Germany's State Distance-Learning University

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The FernUniversität in Hagen is Germany’s only state distance-learning university, and its largest in terms of student numbers. Its flexible degree programs and continuing education options make higher education accessible to students in a variety of life situations. Its five faculties conduct a wide range of theoretical and applied research in their subject areas of Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration, and Law.

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Prof. Dr. Uwe Elsholz, Vice-President for Continuing Education, Knowledge Transfer, and International Affairs Photo: Volker Wiciok

“Knowledge is built on the exchange of ideas. Through international projects, collaborations, and partnerships, we carry out innovative research across borders and enable our students to gain international experience while meeting the needs of our diverse student body.”

Prof. Dr. Uwe Elsholz, Vice-President for Continuing Education, Knowledge Transfer, and International Affairs

Coronavirus: FernUniversität Offers Expertise and Support

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Information about the FernUniversität's Coronavirus Response

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International Cooperations and Projects

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Information for Guests

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Research Clusters

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Information for Prospective Students

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International Office

Information and assistance for international partners and guests.

Email: international

Student Registration

Advising for (prospective) students with international qualifications.

Email: zulassung.ausland