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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

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Established in 2006, the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Windisch (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Aargau. This institution also has branch campuses in Muttenz, Basel and Olten. Officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland), Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education institution. Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 17-year-old Swiss higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Swiss higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FHNW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Control Typepublic


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Entity Typenon-profit


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

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University Location

Address Campus Brugg-Windisch, Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Aargau
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Phone Number +41 (56) 202 77 00
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Fax Number +41 (56) 462 4748
Other locations Muttenz, Basel and Olten

Study Areas / Degree Levels


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Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Admission Office Admission Office

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Windisch 5210
(56) 462 4411

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz has an enrollment range of 7,000-7,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Control Type Control Type

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz is a public higher education institution.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Entity Type Entity Type

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz is a non-profit higher education institution.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Library University Library

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • Swiss University Conference (SUC)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Free Online Courses

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