If you ask students in their first semester why they chose the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, they usually say they were attracted to the practical nature of their chosen degree course, which is designed to encompass the eponymous ideal of "applied sciences". All courses have extensive practical elements and they are finely tuned to the requirements of the professional job market. That a lively exchange of ideas happens between the university and the industry goes without saying. Projects and work placements offer students an opportunity to gain early valuable insights into everyday life in their chosen careers.
All degree courses of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences have incorporated international elements. Foreign languages have been integrated into many degree programmes through a comprehensive and wide-ranging foreign language programme as well as subject lectures in the foreign language. Students can also participate in the extensive student exchange programme where they can study at one of over 100 universities in more than 40 countries.