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Witten/Herdecke University

Witten/Herdecke University

About the University

Witten/Herdecke University was established in 1983. It is located in Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This is the first German private university of higher education. Having 30 year period, this university introduced importance in teaching and research.  For centuries, It has been a meeting point of cultures and people from various international backgrounds. Having excellent academic programs and theoretical training,  the university attracts many students from all over the world. The university has more than 2500 student enrollment and 582 staff.

Witten/Herdecke University

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University Ranking

The University has a ranking of 1409 of 14,160 in the world, 498 of 2,789 in Europe, 74 of 370 in Germany, 14 of 65 in North Rhine-Westphalia. They have also secured a ranking of 223 of 1,073 for Obstetrics and Gynecology(OB-GYN).

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Internships near Witten/Herdecke University

Witten/Herdecke University also offers opportunities for their students. Twice a year, their career service invites companies like Mckinsey and Company, Inc., RWE AG for internships. They also organize workshops for bachelor students so that they can learn how business works in practice. They always support their students by giving them much freedom and flexibility.

Jobs near University

The university also organizes a recruiting event called “Heiratsmarkt” or companies excursions for so students so they can do part-time jobs and can start their career while studying. Companies like Mckinsey and Company, Inc., RWE AG, Thalia Bücher GmbH offer part-time jobs for students.   They can also work as wait staff, academic assistants, or private tutors.

Housing and Accommodation

As Witten/Herdecke University does not have a student dormitory, students have to find their accommodation by themselves. The university portal has links to find accommodation near the university.

Cost of Living

They have tuition fees per semester.” Study now, pay later” option is available for students. In this system, students do have not to. pay while they are studying. After completing their study, they have to pay financial contributions depending on their income. Overall, the cost of living is 700 Euro per month to cover personal expenses including rent, living expenses in the Witten area.

CategoryExpensive City [in Euro]Average [in Euro]Small town [in Euro]Comments
Rent 350275198
Semester Fees350200110per semester
Transportation000Transportation is already included in semester fees.
Public Insurance110110110Insurance does not depend on cities.
Private Insurance353535you can choose either public or private insurance.
Radio Bill17.517.517.5
Mobile20158Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month
Groceries220200160
Miscellaneous786050
Total [with Public Insurance]853 711562per month
Total [with Private Insurance]779 636487per month

Popular courses for International Students

Having one of the best student-teacher ratios in Germany, Witten/Herdeck University has few popular courses like:

  • M.A Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • M.sc Strategy and Organization
  • B.sc Management
  • B.sc Psychology
  • M.A Management

Places to visit near Witten/Herdecke University

On weekends after a hectic schedule students can spend a good time roaming around Witten. They can visit the Lake of Kemnade which is a big lake. Harkortsee is also a beautiful lake to visit. Botanical Garden is also a must-visit for its peaceful environment. They can visit Hardenstein Castle which is a historic place. Students can take a visit to Hengsteysee. It is a reservoir on the Ruhr river to visit. They can visit a work park called Freizeitbad Heveney. It is a great place for relaxation. Apart from that, students can visit a technical museum called LWL Industrial Museum Mine Nachtigall in Witten.

Visit the following links for more information :


University Page


Application Portal

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