You have earned your secondary school leaving certificate and would now like to start a degree program? Or did you complete your vocational education and training and would like to deepen your knowledge by studying? With us, you can choose from over 55 bachelor's and master's degree programs. Our range of studies includes full-time and part-time degree programs, various degree programs that you can study part-time and flexibly, and dual degree programs that allow you to combine vocational education and studies.
With us, you will study in a practice-oriented manner and you will benefit from our close contacts to industry, business and the skilled trades. Our research strength allows us to offer you the best study conditions: Our laboratories and workshops are excellently equipped and at the cutting edge of technology and IT. We maintain international contacts with partner universities worldwide and in addition offer international degree programs. Many of our degree programs are unique in Germany.
Our graduates, whether Bachelor or Master, are in great demand and usually make their first good contacts to the job market during their studies through our career offers or join our start-up network Campus Foundery OWL in order to successfully start their own business after graduation.
By the way: Our students are very satisfied with studying at our university! This is confirmed by the regularly positive evaluations, for example in the CHE university ranking. In Northrhine-Westphalia (NRW), we have been voted 2nd most popular university by our students in the StudyCheck Award 2023.
Our degree program finder will help you make your choice. Start by choosing your interests. We have divided our range of studies for you into the following areas of interest:
- Design and Create
- Food and Health
- Teaching Profession
- Media and Computer Science
- Planning and Construction
- Technology and Engineering
- Environment and Energy
- Business and Management
You already know what you would like to study? Our degree program offers sorted by access and admission:
- Kreativ Campus Detmold
- Innovation Campus Lemgo
- Sustainable Campus Höxter
- BildungsCampus Herford
- RailCampus OWL Minden
At our location in Detmold you have the choice between these degree programs:
Department Detmold School of Design
- Architecture (Bachelor)
- Architecture (part-time) (Bachelor)
- Interior Architecture (Bachelor)
- Interior Architecture (part-time) (Bachelor)
- Interior Architecture – Spatial Arts (Master)
- Integrated Architectural Design (Master)
- Integrated Design (Master)
- Urban Planning (Bachelor)
- Urban Development NRW (Master)
Department Media Production
Department Civil Engineering
During the upcoming fall break, upper secondary school students will have the opportunity to learn more about their desired course of study and gain insights into university life during a "Schnupperstudium" at TH OWL. Together with the students, the prospective students will take part in the regular lectures from October 9 to 13, 2023, and receive first-hand information about everyday life at the university.
Registrations are possible until October 1, 2023.
Kreativ Campus Detmold
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Sustainable Campus Höxter
- You can apply for our admission-free Bachelor´s degree programs from May 2 to October 15, 2023 via our KIS portal!
- The application period for our admission-restricted Bachelor´s degree programs starts on May 2, 2023. The application is processed via the application portal of hochschulstart.de.
- You can apply for our Master´s degree programs from May 2, 2023 via our KIS portal! The exact application periods of the respective degree programs are indicated in this table.
- Start of the winter semester is September 1, 2023.
- Start of lectures is September 25, 2023.
- The official central first semester welcome will take place on September 25, 2023 at 10 am at our locations in Detmold, Lemgo and Höxter. All information can be found on our Start of Studies page.
- Take a look at the degree programs and study models offered by TH OWL.
- Get to know TH OWL and its locations!
- Take advantage of the services offered by our Central Student Advisory Service for prospective students.
- You are uncertain which degree program suits you? Our Central Student Advisory Service will be happy to advise you in a personal meeting.
- Find out whether admission to the degree program is unrestricted or restricted (NC) and check in advance whether a subject-related basic internship is required before you begin your studies. You can find information about this on the respective degree program page in the degree program finder and in our FAQ.
- Answers to frequently asked questions you will find in our FAQ
- All services including the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) and the Registrar´s Office are always available for you. The respective office hours of ZSB and the contact options of the Registrar´s Office are linked.
- There are also numerous offers for prospective students. Click here for the offers.
- Preparatory courses in the areas of math, physics and languages provide optimal preparation for your studies.
You did it! You successfully enrolled for your desired degree program at TH OWL!
The official central first semester welcome ceremony will take place on September 25, 2023 at 10 a.m. at our locations in Detmold, Lemgo and Höxter. You will find more information about the first semester welcome in the coming weeks on the website for the start of studies. There you will also find many helpful tips on how to start your studies: