Courses offered in English

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Visa Requirements and Work Regulations in Germany

Information on visa and entry requirements for international students in Germany can be found on the web pages of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Information on visa and entry requirements for international students in Germany can be found on the web pages of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

EU citizens do not need a visa to visit, live or work in Germany. They only have to register at the local German registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt).

The leaflet,  ‘Information on the Statutory Frameworks applicable to Entry and Residence by Foreign Students, Academics and Scientists‘, also provides extensive information.

Leaflet: Information on Legal Requirements for the Entry and Residence of Foreign Students, Academics and Scientists

Here you can also find the legal regulations for students and graduates who want to work in Germany during and after their studies.

Leaflet: Legal requirements for Employment

Citizens of the countries of the European Union (EU) or of the European Economic Area (EEA) have equal rights to German citizens with regard to a work permit.

International students from other countries are permitted to work 120 full days or 240 half days a year.    

As a general rule, all students (German students too), are allowed to work a  maximum of 20 working hours per week.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the International Office or the local Aliens Registration Office.


Ansbach Students' Hall of Residence

Exchange students may apply for a room in our Students' Hall of Residence on campus (Schöneckerstr. 11) during their stay (up to a maximum of 2 semesters). Erlangen-Nuremberg Student Services has reserved a number of rooms for exchange students.

Application process

  1. Candidates need to be nominated by the International Office.
  2. Application via online application form. Further informatio can be found  here.
  3. After completing the online application process, you will receive a confirmation email including your registration number (remember to click the activation link!). If your application was successful, another email containing a room offer will be sent. This offer must be accepted!
  4. Once you have accepted the offer, please pay your deposit and rent for the first month via bank transfer (Überweisung). You will be emailed a receipt as well as information for moving into your new room.
  5. Your rent contract must be signed at the International Office upon your arrival in Ansbach.
  6. You will have to open a German bank account in order to pay your rent - your student tutors or International Office will provide assistance if needed

Application Deadlines

Winter term:     June 15th
Summer term: December 15th

Please note that your offer for a room will be cancelled if you do not accept it via email within the deadline or if your deposit and rent for the first month has not been paid before the deadline expires.

If you have any questions regarding dorm rooms please contact Erlangen-Nuremberg Student Services or the International Office.

Radio and TV Licence Fees

In Germany a flat-rate contribution is charged to every apartment so that, in principle, every household has to pay €17.50 monthly - and this is irrespective of whether any devices in a household are available and/or used. The fee must be submitted in three-month payments.
To facilitate the handling of the broadcast services contribution, the most important questions from a student’s perspective are answered here.

Health Insurance for International Students

While in Germany all international students need sufficient health insurance coverage. German health insurance companies will provide health insurance at special student rates.

Detailed and up-to-date information on health insurance can be found on the web site of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Please contact the International Office about your health insurance! If the coverage shouldn't be sufficient you need to buy a German insurance - otherwise you cannot get enroled.  

My Time in Ansbach

Tommi Haapaniemi, ERASMUS-Student from Finland

I studied media at the University of Ansbach in the summer term of 2017. The reason why  I chose Ansbach was because I was really interested in living in Germany and Ansbach has a cooperation with my university. It also has a good reputation in Finland.

Even though the city seemed to be small, I decided to go to Ansbach.  In the end Ansbach and Germany were exactly the right decision for me. The courses were interesting and I made a lot of local friends which in my opinion is one of the main aims of an Erasmus exchange. Ansbach as a city is not boring at all. There are a lot of house parties going on and bars also arrange techno parties in Ansbach as well. Also Nuremberg is close if you are in need of a bigger city sometimes.

Definitely I recommend internationals to get together with locals which is not very hard in Ansbach, because everything has a familiar atmosphere.  I think the classes are good and level of media studies is quite high. So it is an opportunity to get some real technical progress. It is certainly an advantage to speak at least a bit of German before you get there. That would make everything much easier since there are only few courses in the media sector that are taught in English. I managed to do the courses in German with the help of my German friends.


Louise Guillon, ERASMUS-Student from France

From October 2016 until January 2017 I studied at University of Ansbach. Although my time in Ansbach was quiet short, it was an amazing experience!

During the week I spent a lot of time in classes or the library. Also I was able to do a lot of other things which is exactly the reason why it is great to study in Ansbach. The international Office, the students union and the students themselves organized a lot of different events, parties, trips and intercultural exchanges. For example I visited Prag, the Oktoberfest in Munich and the Christmas Market in Nürnberg, which is really beautiful. Besides you can use a lot of different sport activities, for example I played Badminton, I often went to “GetToWorkout” and I highly recommend everyone to try out “Jump’n’Run”.

For me it was important to meet new people from Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. Which I did. One year ago I could have never imagined that I would be able to talk to Chinese students on a Campus in Germany in German. I think this is real intercultural exchange.
The Ansbach University of Applied Science offers their students the opportunity to truly integrate into the German culture and allows them to fully enjoy their time in Ansbach.

What was special? Well, to me the question is what was not special? The whole Erasmus experience is a chance which I think everybody should experience. I did not only find good friends, but also a great community and competent professors.

So my last advise for you: be surprised by this small, but charming University.


Manuel Zumaya Robles, ERASMUS-Student from Mexiko

This cultural exchange experience is something that I always wanted - to live and learn from and in a different culture.

Through the time I prepared myself to be here. When I was 15 years old I started taking German language courses. After a while I knew that I wanted to live this international experience in Germany. I tried different ways to be here, by international club programs and others, but then I saw a poster of Hochschule Ansbach in my University in Mexico and I chose this option. I thought that it was a very good option because I always preferred to come to the south of Germany and it’s better for me to study in a place like Ansbach because is not a stressful place and you learn more, and then I waited until the University accepted me.

When I received the letter of acceptance I was so happy because I never imagined that this dream can came true. I arrived in Germany in September 12 in Munich.  I met many nice people, I learned about European and German culture in different ways, I improved my English and German, I traveled to many interesting places in this country and others. Knowing ideas that inspired me to have a clear panorama of what I want to do in my future and value of what is important in life.

This decision was the best option for me in order to be a better person and have a bigger international vision. I recommend to all international students to have this kind of experiences, because you grow in different ways and it’s something that will help you to find your life way. Germany is a great country that I will never forget – especially his culture and lovely people.