University of Applied Sciences Erfurt

The green trees and the entrance building of the campus of the university of applied sciences are reflected in a fountain, nice weather, quiet atmosphere.
Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
integrated internship semester
interdisciplinary project weeks
central location
excellent support ratio
lively state capital
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The University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (German: Fachhochschule Erfurt) stands for diversity in the context of people, nature, space and technology. Exciting, interdisciplinary tasks motivate students to develop new approaches to solutions with each other in modern laboratories and optimally prepare them for their future professional life. The focus is on practice-oriented education, which is secured through research activities and cooperation projects with business, administration and politics. These diverse contacts are used intensively by the students in excursions, projects and theses.

Students in front of the main entrance of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
You will be taught in small classes in Erfurt (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
Solar panels on the roofs of the UAS Erfurt (Photo: Martin Gronau)
Forestry students in the Thuringian Forest (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)

Studying and managing nature

A man wearing green with a rifle on his shoulder and a hunting dog by his side is a long outdated image of the forester. Modern forestry means, above all, ecosystem and resource management. Today, more than ever, foresters are “forest managers,” maintaining the ecological balance of the forest, caring for the animals that live in it, and coordinating nature conservation, management, and recreational functions. Especially in times of climate change, ecological courses of study such as forestry are more important than ever - especially in the green heart of Germany.

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With over 36 hectares, Erfurt's EGA Park is one of the largest garden and leisure parks in Germany. Highlights include the Japanese Garden, the Desert, Jungle and Butterfly Houses, as well as regular events. There is also a large water playground for children in the park - an ideal recreation for students with children!

A well-equipped lecture hall at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
The picturesque surrounding countryside (Photo: Martin Gronau)
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“Here you have a very nice mix of urban anonymity and a familiar community that you keep bumping into.”

Moritz Haas is from Germany. After studying forestry, he began his work as a Research Assistant at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences.
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Selected study programmes

You can find an overview of all 32 degree programmes at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences in the HIGHER EDUCATION COMPASS.

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1 campus, 3 locations

With three easily accessible locations in the immediate vicinity of Erfurt's city centre, the campus of Erfurt University of Applied Sciences is a centrally located starting point for student life. In summer, the green areas of the campus invite you to relax between lectures and seminars.

The green courtyard on campus invites you to stick around (Photo: Marcus Glahn)
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Dana Kittel:

“We also have a lot of language cafés here in Erfurt, and once a month we have a get-together called Internationaler Stammtisch. Everyone who lives in Erfurt is invited, Germans and internationals alike, and you can always make new friends.”

Dana Kittel is from Germany. She coordinates the project ‘Fremde werden Freunde’ (Strangers become friends) in Erfurt.
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Sascha Lummitsch:

“We are currently undertaking a big project to plant new trees and explore the methods of logging, transporting, and utilising local and sustainable logged wood as building material for new homes and houses in the future. This even serves as a carbon dioxide sink, as the storing of carbon dioxide in the wood helps to reduce greenhouse gases between 100 to 300 years.”

Sascha Lummitsch is from Germany. He works as Scientific Assistant in the field of Forestry at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt.

Facts about Erfurt

  • approx. 211,000 inhabitants
  • Capital of the federal state of Thuringia
  • Alma mater of the religious reformer Martin Luther
  • university city
  • beautiful historic city centre
Forestry students in the forest (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)


Erfurt is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. One of its most famous landmarks is the medieval Krämerbrücke (Merchant's Bridge) - an inhabited and continuous built bridge with houses - the longest of its kind in all of Europe.

The campus-location on Leipziger Straße (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
At Erfurt University of Applied Sciences you can also study restoration (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
There are also programmes for intercultural exchange at the UAS Erfurt (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
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Gitishree Panda:

“I thought it could be a good opportunity for me to explore my options and gain a deeper understanding of landscape in a more traditional way, by adapting to the culture and heritage. So that's how I landed up in Erfurt. Erfurt is a very beautiful city, and indeed it can be a touristy experience for any international student to see this beautiful place and experience it at its best.”

Gitishree Panda is from India. She works as a Research Assistant in Landscape Architecture at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences.
City festivities in the centre of Erfurt (Photo: Martin Gronau)

Contact and advice


University of Applied Sciences Erfurt

Altonaer Straße 25
99085 Erfurt

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