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Living and studying in Aschaffenburg

Exchange students in Miltenberg.

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


  • Urban districts


  • Distance to Frankfurt

    46 km

  • Distance to Wuerzburg

    80 km


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

  • Summer semester 2022

    15 March Start of the summer semester 2022, start of lectures
    19 April – 3 May Exam registration period
    14 June – 8 August Period to re-register for the winter term 22/23
    27 June Start of exam period for re-examination winter term (faculty of engineering)
    8 July End of lectures
    9 – 23 July Exam period
    From mid-August Publication of the grades (online)
    30 September End of summer semester


    Days without lectures

    14 – 19 April Easter
    26 May Ascension Day
    3 – 7 June Pentecost
    16 – 17 June Corpus Christi
    1 August Start of semester vacation
  • Winter semester 2022/2023

    1 October Start of the winter semester 2022/23
    4 October Start of lectures
    27 October – 7 November Exam registration period
    12 January Start of exam period for re-examination summer semester (faculty of engineering)

    13 January – 13 February

    Period to re-register for the summer semester 2023
    19 January – 8 February Exam period
    25 January End of lectures
    From 1 March Publication of the grades (online)
    14 March End of summer semester


    Days without lectures

    03 October German Unification Day
    31 October – 1 November All Saints' Day
    24 December – 7 January Christmas holidays

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.

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.