Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences
The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt was founded in 1971. Ten faculties with more than 40 bachelor’s and master’s programmes and six research institutes offer varied, practical and future-oriented study programmes. Since the winter semester 2014/15, German and international students have the opportunity to study some Bachelor’s programmes completely in English. The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt is one of the largest university of applied sciences in Bavaria with 200 professors and well over 9000 students.
- Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities
- Applied Social Sciences
- Architecture and Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Visual Design
- Computer Science and Business Information Systems
- Plastics Engineering and Surveying
- Mechanical Engineering
- Business and Engineering
- Economics and Business Administration
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Würzburg and Schweinfurt
Since 1971 FHWS is located in Würzburg and Schweinfurt, two cities in the administrative district of Lower Franconia, a district in the northern part of the Free State of Bavaria. From here, it is not far to major German cities such as Munich and Frankfurt am Main, all of which have an international airport. European neighbours such as Austria, Czech Republic, France, Poland, and Switzerland are all just a short distance away.
The city of Würzburg has a population of about 133,000 citizens of which 30,000 are students. Apart from FHWS, Julius Maximilian University Würzburg and the University of Music Würzburg shape the city's educational infrastructure. Würzburg is ideal for students - with easy access to travel connections (fast inter-city trains and motorways A3 and A7), a well-developed public transport system (trams and busses), affordable rents and living expenses, various cultural offers (theatres, museums and festivals), and last but not least a vivid choice of clubs and bars.
Countless landmarks shape the cityscape. High above, Marienberg Fortress is presiding over the city and bears testament to Würzburg's more than 1000-year history. Würzburg Residence is one of the most important European palaces and is a UNESCO's World Heritage site.
Schweinfurt with its 55,000 residents is one of the fastest-growing German cities and an important business hub with a long-standing tradition.
Many regional and international companies are located in Schweinfurt, such as Schaeffler Technologies, Bosch Rexroth, SKF, and ZF. Thanks to their proximity as well as to co-operations between FHWS and the local industry, students have plenty of possibilities for doing internships, projects, bachelor's and master's theses, and start their professional careers there.
For students, the conditions in Schweinfurt with low rents and living expenses are good. There is a train station and the motorways A70 and A71 as well as a well-developed public transport (busses). Additionally, Schweinfurt has a lot to offer in terms of leisure activities and cultural events. It has a well-established bar scene and significant museums.