Universities of applied sciences in Berlin

About a quarter 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 five state universities of applied sciences, two denominational institutions of higher education, and four art colleges round off the diverse range of offers.

In addition, 26 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 on dual training: With over 2,200 dual study places, it is the largest provider of dual studies in Berlin.

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 14,000 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

Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)

The Berliner Hochschule für Technik offers its roughly 13,000 students a range of more than 70 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, more than 4,000 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 University of Applied Administrative Sciences
(Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung)

The Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences offers training in the three areas of Social Security, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Services. 

Department of Foreign Affairs:
Schwarzer Weg 45
13505 Berlin

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

Intelligence Department
Habersaathstr. 51
10115 Berlin
HS Bund - Fachbereich Nachrichtendienste (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. The studies of the roughly 1,700 students at EHB are characterized by intensive and professional support in the courses of study as well as proven competence in the social areas of culture and religion. 

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. More than 1,200 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