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!
Which courses will be held online or in physical presence, will be communicated by your faculty.
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.
In our cloud we uploaded a video about health insurance, enrolment and travelling to Germany. Here you will also find an information video about legal issues and housing and an intercultural training about Germany.
Online enrolment will be possible. We will inform new students in due time about the enrolment procedure.
On our website for freshman we put together all necessary information for your start ar FHWS.
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 10 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 10 days after their entry into the country (‘quarantine’).
You will find more information to the regulations here.
You should check if your country is the list of high risk areas.
Case 1: If your country is in this list above:
1. There is a legal obligation of a compulsory Corona test upon entry to Germany (the sampling must not be older than 48 hours upon entry) or vaccination certificate or recovery certificate (from the last 6 months).
2. After arrival you have to register online at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and upload your negative test or vaccination certificate or recovery certificate (from the last 6 months).
If you have vaccination certificate or recovery certificate (in the last 6 months) you are exempted from the 10 days quarantine.
If you have only a negative test, you have to stay 10 days in quarantine but you can shorten the quarantine if you make a test on the 5ths day after arrival.
In order to make a test, in Schweinfurt: you should make an appointment: 09721 9490474.
The address of the test center is Kasernenweg 1. The test is for free untill 11th of October. You should have your passport and certificate of enrolment/inviation letter.
In order to make a test in Würzburg: you can make an appointment by phone 0931/8000828 (Monday-Friday, 8:00-18:00) or book an appointment online: https://www.testzentrum-wuerzburg.de/
3. Do you know people who can buy for you food during your quarantine? If not, please contact International Office at FHWS by email to: welcome[at]fhws.de. You are not allowed to go for shopping, leave your room or meet friends.
Case 2: your country is not in the list:
In this case, you do not have to stay in quarantine. You only need to have negative test or vaccination certificate or recovery certificate (in the last 6 months) at the time of the entry.
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 e.g. come to Germany late in September 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.).
Find more information at the FAQ for students page which is updated regularly!