Study with us
You have graduated from school and are asking yourself the question: study or training?
That depends primarily on your talents, interests and inclinations. But there are many good reasons for studying today. It is worth thinking carefully about this when you are planning your future.
With a degree, numerous career options are open to you. As a business administration graduate, you can work in industry, commerce or the financial sector, for example. You are able to take on specialist or management tasks and can apply your knowledge in various industries and in companies of all sizes. Or even start your own business.
In other words, you choose a career path that suits you. And you are flexible enough to take a different direction if the job market or your personal interests change.
Even today, higher positions are often occupied by academics - many companies only entrust management tasks to employees with a university degree.
With a degree, you climb the career ladder faster and higher.
It is true: the training periods of academics take longer. In return, graduates also receive more pay. Education pays off.
Become more independent
In a degree programme, you learn to organise yourself: You divide up your time, you decide what and when you study, you also plan your studies to some extent. This ability to organise yourself is a key qualification for your later profession.
New city, new flat, new life: When you start your studies, you are entering an exciting phase of your life. Use this time to meet people, gather impressions, travel, acquire knowledge, read books, and, and, and. Enjoy these freedoms!
Why OTH Amberg-Weiden?
During the course of your studies, the university and the university town will become your home, where you will spend several years of your life. It is important that you feel comfortable in this place. After all, you should enjoy attending the courses. And you should spend your free time in an attractive environment that has a lot to offer you.
Our tip: Take a day out. Get to know OTH Amberg-Weiden. Take a look inside our lecture halls and laboratories, visit the technology campuses in Amberg, take part in a lecture. Find out more about the degree programmes that interest you with the help of student advisory service and then stroll through the city centres of Weiden or Amberg.
We would be delighted if you like our university and if we can welcome you as a new student. Because there are many things that speak in our favour.
Business needs pragmatists: For us, it is important to make our degree programmes concrete and practical. To this end, we work closely with national and international companies. In addition, you can study, do research, broaden your horizon and establish valuable connections for your future career in our Innovative Learning Places.
Future-oriented degree programmes
If you want to teach close to life, you have to have your finger on the pulse of the times. Our innovative degree programmes are geared to the tasks of the future and are internationally oriented. That's why you will acquire knowledge and skills with us that will take you further - in your career and in life.
Would you like to do a little more? We are happy to support you in acquiring additional qualifications beyond your actual studies. Take a look at our numerous accompanying course offers.
Short paths, clear contact persons
We value short communication channels and clear contact persons. And that applies at all levels! Anyone who comes to the Students’s Office will be looked after by the staff in a friendly and competent manner. Anyone who wants to speak to a professor will receive an appointment immediately. This is how we ensure that you receive all the information you need for your studies quickly and without complications.
Large universities usually offer anonymous mass processing - the student is not much more than a matriculation number. With us it's different: the lecturers know your name, the groups in seminars or lectures are usually manageable. If you prefer to learn in smaller groups and appreciate a personal atmosphere between teachers and students, you are in good hands at OTH Amberg-Weiden and will get through your studies faster.
Living more beautifully in Weiden and Amberg
Weiden and Amberg are two medium-sized cities in the Upper Palatinate. And that's good for you as a student. Because the euro is worth more here than in Munich, Regensburg or Erlangen - you live in attractive flats for relatively little rent. All other living costs are also lower. Nevertheless, in both cities you will benefit from a wide range of leisure and cultural activities that you can enjoy in your free time.
Living in Amberg and Weiden
Our students have access to halls of residence in the immediate vicinity of the campus at both study locations. You can find more information about the facilities , the rental costs and how to register for a room here.
The private housing market situation in Amberg and Weiden is also more relaxed than in the large university towns. You can find an offer of privately rented shared rooms or flats in our flat exchange.
Advantages of studying at OTH Amberg-Weiden
Students choose a university and a university town for several years of their lives. We think that OTH Amberg-Weiden and the cities of Amberg and Weiden have a lot to offer students.
