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University of Applied Science

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History

Universities of Applied Sciences are institutions of higher education, widely spread in Europe. They are also called Vocational Universities, Professional Universities, Institutes of Technology, Polytechnic Schools, etc. This type of educational institution doesn't originate from the Middle Ages like the University, they appeared a couple of centuries after.

University of Applied Sciences is a collective term that brings together specific types of higher education institutions in different countries. Examples are Fachhochschule (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Hogeschool (The Netherlands), Haute École (France) and Scuola Universitaria Professionale (Italy). As Europe strives for comparability in the higher education and international exchange through students, the establishment of equivalent terms for educational institutions and degrees is important.

Furthermore, higher education institution in the Middle Ages were called university, only if certain subjects like philosophy, medicine or theology were taught there. Therefore, many modern schools with a more professional orientation in fields like technology, business or arts, that don’t provide those courses must be nominated with a different institutional title than “university”.

Study at a University of Applied Science

If you are more practically oriented person with no interests in theory and research, you should consider obtaining your degree at an university of applied science. Most of them offer Bachelor and Master programmes and sometimes a Doctorate. Although in many cases, you are not allowed to sign up for a PhD or a Doctorate with a Master’s degree issued by a university of applied science. 

Degrees

Similar to the Universities, those of Applied Sciences also award their graduates with Bachelors and Masters, whereby the difference is the common Professional degree – either Bachelor or Master (or sometimes even Doctor). Your professional diploma might be an advantage for finding a job in certain fields like production, construction or technology. The degree title is dependable on the higher educational landscape in the relevant country and the institution itself. For this reason we highly recommend you to get acquainted with the different study possibilities in the country or university of desire, and to make your educational plans in advance.

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Find your University of Applied Sciences and learn more about its location and Masters programmes:

comprehensive profile   Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Akademie GmbH (IW Akademie) in Kooperation mit der Technischen Hochschule Köln (TH Köln)
comprehensive profile   Munich Business School
comprehensive profile   Tio Business School
comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Graubünden (FHGR)
comprehensive profile   Hochschule für Finanzwirtschaft & Management
comprehensive profile   VICTORIA | Internationale Hochschule Berlin
comprehensive profile   HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   Hochschule für Gesundheit
  ZHAW School of Management and Law
  Katholische Hochschule Mainz
  DIPLOMA Hochschule
  École hôtelière de Lausanne
  Fachhochschule Wedel
  FH Salzburg
  Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)
  Katholische Hochschule Freiburg
  Brand University of Applied Sciences
  Baltic College
  Mines Douai
  Hochschule Düsseldorf
  ESB Business School der Hochschule Reutlingen
  Fachhochschule Bingen
  Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
  Hochschule Trier
  Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
  Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft Rottenburg
  Hochschule Offenburg
  Hochschule Schmalkalden
  Hochschule für Technik Wirtschaft und Gestaltung (HTWG) Konstanz
  Hochschule Fulda, University of Applied Sciences
  Deutsche Hochschule für Prävention und Gesundheitsmanagement
  Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM)
  Rotterdam Business School
  Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt - THI
  Hochschule für Verwaltung und Finanzen Ludwigsburg
  Technische Hochschule Wildau
  Allensbach Hochschule
  SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)
  Evangelische Hochschule Tabor
  Mines ParisTech
  International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)
  Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ludwigshafen
  Fliedner Fachhochschule Düsseldorf
  IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  IMC Fachhochschule Krems
  Hochschule RheinMain
  ISS International Business School of Service Management
  France Business School
  AMD Akademie Mode & Design
  ...


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