An upgrade for your studies

A cooperation of Hochschule Rhein-Waal and Hochschule Ruhr West, starting winter semester 2020/21

Join now for summer semester 2021!

Students and graduates, who have already finished a Bachelor programme successfully, get the chance to keep on working on their professionalization by means of the Futuresemester. The certificate course comprises 25 to 30 ECTS and has a duration of one or maximum two semesters.

In the Futuresemester the participants get to choose from a variety of exciting and practice-oriented focus fields which are of direct value for their professional life. As this programme gives graduates the chance to keep the student status they maintain the possibility to work as a student employee in projects and companies while taking the certificate course.

You may choose from the following focus fields:

Please note: Except for the certificate course Digitalization all certificate courses offer modules taught in English.

Modul Description for the Futuresemester (pdf)

Prüfungsrechtliche Regelungen für das Zukunfssemester (pdf)

(document only available in German)



Prospective students interested in the focus field Sustainability at Rhein-Waal university please use this application form  (only available in German). Please send the application form and all related documents via e-mail to Student Services of Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences (studierendenservice@hochschule-rhein-waal.de). The application period for summer semester 2021 ends on March 26th 2021.

Prospective students who wish to apply for any of the other focus fields please inform themselves about the application for the Futuresemester on the homepage of Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences (page only available in German).

By means of the Futuresemester the Universities of Rhein-Waal and Ruhr-West seek to support their alumni the best way possible in times of the corona pandemic. The Futuresemester enables young professionals to work on their personal development and professionalization although the job market is tense.

The Universities want to help: fast, pragmatically and beyond the borders of their own campus.

For further information you can meanwhile consult the University Ruhr-West website (only available in German):

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