Why choose TH Wildau
There are several good reasons for studying at the TH Wildau. Here are ten you’ll find particularly persuasive.
10 good reasons to study in Wildau
A modern campus university
Studying in Wildau is exceptionally convenient. On our green, compact campus you never have far to travel, and there are great opportunities for relaxation before and after classes. The teaching and administration buildings, dining hall and library are all located on an interconnected site.
The university campus is located on a historic industrial site. Where once locomotives were built in vast production halls, today people study, teach and research in ultra-modern buildings.
Study on Berlin’s doorstep
Today, the city of Wildau is home to over 10,000 inhabitants. Wildau lies in green surroundings, but is only a few kilometres from the south-east edge of the city of Berlin.
There are no problems getting to Berlin’s big city bustle. In just 40 minutes on the train from Wildau S-Bahn station – which is right by the campus – you can be in Berlin’s inner city.
Practical and application-oriented
Study at a university of applied sciences is very practically oriented. Students can carry out practical exercises and experiments with top-quality laboratory and computer technology. The professors and other teaching staff aren’t just theoreticians, but for the most part have practical experience themselves.
Study options at TH Wildau range across the disciplines of engineering and natural sciences, business, information technology and law.
A vibrant campus life
At TH Wildau, there’s more to studying than just academic lectures, seminar papers and exams. Whether it’s presentations and symposia, the university orchestra, international afternoons or beach volleyball on the campus’ own courts – cultural events and a wide range of activities ensure that your campus life is full of variety.
Friendly, not anonymous
Compared to the many big universities in the greater Berlin area, with roughly 3,600 students (as at October 2017) the TH Wildau is a small, friendly university.
Its personal atmosphere and individual support for students, plus seminars and practical exercises in small groups, provide the optimum conditions for a successful student career.
Glimpses of application-oriented research
Want to work on research projects while still a student? At the TH Wildau, that’s no problem! The university is one of the top research universities in Germany. Academics are working on today’s hot research topics in over 40 research groups.
Support for international students
We’re here to help you! Young people from over 60 countries around the world are studying at the TH Wildau. One in four students comes from abroad. The team at the International Office is there to advise and support you during your stay at Wildau.
You can prepare for a German-language study programme with our German courses and preparatory programmes, or study on one of our English-language masters courses. And cross-cultural events, and schemes such as our buddy programme make starting your studies easier.
Safe campus living
If you feel more at home in a manageably sized town than a big city, and prefer affordable accommodation and living costs, then Wildau is just right for you.
You can also choose one of the Potsdam student union’s halls of residence, which are right on the campus or close nearby. What’s more, Wildau is safe and has a peaceful, student-friendly atmosphere.
Study in the midst of greenery
Besides a diverse programme of university sports ranging from aikido to yoga, or opportunities to play music, lovers of the great outdoors also get a good run for their money.
The area around Wildau is a paradise for water sports. There are countless opportunities for water sports, whether it’s swimming, jogging or just chilling out. To complete your enjoyment of nature, there are idyllic cycling paths through forests, fields and historic sites.
The TH Wildau’s good reputation is the No. 1 factor in our students’ choice of university. For more than half our students, the University’s good reputation was an important reason for opting to study at Wildau (source: first semester survey, winter semester 2013–4).
The survey also demonstrates students’ satisfaction with the teaching and study provision at the TH Wildau (87% of respondents ‘totally satisfied’).