Short facts 

International students450
Full professors120
Degree programs37
Partner universities90
Date of foundation1814



Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts


  • Design
  • Business Administration
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Work and Health


Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts
International Office
Friedrich-Streib-Strasse 2
96450 Coburg


More than 5.000 young people from more than 50 countries study at Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Currently, 450 of these students come from abroad. In Coburg you can benefit from personal contact with professors and tutors. Special courses prepare you for the German language, life in Germany and your academic studies.

It is the university’s aim to make international students feel at home. The international office arranges many get-togethers and events and there are a number of programmes to facilitate contact with students or families in Coburg. These include mentoring schemes for example, where local families look after foreign students. 

Coburg University offers degree programmes in many different subject areas. You can choose between Design and Architecture, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Information Technologies, Social Work and Health or Business Administration. 

For those who are interested in international master’s programmes there are two degree courses in Financial Management (MBA) and Analytical Instruments, Measurement and Sensor Technology (M.Eng.), which are both taught entirely in English. 

Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Numbers:

+ 20 bachelor's programmes

+ 17 master's programmes

+120 professors

+ 5 institutes for Health Science, Design, Automotive, Sensor and Actuary Technologies 

As a "University of Applied Sciences and Arts", Coburg University is committed to applied research. The aim of the research activities is to employ fundamental research for solving concrete, practical problems. On a regular basis, the research activities are carried out in cooperation with industry partners. These cooperative activities represent an important building block for knowledge and technology transfer in the region. The current research topics reflect the wide variety of subjects present at the university. The main research fields are "Measurement and Sensor Technology", "Automotive" and "Health Promotion.

Coburg University was founded in 1814 by Friedrich Streib, a court architect in the former duchy of Saxe-Coburg. As a university of applied sciences and arts, it is a fairly new type of academic institution, which differs from traditional research universities mainly in its practical orientation. Its goal is to convey scientific knowledge with specific emphasis on practical applications.