Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen)
Universities of Applied Sciences offer their students professional-oriented higher education. This is reflected in their curricula, which include mandatory career-oriented practical training units or job-based internships. At present (i.e. in the 2011/12 academic year) 359 UAS degree programmes in areas such as Business, Engineering + IT, Social Sciences, Law, Media and Design, Health Sciences and Cultural Sciences are offered.
An overview of the programmes can be found on the homepage of the FH Council.