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University of Applied Sciences Offenburg

The University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, with its head office in Offenburg and a branch in Gengenbach, is a German university owned by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is one of the most important educational institutions in the southern Upper Rhine area. Currently, about 4,090 students are enrolled.

The University was founded in 1967 as the State Engineering School of Offenburg. Initially only the Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses were offered. In 1970 the present campus was opened in the Badstraße Street, Offenburg. 1971 the conversion of the School of Engineering into the Fachhochschule of Offenburg followed. In 1978, the curriculum was expanded to include Economic courses. Therefore, the new faculty Economics was founded. It was decided, also due to space limitations, that the new faculty will get its own campus in a former monastery of the nearby town of Gengenbach. In 1984, already 1100 students studied in four faculties at the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg. To supplement the courses offered and for the sake of cooperation with the local publishing company Hubert Burda Media, 1996, the course Media and Information Sciences was established. In the same year the Institute for Applied Research was founded, which deals with research and research contracts from industry. In 2000, the University got the deserved reward for the continuous development. The Donors' Association for German Science awarded the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg the award "reform university". At the same time, the Graduate School of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences was founded, which today serves and coordinates four international study programs. As part of the transition to the Bachelor/Master's degrees (Bologna process) in 2005, the Fachhochschule Offenburg has been renamed to Hochschule Offenburg. 2007, the construction of a proper building for the Faculty of Media and Information Sciences was started. After 2 years of construction the new building was inaugurated in October 2009. The inauguration exercises were attended by the then Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg Günther Oettinger and the media entrepreneur Hubert Burda. Currently, about 3250 students study at the University of Offenburg.

Important Facts

Expertise in Technology, Business and Media
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.

Business Partnerships
The University maintains excellent relations with regional and national businesses, and there is a constant exchange of information between faculty members and industry professionals, providing continuing access to current scientific and engineering know-how. These extensive business partnerships also provide resources for students in terms of gaining work experience, doing research, or for future employment.

Research and Development
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.

International profile
Offenburg University prides itself on the international orientation of its programs. In 1998, it was one of the first institutions of higher education in Germany to introduce international Master's degree programs through the Graduate School. Today, we offer five English-taught programs which cater especially to international students, who comprise about twelve percent of the total student body. Additionally, the International Office maintains active exchange programs with more than 70 partner universities worldwide, giving our students plenty of opportunities to study and pursue internships abroad. Thanks to our proximity with the French border, we can also offer double-degree programs with prestigious French universities.

Excellent study conditions
Students at Offenburg University benefit from the advantages of a more intimate campus environment - smaller classes, individual supervision and support by faculty and staff, hands-on teaching, and close integration with the regional economy. It enjoys consistently high rankings and as a reformed technical college has been awarded by the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany.

Ranking / Awards

  • Offenburg University of Applied Sciences occupies a top position in the comprehensive ranking of the Center for University Development (CHE) . The result shows a high level of student satisfaction.                              The CHE Master Ranking also gave top results for master's programs at the university.
  • In 2009, the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences received the certificate " audit family-friendly university " for the first time . The aim of the audit is to implement a family and life-phase-conscious personnel policy. After two reaudits, the university is now in a "simplified dialogue process": the certificate is now permanent in character - it is confirmed every three years in a dialogue day. The most recent certificate was awarded in 2019.


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Annual Cost of living 10200 EUR /year
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Average Annual PG Fee 1500 EUR
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Contact Information

  • Badstraße 24, 77652 Offenburg, Germany
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Campus Information


The main campus of the university is on the edge of the 60.000 inhabitants counting town of Offenburg. The cities of Strasbourg (20 km), Baden-Baden (50 km), Freudenstadt (50 km), Freiburg (65 km) and Karlsruhe (70 km) can be reached easily and quickly by car or train.


On the campus of Gengenbach is the office of the Faculty of Business Management and Industrial Engineering. The building is one of the most beautiful university buildings in the region.

Programs Offered


Master of Science in Biotechnology (MBT)

  • Length 01 Year  , 06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee 1500 EUR
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  • Average processing time 20 days
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