Augsburg

Study PhD's in Augsburg, Germany

Augsburg at a glance

Augsburg is a university city in Swabia, Bavaria region in Germany. The third-largest city in Bavaria (after Munich and Nuremberg) and Germany's third oldest city, after Neuss and Trier, Augsburg was founded by the Romans and got its name after the Roman emperor Augustus. Augsburg has two universities that welcome numerous international students each year. Providing a student-friendly atmosphere and innovative teaching style, universities in Augsburg are committed to help students develop professional and social skills as well for their chosen specialisation. Augsburg lies at the convergence of the Alpine rivers Lech and Wertach and on the Singold.

Studying

Studying in Augsburg

In Augsburg universities, almost all programmes are taught in German, which requires students to have a good command of German language. DSH test is accepted and one of the local universities even organises DSH examinations for international students at the beginning of each semester.

Offerings of the local universities include undergraduate pathway programmes that provide special technical and language preparation, Bachelor, Master and PhD level degrees. You can also opt for a few Master and PhD programmes taught in English, and advanced training Bachelor and Master programmes.

Start preparing for your future career by choosing specialisations like: engineering, arts, business, law, languages, computer science, public policy, music, physics, finance, mechatronics, architecture and more.

Career

Career opportunities in Augsburg

Augsburg is one of the most developed cities in Bavaria, Germany in terms of economic growth. The major industries supporting the local economy are: manufacturing (textiles, clothing, automotive, machineries, engines, aircraft), technology, energy and business services.

Names of important companies in Augsburg are: MAN, Faurecia, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Osram, Siemens, Amazon, Premium AEROTEC, General Electric, Apple, IBM.

International students in Augsburg can partake one of the many internship opportunities available in the local companies, in almost any field they might be interested in.

Life

Augsburg city life

Augsburg is a thriving university town, offering great cultural attractions, as well as plenty of leisure activities for young people. As the only German city with its own legal holiday, you can also attend the local festival that takes place annually on the 8th of August.

Some of the most popular attractions in Augsburg are:

  • Augsburg Cathedral
  • Town Hall
  • Perlachturm bell tower
  • Fugger Palaces
  • St. Anne's Church
  • Schaezlerpalais – Rococo mansion transformed in a major art museum
  • Eiskanal – the world's first artificial whitewater course
  • Maximillian Museum

For simply relaxing or admiring nature, check the Augsburg Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten Augsburg), the three baroque fountains (Augustus Fountain, Mercury Fountain and Hercules Fountain), or have a walk along the Medieval canals, which today are used for white-water kayak racing.

In the evenings until late at night, you have an abundance of bars, clubs and entertainment venues to choose from.

If you’re passionate about sports, you can watch matches of the local football and ice hockey teams.

Whenever you want to see more of Germany, you are only one hour away to Munich and less than two hours away to Stuttgart.

International atmosphere in Augsburg

Augsburg is a pretty multicultural city, almost 18% of the city’s population are foreign-born residents. The main minorities are: Turks, Greeks, Dutch, Croats, Romanians and Italians.

In terms of foreign business/investment, numerous multinational companies have opened a local office or branch in Augsburg, particularly those involved in high technology.

Weather Augsburg

In Augsburg, you will experience warm summers and cold winters, with rainfall precipitations evenly spread throughout the four seasons. Average high temperatures in December – January are 2 – 3 °C (36 – 37 °F), with moderate snow. The highest temperatures in the summer range at about 23 – 24 °C (74 – 75 °F).

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