The University of Hildesheim Foundation emerged from the Teacher’s Training University of Lower Saxony (founded in 1946), and currently has four divisions: “Educational and Social Sciences,” “Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication,” “Linguistics and Information Science,” and “Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science”.

Its well-designed and tested educational studies programs as well as cultural studies and applied linguistics are the traditional strength of the University of Hildesheim. In addition, Psychology, Childhood Education, Diversity Education, Translation Studies, Intercultural Communication, Environmental Studies and Business Information/Computer Science programs are also in high demand.

The number of students enrolled at the University of Hildesheim has increased steadily since 2000 to 8,500. Around 73 % are female students. Women also comprise 43 % of the faculty, above the national average. Indeed, gender equality, and equal treatment for those from different social, ethnic and religious backgrounds, as well as educational integration in general, are important parts of the university’s mission.

Interdisciplinary work, and narrowing the gap between theory and practice, are important components of the research and teaching profile of the University of Hildesheim.

Foto: Daniel Kunzfeld, Clemens Heidrich, Uni Hildesheim; Hildesheim Marketing

Student Life

Half-timbered quarter Hildesheim

Hildesheim, the so called small metropolis in the heart of Lower Saxony, offers ideal living conditions for students. The personal, cozy atmosphere, the short distances as well as the plethora of art and cultural events are only some of the things that students love about this historical city designated by UNESCO World Heritage.

UNESCO World Heritage Site St Marys Cathedral

If you’re interested in art and culture, then Hildesheim is the best place for you, as it offers a wide range of events, concerts, exhibitions and theater performances throughout the year. Furthermore, film and cinema fans can enjoy movie nights at the Thega cinema next to the local theater. If you want to go for shopping or try out more exciting activities, then you can always visit for free the nearby capital city of Hanover in about half an hour with your semester ticket.

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CAMPUS LIFE

Besides studying, the campus life in Hildesheim organizes a variety of events and interesting activities to its students. For instance, sports provided by the university or cultural events like the midsummer night or the campus festival will offer you lively and unforgettable moments during your student life in Hildesheim.

Available Programmes

Bookmark Course Programme Degree Level Duration Tuition
Marketing Global Information Managment (English) Bachelors 4 4.500
Computer Science Data Analytics (English) Masters 2 non
Psychology Psychology Masters 2 non
Education Educational Science | Diversity Education | Early Childhood Education Masters 2 non
Performing Arts Cultural Mediation Masters 2 non
Performing Arts musik.welt - Cultural Diversity in Musical Education Masters 2 2.000
Languages German as a Foreign Language | German as a Second Language Masters 2 non
Languages International Communication and Translation Bachelors 3 non

FAQs

Which programs do you offer?

Have a look at our program offer. Information on our program is mainly available in German as most of our programs are taught in German.

Do you offer English taught programs?

Yes, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Global Information Management and a Master of Science in Data Analytics.

Which German level is required for German taught programs?

For German taught programs we require a C1 level CEFR, e.g. TestDaF 4x4, DSH 2, DSD 2, Telc C1 Hochschule.

Do you offer German Courses?

Yes, you can take prepatory German courses in Hildesheim, e.g at the Language Center of the HAWK or the VHS Hildesheim. At the moment some courses are offered online.

Which English level is required for English taught programs?

For Global Information Management we require TOEFL 72 points, Cambridge Certificate: First Certificate in English (FCE),) IELTS 5.0, TOEIC: 400 (listening), 385 (reading), TELC English B2.

For Data Analytics we require TOEFL computer based test score of 61 or above, IELTS 6 or above, or an equivalent certificate. If your prior degree is taught in English, than we need a document of your university stating that your studies have been completely taught in English. Stamped and signed by your university.

How do I apply?

Please apply via uni-assist for all programs besides the masters in Computer Science.

For the masters in Computer Science, e.g. the international program in Data Analytics, please apply via the application portal of the Faculty.

What are the application requirements?

The requirements depend on the program. Usually we require a higher education entrance qualification and German or English skills on C1 level CEFR.

For the bachelor programs in arts, sports and music you have to sit an entry exam.

For master programs we require a bachelor in the field of studies and often documents such as a CV, a cover letter, a description of your research project or higher language skills.

Please contact us for more detailed information and let us know in which program you are interested in.

What is the application deadline?

For the winter term (October - March):

  • international programs and master May 15th
  • restricted admission bachelor July 15th
  • non restricted admission September 1st

For the summer term (April - August):

  • restricted admission bachelor January 15th
  • non restricted admission March 1st
  • only limited choice of programs available

Do you offer Scholarships?

Yes, we offer Scholarships, e.g. Deutschlandstipendium, Lore Auerbach and Miverva Scholarship. The International Office offers Scholarships for:

  • Applicants from a German School abroad (Deutsche Auslandsschule)
  • Students at risk
  • Exchange students
  • Socially committed students
  • Students in need

Please note, Scholarships of the University of Hildesheim only cover parts of the living costs. You can search in the DAAD Scholarship database for full Scholarships.

How much does it cost to study in Hildesheim?

International Students need to cover their own living costs. In general, they do not receive state financial support or any other welfare benefits. Unless they get a Scholarship (see above).

Student living costs in Hildesheim are around 870 EUR per month (approx. 51.000 Philippine Peso per month) on average. Students spend most money on rent, food, public transport and health.

Non-EU students have to apply for a visa and need to proof enough financial ressources for studying in Germany, e.g. blocked account, scholarship, income, ... For more information see www.study-in-Germany.de.

How much does accomodation cost?

Hildesheim is rather a small city and accommodation is affordable. The rent for a room in a shared flat in a student residence ranges from 200 - 500 EUR (12.000 - 30.000 Philippine Peso) per month.

Do I have to pay tuition fees?

Students do not pay any tuition fees at the University of Hildesheim. But students pay a semester contribution of approx. 400 EUR (23.000 Philippine Peso) per semester. Students receive a ticket for the public transport in Hildesheim and can take regional trains in Lower Saxony free of charge. Students benefit from services provided by student union and student services 'Studentenwerk OstNiedersachsen', e.g. counselling, culture and leisure activities, university restaurants...

Do I need health insurance coverage?

Students need (health) insurance coverage in Germany. For statutory health insurance students spend approx. 120 EUR (7.000 Philippine Peso) per month.

Which services does the University of Hildesheim provide for international students?

The University of Hildesheim offers help and support for international students, e.g. a Welcome Week, Intercultural Trainings, German and English Courses, University Sports, Student Union, Psychological Counseling, Equal Opportunities Office, Career Counseling, Start-up Service and many more.

As the University of Hildesheim is rather a small University you will get to know fellow students, lecturers and professors easily and the University administration will help you to settle down quickly.

Address

International Office| Universitätsplatz 1| 31141 Hildesheim |

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