Coburg University Applied Sciences and Arts

Coburg, Germany
Website: Founded: 1814 year Type of University:Public StudyQA ranking: 528 pts. No. Students: 5000 Frgn. Students: 400 No. Staff: 100 Languages: German Phone: +4909561317319
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Coburg University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Coburg, abbreviated Coburg University), re-established in 1971, is an engineering university in Coburg, Northern Bavaria, with more than 4,400 students (as of WS 2012/13). It offers a broad scope of subjects. Young people from over 40 countries study at Coburg University. Coburg University has 75 international partner institutions.

Academic programs


The university offers a practice-based study programme both in bachelor courses and courses with international qualifications in the faculties of engineering, business administration and social work. Excellent facilities, including computer pools and workshops, are available to the design-based diploma courses of interior design and integrated product design. Every year many people apply for a place to study at Coburg University of Applied Sciences.

The courses offered includes the four areas: Economics, Computer Science & Technology, Health and Social Work & Build, design and style.

They are distributed over two campuses. The design-based courses are conducted in the historic Hofbrauhaus. The other subjects have their rooms on campus Friedrich-Streib-Straße. The campus is located on a hill opposite to the Veste Coburg.


All research is application-oriented. Within the six faculties, research projects of the companies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), as well as state-sponsored assignments are carried out. The students are involved through their seminar papers, final thesis and increasingly by doctorate studies. Within these studies, Coburg UoAS cooperates with national and international universities.

For legal reasons (Article 2 of the Bavarian Law on Higher Education), the research activities of the university are limited to applied research and development projects. The university has extensive contacts in industry throughout the region and carries out numerous technology and knowledge transfer projects.

Services for students

The "Akademische Auslandsamt” (international office) offers foreign first-year students special services, such as finding accommodation, information about aspects of life in Germany, and help with administrative tasks such as university registration and dealing with authorities.


  • 1814 Friedrich Streib founds a private school for “civil architecture”
  • 1852 Ducal School of Architecture
  • 1920 State Architecture School (1920 Coburg became a part of Bavaria)
  • 1959 State Polytechnic Coburg
  • 1971 State University of Applied Sciences
  • 1999 creation of the Campus Design in the Hofbrauhaus (previously the ducal brewery)
  • as of 2007 Coburg University of Applied Sciences

Dual school of architecture

The origins of Coburg University in Germany is a private school for “civil architecture”, which was founded in Coburg in 1814 by the ducal architect, Friedrich Streib (1781-1852). The purpose of the school was to prepare the builders of that time for the title of “Meister” (master craftsman).

After the death of Friedrich Streib the school continued as the Ducal School of Architecture. After Coburg became part of the Free State of Bavaria in 1920, the name was changed to "State Architecture School ". After the Second World War, the school continued with 193 students as Bavaria’s first State School of Architecture.

State polytechnic Coburg

In 1959 the era of a school for only architecture came to an end. The fields of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering were added to create the State Polytechnic Coburg.  The campus on Friedrich-Streib Street was opened, and it has continued to grow till the present day.

In 1952 students bricked up the entrance to the old State Architecture School because the future of the institution was uncertain. The new building on Friedrich-Streib Street was opened in 1960.

The university of applied sciences Coburg

When Bavaria developed the Universities of Applied Sciences in 1971, the State Polytechnic Coburg became the Coburg University of Applied Sciences. At that time, there were only seven other Universities of Applied Sciences in Bavaria: in Munich, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg, Würzburg, Rosenheim and Weihenstephan. The range of subjects in Coburg was expanded to include the fields business and social work.

Design Coburg

With the new interior design program, 1975 marked the beginning of what has come to be known as Design Coburg. Later the program in product design was added. In 1999 a second campus was built in Coburg - on the site of the former ducal brewery: Campus Design. Today this campus houses the programs for architecture, civil engineering, interior design, product design and heritage conservation. Throughout Germany, Coburg is known for design.

The future of Coburg University

Coburg University has grown significantly over the last ten years. The number of students has doubled. Therefore the entire campus on Friedrich-Streib-Street will be rebuilt and expanded by 2021.
A new laboratory building - the Centre for Mobility and Energy - and a parking deck with over 500 parking spaces have already been completed. A new IT and media centre is currently under construction. The computer centre and the library will be located there.

Coburg lies in the northern part of the culturally rich state of Bavaria and is characterised by a strong presence of small and medium-sized enterprises, among them global players. It is a medium-sized city offering a combination of tradition and modernity. The town was established in the Middle Ages and has a historic town centre and a medieval castle. At the same time, it offers all the comforts of a modern city, including many interesting cultural events. Coburg is an attractive destination both for studying and for leisure activities.

Foreign students are supported by a student tutoring and counselling system to make their stay here in Coburg as easy as possible. A well-organised social and cultural activities programme specially for foreign students helps to integrate the students into life at the university. Moreover, there is a buddy programme for international students.

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Foreign: $ 2.08 k / семестр
Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
Duration: 4 semestrs
Languages: English
Study mode: On campus
Study type: Full-time
StudyQA ranking: 1375
Foreign: $ 3.74 k / семестр
Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Duration: 2 years
Languages: English
Study mode: On campus
Study type: Full-time
StudyQA ranking: 1303