West Coast University of Applied Sciences

Welcome to our university of applied sciences in Heide, which is situated close to the west coast of Northern Germany.



The Fachhochschule Westküste has been an initiative of local entrepreneurs and politicians. It was founded in 1993 and startet in rented rooms. Thus, already in 1997 the first graduates left our university.

In 2000 the university moved to the new buildings east of Heide. In 2008 already 400 beginners started their studies and nowadays more than 1100 are enrolled at the FHW.


Bachelor Courses

  • Business Administration
  • Business and Law
  • Business Psychology
  • Electrical and Information Engineering
  • International Tourism Management
  • Management and Technology

Master Courses

  • Green Energy
  • Microelectronic Systems
  • International Tourism Management
At the West Coast University of Applied Sciences you can learn several languages. In most of our study programs, language courses are part of the curriculum.

Master's Programmes

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Student services

  • The International Office

Our tasks are diverse and international. The international office is working in the fore- and background in order to help students from the West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), guest students or trainees from abroad to collect international experience. We are listening and trying to help according to our possibilities.

Our services include:
  • information about the possibilities, requirements and financing of a study or internship stay abroad,
  • advice for international study applicants regarding possibilities, requirements and financing studies at FHW,
  • consultation and support for international students at FHW in co-operation with the international department of the student union.

Library services

The library is the central institution to provide students and staff members with literature and information.

To use the library service you need a library user card which you get at the issue desk. You’ll need to show your ID and student ID.

Please report immediately the loss of your library card. The library will not take any responsibility in case of misuse.