Maritime Sciences

With us you can study the sea!

We are delighted that you are interested in studying at our University or working together with us on research and consultation projects.

Please, don’t be surprised that in Leer and the surrounding area, we are called the Seefahrtschule or navigation school, although we have for many years been a highly competitive department of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/ Leer. This is a result of our 160 year-old history which acknowledges that we are the oldest existing higher education institution in East Frisia.

On our campus, which is steeped in tradition in the heart of the East Frisian seaport town of Leer, you will find the most modern laboratories; essential maritime topics from the shiphandling simulator to ocean engineering are covered extensively.

Appointed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, ten full professors teach and carry out research on our campus in the Bergmannstrasse. These are supported by about 20 specialist subject teachers, teachers on special assignment, research assistants, along with administrative employees from the library, management and technology departments.


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Seefahrtszeichen rote Tonnen an Land auf dem Tonnenhof Norderney
Study programmes Maritime Studies

Our study programs: Maritime Engineering ans Management (B.Sc.), Nautical Science and Maritime Transport (B.Sc.), Maritime Technology and Shipping Management (B.Sc.), Maritime Operations (M.Sc.)

Buch Seerecht in unserer Bibliothek Hochschule Emden/Leer
For students

You are studying with us and need information or are looking for applications and forms? Maybe you will find what you are looking for here.


Who does what where? Here you can see who belongs to the crew - from the administration to gender equality to the dean's office.

Research / Laboratories / Projects

Find out about our various offers in the form of projects or have a look at our laboratories...


The Faculty of Maritime Sciences maintains contacts with numerous European partner universities and also enables you to study abroad.

Insight the Faculty

Presentation of the Faculty of Maritime Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer

Technical school for maritime studies

Leer is the only university location in Lower Saxony where a technical school ("Seefahrtschule") is integrated in a department.