HMKW University for Media, Communication and Business

Studying at HMKW, University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Business, opens up exciting prospects in all of these areas - media, communication and business.



HMKW was founded in 2008 by an experienced team of academics.


HMKW considers the demands of today’s society and the working world. HMKW degree programs offer classical, cooperative as well as consecutive academic programs in the faculties of Design, Journalism and Communication, Psychology as well as Business.

Besides the classical Bachelor degree programs, HMKW offers the same study fields in a cooperative study program. Our master degree programs build upon the undergraduate work as they impart research-related as well as practical skills.


All of our professors and tutors will support you actively during your studies and assist you getting your dream job. Our university’s success depends on YOUR success! Therefore, our degree programs are demanding but also rewarding!

The greatest challenge when leaving university and entering the job market is the lack of practical experience – however, work experience is one of the most important criteria expected by future employers. Our graduates are different: we combine a solid academic education with various real-life projects. To do so, we cooperate with various institutions and businesses, which complement the academic curriculum with real questions and projects.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)


Student services

Welcome to all incoming students of our partner universities and those interested in finding out more about the Erasmus+ Program at HMKW!You will find below some useful information on the subject. Concerning any other questions not answered here, please feel free to contact our International Office representatives.

Student Life

Campus life

Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt – all HMKW locations offer optimal conditions for your studies in the fields of design, journalism and communication, psychology or business.

Urban, cosmopolitan, tolerant, media and business oriented – the three cities are equally attractive places to study, whether you are looking for classic production and service industries, young entrepreneurs and start-ups, the creative industries or financial sector.

In any of these German cities you will find economic and cultural potential like nowhere else.

In Berlin you will find the head office of HMKW, however the same HMKW standards apply in Cologne and Frankfurt.


Benefit from our commitment and expertise! HMKW was founded in 2008 by an experienced team of academics. It is a state-approved private university and all degree programs are accredited by FIBAA (a recognized agency for quality assurance). Since July 2014, HMKW has been institutionally accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities.