Offenburg University

Introduction

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 over 4,300 students on two campuses. We offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees in four Departments: Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, and Media and Information.

International profile

Of­fen­burg Uni­ver­sity prides it­self on the in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion of its pro­grams. In 1998, it was one of the first in­sti­tu­tions of higher ed­u­ca­tion in Ger­many to in­tro­duce in­ter­na­tional Mas­ter's de­gree pro­grams through the Grad­u­ate School. Today, we offer five Eng­lish-taught pro­grams which cater es­pe­cially to in­ter­na­tional stu­dents, who com­prise about twelve per­cent of the total stu­dent body. Ad­di­tion­ally, the In­ter­na­tional Of­fice main­tains ac­tive ex­change pro­grams with more than 50 part­ner uni­ver­si­ties world­wide, giv­ing our stu­dents plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties at study and in­tern­ships abroad. Thanks to our prox­im­ity with the French bor­der, we can also offer dou­ble-de­gree pro­grams with pres­ti­gious French uni­ver­si­ties.

Excellent study conditions

Of­fen­burg Uni­ver­sity of­fers a smaller cam­pus, and stu­dents ben­e­fit from the ad­van­tages of a more in­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence with smaller classes, in­di­vid­ual su­per­vi­sion and sup­port by fac­ulty and staff, as well as from hands-on teach­ing and a close in­te­gra­tion with the re­gional econ­omy. The Uni­ver­sity en­joys high rank­ings and was even awarded by the As­so­ci­a­tion for the Pro­mo­tion of Sci­ence and Hu­man­i­ties in Ger­many for being a re­formed tech­ni­cal col­lege.

Economic partnerships

The University maintains excellent relations with regional and national businesses, and there is a constant exchange of information between faculty members and industry professionals, providing continuing access to current know-how in the engineering field. The extensive business partnerships also provide resources for students in terms of gaining work experience, doing research, or even for future employment.

Research and Technology

The University's Institute for Applied Research (IAF) offers a combination of research and technology transfer. The IAF heads technology and innovative ideas from the fields of solar energy, medicine, robotics and electrical mobility. Throughout the University, there is a great interdisciplinary mix of experts from different technological fields possessing special knowledge and modern laboratories. The application-oriented research activities and practical experience that the University offers are a testament to its high performance.

Services for International Students

Offenburg University's International Center offers a variety of services to its international students. Each of the Graduate School's study programs has a coordinator who provides comprehensive services and advice.

The International Center also encourages and provides opportunities for students to meet outside of the classroom. A variety of events and excursions are offered throughout the academic year.

Special services for international students include:

  • Accommodation service
  • Buddy program
  • Orientation program
  • Summer language course
  • Cultural program
  • Senior Service

Costs and Expenses

Fees

There are fees to be paid which include:

  • State Administration Fee per semester, €70
  • Student Support Fee per semester, €46
  • Student Representative Organization Fees per semester, €18.
  • Service Contribution per semester, €150 (only for students studying in one of the English master's degree programs of the Graduate School)
  • IBC-Program Tuition Fees: €10,400 (for students studying in the MBA-program International Business Consulting).
  • State Tuition Fee for a Second Degree: €650 (only for students who already obtained a master's degree from a Germany university
  • State Tuition Fee for Non-EU-citizens: €1,500.

Living expenses

Depending on your preferred lifestyle, average living expenses amount to approximately €750 per month. Here is a breakdown of monthly expenses:

  • Rent: 300
  • Health insurance (obligatory): 80
  • Study materials: 40
  • Groceries: 200
  • Clothing, Public Transport, other: 130
  • Total monthly expenses: 750

Proof of financial support

In order to receive a student visa, foreign students must be able to prove to German authorities that they have enough financial support during their studies. This means, you must prove that you are able to cover at least your first year of studies. Currently, that amounts to €735 per month, or a total of €8,820 for a year of study.

GEZ Fee

Please be informed that as a resident of Germany you are legally required to pay a monthly fee of €17.50 per household (e. g., per shared apartment) to the Gebühreneinzugszentrale der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten (GEZ), a joint organization of Germany's public broadcasting institutions.

‘Per household’ in this context means that if you share an apartment, only one of the tenants has to pay, and it is up to the household members to decide how they divide up the costs. Thus, if you move into a shared place, you should first clarify whether one of the other household members is already paying the GEZ fee.

Funding and scholarships

In Germany, scholarships are usually not granted by the universities themserves but by independant institutions and foundations. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a comprehensive database of scholarships and grants, which must be applied for from your home country before your arrival. Information about funding possibilities are also provided by the European Funding Guide.

Detailed information is also available through the DAAD regional offices, the German Embassy, German Consulate or German Official Representations in your home country, as well as from the specific organizations granting the scholarships.

At Offenburg a very limited number of partical scholarships are also available; applications for these are only open to students inrolled who have shown high academic performance and social commitment outside of class.

Job Opportunities

Students who are EU-citizens are able to work in Germany without a work permit.

Non-EU students have two opportunities:

  • Off-campus: 120 days per year, according to visa regulations for foreign students
  • On-campus: a limited number of assistantships and tutoring jobs are available

A basic knowledge of German is required for most jobs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Communication and Media Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Offenburg

Information at your fingertips, mobile computing, internet of things, multimedia networks - many trends accelerate today's life. The dynamic and economic role of knowledge and information is identified as a key [+]

Communication and Media Engineering (CME)

Information at your fingertips, mobile computing, internet of things, multimedia networks – many trends accelerate today's life. They are the driving force behind the global markets of telecommunication, computer science and media technology.

The international Master's degree program in Communication and Media Engineering (CME) is tailored to meet the challenges of the multimedia age. Developed in 1998 by the departments of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Media and Information Engineering, it combines essential elements of communication engineering with innovative multimedia issues. The curriculum has been continuously updated to modern needs and continues to successfully combine these two fields.... [-]


Master in Energy Conversion and Management

Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Offenburg

Regardless of the energy topic, the professors at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences have it covered. Many of our lecturers work for global energy companies, engineering services or consulting firms. Through lectures and discussions, students learn all about the current hot topics in the energy sector. [+]

Energy Conversion and Management (ECM)

Solar energy, bioenergy, hydro and wind power, power generation, energy management . . . 

Regardless of the energy topic, the professors at Offenburg University have it covered. Many of our lecturers work for global energy companies, engineering services or consulting firms. Through lectures and discussions, students learn all about the current hot topics in the energy sector.

Studying Energy Conversion and Management means, first of all, developing comprehensive expertise in energy systems and their management, but also taking the relevant economic, social, and political environments into consideration. Graduates of our program, with its international focus, will be well prepared for leadership positions around the globe.... [-]


Master in Power and Data Engineering

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Offenburg

Get ready for shaping the future energy sector! [+]

Power and Data Engineering (PDE) Get ready... for shaping the future energy sector!

The energy sector is facing huge challenges:

Growing energy demand, more distributed and renewable energy sources, less centralized and fossile sources, …

The energy sector is becoming more complex:

Liberalized energy markets with more stakeholders, more systems and new technologies to manage and to interconnect, …

The solution - Power & Data Engineering:

Managing the growing complexity needs a combination of profound power system understanding and modern IT and data engineering methods – exactly what you obtain by studying M.Sc. Power and Data Engineering.

Be part of the Graduate School of Offenburg University:  Accredited, application-oriented degree programs with excellent career opportunities English-taught classes, with a small student-teacher ratio and hands-on instruction Very well-equipped laboratories and facilities Comprehensive, individual services for international students Safe and friendly environment with easy access to Europe's tourist attractions Close integration with the regional economy ... [-]

Master in Process Engineering

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Offenburg

Offenburg University of Applied Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation and consistently high ratings in nationwide rankings. Offenburg is a smaller university, and hence students benefit from the advantages of a [+]

Master in Process Engineering

Offenburg University enjoys an excellent reputation and consistently high ratings in nationwide rankings. Offenburg is a smaller university, and hence students benefit from the advantages of a manageable educational facility with personal attention from instructors. Offenburg University also offers comprehensive services and close integration with the regional economy.

The Master's program Process Engineering (MPE) is organized jointly by Offenburg University and the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn - a traditional university with a strong focus on research in Poland.

In three semesters, the MPE program equips students with advanced knowledge in chemical and thermal process engineering, biotechnology or food technology. Additionally, they receive training in the intercultural competencies that are essential qualifications in process engineering's increasingly multicultural environment.... [-]


Contact

Offenburg University of Applied Sciences

Address Campus Offenburg Hochschule für Tech­nik, Wirtschaft und Me­dien Of­fen­burg Bad­straße 24
77652 Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg , Germany
Website http://www.fh-offenburg.de/
Phone +49 781 2050

Address Campus Gengenbach Hochschule für Tech­nik, Wirtschaft und Me­dien Of­fen­burg Kloster­straße 14
77723 Gengenbach, Baden-Württemberg , Germany