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Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau



  • Standort Zwickau
  • Kornmarkt 1
  • 08056 Zwickau
  • Phone: +49 375 536-0

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University of applied sciences, public
Year of foundation 1897
Total number of Students 3,955
Students at this campus 3,778
Semester contribution 252,00 € *
Tuition fees min. 200 € *

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
9.8 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
0.0 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
17.8 %
Humanities, Languages
13.4 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
55.8 %
Other studies
3.1 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
37.4 %
Master's degree
14.1 %
Teacher qualification degree
0.0 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
42.5 %
Other types of degrees
5.9 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
In addition to approx. 228,000 print media, approx. 130,000 e-books, 30,200 e-journals and 94 specialist databases, the university library offers excellent research options in the "FINC" discovery catalogue. To promote information and media literacy, subject-specific training courses, tours and lectures are offered. The HSB offers optimal learning and working conditions, as well as generous opening times. The HSB supports open access publishing on LIBDOC, among other things. A diverse range of library series in the Studium Generale rounds off the HSB portfolio. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, German as a foreign language and technical languages for technology, business and design. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. The university sports programme offers sports activities specially tailored to the daily rhythm of teaching and research. Practice times, sports facilities and types of sports are organised so as to ensure that a physical balance is achieved in everyday university life. As well as taking part in organised traditional and trend sports, it is also possible to use the university's own fitness studio independently and to take advantage of the outdoor sports facilities. In addition to the weekly sports, students can take part in various teams and contests such as the WHZ sports festival. more information
Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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