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The application deadlines for studies in the winter semester 2023/2024 at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts have expired. For all those who are not yet starting their studies in the coming winter semester, there are a variety of opportunities to best prepare for the start of studies in the upcoming year.

Our website is still available to provide you with comprehensive information about our study models and 55 exciting degree programs. Here you will also find an overview of our advisory services and support options to help you plan your studies at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences in the best possible way.

Another highlight you can look forward to is our University Information Days. On January 24 and 25, 2024, we will open our doors to you to provide insights into studying at our three campuses in Detmold, Lemgo and Höxter. Take advantage of this opportunity to attend informative lectures and gain your first impressions in exciting taster lectures.

We will be happy to answer your questions and provide support at any time. Stay up to date by visiting our website regularly, and get excited about the many opportunities our university has to offer.

See you in January 2024!

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?

How does "studying" work?

Register now: "Schnupperstudium" during the fall break

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.

Click here for registration

Kreativ Campus Detmold

Innovation Campus Lemgo

Sustainable Campus Höxter


What? When? Where?

  • 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
  • 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.


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Before it starts



First semester welcome in the winter semester 2023/2024

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:

Start of study

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.