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About SRH Fernhochschule – The Distance Learning University

The state-recognised SRH Fernhochschule – The Distance Learning University is a forward-thinking university committed to distance education that accommodate working professionals. 

As a quality leader in distance learning, the university place emphasis on finding a balance between work, life and academics which allows students to make the most out of their studies. Adaptability is an important part of the course at SRH. They encourage each student to ask themselves what they want to gain from their studies and allow the university to help them achieve their personal goals.

Our innovative online campus (E-Campus) serves as the hub for your studies, allowing you to succeed wherever and whenever it suits you, while managing work, training, family, or athletic commitments simultaneously.

Our university offers a selection of 51 online Bachelor's and Master's programmes as well as over 60 university certificates. Optional face-to-face classes and examinations are available at 21 sites. Currently, more than 9,000 students are enrolled at the largest university in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, which was voted Germany’s most popular distance learning university for the fifth time in 2023. Although SRH DLU is a distance learning institution, it is based in Riedlingen, Germany.

As a system-accredited university with permanent state recognition awarded by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, we hold the quality seal of the German Accreditation Council. All degree programmes and certificate courses have received state accreditation.

Our International Scholarships

We are convinced that all human beings, regardless of their financial means, should have access to high-quality education for their personal and professional development. That's why our scholarships support eligible students on their path towards an internationally recognized academic degree from our university.

Every year we award a limited number of international scholarships for prospective students in our English-speaking programmes. Scholarships cover 50 percent of tuition fees for the desired degree programme, i.e. a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

Visit our website for instructions on how to apply for your international scholarship.

Find out more about life at SRH via its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, X and LinkedIn. 

About SRH Fernhochschule – The Distance Learning University

The state-recognised SRH Fernhochschule – The Distance Learning University is a forward-thinking university committed to distance education that accommodate working professionals. 

As a quality leader in distance learning, the university place emphasis on finding a balance between work, life and academics which allows students to make the most out of their studies. Adaptability is an important part of the course at SRH. They encourage each student to ask themselves what they want to gain from their studies and allow the university to help them achieve their personal goals.

Our innovative online campus (E-Campus) serves as the hub for your studies, allowing you to succeed wherever and whenever it suits you, while managing work, training, family, or athletic commitments simultaneously.

Our university offers a selection of 51 online Bachelor's and Master's programmes as well as over 60 university certificates. Optional face-to-face classes and examinations are available at 21 sites. Currently, more than 9,000 students are enrolled at the largest university in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, which was voted Germany’s most popular distance learning university for the fifth time in 2023. Although SRH DLU is a distance learning institution, it is based in Riedlingen, Germany.

As a system-accredited university with permanent state recognition awarded by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, we hold the quality seal of the German Accreditation Council. All degree programmes and certificate courses have received state accreditation.

Our International Scholarships

We are convinced that all human beings, regardless of their financial means, should have access to high-quality education for their personal and professional development. That's why our scholarships support eligible students on their path towards an internationally recognized academic degree from our university.

Every year we award a limited number of international scholarships for prospective students in our English-speaking programmes. Scholarships cover 50 percent of tuition fees for the desired degree programme, i.e. a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

Visit our website for instructions on how to apply for your international scholarship.

Find out more about life at SRH via its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, X and LinkedIn. 

Available programs

In tune with your life

Whatever your situation, at the state-recognised SRH Distance Learning University, you can study wherever and whenever you want, at your own pace to suit your needs.

SRH Fernhochschule offers both accredited certifications and bachelor's degrees to undergraduate students.  

All bachelor's courses take 6 semesters (around 3 years, generally) to complete. The length of the certification qualifications varies: each duration is as stated. Most courses at SRH are taught in German, unless indicated otherwise.
Visit the university website for more information about the specifics of each course, accreditation information as well as the exact tuition fee prices. 

100% flexible – you set your own pace

We guarantee that you will receive the best possible support for the entire duration of your distance learning Master’s degree, provided to you by our professors and mentors. Your Master’s programme is designed for independent study while you are in full-time employment or have other responsibilities. You will expand your knowledge through online courses.
Online Master's degree programmes at the most popular distance learning university in Germany in 2023 offer the flexibility and convenience of earning a degree while still being able to balance work and personal life.


Which Master's degree programme suits you?

60, 90 or 120 ECTS? How long and how in-depth you complete your Master's degree with us is up to you and depends on the ECTS you have acquired from your first degree. We will show you which requirements you should bring with you for the respective Master's variant and, of course, will be happy to check your admission in individual cases. For each option, you will also find the respective curricula as well as the individual financing models.

Your distance learning Master’s degree – 100% flex

  1. You are free to start your Master’s programme on the first day of any month.
  2. Depending on your previous qualifications and ECTS credit points already earned, you can choose from three study options – comprising 120, 90 or 60 ECTS credit points.
  3. Your Master’s programme is designed for independent study while you are in full-time employment or have other responsibilities.
  4. You do not have to specify your study duration in advance. We guarantee that we will support you for up to twice the length of the standard duration of studies – without charging you any additional fees!
  5. We regularly hold free and interactive live support classes at our study centres that you may choose to join in person or online.

University information

The application process for SRH Fernhochschule is quick and easy. The process is separate for bachelor's and master's degrees and can be completed on the university website. 

