If you ask students in their first semester why they chose the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, they usually say they were attracted by the practical nature of their chosen degree course, all of which are 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 job market; that there is a lively exchange of ideas between the university and industry goes without saying. Projects and industrial placements allow the students early on to gain valuable insight into everyday life in their chosen careers.
All degree courses of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences have incorporated international elements from very early on. Foreign languages have long 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 any of over 100 universities in more than 40 countries.