Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (SUAS)

Several young people move at some distance on the leafy university campus
Campus of Schmalkalden University (Photo: Nicole Heinze)
approx. 200 partner universities worldwide
Double degrees at international partner universities
Top positions in rankings
A warm and welcoming atmosphere on campus
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At Schmalkalden University, the focus is on the students: Under the motto “Study Excellence,” the programmes emphasise a hands-on approach, empowering students to swiftly embark on their professional journeys. With an impressive network of over 200 partner universities worldwide, the university offers them extensive mobility opportunities. In addition, a growing number of programmes are now offered in English, enabling a wider audience to benefit from its offerings. It’s worth highlighting that the university consistently achieves top rankings in various prestigious evaluations, reflecting the exceptional quality of its courses.

Students in front of an SUAS campus building (Photo: Sascha Bühner)
Students in Schmalkalden's medieval town centre (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
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English taught degree programmes




You can find an overview of all 39 degree programmes at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences in the HIGHER EDUCATION COMPASS.

Facts about Schmalkalden

  • about 20.000 inhabitants
  • medieval town with many half-timbered houses
  • university town at the edge of the Thuringian Forest
  • perfect for outdoor activities
Enjoying a serene learning environment amidst the greenery at Schmalkalden University (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)

It's easy to make new friends at Schmalkalden University. Even if you haven't made any connections during your first week, you can always meet someone at CLUB SM, the university's student club. In addition, the university hosts a variety of sporting events, the most popular of which are the  SCHMALYMPICS. These events are excellent opportunities to meet new people and make lasting friendships.

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“One small advice that I can give is just to come. Everything will work out! Germany offers very good opportunities to be able to stay here, especially many funding opportunities. So my tip is to just come and make the best of it.”

Isabella is from Columbia. She studies Wirtschaftsrecht at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences.

Digital Support

To help international students with the organisational and bureaucratic challenges they may face during their first days in Germany, Schmalkalden University has developed its own app, the SUAS INCOMING APP. Once you have been admitted to Schmalkalden University, you can use this app to prepare for your arrival and ensure a seamless transition.

Mechanical engineering is also a very popular course of study among international students (Photo: SUAS)
Internationale Studierende auf dem Hochschul-Campus (Foto: Sascha Bühner)

Jobs & Internships

SUAS partners with a wide range of companies, offering you extensive opportunities for networking and career development. The INTERNATIONAL CAREER SERVICE not only assists you in finding (part-time) jobs and internships but also provides access to numerous networking and training events, as well as company visits. Moreover, they are available to support you in crafting excellent applications.

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International students greatly benefit from the exceptional level of support provided at the university (Photo: SUAS)
Students at Cellarius Library (Photo: Marcus Glahn)
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Christian Simoneit:

“We have a 30 per cent share of international students. Both the city and the university are characterised by a very international atmosphere.”

Christian, a native of Erfurt, Thuringia's capital, works at the Department for Studies and International Relations at SUAS (Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences).
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Yavor Minchev


“During my studies in mechanical engineering, I had great contact with the professors. They were always very nice with me. The contact with the International Office was extremely helpful, too.”

Beatriz is from Brazil. After graduating from Schmalkalden University, she found a job in a Thuringian company that she really likes.
The Cellarius library at SUAS (Photo: Marcus Glahn)
The cafeteria at Schmalkalden University offers a wide range of options from breakfast to dinner (Photo: Marcus Glahn).

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Contact and advice


Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (SUAS)

Blechhammer 4–9
98574 Schmalkalden

Advisory service

Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (SUAS)
Central study counselling


Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (SUAS)
Department 1 - Studies and International Relations


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