About HTWK Leipzig

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) offers a combination of practice-oriented teaching and application-driven research. The university stands out among the higher education institutions in the region on account of its exceptionally broad spectrum of engineering and technical disciplines. Along with the fields of Economics, Social Science and Culture, HTWK Leipzig is engaged in a diverse range of teaching and research activities. More than 40 degree courses provide both sound academic knowledge and practical training. There are currently about 6,200 students enrolled at HTWK Leipzig. Long-term and wide-ranging partnerships with companies not only in the region but throughout Germany and Europe, as well as numerous externally funded research projects, demonstrate the university’s high standard of research excellence. With third-party funding amounting to more than 10 million Euro per year, HTWK Leipzig is one of the top-ranking universities of applied sciences in Germany.

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 2019/2020 (reporting date: 1 November 2019), 1,815 new students were enrolled at HTWK Leipzig. With a total number of 6,255 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:

  • Architecture and Social Sciences 821
  • Business Administration and Industrial Engineering 1,070
  • Civil Engineering 1,260
  • Computer Science and Media 1,730
  • Engineering 1,165
  • Digital Transformation 209

818 international students are enrolled at HTWK (13 %). Most of them are from Austria (316), resulting from a long-standing cooperation. The second-largest group of international students is from Vietnam (103), followed by Syria (85), Morocco (39), Russia (31) and Indonesia and Ukraine (22 each).