Partner Universities

Hochschule Fresenius offers students exciting prospects for studying and gaining international experience. Through partnerships with over 50 higher education institutions worldwide, Hochschule Fresenius engages in a wide range of international activities, including student and staff exchanges, study abroad collaborations, faculty-led initiatives as well as dual degree programs. These collaborations provide our students with invaluable opportunities to expand their global perspective.

Faculty members actively participate in renowned international networks, fostering connections and knowledge exchange with esteemed institutions around the world. Additionally, Hochschule Fresenius embraces internationalization by participating in various programs such as the ERASMUS+ program. This program offers funding opportunities for internships and semesters abroad within the European Union.


  • https://scf.dhu.edu.cn/en/
  • Faculty of Design
  • Exchange
  • Address: No.1882, West Yan’an Road, Changning District, Shanghai, 200051

Fashion Design (B.A.) students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation, which is part of the renoned Donghua University (DHU). Especially interesting for AMD students are the core disciplines of DHU: fashion design, textile techniques, international business, materials science, and information technology.

The semester at Donghua University starts at the beginning of September. All credits earned at Donghua University will be credited towards your studies at AMD.

  • https://www.petra.ac.id/
  • School of Business and Management
  • Exchange
  • Address: Jl. Siwalankerto No.121-131, Siwalankerto, Kec. Wonocolo, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60236

As one of the largest private universities located in Surabaya, Universitas Kristen Petra (Petra Christian University-PCU) was firstly founded on September 1961 with a vision to be a caring and global university committed to Christian values. Currently, PCU has 7 faculties with total 22 departments / programs.

  • https://www.apu.edu.my/
  • Faculty of Economics and Media
  • Study Abroad specialization: International Management
  • Address: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 57000 Malaysia

The Study Abroad cooperation with APU in Kuala Lumpur has been established very recently. During the Summer Semester 2023 the first group of HS Fresenius students have the opportunity to spend a Study Abroad Semester at this award-winning university in Malaysia.

APU’s campus is very modern and extremely well equipped, e.g. with on-campus housing (spots according to availability), sports facilities, convenience stores, a campus clinic, etc. With more than 13,000 students from more than 130 countries on campus APU provides a very international and intercultural study environment and a unique chance to build friendships all over the world. APU’s campus is located in one of the most rapidly developing areas of the city of Kuala Lumpur, and is well accessible through diverse forms of public transportation.

The Study Abroad Semester begins in both mid-February and mid-September.

Hongik was founded as Hong-Moon Higher Educational Institute on April 25, 1946, and opened on June 27 of the same year. Currently, there are 10 colleges (12 schools, 24 departments), 4 schools, and 1 department. 18,403 enrolled students (Stand 24.02.2023)

Students of Interior Design (B.A.) and Product Design (B.A.) have the opportunity to spend a semester at Hongik University in Seoul. This gives them the opportunity to gain valuable experience abroad during your studies, to improve their foreign language skills and to establish international contacts.

  • https://www.au.edu/
  • School of Management and Economics
  • Exchange
  • Address: 592/3 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24, Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok Thailand 10240

Assumption University was initially originated from Assumption Commercial College in 1969 as an autonomous higher education institution under the name of Assumption School of Business. In 1990, it was granted new status as “Assumption University” by the Ministry of University Affairs.

  • http://sdh.ou.edu.vn/
  • Faculty of Economics and Media & Faculty of Design
  • Program: Ho Chi Minh City Master´s Weeks
  • Address: 97 Vo Van Tan Str., District.3, HCM

Our cooperation with HCMC-OU is quite recent. Starting from February 2023 masters’ students of the Faculty of Economics and Media & the Faculty of Design will have the opportunity to take part in the short-term international program of the Master´s Weeks in Ho Chi Minh City.

“Ho Chi Minh City Open University (HCMC-OU) is a public institution, offering multi-disciplinary programs in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Currently, HCMCOU offers 34 Bachelor programs, twelve Master programs and five Doc-tor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. The University has twelve faculties in the fields of economics-management, technology and social sciences and humanities. There are more than 23,000 students and 600 teaching staff.”

  • https://www.rmit.edu.vn/
  • School of Communication and Design / Business School
  • Study Abroad
  • Address: 702 Nguyen Van Linh District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

RMIT Vietnam was founded in 2000, and brings a world-class education and globalised study environment to one of the fastest growing regions in Asia. RMIT Vietnam offers programs in business, technology, communication, design, fashion, and languages. It has grown into a leading university in the region.

RMIT ranks in the top 200 of global universities in the QS World University Rankings.

