Incoming Full-Time Students
The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt offers a diverse and compelling array of degree programmes, some of which are taught entirely in English. These are open to students from around the world.
If you want to complete an entire degree at our university, then you have come to the right place here! For information on the option of spending one to two semesters at FHWS as an incoming exchange student, please see the section for incoming exchange students.
Students from more than 70 nations currently study alongside German students in the English-language bachelor’s degree programmes as part of the university’s international campus concept known as the FHWS i-Campus. The i-Campus concept includes support programmes and language courses to safeguard cultural diversity and foster students’ intercultural skills.
On the following pages, you will find information on the degree programmes offered at FHWS as well as the admission requirements and application procedure, along with information on tuition fees and support programmes.
You are also able to gain further insights into studying at FHWS and life in Würzburg and Schweinfurt in our brochure on “Studying at FHWS”.
Welcome to FHWS!
Will virtual mobility be possible in the winter semester 2020/21 (for both incoming and outgoing students)?
All teaching was moved online in the summer semester 2020. The winter semester will be a combination of online and face-to-face teaching. However, the majority of classes will be online.
The Orientation programme for exchange and full-time international students will take place in September and will be mostly online. Please have a look at the detailed schedules below. The attendance at the orientation programme is complusory for exchange and first semester full-time students.
Online enrolment will be possible. We will inform new students in due time about the enrolment procedure.
You will need a German health insurance for the enrolment. We will provide you in due time with information about how to take out a health insurance on the internet. Please note that in case you will not be able to arrive in time for the semester start, you will have to pay the health insurance contribution fee for the whole semester.
This will depend on the examination format. Written exams will require physical attendance, which means that you will have to travel to Germany to take the exam. If your lecturer offers alternative forms of examination, digital exams might be possible. Please get in touch with your lecturer at the earliest possible stage.
The Federal Ministry of Health agreed on the following regulations for persons entering Germany in connection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2:
"By reason of provisions issued by the federal states (Laender), persons entering the Federal Republic of Germany by land, sea or air from any country or region outside of the Federal Republic of Germany and who have spent time in a risk area, at any time within the 14 days prior to entering Germany and/or are coming from a Non-EU country are in principle required to proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation, immediately after their arrival and remain there exclusively for a period of 14 days after their entry into the country (‘quarantine’).
You will find more information to the regulations here.
Please note that for the moment there is a requirement in Germany to wear a mask in indoor places like trains, shops pharmacy etc.
After arrival in Germany
1. You have to send an email to Gesundheitsschutz at FHWS: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. With your arrival you also have to contact also your local health department (“Gesundheitsamt”) (in Schweinfurt: 09721 55745, in Würzburg: 0931 80030).
Exceptions from home quarantine
There is a possibilty to avoid the 14 days quaranine of you have a negative Corona test and in addition if you have an medical certificate which confirms that there is no evidence of infection with the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
1. The medical certificate should be in English or German.
2. The Corona test should be done not ealier than 48 hours before your travel to Germany. It means one or two days before your flight. Not earlier.
After arrival to Schweinfurt
After arrival you should go straight home and you should contact the local health authority and send them the two proofs by email to: email@example.com.
Then you should call the authority: 09721 55745 in Schweinfurt
After arrival to Würzburg
After arrival you should go straight home and you should contact the local health authority by sending them the two proofs by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Phone number of the local health authority in Würzburg is 0931 80030.
Only the local health authority can decide on the base of your documents if you should stay in quarantine or not. The email to the local health authority should contain in addition the following data: your name, address, phone number, country of origin, land that you travel from and the day of arrival to Germany.
1. Corona test from the following countries are accepted (documents should be issued in German or English): www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Tests.html
2. There is also an option to do the Corona test at the airport in Frankfurt: The costs are: 139 Euro (result up to two hours) oder 59 Euro (result up to six hours).
3. The third option ist to do the Corona test in Germany at the general practitioner. For this, you have to ask the local health authority for a special permission („Ausnahmegenehmigung“), then make an appointment with the doctor and then take the test and get the medical report. We advise you against this option because you have to find a general practitioner after your arrival to take the corona test and it could take some time to get an appointment. We therefore advise you to take the test in your home country or at the airport in Germany.
Please read the terms and conditions of the rental contract carefully and observe the termination deadline.
Please be aware of the fact that once you have signed the contract and sent it back to the Studentenwerk or other student residences, you can cancel the rental contract only within the next 14 days. After this time you are bound by the contract, which means that you have to pay the rent and that you cannot withdraw from it even if you decide e.g. in September not to come to Germany or if your visa application was rejected.
The contract regulations allow you to cancel due visa rejection but if the student residence does not find a new tenant, you are bound by the contract until the end of the contract. That is why it is important to read the terms and conditions carefully before you sign a rental contract. You can find a sample of the rental contract in English on the following link:
Please note: The rental contracts of the Studentenwerk are temporary contracts. These fixed-term rental contracts of the Studentenwerk can be terminated in writing with a two months' notice before the following deadlines: 31.03. or 30.09. for student residences in Würzburg 28./29.02. or 31.08. for student residences in Schweinfurt
Will I be able to withdraw from the rental contract and will the Studentenwerk refund my rental payments if I decide to stay in at home or if I am not allowed to travel to Germany due to travel restrictions?
Please read the terms and conditions of the rental contract carefully. It will probably not be possible to withdraw from the contract without any financial loss. Please check whether it is possible to take out an insurance before you leave your home country, which will cover the financial expenses that may incur in connection with the termination of your stay in Germany (including return travel costs, etc.).