Founded in 1964 as a "National School of Engineering" Offenburg University of Applied Sciences quickly established itself as a high-performance educational institution with a practical orientation. Today our University forms a thriving community, with more than 4,500 students on two campuses.
We offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees in these four departments: Business and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical and Process Engineering, and Media and Information.
Today, we offer five English-taught programs which cater especially to international students, who comprise about twelve percent of the total student body.
The Institute for Applied Research (IAF) heads the University's technology and innovation work in the fields of solar energy, medicine, robotics and electric mobility, among others.
The close collaboration with industry partners benefits all sides – application-oriented research and technology transfer, up-to-date laboratories and concentrated, interdisciplinary expertise in different technological fields all provide major draws for prospective students.
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The International Office currently maintains more than 50 university partnerships, and the number continues to grow. Students have the possibility to study, work (internship), and/or write a thesis at one or more of our partner universities abroad.
International exchange students coming from partner universities to study at Offenburg University are supervised and supported by the International Office. In collaboration with the Graduate School we offer a comprehensive program of events, field trips, and language courses.
New incoming students will be fully assisted with finding accommodations in Offenburg. Depending on capacity, students will be placed in a student residence or in private housing. For students at the Gengenbach campus, there are no student residences available, so private housing will be arranged.
Accommodation services for the student residences are provided by the Studierendenwerk Freiburg, or SWFR. The SWFR is responsible for 247 bedrooms in three different locations in Offenburg:
The overall experience at the city of Offenburg Germany as a whole has been quite pleasant. But, as far as the academic experiences alone is concerned, it has left a lot to be desired. The MBT program is aimed at international students, however, it fails at catering international needs. The courses are not structured properly. There is a language barrier with some of the...
Relative smaller though, Offenburg University is one of the most student friendly universities in Germany, our coordinator and other members of the management inform us about all the current activities going in and around Offenburg. The Job Fair at the University is attended by 100+ companies. The professors are good, however its typical German Curriculum. Grading is based...
Doing the MBA in International Business Consulting in Germany has given me enough resources for the upcoming career challenges. Additionally to the lectures, the non-academic activities represent an important role for this type of programs. By working with classmates from all nationalites, you not only learn from different cultures but you also make new friends. Overall, I...