About HTWK Leipzig

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) was established in 1992, building on its predecessors and continuing a long tradition of scholarship in Leipzig. Today, with about 6,000 students, HTWK Leipzig ranks among Germany’s largest universities of applied sciences. Providing practice-oriented, career-relevant education in short and intense courses of study that lead to accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees is HTWK Leipzig’s trademark feature. Our curricula have been designed to meet rapidly evolving industry needs, preparing students for high-level professional practice in fields such as engineering, business, social science and cultural studies.

Geutebrück building of the HTWK Leipzig
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Three students chat in front of the Lipsius building
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Studio of the media centre at the HTWK Leipzig
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View at the serving counter in the Mensa Academica
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Four roboters play football
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View at the HTWK Leipzig library at night
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Geutebrück building of the HTWK Leipzig

Key facts

For the winter semester 2017/2018 (reporting date: 15 October 2017), 1,662 new students were enrolled at HTWK Leipzig. With a total number of 6,111 enrolled students, HTWK Leipzig is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Saxony. The following number of students are enrolled at the respective faculties:

  • Civil Engineering 1,226
  • Media 1,115
  • Business Administration and Industrial Engineering 937
  • Mechanical and Energy Engineering 790
  • Architecture and Social Sciences 806
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 642
  • Computer Science, Mathematics and Nature Sciences 595

806 international students are enrolled at HTWK (13 %). Most of them are from Austria (315), resulting from a long-standing cooperation. The second-largest group of international students is from Vietnam (126), followed by Morocco (43), Indonesia (36) and China (35).