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Ways to the HSWT

From abroad to HSWT

The University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf welcomes international applicants, students, teachers and researchers. Interested parties can find important information here.

International applicants & their access to the HSWT

People from many different countries study and work at HSWT. Many paths lead to our campus in Weihenstephan or Triesdorf - for a semester, a full course of study or for a position in teaching and research. Here you will find information on the various options for transferring to a German University of Applied Sciences. For prospective students, we have also compiled information on what needs to be considered for enrolment in Germany.

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Information for exchange students

International students interested in an exchange can find the necessary information here.

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International students

Students without a German university entrance qualification also have the opportunity to apply for HSWT degree programmes.

International study programmes

HSWT offers courses and degree programmes in English for foreign and German-speaking students as well as double degrees with international partners.

What you need to study at HSWT

If you are planning to study in Germany, there are important formalities to observe: Among other things, you should clarify the financing of your stay early on and take care of suitable insurances. The following information will help international first-year students and exchange students to find their way around HSWT and the German bureaucracy.


Some insurances are compulsory, such as health insurance. We have compiled a list of exactly which insurances you need and which insurances make sense.

Offices & Banks

You have arrived and want to start your studies. Now you have to go to some offices and authorities. A bank account might also be important, depending on where you come from. After arriving in Germany, students should take care of the following things: