University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

University of Applied Sciences




The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland [FHNW] was formed from a merger in 2006 of diverse tertiary institutions long established throughout the northwestern region of Switzerland: three Universities of Applied Sciences (Aargau, Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, and Solothurn), the School of Education of Solothurn and the School of Education and Social Sciences of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft and the Academy of Music Basel.

FHNW is a state-accredited university of applied sciences with over 8000 students. The FHNW comprises nine schools, each consisting of various institutes. The schools are: Applied Psychology, Business, Engineering, Life Sciences, Social Work, Art and Design, Music, Architecture & Civil Engineering, Teacher Education. In order to fulfil their federal remit all affiliated FHNW Schools provide academic degree courses, continuing education, applied research and development, and services to third parties.

The FHNW Bachelor and Master programmes are practice-oriented and designed to meet market needs. The Schools are concentrated in four campuses, located in Aarau, Basel, Brugg/Windisch, Muttenz and Olten.The majority of courses are taught in German though an increasing number of programmes however are offered partially or entirely in English.

Courses offered through English


The University assists international students find accommodation.You should budget . €300-€450 per month