HSNR Sport
The Hochschule Niederrhein moves.

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

Welcome to university sports.

Dear:r Sports enthusiasts,

With its wide range of sports activities, the team of the Hochschulsport of the Hochschule Niederrhein would like to support you in finding a balance, making social contacts, networking and at the same time getting to know the university locations Krefeld and Mönchengladbach with their diverse and committed club culture and leisure activities.

We see ourselves as a community and are committed to respectful, appreciative cooperation and against discrimination.

We look forward to your participation in our courses and always have an open ear for your feedback!

After all, university sports also thrive on movement.

Your HSNR Sports Team


Contact - HSNR Sport

Insurance in university sports

All enrolled students of The Hochschule Niederrhein are insured against sports accidents through the Unfallkasse Nordrhein-Westfalen (accident insurance fund of North Rhine-Westphalia) as part of the HN sports program.

The accident report must be received within three days via an application form.

Information on insurance in university sports


Sieglinde Ramlow-Papenfuß
University sports Questions about liability and insurance
Accident report form

Student applicants:inside in top-class sport

Reconciling academic apprenticeship and a top sports career is a particular challenge. That's why The Hochschule Niederrhein offers support options for dual careers in North Rhine-Westphalia.

These include:

  • Individual Student Advice
  • Student Degree Programme Counselling on the basis of sports planning

As part of the selection process for Degree programmes with local admission restrictions, the HSNR has determined that A-, B-, C- and D/C-squad athletes from the German Olympic Sports Confederation (Spitzenverbände) will be given priority for admission.

Compatibility studies & sports

Our sports program is primarily aimed at students of the Hochschule Niederrhein and is continuously supplemented and updated. Any remaining places are allocated to employees of the Hochschule Niederrhein.

Participation in the courses is only possible after successful registration:


You will then receive an automated confirmation with all important information about the course. Afterwards, the instructor will contact you and invite you to a trial training.

Important information:
All courses are free of charge and suitable for beginners (if not described otherwise).
The number of participants in the courses is limited - places are allocated after receipt of registration. Since there is a waiting list, we would like to ask you to cancel a course by mail if participation is not possible or no longer desired.
Please be on time for the courses and cancel your registration with the course instructors if you can't come to the training!

National & International Competitions

The Hochschule Niederrhein is a member of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Hochschulsportverband (adh) and will gladly register you or your team for national and international competitions. We will pay the registration fee and travel expenses for you if necessary.

German University Championship


The German University Championships (DHM) are the flagship of university sports at national level. Every year, the adh organizes around 40 German University Championships in over 30 sports.

The special feature of a DHM is that hobby and amateur athletes compete together with squad athletes. Furthermore, it is not only about the pure performance comparison on a high level, but also about combining aspects of competitive sports with student interests in meeting, communication and exchange.

The German University Championships are organized by the adh member universities throughout Germany and enable students and staff to participate as individual starters or in teams.

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German University Cup


Originating from the German University of Applied Sciences Championship and the adh Cup, the German University Cup (DHP) has been organized since 2011 especially for all smaller universities up to 10,000 students as well as for universities of applied sciences in the four major game sports.

The German University Cup Basketball, Football, Handball and Volleyball is organized by the adh member universities as a nationwide event; usually on a weekend in the summer semester.

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The adh-Open is a national competition for sports that are not in the adh sports canon and therefore cannot host German University Championships. adh-Open are offered when university competitions have already taken place in the respective sport on a supra-regional level and it is clear from the participation that there is great interest among students in national competitions. Furthermore, the adh-Open serves as a reference event for sports that aspire to be included in the adh sports canon. Only when two adh-Open have been hosted in a sport in two consecutive years by two different member universities, an inclusion of this sport in the adh-Sportartenkanon can be applied for.

In some individual sports, however, the adh-Open has also established itself as a further competition level below the German University Championships, where the idea of performance is less important. One of the classics among the adh-Open is, for example, the surfing event in the south of France. Also in the sports fistball, floorball and flagfootball adh-Open took place regularly in the past years.

It goes without saying that in addition to lots of sports, a varied supporting program awaits the participants!

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Fancy some unconventional competitions in special sports? Since many university sports facilities offer trendy and fun sports in their semester programs, the adh also has suitable competition events for them.

The adh-Trophy events are among the youngest in the adh competition program. Since the summer semester 2008 students and staff of large as well as smaller universities and universities of applied sciences can participate. Thereby the fun is unrestrictedly in the foreground!

FISU World University Games

Rhine-Ruhr 2025

The FISU World University Games, formerly known as Universiade, are the world's largest multisport event after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. They are being held in Germany for the first time since Duisburg in 1989.

Germany and North Rhine-Westphalia, together with the Rhine-Ruhr region, will host around 10,000 athletes and officials from 170 countries at the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Word University Games in July 2025.

The athletes will compete in 18 sports over twelve days in Bochum, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr.

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For more diversity, against discrimination in sports!

The Hochschulsport follows the mission statement of The Hochschule Niederrhein and is committed to gender-equal, family-friendly, open, inclusive and intercultural sports for all university members.

The University Sport promotes diversity, prevents discrimination and strives for an appreciative, motivating and equal opportunity climate for studying, doing sports and working.