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Welcome to the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH)

The German academic system has two main types of higher education institutes: Research universities (Universitäten) and universities of applied sciences (Hochschulen für angewandte Wissenschaften). While the universities concentrate on academic research, the universities of applied sciences have a more practical focus.

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.

The Amberg campus is home to the departments of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering as well as Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, while the Weiden campus houses the departments of Business Studies and Industrial Engineering. Together, the two departments offer a portfolio of 20 degree programmes tailored to meet the current technical and economic needs.  

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 extra­curricular 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.  

In October 2013, the University was awarded the title Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (Technical University of Applied Sciences) in recognition of the excellent quality of its research and teaching and in appraisal of its constant effort to find solutions to the numerous challenges facing society today.  Yet, 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. 

If you want to apply for admission to a programme at the OTH, either full-time or as part of an exchange programme, make sure that you choose the right programme and accommoda­tion in Amberg or Weiden, respectively.

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