Universities of Applied Sciences in Berlin

Approx. 25% of Berlin students are enrolled at one of the state universities of applied sciences in Berlin. The Berlin universities of applied sciences stand for application orientation, transfer of knowledge into the economy, and practical training. In addition to four state universities of applied sciences, two denominational institutions of higher education, and four art colleges round off the diverse range of offers.

In addition, over 30 state-recognized private universities offer bachelor's and master's degrees, in the fields of economics, health, communication, liberal arts, education, design, music, and others. There are also numerous Berlin branches of universities from other Federal States, such as the FOM School of Economics and Management or the PFH Göttingen.

State Universities of Applied Sciences

Berlin School of Economics and Law
(Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht - HWR)

HWR Berlin offers a broad range of courses with a wide variety of subjects ranging from economics, business law, administrative, legal and security management, to engineering degree programs. One focus is dual education: over 2,200 of the total of 10,500 places at university are in dual programs.

Badensche Straße 50/51
10825 Berlin
+49 30 85789-0

University of Applied Sciences for Technology and Economics
(Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft - HTW)

With about 13,000 students, HTW Berlin is the largest university of applied sciences in Berlin. It has a wide range of courses of study in engineering, business, computer science, design, and culture. The competencies in the fields of Industry of Tomorrow, Digitization, and Creative Industries are particularly strong. HTW Berlin is characterized by close cooperation with partners from business and practical research in interdisciplinary teams.

HTW has two locations at the campus Wilhelminenhof in Oberschöneweide and the campus Treskowallee in Karlshorst.

Treskowallee 8
10313 Berlin
+49 30 5019-0

Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (from October 2021 Berliner Hochschule für Technik)
(Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin)

The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin offers its approximately 12,000 students a range of over 75 degree programs in engineering, natural sciences, and economics. The range of subjects includes classical engineering disciplines as well as new courses of study such as media informatics, biotechnology, medical physics, food technology, screen-based media, as well as event technology and management.

Luxemburger Straße 10
13353 Berlin
+49 30 4504-0

Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin

At the Alice Salomon University, about 3,700 students are trained in the fields of social work, health, and education – making it the largest university for social work, healthcare, and education in Germany. ASH is characterized by interdisciplinary study programs and an international research network.

Alice-Salomon-Platz 5
12627 Berlin
+49 30 99245-0

Federal College of Public Administration
(Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung)

The Federal College of Public Administration offers training in the two areas of Social Insurance and Foreign Affairs.

Department of Foreign Affairs:
Schwarzer Weg 45
13505 Berlin

Department of Social Insurance:
Nestorstraße 25
10709 Berlin (in German)

Denominational Universities

Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (EHB)

The Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (EHB) is the sponsoring body of the Evangelical Church and offers courses of study in social work, care management, (religious) education, and midwifery.

Teltower Damm 118-122
14167 Berlin
+49 30 84582-0

Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin
(Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin - KHSB)

The goal of KHSB is to participate in the shaping of social life and to contribute to the solution of social problems. 1300 students are educated in seven bachelor's and five master's degree programs in what are known as the SAGE professions (social work, healthcare, and education). Research focuses on the social work and the educational system.

Köpenicker Allee 39-57
10318 Berlin
+49 30 501010-0

Art Colleges

State-recognized private universities

Additional links to the Berlin universities of applied sciences

Representation of the Berlin universities of applied sciences on the pages of the Senate Chancellery Science and Research

Universities of applied sciences

Institut für Angewandte Forschung IFAF

In order to strengthen research at universities of applied sciences and promote the transfer of knowledge and technology into application, the Institut für Angewandte Forschung (IFAF Berlin) was founded in 2009 by the four state-owned universities in Berlin with financial support from the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Science, and Research.