Important Information for International Students and Applicants
In view of the recent development regarding the spread of the novel Corona Virus SARS-CoV-2, the Bavarian Cabinet has decided to postpone the start of the summer semester 2020 at universities of applied sciences as well as music and art colleges to April 20, 2020.
The lecture period ends on July 11, 2020. Examinations will take place from July 13 to July 31, and exam results will be released on August 8, 2020. Further details regarding the academic calendar are published here.
The operation of the university, including canteen, library, laboratories (including IT laboratories), has been shut down. Opening hours of university entities, such as Career Service, Student Counselling, Office of Student Affairs and International Office are limited to one hour a day. If you have questions or need advice, please call us or send us an email to make an appointment.
We will notify you immediately of any changes to the current situation via this website.
To obtain updates regarding the Covid-19 situation please follow this link. The information is provided in several languages, including English and Arabic.
Welcome to the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH)
The Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH – Technical University of Applied Sciences) is located in the Upper Palatinate, an administrative district of the federal state of Bavaria. It is home to four departments on two campuses in Amberg and Weiden, respectively, about 40 kilometers apart.
With approximately 3,500 students and an academic staff of 83, the University offers excellent conditions and career prospects. In addition to the regular academic programmes, students can choose from a variety of extra-curricular courses and activities to sharpen their skills and broaden their minds. Our graduates are in great demand on the regional and national labour markets, and our University constantly secures top places in university rankings.
Our main objective has been and still is to provide our students with a practical, theory-based education in close cooperation with our partners from business and industry. This practical orientation draws much of its strength from our professors’ extensive hands-on experience - all of them have worked outside academia for at least five years. Students benefit from small group teaching, practical seminars and laboratories and a compulsory work placement.