North America

Founded in 1948, Toronto Metropolitan University (former Ryerson University), with its six faculties, over 100 degree programs and more than 45,000 students, is today one of Canada’s largest and most renowned universities. Toronto Metropolitan University places great emphasis on the quality of its programs and a strong practical orientation. The Creative School, where our exchange student study, forms the university’s center for creative innovation. Internationally well-connected, the Creative School is also a member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) and the Cumulus Association. Exchange students engage in normal campus life, allowing them to enjoy all campus facilities and offers, such as canteens and cafés, student learning center or recreational offers. Located in the heart of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University is also the perfect starting point for exploring the city and the Ontario region.

  • https://international.viu.ca/
  • Faculty of Art, Design and Performing Arts
  • Study Abroad specializations: Visual Arts
  • Address: 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

Vancouver Island University (VIU) was founded in 1936 and enjoys a very good reputation worldwide. The modern university offers its more than 18,000 students excellent study conditions. Thanks to small class sizes and intensive support by experienced faculty and dedicated staff, visiting students quickly feel at home at VIU. The university is also perfectly suited for a semester abroad thanks to its unique location: The city of Nanaimo is the ideal base for trips not only on Vancouver Island – which is a great destination for outdoor enthusiast, charming with its magnificent landscape and featuring the famous surf beach Tofino) – but also to the nearby major cities such as Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle.

  • https://www.adelphi.edu/
  • Faculty of Economics and Media
  • Exchange
  • Address: 1, Pace Plaza New York, N.Y. 551, 5th Avenue New York, N.Y. 10176

In fall 2020, the International Business School Cologne has started a cooperation with a new partner university in New York. Together with Adelphi University, the IBS has launched the Trans-Atlantic Virtual Exchange and Collaboration Project in the middle of the global pandemic through a grant from the DAAD. Students from both universities worked together on virtual projects. After one year of virtual project collaboration between students and faculty and a virtual student conference in spring 2021, participants were finally able to meet in person on a 5-days delegation trip to Cologne and New York in fall 2021 to further develop the partnership.

Round 2 of the TAVEC Project was started in fall 2021 bringing new students of the International Business Management Bachelor’s program in Cologne together with students from Adelphi University. In March 2022, a small delegation of student and faculty ambassadors of these courses was again invited to visit their partner university in Cologne and New York.

In the third year of this partnership, a new collaborative format was tested. To participate in the TAVEC Week, a virtual project week in October 2022, students from both schools had to apply proving their motivation and, once accepted, had the opportunity to work on exciting weeklong projects on the topics of “New Work, Employer Branding, Recruiting Campaigns” in cross-university teams. Besides workshops, keynotes and social activities, the students finally presented their impressive results showing their creativity, ambition, technical know-how and will to win, at the competitive virtual conference in front of a jury of German and American business experts. Faculty members and judges were enthusiastic about the creative projects, including social media campaigns and image films, which the students developed together in such a short time, across different continents and time zones, with students who they did not know before. The judges selected the two best groups that won a travel stipend to visit their respective partner university in New York and Cologne in March 2023.

The long-term goal is to further expand the cooperation in various formats and to anchor the TAVEC concept across different schools in order to make this exchange experience possible for even more students and faculties.

  • https://berkeleycollege.edu/index.html
  • Faculty of Design, Faculty of Economics and Media
  • Study Abroad specializations: Accounting, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Tourism and Fashion Design
  • Address: 12 East 41 St., 14th FL, New York, NY 10017

Since 2013, students of the Fashion and Design Management (B.A.) program of our Faculty of Design as well as students of the Faculty of Economics & Media (various BA programs) have had the opportunity to spend a semester at the renowned Berkeley College in New York City.

Berkeley College’s New York campus is a perfect example of how an environment can enhance a college education. Berkeley College’s downtown buildings (41st and 43rd Streets, between 5th and Madison Streets) are literally steps away from countless business and cultural attractions. As an international center for business, finance, design, and other industries, the location is strategic for those seeking internship and career opportunities.

The semester abroad in New York begins in both early April and late September and offers the opportunity to complete an internship afterwards.

  • https://www.pace.edu/
  • Faculty of Economics and Media
  • Study Abroad specializations: International Management, Market,- Consumer and Media Psychology
  • Address: 1, Pace Plaza New York, N.Y. 551, 5th Avenue New York, N.Y. 10176

We have been working with Pace University on their main campus in New York City since 2014. Founded in 1906, Pace University has around 13,000 students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.

The New York City campus is in Lower Manhattan, near the Financial District and New York Downtown Hospital.

Located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, the campus is within walking distance of major Big Apple attractions such as Wall Street, Little Italy, Chinatown and the World Trade Center. If you’re a morning person, you can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and end up right in front of Pace University.

