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The most important facts

at a glance

academic degree

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) (Environmental and Recycling Technology)

standard period of study / scope of services

3 semesters / 90 ECTS credits (prerequisite Bachelor degree with 210 ECTS) or 4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits (prerequisite Bachelor degree with 180 ECTS)


summer and winter semester

admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Waste Management, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or similar fields with a grade point average of 2.5 or better. English proficiency level (TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0 or a bachelor's degree in English).


None but regular semester contribution

admission restriction


type of study

full-time, part-time or dual

application deadlines

summer and winter semester: April 30th

You're looking for a degree program that will...

give you a qualification with excellent future prospects?

give you the chance to develop important skills in a practical way?

offer you a personal learning environment instead of anonymity?

give you the opportunity to work with your teachers instead of just seeing them?

promote your knowledge through targeted deepening?

offer a lot of free time fun in a wonderful region?

Then it's worth reading on!

Ready for the rise

These are your career opportunities

Studying Environmental and Recycling Technology means qualifying for a variety of exciting and diverse tasks. Contemporary educated and motivated specialists are offered excellent career opportunities.

Your lecturers are experienced experts and managers from the industry who will prepare you for your career in a practical way.

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Fit for future

Target group

The programme is primarily aimed at graduates of foreign universities. For graduates of engineering bachelor's degree programmes at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences or other German-speaking universities, it offers an adequate English-language option for acquiring in-depth specialist knowledge in a consecutive master's degree programme in environmental and recycling technology.

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Our university

study in the heart of germany

Modern courses of study, the latest technologies, experienced teaching staff: this is what our university has stood for since it was founded in 1997. Here you will learn and live on an idyllic campus in the town of Nordhausen on the southern edge of the Harz Mountains - a green feel-good region.

Our personal learning concept offers you all the freedom you need to develop your potential. You can look forward to a high-level scientific education - so that you are optimally prepared for the demands of the future job market.

  •     short distances on 11 hectares of campus
  •     many sports, cultural and affordable housing options on the campus
  •     intensive support
  •     ultra-modern rooms for teaching and research
  •     member of a European network of universities
  •     high practical relevance through cooperation with regional companies
  •     practiced cosmopolitanism and tolerance

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Gruppe von Studenten

Your free time offers

Lecture over? Learned enough? There is always something to do in Nordhausen and the surrounding area - sports, gastronomy and culture. Relax with your fellow students in one of the numerous cafés, in the cinema or bowling center. Let yourself be spoiled by the summer sun in the outdoor swimming pools. Or go on a journey of discovery in the unique flora and fauna of the Harz National Park. Time for leisure!

Tips for Nordhausen:

  •     Gameplanet Nordhausen (laser tag, escape room).
  •     Badehaus Nordhausen (adventure, sports, steam bath, sauna area)
  •     Filmpalast Neue Zeit - Nordhausen
  •     Diving center Nordhausen
  •     Climbing rock PeterStein20

Tips for the nearer surroundings:  

  •     Megazipline and Titan RT at the Rappbode Dam: the largest double rope slide in Europe and one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
  •     Skiing at the Wurmberg in Braunlage
  •     Harzbob toboggan run at the Hexentanzplatz in Thale
  •     Ravensberg Basecamp in Bad Sachsa (climbing arena)
  •     Western town Pullman City in Hasselfelde
  •     Kyffhäuser monument and Barbarossa cave in the Kyffhäuser district
  •     Wernigerode Castle
  •     Hike on the Brocken

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head of department

Free of charge to your studies

what we offer you

Microsoft Office 365

Digital access to your lecture notes

WLAN on entire campus

Deutschland Stipendium
Weltoffen gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit
Erasmus +
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Our partners

Tightly networked for your study success

HIKE - the university incubator for entrepreneurship

HIKE is the university incubator of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. We support you in the realization of your product idea and the development of your startup in five months. The thematic focus is on the future industries of sustainability and Internet of Things (IoT).  These are not only global challenges of the next decades, they also form the research focus of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. But we also welcome any other innovation!