Learning close to life
Business needs pragmatists: We attach great importance to making our degree programmes concrete and practical. To this end, we work closely with national and international companies. In addition, students can study, research, broaden their horizons and make valuable connections for their future careers in our Innovative Learning Places.
Future-oriented study programmes
If you want to teach close to life, you have to have your ear to the ground. Our innovative degree programmes are geared to the tasks of the future and are internationally oriented. Our students learn knowledge and skills that will help them in their careers and in life.
Would you like a little more? We are happy to support students in acquiring additional qualifications beyond their actual studies. To this end, we offer numerous additional training courses.
Short paths, clear contact persons
We put a huge emphasis on short communication channels and clear contact persons. And that applies at all levels! Anyone who comes to the Student Office will be looked after in a friendly and competent manner by the staff. Anyone who wants to speak to a professor will be given an appointment immediately. This is how we ensure that our students receive all the information they need for their studies quickly and without complications.
Large universities usually offer anonymous mass processing - the student is not much more than a matriculation number. It's different here: the lecturers know students by name, and the groups in seminars or lectures are usually manageable. If you prefer to study in smaller groups and appreciate a personal atmosphere between teachers and students, you'll be in good hands at Amberg-Weiden University of Applied Sciences and will get through your studies faster.
Living nicely in Weiden and Amberg
Weiden and Amberg are two medium-sized cities in the Upper Palatinate. And that's good for students. Because the euro is worth more here than in Munich, Regensburg or Erlangen - students live in attractive flats for relatively little rent. All other living costs are also lower. Nevertheless, in both cities you benefit from a wealth of leisure and cultural activities that you can enjoy in your free time.
Information on the study programmes
With a degree programme at Amberg-Weiden University of Applied Sciences, students lay the foundation for their future career. They benefit from a structured course of study and a regulated course of study. The high level of practical relevance makes it easy to enter professional life.
Here you can find more information about evaluations and rankings of our university and our degree programmes.
Information on technical studies for girls and women
Here you can find detailed information about offers for girls and women who are interested in a technical career at our university.
Culture and leisure
"Small but mighty" is true of both study towns, Amberg and Weiden. With around 44,000 inhabitants each, they are permanent fixtures in the cultural life of the Upper Palatinate. In addition to their historical backdrops and beautiful old towns, Amberg and Weiden offer you numerous modern shopping and leisure facilities. Enjoy a coffee in the old town after a strenuous lecture, sunbathe in the open-air swimming pool or treat yourself to a cocktail in one of the cosy pubs in the evening. On this page we would like to give you a small insight into the cultural offerings of both cities or encourage you to do your own research.
Flair of a medieval town and pub scene
Amberg's old town is full of history and historical scenery. It captivates with its medieval town centre, the town wall, towers, gates and the unique "Amberger Stadtbrille". The former State Garden Show grounds and the Mariahilfberg are two high-quality local recreation areas in the middle of the city.
Amberg is also home to numerous pubs, cafés, restaurants and inns. Most of them are located in the old town, not far from the campus of our university. They therefore fulfil all the criteria for a cool after-work beer or to satisfy your hunger after a long day of lectures. You can find an overview of the gastronomic offers at the Stand here.
Since 2015, the new Cineplex cinema palace in Amberg has promised a little "Hollywood at the roundabout". With 8 screens, screens up to 12 m wide and 6 m high, 1018 seats and Dolby 7.1 surround sound, it offers cinema lovers everything their hearts desire. Enjoy relaxing evenings with the latest blockbusters or special offers such as Ladies Night, Men's Night, Children's Cinema, Film Selection, Sneak, original English versions and live broadcasts. Click here to go directly to the cinema programme.
The Stadttheater Amberg regularly hosts excellent theatre performances. From classical to modern plays, everything is represented. As a friend of contemporary performing arts, you will get your money's worth here! Find out more here.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
Whether drizzle or sunshine, take a dip in the Kurfürstenbad or enjoy the large sauna area. Admission prices and opening hours can be found here. In summer, the best place for swimming, beach volleyball, etc. is the Hockermühlbad. You can find all the information here.
