International – Welcome to Wismar

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” (G.K. Chesterton)

Travel changes you. There is no better opportunity to learn more about your own culture than when you examine it in new situations. A semester abroad enlarges your view of the world, develops your interpersonal, linguistic and academic learning skills, and gives you an opportunity to see other cultures in context.  These types of skills are essential in today’s global world, and not only in your professional life.

We offer suitable travel opportunities to our own staff and students, as well as to visiting staff and students. If you are a registered foreign student or graduate, you can choose to do a degree course with us, or come for one or two exchange semesters. If you do not qualify as a student in Europe yet, you can do our foundation course and then study further.  Please follow the links below for more information.

If you are a student or staff member of our university, or a foreign university teacher, please contact the International Office to learn more. 

Why should you come to Wismar?

We are one of Germany’s leading Universities of Applied Sciences, with a 30-year tradition of welcoming students from other countries to our campus and to our part-time and distance learning programmes. If you come to study with us, you will find:

  • A highly academically ranked public, non-profit university
  • We have 8 000 students but small, personal classes
  • A special programme of studies in English for students on exchange from their home universities
  • Six degree courses entirely in English
  • An excellent student support and guidance system
  • State-of-the-art facilities and a modern campus setting
  • Priority and affordable student residences for international students
  • A family-friendly campus
  • City life with easy access to the great outdoors at the Baltic coast
  • Easy access to the Berlin and Hamburg metropolises. 
Degree Programme Study
Studienkolleg

Head of International Office

International Office

Experience reports of students

Apoorva (from India)

Apoorva (from India)

"Studying in Hochschule Wismar is an exciting experience accompanied by a practical thinking process and state-of-the-art technology. With an adaptive and engaging atmosphere, architectural lighting design studies have given a momentum and extravagance raising inter-cultural and international belonging."

Laura (from France)

Laura (from France)

"For me, to be in an iInternational class is a unique chance. During two semesters, I had the possibility to follow Business courses in the English language, to make friends with students from all parts of the world and to discover their culture. Hochschule Wismar provides a good work environment, the professors are comprehensible, they help you when you don't understand something and your language level into account. In my opinion, a year in Wismar is an unforgettable experience."

Petya (from Bulgaria)

Petya (from Bulgaria)

"I like the studying in HS Wismar, because it gives me everything that I need. The classes are interesting and different than in my country and I find this good because we can learn and practice a lot of new things. At the same time the university is also a place for meeting friends, enjoying lunch with them and doing other activities together outside the school time. It mixes perfectly the useful studying and the leisure time."

Tom (from France)

Tom (from France)

"One of the best things at the University of Wismar is its diversity of cultures and nationalities. Every day, you meet people from the other side of the world or from your neighbour country. It’s so fantastic to mix our story, culture and experiences because it’s our unique chance to do it. In another way, English lectures are a great benefit at the University of Wismar which has highly qualified and listening teachers. Erasmus is also a fun time to party... Wismar is certainly an experience to live!"