The University of Augsburg, founded in 1970, is a new, modern, and still growing university in Bavaria. It is known as one of the nicest and most convenient places to study in Germany, as it remains a manageable size. Seven faculties, including humanities, natural sciences, economics, theology, and law offer approx. 80 different degree programmes. All of them are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date facilities and ideal conditions for students to complete degrees successfully within a reasonable time frame. Moreover, the university actively encourages interdisciplinary networking and exchange, giving students access to a broad intellectual and cultural environment.
Offering a wide choice of degree programmes in often unique and specialist subjects, the University of Augsburg attracts students from all over Germany and the world. Around 10% of the university's students come from abroad and receive a warm welcome in Augsburg. The university provides award-winning services to support international students and academics throughout their stay.
Situated near the historic city centre of Augsburg, the university features a beautiful and spacious modern campus. The appealing buildings blend into a big landscaped park with grassy areas, a lake, fountains, and several pieces of art. All faculties, the administration offices, the food hall, cafeterias, bars, and the libraries are conveniently located close together.
The University of Augsburg is a place where people study, teach, carry out research, and live. Here you can feel what "university" really means: a sense of community, cooperation, and solidarity between lecturers, researchers, and students who benefit from research through the teaching they receive.
Augsburg is situated in the Bavarian region of Swabia, around 60 kilometres from Munich. The third largest city in Bavaria, with a well-developed infrastructure, a long history, and proximity to the Bavarian mountains and lakes, Augsburg is a fantastic place to live and study. Nearly 10% of the total population of 280,000 inhabitants are students, and almost 20% have an international background.
Augsburg was founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. Today, the city's best-known sights include the Fuggerei (a unique community housing complex from the 1500s, donated to the city's inhabitants by the famous Fugger family), the Augsburg town hall with the Perlachturm, and the picturesque old town centre. Other important attractions are the Augsburg Puppet Theatre (Augsburger Puppenkiste) which has won international acclaim for its marionettes and performances, and the State Textiles Museum (tim), reflecting Augsburg's reputation as a weavers' city. The city has a long intellectual and artistic history, counting Leopold Mozart, Rudolf Diesel, Jakob Fugger and Bertolt Brecht among its most famous citizens.
Cultural attractions aside, Augsburg also really knows how to party! There are numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs, and many events and celebrations take place on the city's streets throughout the year. Several cinemas and a large theatre provide further entertainment. In addition, a number of parks, an Olympic white-water course and the "Siebentischwald" forest offer facilities for sports and recreational activities.
In addition to the academic support by lecturers and tutors within the programme, continuous administrative support is provided by the team of the International Office of the University of Augsburg. The International Office team offers special assistance with typical problems, such as complying with all formalities pertaining to residency permits and the search for accommodation. They also sponsor introduction days, intercultural training courses, language courses, and local excursions in order to help international students with their studies and the establishment of new social contacts.
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