Fachhochschule Dortmund

country rank  85
world rank  2229

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University Overview

Founded in 1971, Fachhochschule Dortmund (University of Applied Sciences and Arts) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Dortmund (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia), Fachhochschule Dortmund (FH Dortmund) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Fachhochschule Dortmund (FH Dortmund) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this German higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Acronym FH Dortmund
Founded 1971
Motto We focus on students
Colours Pantone orange

University Location

Address Sonnnenstrasse 96-100
Dortmund (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
44139 North Rhine-Westphalia
T +49 (231) 9112-0
F +49 (231) 9112 313

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Sonnenstrasse 100
Dortmund 44139
+49 (231) 9112 266

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • GATE Germany
  • World University Service (WUS)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019