Welcome to HOST! Are you thinking about studying here? Or are you interested in a period of study or internship abroad? Are you a university lecturer or staff member who would like to find out more about staff mobility as part of research, teaching or professional development, or about starting an international university partnership? Then HOST International's service isn't just what you have been looking for!
Getting to know other cultures during a period of stay abroad is an unforgettable and enriching experience to make. Whether studying, doing an internship or working abroad, your stay abroad will allow you not only to improve your language and intercultural skills but also your expertise and your professional and personal network. That's all a considerable asset for your CV - an asset for your whole life!
Hochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Sciences is a young and innovative campus university in the northeast of Germany. With its modern equipment, an excellent staff-student ratio and the fantastic position right next to the Strelasund, an arm of the Baltic Sea, HOST offers the best conditions for studying, research and quality of life. That’s why it regularly manages to gain top positions in German university rankings.
Practice-oriented, Dynamic, International
Prospective students can choose from 27 accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs in German or English and one Diplom program. The programs on offer not only include traditional courses such as Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Business Administration, but also new and innovative programs such as IT Security and Mobile Systems, Motorsport Engineering, or Tourism Development Strategies. Currently, approximately 2,200 students from 36 countries are studying at the three schools – Business Administration, Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and Informatics. That might not be as many as at other universities of applied sciences in larger towns – but apart from the clear practice orientation, it is above all the personal supervision that guarantees study success. And: the University does not just have a relaxed atmosphere, but also a family-friendly certification and it is fully accessible for disabled people. That’s what you call a HOST!
Innovation Motor to Counteract the Lack of Experts
HOST is one of the most important institutions for educating highly qualified experts in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Graduates of our excellently ranked programs are highly sought after, not just in our region, but throughout Germany and abroad. Nearly all the programs can also be studied as part of a dual program with a high amount of practice. To make this possible, the University cooperates with several companies. At the same time, with its practice-oriented research, HOST is an important impulse provider for the state’s industry.
Activities and the Baltic on the HOST Campus
And as studying is, of course, an important part, but not everything, there are lots of activities on offer on campus. The student project teams, Baltic Racing and ThaiGer, for example, develop racing cars at the highest level. Recently, HOST was even able to celebrate a European Championship title. The student business consultants at SUS support companies throughout the region. Carpe Diem e.V. organizes parties, cultural events, and the legendary Campusspektakel. The campus offers a wide range of sporting activities. And of course, the University has its own sailing club. And don't forget: the nearest sandy beach is just a five-minute walk from the campus…
High Quality of Life, Low Rental Costs
Studying in Stralsund has another important advantage: living costs are much lower than at several other university locations. Finding a cheap flat with a very good standard in the town center is no problem at all in Stralsund. At the same time, Student Services, of course, offer cheap rooms in the halls of residence. Highlight: the student village “Holzhausen” situated right on campus!
Stralsund and the surrounding area provide excellent quality of life. The University can be seen from the Island of Rügen – Germany’s sunniest island. Not one, but two national parks close by enabling fantastic nature experiences. The Hanseatic town of is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an attraction for guests from all over the world. Lots of leisure activities and a rich cultural and party program make sure that the town is continuously expanding.
Would you like to gain an excellent degree and get to know an extra special place? Come to Stralsund. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our cosmopolitan university!