 The first part of the application asks for the student's personal details including: 

  • The course selected
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth and nationality
  • Address of current residence
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Bank information

The final part of the application is the documentation that is required by the university:

  • A photograph
  • Proof of ability to speak and understand English to a B1 level
  • Proof of a completed 3-year training programme OR a training contract, and proof of completion of the first year of training in a nursing profession for a Bachelor of Science care degree.
  • Proof of a completed 3-year apprenticeship OR an apprenticeship contract, and proof of at least one year of training in curative education for certain Bachelor of the Arts degrees.
  • Proof of a completed 3-year training programme OR a training contract, and proof of completion of the first year of training in a therapy profession for a Bachelor of Science therapeutic science degree.
  • Proof of a completed training programme in business, economics, or management for a Bachelor of the Arts degree in economics. 
  • Employer information, if applicable 
  • Proof of entrance exam qualification, if applicable 
  • Proof of an international degree, if applicable  

Entry requirements may differ depending on the course the student is applying to. Check the website for more information on exactly what needs to be submitted for each individual course. The knowledge of english language of the level B1 is fundamentally provided.

Instead of a physical campus, SRH Distance Learning University students benefit from an E-campus so they can achieve the work-life balance that the school values. Therefore, you are not tied to a physical place.
All students are able to access the full body of learning materials for their course on the E-campus, which ensures immediate access to everything you need, wherever you are. Although SRH DLU is a distance learning institution, our headquarters is located in the south of Germany (Riedlingen, Baden Württemberg).

The E-campus has many features such as: 

  • Multimedia learning content 
  • An area to organise individual study
  • Registration for modules and exams
  • Registration for voluntary classes
  • The ability to submit assignments and exam papers
  • The ability to view grades
  • A personal email account
  • Access to tools such as Microsoft 365 and Teams to communicate with other students and faculty

The E-campus at SRH Distance Learning University is designed to identify and combat the problems that so many people run into when working remotely. It focuses on making sure that they have access to a wide range of learning materials and are able to communicate with the people around them. It is this combination of communication and diversity of information that sets SRH students up for success throughout their studies and after graduation.

Student life

You are unique. Your studies with us are, too.

At SRH Distance Learning University, students can expect to receive a quality education in any subject they choose. They will have the freedom to completely customise their university schedule and experience and work around their lifestyle and current obligations in order to achieve a good work-life balance.

Student wellbeing is very important at SRH Fernhochschule due to the distance learning elements of the course. SRH wants to ensure that their students are comfortable and feel supported during their time at university. They do this by assigning each student to an expert in their field of study so that any problems or questions can be answered quickly and effectively. This support is in place throughout a student’s studies and after graduation as they begin their career. 

As SRH Fernhochschule is an online learning institution with no in- person campus, there are no accommodation options available at the university. Students can stay in their current place of residence or move anywhere they wish without it affecting their ability to study. In addition to this, students can choose to live in Germany, where the university is based, and apply for a German study visa. They also have the option to apply for a JobSeeker Visa after graduation in order to stay in Germany and begin their career. Students of SRH can apply to live in private student halls if they wish or can privately rent somewhere. Companies such as Studapart and UniAcco can help with this. 

Our three success factors to help you obtain your academic degree

Our goal is to offer a programme that perfectly suits you and your life. Our flexible study model has three key success factors: With us you can study online, deepen your knowledge, and communicate personally. We believe that these components are essential for a successful degree alongside everyday life and your job.

As a graduate of the SRH Distance Learning University, you have the best prospects in the job market. Students can further improve their job prospects in Germany by learning the German language while studying and learning more about German employers via the JobTeaser (Verlinken) service that the university offers to prepare you for the German and European job market.

This programme offers advice on building a CV and cover letter as well as interviews and connects students to job postings in their corporate partner companies and beyond. Additionally, our Career Service supports you in your career development.

After graduating, students will have great job prospects in Germany as well as abroad. Germany’s unemployment rate, particularly for graduates, is very low meaning that students will have a good chance of entering the job market quickly after graduating. The country is particularly lacking in qualified STEM professionals and health-related occupations. Other desirable subjects include supply and waste management, IT and software developing and programming, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and medicine. Students can further improve their job prospects in Germany by learning the German language while studying and learning more about German employers via the JobTeaser service that the university offers which offers advice on building a CV and cover letter as well as interviews and connects students to job postings in their corporate partner companies and beyond. 

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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We are convinced that all human beings, regardless of their financial means, should have access to high-quality education for their personal and professional development. That's why our scholarships support eligible students on their path towards an internationally recognized academic degree from our university.
Every year we award a limited number of international scholarships for prospective students in our English-speaking programmes. Scholarships cover 50 percent of tuition fees for the desired degree programme, i.e. a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


Visit our website for instructions on how to apply for your international scholarship.

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The quickest way to enrol with us is to send your application for one of our distance learning programmes to our online application portal.
If you prefer not to use our online application portal, simply download the application for enrolment from our website, complete it online, and email it – as a PDF file, together with your documents in the usual formats (JPG, PDF, PNG) – to [email protected]
All Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes can be started on the first day of each month. Since the lectures and examinations are repeated continuously, it is possible to start your studies at any time without any problems. Please allow 2 weeks for processing and submit your application for enrolment in good time.
Yes. Basically, you can transfer credits earned in other degree programmes or apart form higher education. You can only transfer credits that are not an admission criterion for your chosen study programme (this is why you cannot transfer credits from your general university entrance qualification, for example). 
You can only transfer credits that meet the requirements of the Act on Higher Education (LHG) of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Nor can we take into account skills you have gained from your professional experience. We will be happy to check for you which modules we can recognise or transfer, based on your previous expertise – free of charge and with no strings attached. Learn more about Recognition of previous achievements.
Due to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), study achievements are internationally comparable and recognised. 180 credits are required for successful completion of the Bachelor's programme. For the Master's degree, 60, 90 or 120 credits are required.
If you are a student living abroad, you can apply for an international scholarship. If you are a German student there are several ways to finance your studies such as a scholarship, a student grant (BAföG), an education cheque, educational leave, a study loan or a training loan to help pay for your distance learning programme with us. 
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