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.
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: