Forms of study

Those who study decide on a specific form of study. Most students at OTH Amberg-Weiden pursue an undergraduate degree and attend classes full-time. This is still the rule today.

But there is no rule without exceptions: The demands of the working world have changed and as a far-sighted university we are reacting to this. That's why you can choose forms of study with us that fit your life planning - and are tailored to the requirements of the economy.

With a dual study programme, you combine academic qualifications with sound practical experience and bring the advantages of academic and vocational training under one roof. Entrepreneurs benefit from highly qualified specialists whose know-how is tailored to their own company - graduates from first-class career prospects.

A part-time degree programme can give you the decisive edge in your professional life and offer new career opportunities.

Full-time study

If you choose to study full-time, you study around 40 hours a week. You concentrate on your degree, attend courses, write papers, prepare for exams.

ind out about our  Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

Dual study programme

A dual study programme is right for you if you want to combine practical training with an academic qualification. Through an excellent combination of theory and practice, managers are trained who have both the necessary technical/commercial skills and already have extensive practical experience when they start their careers.

Two study models are distinguished within the framework of the dual study programme:

  • Composite study
  • Study with in-depth practice

hochschule dual: Dual study in Bavaria

Database of dual study programmes and dual cooperation partners

Cooperation with vocational schools

In order to ensure an even better process of the combined studies, we cooperate with vocational schools in the university region.

The following cooperations exist for the listed professions (separate classes for dual students):

Vocational School Centre Amberg

State Vocational School Lichtenfels

Vocational school Nabburg

Vocational School Centre Sulzbach-Rosenberg

European Vocational School Weiden

Wiesau Vocational School Centre

In our database you will find the current study offers for a dual study programme.

In addition, both a combined study programme and a study programme with in-depth practice are basically possible in every study programme and with every company. We will be happy to advise prospective students and interested companies.

Please contact us if you have any questions about cooperation opportunities!


More flexible part-time studying

Childcare, caring for relatives, permanent job or desire for flexible offers/work-life balance - more and more people want or need to balance their academic education and training with other factors. For many, a part-time study model with a smaller amount of teaching and learning units per semester is an option. OTH Amberg-Weiden will be offering a part-time Bachelor's programme for the degree programmes from the winter semester 2020/21:

  • International Technology Management
  • Medical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

In terms of content, part-time study is identical to full-time study, only the structure and procedure are different: students acquire an average of 20 ECTS credits per semester instead of 30, i.e. less workload per semester. The standard period of study is stretched to 11 semesters.
After individual assessment, full-time study is possible at any time with crediting of the acquired achievements, and the study programme is shortened accordingly.

Questions about application and admission? The students’ office is happy to help.

Part-time study programme

Are you already in professional life and want to obtain an academic degree? Then opt for a part-time degree programme. This is designed so that it can be completed alongside a professional job. You don't have to stop working or risk a career setback. The part-time study programme is - like the regular full-time study programme - designed as a face-to-face study programme. However, lectures take place in the evenings and at weekends and include modern teaching and learning methods such as virtual lectures and blended learning.

Find out more about part-time study.