facilities of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts - Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen available to industry and society.

  • We inform about practice oriented projects in research and development of the university.
  • We arrange fast and direct access to experts and facilities of the university.
  • We support smal and medium sized businesses, local authorities, public facilities, associations and relevant groups to solve problems.
Main Research Topics at the HAWK
  • Laser and Plasma Technology
  • Sustainable production and use of biogenic raw materials
  • NEUTec: Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology
  • FairLog 2020: Contemporary Wood Logistics


Student services

The International Office offers various services within the range of international affairs:

For International study applicants:

  • Consultation and information to study courses, application and admission requirements
  • Information to the offer of German language courses

Housing services

An accommodation service is offered for exchange students. You have the possibility to indicate on the application form if you wish an accommodation offer and whether you prefer accommodation at a dormitory or a shared flat. The International Office will try to find a room in the preferred category at a reasonable price and send you a rental contract, which has to be signed and sent back.At our different locations rents (standard category) range from € 200 to € 300 including electricity, water and heating. Additionally, you will need to pay a deposit of one month's rent when you move into your room. When you move out, this deposit will be refunded, assuming that nothing has been damaged. 

Student Life

Campus life

Six faculties of HAWK offer different Bachelor and Master degree courses at three locations in Lower Saxony:


  • Architecture, Engineering and Conservation
  • Design
  • Social Work and Health  


  • Management, Social Work and Construction


  • Natural Sciences and Technology     
  • Resource Management