Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences

Founded in 1961, the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. It has 200 partner universities worldwide. About 8500 national and international students are currently enrolled at the university. Students study in one of the 3 specialisations offered at the university; engineering, business and information technology.

Heilbronn is located in the Heilbronn-Franken region – very well known for its strong and growing economy. Many world market leaders and successful medium-sized companies are based here.

Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences has 4 campuses: Campus Sontheim has about 4500 students, Bildungscampus has about 1500 students, Campus Künzelsau has about 1500 students and Campus Schwäbisch Hall has about 1100 students.


  • Mechanics and Electronics
  • Industrial and Process Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Business and Transport Management
  • International Business
  • Economics and Engineering
  • Management and Sales
HHN students volleyball
HHN students teamwork

Bachelor’s degree courses in Heilbronn

Duration: 7 semesters
Workload: 210 ECTS
Internship: 5th semester


  • Automotive Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Production and Process Management
  • Technical Logistics Management
  • Process and Environmental Engineering
  • Automation and Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Management
  • Industrial Engineering


  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration in Transport and Logistics
  • Business Administration in Public Transportation
  • Information Systems
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • International Business-Intercultural Studies
  • Tourism Management
  • Wein Marketing and Management
  • Business Administration and Culture, Leisure and Sports Management
  • Business Administration, Marketing and Media Management
  • Business Administration and Social Management
  • Financial Management, Accounting & Taxation
  • Business Administraion and HR Management
  • Business Administration and Sales
  • Management and Procurement

Information technology

  • Medical Informatics (in cooperation with Heidelberg university)
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

Master’s degree courses in Heilbronn

Duration: 3 to 4 semesters
Workload: 90 to 120 ECTS


  • Automotive Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Technical Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Technical Management


  • Business Management
  • Business Administration in Transport and Logistics
  • Information Management und Data Science
  • International Business and Intercultural Management
  • International Tourism Management
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Business Administration and Culture, Leisure and Sports Managment
  • International Marketing and Communication
  • Business Analytics, Controlling & Consulting

Information technology

  • Medical Informatics
  • Software Engineering and Management
HHN students in class
Bibliothek Campus Kuenzelsau

Application requirements

Academic requirement

  • Confirmation of university entrance qualification from your country of origin issued by Studienkolleg – Center for international students Konstanz (except applications for B.Sc. & M.Sc Medical Informatics)
Language requirement for German taught programmes
  • DSH-2 or DSH-3
  • TestDaF (TDN4)
  • DSD II
  • Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Goethe certificate C2)
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung II of the University for applied languages Munich
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Goethe C1-Zertifikat
  • Feststellungsprüfung of Studienkolleg Konstanz
Language requirement for English taught programmes
  • TOEFL internet based test min. 79 points
  • TOEFL paper based test min. 550 points
  • IELTS min. 6.0 overall band score
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) min. C

Application process

Step 1
Qualification validation
Validate your higher education entrance qualification at Center for International Students Konstanz.

The application deadline is 1st May for the winter semester and 1st Nov for the summer semester. The application and the supporting documents can only be sent via post and not online.
Step 1
Step 2
Student application portal
Register at the student's application portal - hochschulstart.de
Step 2
Step 3
University application portal
Register and apply at the university's application portal - ecampus.hs-heilbronn.de
Step 3
Step 4
Submit printed application
Submit your application in paper form at the Heilbronn University. Application must be submitted not later than the application deadline.

The application for the winter semester starts from May and ends on 15 July while the the application for summer semester starts from November and ends on 15 January.

Some programmes are only available during the winter semester.
Step 4
Step 5
Accept the offer on the platform
The result of your application will be announced in August or February online at hochschulstart.de platform. If you would like to accept the offer, you will have to do so on the platform.
Step 5
Step 6
Accept the offer with the university
The university will send the admission document to you. Once you have received the document, you have 10 days to enrol online or personally after your arrive in Heilbronn university.
Step 6

Winter semester application

Qualification validation at the Center for International Students Konstanz: 1 May
University application deadline: 15 July

Summer semester application

Qualification validation at the Center for International Students Konstanz: 1 November
University application deadline: 15 January

Semester fees

  • Semester contribution
  • Tuition fee
    For non-EU students only

Cost of living

  • Rent & Utilities
  • Food & drink
    €100 - €150
  • Learning material
  • Transportation pass
  • Health insurance
  • Communication
  • Recreation & sport

Students need about €800 to €860 monthly for their living expenses.

HHN students robotic
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I chose Heilbronn because Heilbronn university provides the study programme on process and environmental engineering. All professors are very dedicated, responsible and wise. They can explain to students very well. Some professors will do a lot of exercises in class which helped a lot for the exams. Some professors has also experiences in the industries.
Tong Chia Qian
Industrial and Process Engineering
I chose Hochschule Heilbronn because I wanted to study environmental-related engineering. Studying process engineering with specialisation in energy research in Heilbronn is the decision I do not regret because the broad subjects in process engineering have prepared me well for my further studies at postgraduate levels.

Coming to Germany to start undergraduate studies in the German language was very challenging at the beginning. I could only make it through my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the German language because of the tremendous support and help received from many professors and tutors at the University of Heilbronn. My Professor had arranged different tutors for us in difficult subjects such as control engineering (Regelungstechnik) and material science (Werkstoffkunde). I am forever grateful to the training I have received in Heilbronn.

I am currently studying battery research at the PhD level in the UK. I intend to continue with the research in the field of energy storage after completing the PhD.
Helen Pang
Process and Environment Engineering
I have decided to study at Hochschule Heilbronn because I like their course modules very much. Hochschule Heilbronn is also one of the best universities for process engineering. Students are close to their professors and the professors are happy to help students anytime. On top of that, Heilbronn is a beautiful and quiet town.
Sarmila Kamalanathan
Process and Environment Engineering

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