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

Key facts

For the winter semester 2016/2017 (October 2016 – March 2017), 1,685 new students were enrolled at HTWK Leipzig. With a total number of 6,098 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 1,258
  • Media 1,079
  • Business Administration 914
  • Mechanical and Energy Engineering 831
  • Architecture and Social Sciences 782
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 649
  • Computer Science, Mathematics and Nature Sciences 585

810 international students are enrolled at HTWK (13%). Most of them are from Austria (358), resulting from a long-standing cooperation. The second-largest group of international students is from Vietnam (112), followed by China (44), Indonesia (42) and Morocco (35).