Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

country rank  10
world rank  1352

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University Overview

Established in 2006, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Brugg (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Aargau. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Basel, Aarau, Olten. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 13 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Swiss higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Location

Address Schulthess-Allee 1
Brugg (population range: 2,500-9,999)
5210 Aargau
T +41 (56) 202 7700
F +41 (56) 462 4748
Other locations Basel, Aarau, Olten

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Windisch 5210
+41 (56) 462 4411

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Swiss University Conference (SUC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019