Programs in Germany
University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Class standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Hochschule Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is a dynamic and growing university of applied sciences known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and its close links with the business world. There are two main types of higher education institutions in Germany, which are universities and universities of applied sciences. Traditional universities focus more on theory and grant doctoral degrees, while universities of applied sciences focus on professional skills and practice. Aschaffenburg is regarded as one of the top-ranked universities of applied sciences in Germany. The German Center for Higher Education regularly ranks their degree program in the “superior” category, at the top level of national rankings.
Aschaffenburg is a small city of around 70,000 in northwest Bavaria bordering on the idyllic Spessart mountains and lies on the River Main, about 25 miles from Frankfurt. It is famous for its seven municipal museums and its wide variety of cafes, bars, and clubs. Living costs are quite moderate by German standards, and the city is easy to get around, whether on foot, by bicycle, or by bus. Aschaffenburg is also located in the heart of Germany’s Frankfurt-Rhine-Main business region, home to nearly 400,000 companies. Read more about the wonder of Aschaffenburg.
Students coming to Aschaffenburg UAS can study entirely in English thanks to the number of modules (this is the equivalent to what we call “courses”) the school offers in English. Students can choose courses from either Business Administration and Law or Engineering.
Please note that the academic calendar varies from the United States. For this reason, student should consider studying at UAS for the spring term or academic year.
- UAS fall/winter term: October-mid February
- UAS spring/summer term: March-late July
Students can apply for on-campus residence. The residence building includes individual apartments with a kitchenette, shower and toilet. The rooms have a telephone, cable and internet access. Read more about the housing available.
The University Housing Services can also assist with finding an apartment off-campus. A common form of housing for students in Germany is a flatshare, or WG (Wohngemeinschaft). In this arrangement, each tenant has his or her own room in an apartment with a shared kitchen and common area. This is popular amongst students as it is less expensive than renting a flat individually and is a good way to meet new friends.
The International Office offers an orientation two weeks before the start of studies, including sports and cultural activities, as well as information on how students can prepare themselves for their time at Aschaffenburg UAS.
Students with physical or learning disabilities, should contact the Global Education Office to find out more about the specific services available.
Financing a study abroad program is one of the most important aspects to consider before applying. Please refer to the budget sheet below to review a detailed cost estimate for the program, which includes costs you are billed for through SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as those you must plan for, but pay directly, such as a flight and accommodation. Estimates are subject to change at any time. If you have questions about the estimate, please contact the Global Education Office.
Financial aid in the form of scholarships, aid (NYS TAP, etc.), and loans, may be applied to study abroad programs. It is important that you visit the financial aid office at your home campus to discuss your eligibility prior to applying. Please share the cost estimate for your program with your financial aid office. Please note that all students participating in a Plattsburgh program are automatically enrolled and billed for a SUNY international health insurance policy through United Health Care (UHC).
SUNY Plattsburgh students are able to apply for various SUNY Plattsburgh scholarships each semester. Scholarship applications can be accessed as an optional component of your study abroad application. Please keep in mind that scholarship and study abroad applications are due at the same time.
The first step of the application process is to complete the SUNY Plattsburgh study abroad application and submit all additional materials, which include official transcripts, academic references, and a study statement.
Please note that a student visa is required to study in Germany.