The university offers over 60 Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, and provides excellent academic conditions for young people from all over the world.
Have you completed your Abitur exam, and are looking to start your degree? Or have you finished a training program and want to deepen your knowledge at the university? At the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, you can select from a broad range of over 60 Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs with internationally recognized diplomas, including dual study programs, a vocational college instructor program option, or a doctoral degree. Choose the right degree for you!
The OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts can support you before you ever begin your degree. Our prospective student services help you decide which degree program you want to pursue. We offer specialized programming for secondary schools on student orientation and career orientation, including laboratory tours and experiments. Our talent scouts support talented secondary school students and help them through their degrees.
You should also think about how to handle student financing before you start your degree. Your options range from a BAföG grant to a scholarship or a temporary job.
Combining your degree program with the needs of a family is a unique challenge. The OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts can help you balance your degree and your family life. We offer customized advising and support for students with handicaps and chronic illnesses. We can find the best solution to fit your needs alongside our partners from technology, administration and teaching.
Are you an international student who would like to study at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences?
The better prepared you are, the more successful you will be in your degree program. It is important to get answers to important questions you have early on. The International Office of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts advises international and refugee students on any questions they have related to their university studies.
Before beginning your degree program
Welcome to the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts! Get to know us and our locations – the Creative Campus Detmold, the Innovation Campus Lemgo and the Sustainable Campus Höxter – as well as our study locations in Herford and Minden!
Once you have found your desired program and completed the requirements to apply to the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, you can complete your application. Please note our key terms and deadlines. Once you have successfully applied, you will then enroll or register for the university. The specific process will depend on whether you have selected an open enrollment or restricted enrollment degree program. You are required to pay your semester fees before you may register. The document “Frequently asked questions” provides answers to your most important questions on application and enrollment.
The OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers pre-courses to future students to help them prepare for their degrees. For many students, starting at the university also means moving into their own apartment for the first time. Here, you can find links and addresses to help you find an apartment in OWL.
Information on starting your degree
To continue your degree program after the semester ends, you must re-register for the following semester. We offer you advising and services on a variety of topics to support you while you complete your degree at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Tips and links on your coursework provide you with an overview of your degree program – whether you are looking for the course catalog or want to create your own course schedule The examination administration includes all departmental examination offices at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and can help you with exam-related questions during your degree program.
Enrich your studies with supplementary learning programs from the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, or join one of our student projects or the Student body.
If you are about to graduate or already have your degree, our Career Services Office can help you transition to your career and can provide personal career planning. In addition, you can also enter into a Master's program or complete a docoral degree.
In order to leave the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts after your degree, you must de-register.
Do you want to stay in contact with the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts after you complete your degree? Learn more about our alumni network.
If you have an idea for starting your own company, our entrepreneurial consulting services can help you make contact with other start-up founders.
- The Central Student Advisory Service is an institution independent of the departments and examination offices and offers advice and information throughout the entire student life cycle.
- We are available for your personal concerns and, if necessary, individual problems related to your studies, such as support in starting your studies, organizing your studies, or individual study and learning planning.
- Together, we can work out problem-solving strategies and, if necessary, give you information about further counseling and support services within and outside the university.
Homepage Central Student Advisory Service
- We advise and support TH OWL students who are interested in an exchange semester, an internship or a language course abroad.
- International students are supported by the International Office during the transition to living and learning studying in Germany.
- We offer advising appointments, language support, and international cultural events throughout the year.
- Our mission is to help students experience a semester abroad and to help foreign students make OWL and TH OWL their second home.