HTW Berlin

HTW Berlin offers over 70 study programmes in the areas of technology, computing, business, culture and design. It is the largest university of applied sciences in Berlin. Subjects range from classical disciplines such as mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and business administration to new and innovative study programmes such as facility management, economic policy and game design.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



Though it gained legality in 1994, the root is in 1874 when the college was found. Then it was the college college sample drawing for decomposing, composing and, later, Textile and Fashion Institute of Berlin, and later school of engineering for garment making, since 1990. In 1948 the Engineering School of Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering was found.


With a student body of more than 13,000, the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. With around 70 Bachelor’s and Master’s courses in Engineering, Economics, Information Technology, Culture and Design the study programme offers a wide range. The compact studies of applied sciences leads towards professional practice. Degree courses can be supplemented by instruction in foreign languages and key skills. University rankings have consistently established us as one of the leading providers of a modern and professional education.


HTW Berlin co-operates with a number of research networks, and participates in multiple international research projects. The main research foci of HTW Berlin — "Renewable Energies – Energy Efficiency", "The Healthcare Sector" and "Cultural and Creative Industries – The Digital Sector" — provide internationally- and future-orientated research.Successful research requires comprehensive support services — all the way from inspiration to implementation. The Co-operation Centre for Applied Sciences - KONTAKT offers different services for researchers and their partners. To find experts the HTW Berlin online research catalogue (in German) offers access to information.


The alumni network provides its members with the opportunity to cultivate existing contacts at the university and establish new ties. A number of associations and networks promote collaboration and exchange between graduates and members of the HTW Berlin community, as well as with the business world at large. Our alumni database enables the HTW Berlin to maintain contacts with its former students and keep them abreast of current offers.

Careers Service CentreThe Career Service provides students with advice and support in making the transition to the world of work.


Student services

The Admission & Enrolment Office is responsible for all issues relating to applications, admission and enrolment at HTW Berlin. It also deals with all questions regarding your re-registration for each new study semester. The team is responsible for checking your application, conducting the admission procedure and processing applications for external leave, part-time study and de-registration as well as changes in personal details.

Housing services

  • All single apartments have their own kitchen and bathroom. The rooms are equipped with a closet, book shelf, bed, desk and a kitchen unit with a stove and shelves.

  • However, you will need to buy blankets, pillows, bedding, crockery and cutlery yourself or bring them with you.

Library services

The Central Library on the Campus Treskowallee is located in a number of buildings across the campus. This decision was taken for historical reasons. The central library is subdivided into the following areas:

  • Management & Course of business (Building B)
  • Loan Department (Building B)
  • Reading room 1 (Building A)
  • Reading room 2 (Building A)

ICT services

The IT Support Team of the HRZ is the first point of contact of all HTW members for IT questions. In addition to three permanent employees, student assistants work in IT support.

Student Life

Campus life

The Wilhelminenhof campus is located in Oberschöneweide in the Treptow-Köpenick district in the South East of Berlin. Located directly on the Spree and steeped in history, this former industrial complex has been transformed into a modern centre for science. The imposing buildings have been sensitively refurbished and complemented by new buildings. HTW Berlin took up residence in the first building in 2006.

Sports facilities

  • The campus Treskowallee in Karlshorst has two sports halls, various course rooms and two beach volleyball courts.
  • On Campus Wilhelminenhof in Oberschöneweide there is a sports hall and a gym in building B.


  • Business Administration: Rank 4 (2013), Rank 7 (2012), Rank 5 (2011)
  • Electrical Engineering: Rank 9 (2013, 2012), Rank 7 (2011), Rank 7 (2010), Rank 5 (2009)
  • Informatics: Rank 9 (2013), Rank 8 (2012), Rank 10 (2011), Rank 7 (2009)

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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