5 English Study Programs at Aalen University

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Aalen University

9%
International students
University of applied sciences
Type
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Status
5.900
Students

About the University

Aalen University - not just at the top of the alphabet

From digital networking, health, and e-mobility to renewable energies, photonics or robotics – we care about future technologies. For many years, Aalen UAS has been one of the most research-extensive universities of applied sciences in Germany. Researcher teams contribute to areas such as IT security and biomedicine for cancer research, study super magnets to extend the service life of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, work on resource-oriented energy concepts and forward autonomous driving and industry 4.0.

Aalen UAS is constantly strengthening its top position in teaching as well. It ranks first in economics and third in mechanical engineering in Germany (out of 102 universities of applied sciences). With around 5700 students, Aalen UAS is one of the larger universities of applied sciences in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The former engineering school is now a globally- and practice-oriented university boasting five faculties. Over 50 Bachelor and Master programmes guarantee scientifically sound and practice-oriented education.

Education and innovation are two highly important elements of the university’s identity. As a modern education institution, Aalen UAS examines the requirements of an ever changing region and adjusts its programme range to current scientific findings and establishes future-oriented focus areas. We offer rare programmes that are seldom offered at other German universities: Optoelectronics/Laser Technology, Plastics Engineering, Surface and Material Sciences, Technical Editing, IT Security, Optometry and Audiology. Aalen UAS stands out due to its casual atmosphere and small-group lectures. International cooperation with around 100 partner universities and companies all over the world provide multiple options for internships during the practical semester and semesters abroad.

About Aalen University of Applied Science

Ten percent of the overall student population at Aalen University of Applied Sciences consists of international students coming from more than 60 different countries. A variety of opportunities is available for you to choose from. Founded in 1963 as a state engineering school and transformed into a university of applied sciences in 1971, Aalen University of Applied Sciences currently hosts 5.700 students studying in the university's five faculties, which are Chemistry, Electronics & Computing Science, Management & Business Sciences, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Technologies and Optics & Mechatronics.

The main characteristic of universities of applied sciences ("Hochschulen") like Aalen University of Applied Sciences is that they relate theoretical knowledge to practical experience outside of the academic environment. Professors at universities of applied sciences have a strong industrial background and are thus in a position to provide students with excellent links to companies. All laboratory research projects emphasize the application of theoretical knowledge to concrete problems. The curriculum is highly structured and students - who work in small groups - have to take regularly scheduled examinations throughout the semesters. A study course at Aalen University of Applied Sciences for the Bachelor degree requires seven semesters. Three to four semesters are required for a Master degree.
Universities of applied sciences are very popular among students, in part because they give students numerous opportunities to combine their studies with practical experience in the real world of business. The transition from the academic to the working world is very smooth, as students are immediately operational. Today in Germany, more than 60% of all engineers and about 50% of all business and management graduates come from universities of applied sciences.

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National Rankings

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2021/2022

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

3 Programs open for application

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Application Modes

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60% local admission restriction (local NC)
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Application Process

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20% via Uni-Assist

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Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

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Summer intake

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Winter & Summer intake

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Location

Aalen University

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Aalen University