The semester abroad in New York starts both at the beginning of April and at the end of September.


Since the summer semester 2020, students of “Mode Design” (B.A.) and Fashion Design (B.A.) have the opportunity to spend a semester at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.

RMIT is divided into three colleges: College of Design and Social Context, College of Business, and College of Science, Engineering and Health.

The semester abroad in Melbourne starts in mid-February.

  • https://www.uts.edu.au/
  • Faculty of Economics and Media
  • Study Abroad specialization: Organizational psychology
  • Address: 15 Broadway Ultimo, NSW 2007

Since 2017, students of the Faculty of Economics & Media (various BA programs) have had the opportunity to spend a semester at the renowned University of Technology Sydney. The campus is located in the heart of the city and is characterized by internationality!

The semester abroad in Sydney begins in both early February and late July. Due to the early semester times, students in Sydney have the opportunity to use about three months after the UTS semester ends to work, travel, or do an internship, before the next Fresenius semester starts.


  • https://www.griffith.ie/
  • Faculty of Economics and Media, Faculty of Design
  • Study Abroad specialization: Digital and Social Media Management, Fashion Design, Interior Design
  • Address: South Circular Road, Dublin 8, D08V04N

HSF started cooperating with Griffith College, Dublin Campus in 2023. Students of the Faculty of Economics & Media and the Faculty of Design are offered the fantastic opportunity to spend a semester in the Irish capital.

Griffith College is a beacon of academic excellence, innovation and cultural diversity in the heart of Ireland’s vibrant capital city. Founded in 1974, Griffith College has grown to become one of the country’s leading independent higher education institutions, renowned for providing high quality education and fostering a vibrant community of students from around the world.

Situated on a sprawling campus in Dublin’s vibrant South Circular Road neighbourhood, the college provides a picturesque backdrop for academic activities and personal development. The campus itself is a blend of historic buildings and modern facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and extensive library resources to cater for the diverse needs and interests of the student body.

The semester abroad in Dublin takes place during the winter and summer semester (Fashion Design: only winter, Interior Design: only summer) and starts in mid-September and beginning of February respectively.

  • https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/
  • Faculty of Economics and Media
  • Study Abroad specialization: Finance & Controlling
  • Address: 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB, UK

We have been working with the London Met since 2021. Students of the Faculty of Economics & Media (various BA programs) have had the opportunity to spend a semester at the London Metropolitan University.

The London Met has a rich history with strong educational roots dating back to 1848. The University as it is today was created in 2002 with the merging of London Guildhall University and the University of North London, the first merger between two universities in the UK. The London Met has invested heavily in its facilities and now has several state-of-the-art research centers, library, as well as IT facilities where students can hone their skills.

London Metropolitan University has a total of 12,525 UK-based higher education students and is one of the UK’s most diverse universities, with students from over 140 countries. London Met have three sites in Holloway, Adgate and Shoreditch. Our students study in Holloway, the university’s main campus.

The semester abroad in London takes place only during the winter semester and starts in the mid of September.

Further information on the following partner universities will be provided soon:

CountryPlaceEducational institution
FranceCachanOsteobio Ecole d‘ Osteopathie
FranceParisGroupe ESPI
FranceParisUniversité Sorbonne IREST Institut de Recherche et d’Études Supérieures du Tourisme
FranceParisLISAA L’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués
HungaryBudapestÓbuda University
HungaryBudapestBudapest Business School
ItalyBolognaUniversità di Bologna
ItalyMilanIED Istituto Europeo di Design S.p.A.
ItalyMilanNABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
ItalyMilan, Firenze, London, Paris, DubaiIstituto Marangoni
LithuaniaVilniusVilniaus Kolegija University of Applied Sciences
NetherlandsHeerlenZuyd University of Applied Sciences
NetherlandsZwolleWindesheim University of Applied Sciences
NorwayHaldenOstfold University College
NorwayLillehammerInland Norway University of Applied Sciences
PortugalAveiroUniversidade de Aveiro
PortugalLisbonInstituto Piaget
SpainBarcelonaUniversitat Ramon Llull – IQS School of Engineering
SpainMadridUniversidad Europea Madrid
SpainMálagaUniversidad de Málaga – Faculdad de Economicas y Empresariales
SpainSantanderUniversidad Europea del Atlantico Santander
SpainVicUnicersitat de Vic
TurkeyIstanbulHalic University
United KingdomChesterUniversity of Chester
United KingdomKingston upon ThamesKingston University, School of Arts
United KingdomLondonUniversity of the Arts London, London College of Fashion


Further information on our Ugandan partner universities will follow soon.