Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences
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Hochschule Fresenius-University of Applied Sciences with just under 12,000 students and six study locations is the largest private university with presence teaching in Germany. It looks back on a 170-year tradition: In 1848 Carl Remigius Fresenius founded the “Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius” in Wiesbaden, which from the very outset devoted its attention to both practical laboratory work and training. The university has been fully state-recognized since 1971. Today’s headquarters are in Idstein in the state of Hesse.

With its Chemistry & Biology, Design, Health & Social, onlineplus and Economics & Media departments, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences offers a wide and varied range of courses. Entirely in the spirit of its founder Carl Remigius Fresenius it combines teaching, research and practical experience. The name Fresenius stands for innovative, practice-oriented teaching and applied research. Cooperation arrangements with a variety of corporate partners ensure ours students’ access to business and industry. In addition, the university also specifically promotes international mobility: Its worldwide network opens up excellent prospects, whether students are looking for a semester abroad, an internship or are starting their career. International study applicants are offered preparatory courses for the university admission examination (“Feststellungsprüfung”) and tailored services by the university in cooperation with studienkolleg nrw.


Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Idstein and Munich, and study centers in Berlin, Dusseldorf and New York.


Bachelor and master courses, full-time and part-time, as well as dual study programs with combined training and integrated study, vocational courses and continuing education.


Founded as the “Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius“ in Wiesbaden in 1848. In 1962 it evolved to become the “Chemieschule Fresenius” (Fresenius Chemistry College) which was granted full status as a private university of applied sciences by the government in 1971. In 1998 the institution’s name was changed to Europa Fachhochschule Fresenius (EFF). Today’s name dates back to 2008.


Hochschule Fresenius is state-recognized and has been institutionally accredited by the German Scientific Council. t uses the system accreditation to recognize new study programs and is certified according to ISO standards 9001 and 29990.

Contact information
Your directions to the Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences

Limburger Str. 2
65510 Idstein

+49 800 – 72 45 834

+49 6126 – 93 52 10