The APOLLON University of Applied Sciences was founded in autumn 2005 as a private distance-learning university specialising in correspondence degree courses (at both Bachelor's and Master's level) and certificate courses in the fields of health and social services. The state-approved and accredited teaching establishment is based in Bremen and is part of the famous Klett Group. More than 500 students have so far gained their Bachelor's or Master's degrees from the university. There are currently around 2,500 degree students plus 500 certificate course participants enrolled at the university.
The university now offers a total of ten Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes along with more than thirty certificate courses (compact programmes focussing on specific knowledge areas). The range of courses on offer is subject to continual inspection and regular modification in line with market requirements. "As an independent, private distance-learning university, we are able to react swiftly to changes in requirements within the health sector, which allows us to expand our specifications accordingly," explains Professor Bernd Kümmel.
Not only has the university subsidiary of the renowned Klett Group received state approval for its correspondence study courses, institutional accreditation, and approval from the State Central Office for Distance Learning (ZFU), but it has also won numerous awards in recent years. These include Female Distance Student of the Year (2011 and 2015), Innovation of the Year (2012), Tutor of the Year (2012 and 2013), Most Popular Distance University of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) and Distance Course of the Year (2014).