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Secure a place now. Prospective students have been able to apply online for a place at TH OWL for the winter semester 2024/2025 since Thursday, May 2.


Are you looking for the right degree program?

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:

You already know what you would like to study? Our degree program offers sorted by access and admission:

Overview of our study programs at the locations

What can I study and where?

Where distances are short and networks are wide. Need to talk to your professor about your thesis? No problem, people know each other personally here. Doing an internship locally? There are numerous opportunities in our economically strong region. The Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences has excellent links with industry and research institutions and cooperates with various universities worldwide.

Creative Campus Detmold, Innovation Campus Lemgo and Sustainable Campus Höxter - at its three locations, TH OWL is not just a place where people work, study, teach and research. Campus life also includes leisure, exchange, sport, voluntary work and creative development opportunities.

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Free time on and around the campus


What? When? Where?

  • You can apply for our admission-free Bachelor´s degree programs from May 2 to October 15,  via our KIS portal!
  • The application period for our admission-restricted Bachelor´s degree programs starts on May 2. The application is processed via the application portal of
  • You can apply for our Master´s degree programs from May 2, via our KIS portal!
  • Start of the winter semester is September 1.
  • Start of lectures is September 23, 2024.
  • The officialcentral first semester welcome will take place on September 23, 2024 at 10 am at our locations in Detmold, Lemgo and Höxter. All information can be found on our Start of Studies page.



Before it starts


This is the TH OWL!

Get to know us!

"1 Day Live" offers you the opportunity to accompany a student (Bachelor) for a day and have your questions answered first-hand. In this way, you can experience everyday university life in your desired degree program at TH OWL up close and get a first authentic insight into the everyday life of a student. Together you will attend events on your favorite degree course, go to the canteen for a meal or take a tour of the campus.

Still unanswered questions?

Our Student Service Center will answer all your questions about studying at TH OWL as well as about application and enrollment:

Phone: +49 5261 702 2534
E-mail: studierendenservice(at)

Service hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.