The Amberg ice rink offers everything you can experience on skates: Ice skating, ice dancing, ice hockey or events like "Disco on Ice". In summer, the hall can be used for inline skating. More information is available here.
The entire egg-shaped Old Town celebrates at the Amberger Altstadtfest in June. Young and old are thrilled by a mixture of modern, rock and traditional live music. People meet at various venues and enjoy the music, many culinary delights and the good Amberg beer.
The mountain always calls around 2 July and attracts thousands of pilgrims and other mountain festival enthusiasts from near and far to Mariahilfberg. Many first go to the sermon and then celebrate the "Amberger Bergfest" with beer, Bratwürstel and Kraut, Spitzl and Radi.
There are also twice-yearly folk festivals, the Amberger Pfingstdult and the Amberger Michaelidult. You can find more events here.
Other cultural events of Amberg
In addition to the cultural offerings mentioned so far, there are also other offerings such as libraries, historical sites and trails, musical performances, museeums and many other leisure activities.
You can find out more about Amberg as a university location here.
Other highlights that you won't find anywhere else in such a setting are the "Weiden träumt" and "Kunstgenuss bis Mitternacht" events.Old town flair
What makes Weiden unique is its history and the old town flair. In no other Bavarian city is the old town as beautifully atmospheric as in Weiden. As a student, you will certainly want to enjoy a drink or two in the city. At the lower market in Weiden's old town, this becomes an experience, especially on balmy spring and summer nights. More than 20 cafés, bars and restaurants face each other in an area of less than 500 square metres.
From the upper market to the other end of the old town, you can shop for whatever your heart desires. By 2017, the new Stadtgalerie will open in Weiden, which will be based on well-known arcades in terms of purpose and architecture. Here you can already get an idea of what to expect in about a year's time.
Cinema: „Neue Welt”
Film fans can visit the "Neue Welt": The cinema presents the latest Hollywood flicks in digital 2D and 3D in three halls with almost 500 seats and a suitable ambience depending on the film. In addition, halls in the "Neue Welt" can be booked for special events such as children's birthday parties or stag parties. Experience the "Neue Welt" here.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
The city of Weiden boasts an ultra-modern indoor swimming pool with an outdoor area, the Weidener Thermenwelt. Even in the depths of winter, you can go high diving, swim laps, take a sauna, explore the adventure pool or simply relax. There is an additional discount for students, you can find more information about the Thermenwelt here.
As a bathing lover in Weiden, you will also get your money's worth in summer at the Schätzlerbad. It is probably the most popular place to go in the city on hot summer days. You can find more information here.
The Weiden "Blue Devils" are known far beyond the city and district borders, an ice hockey team with great potential and many successes. Their safe haven is the Hans-Schröpf-Arena, the name of the Weiden ice stadium.
Here you can explore the ice rink on skates at any time of year. It makes no difference whether you're into ice hockey, figure skating or just plain skating. If you are interested, you can find additional information here.
Weiden's old town flair already provides a backdrop that delights many people. But what you shouldn't miss in Weiden are the annual event highlights. Once a year on the last Sunday in June, the Weidener Bürgerfest takes place, for which visitors travel from all over the Upper Palatinate and party until late into the night throughout the old town.
Other highlights that you won't find anywhere else in such a setting are the "Weiden träumt" and "Kunstgenuss bis Mitternacht" events.
At "Weiden träumt" the entire old town is bathed in blue light, stalls are set up and you can shop in every shop until midnight. The "Kunstgenuss bis Mitternacht" combines culinary delights, music and art exhibitions at unusual locations throughout the old town.
Special folk festivals also take place twice a year. The spring festival at the end of April and the folk and shooting festival in August. The festivities are held in tents with beer on tap and live music. In addition, many showmen invite you to take advantage of their offers.
Other cultural events in Weiden
In addition to the cultural offerings mentioned so far, the city of Weiden also offers a library with three floors (Regionalbibliothek), museums(Internationales Keramikmuseum, Eisenbahnmuseum), musical performances, cabaret and theatre (Max-Reger-Halle) and many other leisure activities.
You can find out more about Weiden as a university location here.