Textile and Clothing Technology
Prospective Students

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.


You would like to do something with clothing or textiles?
You would like to have good career opportunities after a successful graduation?
You are hoping for an international study environment with creative flair?

Then we have some interesting bachelor's and master's programs on offer for you:

Our bachelor's degree programs Textile and Clothing Technology, Design Engineer and our English-language degree program Textile and Clothing Management.

Our Master's programs Textile Products and the English-language Master's program Management of Textile Trade and Technology.

Students from 50 nations convey an international flair. A worldwide network of cooperation with partner universities and international companies will prepare you for our global industry. In addition to the lectures and seminars, you will learn practical work in numerous laboratories and pilot plants.

The Department of Textile and Clothing Technology successfully cooperates in the field of research and development with the Research Institute for Textile and Clothing of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (FTB), the Public Testing Laboratory (ÖP) and industrial partners.



You will find further information regarding entry requirements, application procedures, numerus clausus (NC) and other formalities via our central Study Advisory Service. You can currently reach us by phone at +49 (0) 2161 186 - 6020.

HSNR Navigator

The Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences helps you with choosing the right study programme through the HSNR Navigator. Use the HSNR Navigator to get details about study contents and study structures as well as career prospects. In addition, the HSNR Navigator provides the opportunity to test yourself in a self-assessment with study-related tasks and case studies.


How to apply?

We are pleased that you are interested in a study place at our department. Click here to go to the online application with all further information on the allocation of study places, application deadlines and the enrollment procedure.

Please note that you only have 8 days to enroll after receiving confirmation of your place from the Hochschule Niederrhein. If this deadline has passed, please contact the Application Support Center:

Mail: bewerbungsinfo(at)hs-niederrhein.de Phone: 02151 822 2288 von 9 - 16 Uhr


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Textile and Clothing Technology

The study course Textile and Clothing Technology includes textile and clothing technology as two fields of study. After an identical basic study, students have the opportunity to determine their own specializations within these tracks.

The Bachelor's programme is organized in a practical manner and provides important basic knowledge and skills in the fields of natural sciences and economics within the first semesters. Graduates of this study course are able to control and monitor processes of the textile chain.

With a completed degree in Textile and Clothing Technology, exciting perspectives in numerous fields of activity in the textile and clothing industry open up for you.

Both fields of study can also be completed in cooperation with a company.

Double degree

In regards to the Bachelor's degree course, it is possible to obtain the exclusive German-Chinese double degree in "International Textile and Clothing Management" in cooperation with the Tiangong University, PRC China.

Dual Studies

The dual study combines practice and theoretical knowledge in a unique way. In parallel to the undergraduate studies, the students are going through a training course in an industrial company, especially designed to complement the studies. In addition to financial independence, this ensures a high practical relevance. The mutual influence of practical contents from in-company training on the one hand and the theoretically and scientifically oriented study on the other hand allows for both an unmatched practical orientation and a broad, practicable basic knowledge. The dual study course is an ideal preparation for the demands on an engineer in the professional world. This combination of professional training and study is appreciated and respected worldwide.

Imparting the same study contents, the first two study semesters are completed part-time (two days a week) in parallel to the training in the company and are, therefore, distributed over a total of four semesters. The remaining study period is completed in full-time study.

Design Engineering

The degree programme leading to a Design Engineering degree encompasses the two core study areas of textiles and fashion. In particular, this degree programme aims to combine design and technology in equal parts. This combination provides the graduates with a broad basic knowledge, which is the ideal preparation for meeting the requirements of an innovative and global textile and clothing industry.

The term Design is defined as conscious shaping or arrangement. The engineering part of the study is constituted by training in the construction of industrially, technically manufactured products. In order for a product to successfully enter the market, a multidisciplinary knowledge is needed during the development process. Design engineers therefore combine construction and design competence.

In order to gain admission to this course a prior aptitude test must be passed.

Textile and Clothing Management

In the wake of increasing internationalization and shifting textile markets, a growing number of graduates with fluent English skills and interface competencies is in demand. The degree programme Textile and Clothing Management is specifically tailored to the needs of the international textile and clothing sector. The programme is offered completely in English. In this course, the students acquire an overarching knowledge about textile and clothing technology as well as management practice.

Double degree

In regards to the Bachelor's degree course, it is possible to obtain the exclusive German-Chinese double degree in "International Textile and Clothing Management" in cooperation with the Tiangong University, PRC China.

Textile Products

The Master's degree program “Textile Products“ is divided into the areas of textiles, clothing and design. In this study course students learn to think in an analytical and interconnected way, thereby being able to approach complex problems systematically.

Management of Textile Trade and Technology

Building on the competences acquired in the Bachelor's degree programme, students of the English-taught study course Management of Textile Trade and Technology work on project topics in teams and deal with relevant issues from the industry.

The students are involved in ongoing research projects and can approach complex questions at the research institute of the university. The goal is to promote analytical and networked thinking in order to prepare students for the challenges of a globalized world. Depending on the chosen core study area, the focus is either on personnel and financial management, on supply chain management or on international trade, as well as on special textile technologies.

The Master's degree programme is divided into the two fields of study: Trade and Retail and Technical Textiles. Graduates of this study course can work in leadership positions in textile and clothing companies worldwide.

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Approval of examination performances and study time

You already studied at another university in Germany or abroad? In this case, you can get more information here about the possibilities for the approval of examination performances as well as the start in a higher study semester.



Further education in the Textile and Clothing Industry

As an inter-regional training institute, the Textile and Fashion Institute Mönchengladbach offers training courses, seminars, workshops and discussion sessions on relevant topics, tailored to the specific needs of employees in the textile and clothing industry and neighboring industrial areas.

Find out more about further education offers for the textile and clothing industry on the website of the "Textile and Fashion Institute MG".


Our specialist advisor will provide you with information on subject-specific topics, if needed.