The three universities in Potsdam, Cottbus-Senftenberg and Frankfurt (Oder), the four technical colleges in Brandenburg an der Havel, Potsdam, Wildau and Eberswalde, as well as the five private technical colleges in Elstal, Neuruppin and Potsdam are modern, well-equipped, internationally-oriented and allow students to organise their own study programmes to suit them. The Film University Konrad Wolf, founded in 1954 in Potsdam-Babelsberg, was Germany’s first film university. Today it offers in-depth training for occupations in film, television and new media.
The universities and technical colleges also provide excellent options for families. Students from abroad can find out at the Welcome Center about the requirements they must fulfil in order to study in the State of Brandenburg.
The Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg is the second largest university and the only technical university in the state of Brandenburg with around 10,000 students. It is the result of the merger of the Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus and the Hochschule Lausitz (FH) in Senftenberg.
At the three locations Cottbus, Cottbus-Sachsendorf and Senftenberg the BTU CS offers a broad spectrum of labour market oriented and classical courses of studies.
Here you can find an overview of the main areas of study as well as information on recruiting events and the right contact points at BTU.
The European University was founded in 1991 and has since developed into one of the most important university locations on the German-Polish border. The university now has over 6,000 students. It offers a wide range of study programmes with more than 25 multiple degrees on bachelor’s and master’s levels. Its unique profile means that European and international aspects of law, economics and culture play a particularly important role for the faculties.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points at Viadrina are available here.
With over 20,000 students, the University of Potsdam, which was founded in 1991, is the biggest university in the State of Brandenburg. The university is divided into five faculties and provides a range of practical, interdisicplinary and modern study programmes from its three campuses, Am Neuen Palais, Griebnitzsee and Golm. What’s more, it is the only teacher training institution in the state and maintains close cooperative relationships in both the humanities and natural sciences with all 16 non-university research institutes in the region.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points at the University of Potsdam is available here.
The Film University KONRAD WOLF Babelsberg is known for its interdisciplinary, artistic, technological and scientific approach to teaching and research on the universal subject of film. Founded in 1954, the Konrad Wolf technical college for film and television (HFF) is one of the most modern and largest film schools in Germany. It achieved university status in July 2014 as the first German film technical college.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points at the film university is available here.
The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam offers its around 3,500 students solid professional perspectives with 26 practice-oriented bachelor’s and master’s programmes. Since its founding in 1991, the university of applied sciences has continued to expand its provision with creative, engineering and socio-cultural study programmes. This means that the range of subjects now includes, in addition to traditional study programmes such as construction engineering, architecture, design or social work, much rarer subjects such as archive and library management, information and documentation, restoration or cultural work.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points at the FH is available here.
Those training to become civil servants in the senior and middle ranks of tax management in the States of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Berlin as well as the Federal Central Tax Office complete their specialist studies or the theory part of their training at the University of Applied Sciences for Finance.
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With some 1,800 students and 16 study programmes, the University for Sustainable Development at the traditional forestry and wood research location in Eberswalde, is the smallest technical college in Brandenburg. Due to the unique combination of agriculture-oriented subjects, such as forestry, landscape management and nature conservation, organic farming, wood technology, regional management or tourism, it appeals to students from all over Germany and the world.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points at the University for Sustainable Development is available here
Approximately 3,000 students in the three specialist fields of technology, economy and informatics and media are currently receiving practice-oriented training for diverse and demanding occupations at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences. It is based on the idea of researching with and for companies and the university runs several study programmes in cooperation with companies. There is also an intensive exchange between students and lecturers thanks to the multiple universities and colleges abroad.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points at the TH Brandenburg is available here.
Founded in 1991, the Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences, with some 4,000 students and 28 study paths, is the biggest technical college in the State of Brandenburg. The study programmes on offer include engineering and natural science disciplines, as well as economic, management and legal disciplines. The international orientation of the Brandenburg universities and colleges is becoming more and more significant for the TH Wildau. The proportion of international students already totals over 23%. International partnerships with more than 100 partner institutions in 60 countries also add to this.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points at the TH Wildau is available here.
The Potsdam Technical College for Sport and Management is a not-for-profit facility of the “Landessportbundes Brandenburg” (LSB). With the two bachelor’s degree programmes in sport and management, students learn essential skills that take into account the structural changes in sport and its growing significance for healthcare and socio-politics.
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The young, state-recognised Clara Hoffbauer Potsdam University of Applied Sciences offers accredited, dual bachelor’s degree programmes in social fields of activity. It was developed from the “Hoffbauer Berufsakademie” with its diverse cooperation partners and is now sponsored by the “Evangelischen Hochschule Potsdam gGmbH”, a subsidiary of the Hoffbauer Foundation.
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The Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) regards its specific answer to the changing demands made by our society on the healthcare system in general, and training for doctors, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and other specialised healthcare occupations as both its founding mission and unique selling point
The MHB is a state-recognised university and a municipal not-for-profit organisation. It is committed to innovative teaching concepts, and the unity of research, teaching and patient care.
An overview of the core subjects and information about recruitment events and the right contact points is available here.
Study at the Elstal Theological Seminary, the first state-recognised technical college for Evangelical theology in Germany, is based on the Bible, reflected in science and connected to the community. It links excellent academic standards in teaching and research with a solid orientation to practice.
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XU Exponential University is Germany's first university to focus exclusively on digitization and technology.
The state recognition for the XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences is initially limited until November 31, 2023 by the state of Brandenburg.