Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts
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Katholische Stiftungshochschule München (KSH)

The Katholische Stiftungshochschule München (KSH) University of Applied Sciences is a nationally and internationally highly respected and specialised university for social, nursing and pedagogical professions, state-approved and in church sponsorship (religious affiliation is not a requirement). In addition to the Bachelor's degree programmes in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Religious Education, Nursing, Nursing Education, Midwifery and Healthcare Management, the university also offers its 2,400 students consecutive Master's degree programmes and executive Master’s.

KSH Munich meets the different needs of students and offers selected degree programmes in full-time, dual, compact, part-time and digital formats. 

Students also benefit from the portfolio of additional qualifications: these enable students to qualify in the field of theology, complete additional qualifications in music pedagogy or opt for the experiential pedagogy additional qualification.

The KSH cooperates with various universities in the doctoral degree sector and thus enables its students to participate in the international doctoral programme. 

All degree programmes are very practice-oriented. Students complete several practical phases during their degree programme. In this way, they acquire both academic and theoretical qualifications as well as professional qualifications. 

The KSH has two campus locations: one in the centre of Munich in the Haidhausen district and one in the baroque Benediktbeuern monastery.

In Munich, the Ellen Ammann seminar building was completed in 2021, offering students a modern, technically well-equipped place to study. 

KSH Munich also has simulation and skills labs in which a wide variety of nursing situations can be simulated, tested and learnt under professional supervision. The Edulab is available to early childhood education students, in which practical phases from this field can be studied and learnt. The campus in Munich is very well connected to public transport. 

At the Benediktbeuern campus, as in Munich, the degree programme in Social Work is offered, as well as Religious Education and Church Educational Work. The Benediktbeuern campus has a large catchment area due to its location in the foothills of the Alps. It is easily accessible by public transport, but also by car. The region also offers numerous flats and accommodation for students. The campus thrives on its reputation for excellent teaching and the sense of community among the student body.

Students at both campuses appreciate the personal atmosphere of their university and the high academic standard. The support and supervision is professionally and scientifically dedicated, and students at the KSH are in direct contact with their professors and lecturers. The academic studies have a high practical relevance.

As a university of applied sciences, the KSH has worked on projects in research and teaching for many decades, with relevant practical partners in social and healthcare services (charitable organisations, public agencies, hospitals, etc.).

The direct connection and the good reputation of the graduates are also reflected in the annual Career Days, where potential employers introduce themselves to students at both locations. 

The international orientation of the degree programme and teaching is part of the self-image of the Katholische Stiftungshochschule München University of Applied Sciences. The university maintains intensive partnerships with more than 40 universities in and outside Europe. The lecturers also teach and spend their research semesters there. Their experiences and impulses from their stays abroad flow directly into their teaching. 

Another significant component of the university is the Institute for Advanced and Further Training. It offers an attractive academic portfolio, such as the executive Master's degree programmes in social work and nursing.


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  • Social Work, Benediktbeuern Campus

Contact Address and Useful Links

Munich Student Secretary’s Office:
Katholische Stiftungshochschule München University of Applied Sciences
Preysingstraße 95
81667 Munich
Telephone: +49 89 48092-9406
E-mail: eva.mittermaier(at); beate.vogl(at)

Benediktbeuern Student Secretary’s Office:
Katholische Stiftungshochschule München University of Applied Sciences
Don-Bosco-Straße 1
83671 Benediktbeuern
Telephone: +49 8857 88-503

Faculty of Social Work, Munich
Claudia Eckel
Tel.: +49 (0)89-48092-8337

Faculty of Social Work, Benediktbeuern
Faculty Consultant for Social Work
Isabella Blasini
Faculty Consultant
Telephone: +49 8857 88-524

Faculty of Health and Nursing
Faculty Consultant
Franziska Wedler
Tel.: +49 (0)89-48092-8410

International Office

Management: Andrea Gavrilina
Contact Person: Andrea Merkel-Kahlo
Telephone: +49 (0)89-48092-8432

Benediktbeuern and Munich

The campus of KSH in Benediktbeuern forms part of a historic monastery building that was built by the order of the Benedictines more than a thousand years ago. These surroundings certainly give the department its special charms. Behind the spires of the basilica rises the “Benediktenwand”, with a height of 1,800 metres, one of the most well known mountains in the Bavarian Alpine foothills.

On the roof of the building storks nest all year round and the monastery lies next to a vast nature reserve. Apart from the University, other social institutions such as the Zentrum für Umwelt und Kultur (ZUK) (Environmental and Cultural Centre) or the Jugendpastoralinstiut (Youth Pastoral Institute) are based on the monastery grounds, managed by the order of the Salensians of Don Bosco.

Nearby are several lakes and university life also takes place in the large monastery court yard, the “Stüberl” and cafés. Many students live in shared accommodation in the centre of Benediktbeuern, a small town of 4.000 inhabitants.

Campus in Munich:
The University’s Munich department is based right in the city-centre, in the district of Haidhausen. Here, on the grounds of the Church Centre of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, different generations meet. Apart from KSH several schools and other church institutions are also based at the Centre. Right in the middle of the campus is the campus church, where cultural events also take place.

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