International Programmes 2023/2024

Health Information Management, Bachelor of Science (Bilingual) Health Information Management, Bachelor of Science (Bilingual)

Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts • Hannover

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Teaching language
  • German
  • English

In the first semesters, health information management courses are held in English. Having reached language level B2 in German, the student switches from health information management courses held in English to courses held in German.

The student is responsible for attending complementary classes to learn German up to level C1. We support the student in finding such (fee-based) courses.

Programme duration
8 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

You can apply at any time, and we will offer you an individual path to our Bachelor's programme.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme

Are you interested in medicine? Do you like to work with computers? Do you want to contribute to the design of information processing in the healthcare system and thereby optimise medical processes? Can you imagine yourself analysing problems in the healthcare system and in medical research utilising a structured approach and solving them together with doctors and computer scientists?

Then the BSc degree programme Health Information Management offers you development opportunities: computer science, medicine, statistics, information research and documentation methods – these are the essential contents of this future-oriented study programme. In addition, you will learn to communicate in a success-oriented manner and to work scientifically, and you will get familiar with the basics of business administration and management.

Your path to a career will be prepared in a practice-focused manner through projects, two intensive internship phases and application-oriented courses. Health documentation and information managers are sought after by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, research institutes and other health care institutions. The career prospects are excellent and the demand is expected to increase in the future.

The innovative study programme is rooted in 35 years of practical experience of the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in training health information specialists. Small learning groups, a pleasant learning atmosphere and good contact between lecturers and students characterise the study programme.

The "Health Information Management" study programme is a special programme within the German university landscape. A wide range of employment possibilities await graduates. As health documentation and information managers, they will have a major responsibility, because the results of their work will be used to make further medical and business decisions.

Therefore, in addition to the necessary professional qualifications, we at our university also promote the sense of responsibility of our students in a health-oriented professional environment. Without teamwork and communication skills, a successful professional career in health care professions is not possible – which is why we offer our students appropriate preparation.

Course organisation

The first one to three semesters consist of health information management lectures in English. We support the participants in finding (fee-based) German language classes up to the C1 level. As soon as the student reaches the B2 level in German, he or she can switch to health information management courses conducted in German.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Content-related regional focus
Integrated internships

Intensive practice phases are a particular advantage of our programme: They comprise five months in the fourth semester and several weeks in the seventh semester. You can also write your Bachelor's thesis on a topic of practical and industry relevance in cooperation with a company or health care organisation. Extensive project work, excursions and seminars by distinguished guest lecturers from the business world enable you to participate directly in current developments in the dynamic healthcare industry.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

No fees during the introductory phase (except for language classes)
Having reached the C1 level in German, the participant becomes a regular student (instead of a guest student), and furthermore, he or she has to pay 436 EUR per semester. (Free public transport within Lower Saxony is included.)

Costs of living

Minimum of 800 EUR per month

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

A valid university entrance qualification must be provided with the application. Within two semesters, the qualification must be assessed by the uni-assist service. This service can be used for most German universities.

Language requirements

A language level of B1 in English is recommended.

Basic German skills (equivalent to A1) are required.

Application deadline

You can apply at any time, and we will offer you an individual path to our Bachelor's programme.

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Hannover is a city with a broad range of companies offering part-time employment for students. Furthermore, the university is situated right beside the world's biggest trade fair area, which offers a lot of job opportunities.

Skilled students can also get jobs in student tutoring, research projects, etc.


It is not easy to find affordable accommodation in Hannover. There is a private student apartment complex right next to the university (

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Tutors
  • Specialist counselling

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