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Living and studying in Aschaffenburg

Why Aschaffenburg?

Not only the University but also its home town of Aschaffenburg has a lot to offer. It is located on the Bavarian Untermain and is characterized by a mixture of culture, nature and liveliness. Markets and festivals, museums and the municipal theatre enrich cultural life in Aschaffenburg. Cinemas, libraries and exhibitions also contribute to this. Particularly worth seeing: the Johannisburg Palace and the Pompeiianum. They also attract international tourists to Aschaffenburg.

Green spaces, forests and parks invite you to relax and do sports. The Schoental Park, Schoenbusch Park and the Main Promenade can be reached quickly. For hiking, winter sports, mountain biking and climbing, athletes are drawn to the nearby Nature Park Spessart or the Odenwald. Music fans get their money's worth in clubs and at festivals. Party-goers visit cafes and bars. If you want even more variety, explore Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Darmstadt and Wuerzburg. Due to the excellent transport connections, this is easily possible.

  • Population

    71,000

  • Urban districts

    10

  • Distance to Frankfurt

    46 km

  • Distance to Wuerzburg

    80 km

Accommodation

A variety of accommodation options are available on-campus and in the nearby area. Most exchange students are offered rooms in the halls of residence on campus, while degree-seeking students can choose whether to live in the halls or in private accommodations off campus.

Academic calendar

  • Winter semester 2023/2024

    1 October Start of the winter semester 2023/24
    4 October Start of lectures
    12 January Start of the exam period for re-examination (Faculty of Engineering)
    19 January Start of the exam period for electives
    25 January End of lectures
    26 January – 8 February Exam period
    From 1 March Publication of the grades (online)
    14 March End of summer semester

     

    Days without lectures

    2 - 3 October German Unification Day
    1 November All Saints' Day
    23 December – 6 January Christmas holidays
  • Summer semester 2023

    15 March Start of the summer semester 2023, start of lectures
    26 June Start of the exam period for re-examination (Faculty of Engineering)
    3 July Start of the exam period for electives
    7 July End of lectures
    8 – 22 July Exam period (Saturdays are also exam days)
    From mid-August Publication of the grades (online)
    30 September End of the summer semester

     

    Days without lectures

    6 – 11 April Easter
    18 May Ascension Day
    26 – 30 May Pentecost
    8 – 9 June Corpus Christi

Student life

Our compact campus is easily walkable, and our small size creates a strong community feeling. On a typical day on campus, you might bump into friends on your way to class, eat lunch with a professor in the dining hall, carry out research with classmates in a high-tech laboratory, and stop by the Computer Centre to email with friends and family back home – all within a five- or ten-minute walk. While Aschaffenburg and Germany have much to offer, there are also plenty of ways to keep busy on and around campus.

Orientation Weeks & Social Programme

Remember our buddy programme? In cooperation with the International Office, our local buddies offer various events, activities, and trips during the semester. Participating in these happenings is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and learn more about Germany.

University sports

Joining university sports (Hochschulsport) is a great way to make friends and meet some local students while studying with us. The colourful mix of long-running favorites, health-oriented courses and trend sports is the ideal balance for the stress of studying and working. Whatever you are interested in, even if you are a beginner, you are welcome to join some training sessions and give it a go.

 

  • Soak up the sun and play some beach volleyball on the court on campus.

The sports to choose from vary per semester and may include:

  • martial arts
  • soccer
  • calisthenics
  • volleyball
  • basketball
  • ultimate frisbee
  • body shaping

All students and full-time employees of Aschaffenburg UAS can use the sports offer free of charge and without prior registration. More detailed information on the current offer and course schedules can be found on moodle.