The first weeks at the university and in Ansbach are over. But what about the student life? Find out more about it here!
The advantages of a small town include enough living space that is affordable. Under Accommodation you will find an overview of the dormitories in Ansbach as well as useful links for finding alternative accommodation.
Studying in Ansbach does not only mean sitting in the lecture, but also enjoying student life and making use of the wide range of leisure activities. Find out more about what you can do on campus and in the city under Campus life and City life, and find out how you can best get to your destination under Public transport.
Among other things, during your studies you will prepare for a successful professional life. Do not miss out on our advisory services and find out more about Career and job opportunities now.
Furthermore, you will find here useful information on topics like the health care system, environment protection, shopping and restaurants or important emergency numbers.
Regardless of whether it is a student dormitory, private flat or shared flat - you should not wait too long to start looking for flats. Nevertheless, where should you actually look for a place to live? We would like to support you with this as well. Therefore, we have summarised useful information for you here.
Students must look for accommodation on their own. Ansbach University of Applied Sciences does not provide accommodation. Therefore, we ask you to refrain from enquiries regarding searching for accommodation.
Student dormitories (https://www.hs-ansbach.de/service/wohnen/studentenwohnheime/)
Private accommodation service on the university’s website (https://www.hs-ansbach.de/service/wohnen/wohnungsangebote/)
Private housing market:
Unfortunately, there are many fictitious advertisements at the moment. Therefore, do not let any keys be sent to you by post under the condition that you transfer money in advance. Report such fictitious advertisements directly to the provider.
Bike rental shops
Another advantage of a small town like Ansbach is that you can reach everything quickly on foot or by bike. UAS Ansbach has also decided to become more bicycle-friendly.
There are several bike shops in Ansbach where you can buy, repair or rent a bike:
radhaus ansbach: www.radhaus-ansbach.de
Maicher – Der Zweiradexperte: www.maicher-zweiradexperte.de
Fahrrad Flink: www.fahrrad-flink.de
Ansbach belongs to Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg (abbr. VGN)
You can reach all stops within Ansbach with a ticket of price category D. You can find the current prices here: ( You have to buy or show your ticket when boarding the bus (card payment is not possible).
Note: Should you ever come across the term “ÖPNV”, it means “öffentlicher Personennahverkehr“ (“local public transport”).
You can also reach our campuses within the district.
The best way to get to Nuremberg and other large cities is by taking the Deutsche Bahn trains (abbr. DB).
We recommend you to download the DB mobile app as well.
Students at UAS Ansbach do not receive a semester ticket, but they can travel at a reduced price: https://www.vgn.de/tickets/studenten/sonstige/
Are you looking for more flexibility?
In Ansbach you can also use the following options:
Student life on campus is much more than just sitting in the classroom and studying. The campus is a place where contacts and friendships are made. Here you can enjoy life - whether at a party, in the university cinema, at a barbecue, or just sitting on the green campus. Find out more about the various student opportunities here and enjoy your studies at UAS Ansbach.
Fachschaft der Hochschule Ansbach / Student Council at AUS Ansbach
Student council is an institution of student self-administration and representation of interests at universities and universities of applied sciences. The student council acts as a student representative and voice and as a contact for students. In addition, the student council organises many leisure activities, such as:
Parties and feasts
Long night of studying
Would you like to stay up to date and not miss any activity?
There are the latest news on the channels of the student council and you are very welcome to contact the student council if you have any questions about studying and student life:
The association VWI - Hochschulgruppe Ansbach e.V. is a member of the Association of German Industrial Engineers e.V. The purpose of this group is to promote the Bachelor’s programme Engineering and Management as well as students from all study programmes at AUS Ansbach. In addition to scientific and subject-specific events, the team of this university group organises cultural events for all students. Thus, they not only maintain relationships between the students, but also create encounters and contacts between people from business and science.
You can look forward to the following events during your studies:
Students Go Vegas Party (SGV)
Beer pong tournament
Meet & Eat
Would you like to become active yourself and take part in various events such as discussion evenings with professors, workshops / lectures on careers and soft skills, company tours or excursions and much more? You will find the application and further information here: http://www.vwi-ansbach.de/join/
Excursions of the Language Centre
The Language Centre at AUS Ansbach regularly organises excursions, language courses and internships to Italy, China and Spain. If you are interested, please contact the Language Centre / Dr. Gebhard (verlinken auf www.hs-ansbach.de/service/sprachenzentrum/ -> Excursions).
THE student meeting point right next to the campus and by no means just a café: https://de-de.facebook.com/Prinzregent.Cafe/
Whether art, culture, cuisine or shopping, there is something for everyone in the city.
Are you looking for more than university sports? The jumpers fitness studio is popular with students due to its central location and low student prices.
For swimming fans, we recommend a visit to the Aquella, which attracts with its outdoor pool in the summer months.
What about a sports club? You will definitely find what you are looking for in the brochure Sportstadt Ansbach.
An active lifestyle also includes relaxation. Our tip: Orangery and Hofgarten
Culture and leisure time
One of the youngest city theatres in Germany is located in Ansbach: Das Theater Ansbach – Kultur am Schloss e.G.
Theatre, cabaret, music events, cinema, exhibitions and workshops in one place: Ansbacher Kammerspiele.
Would you like to have more fun? Then visit the Bowling Center in Ansbach.
Working and studying is part of everyday life for many students at German universities. International students can also work while studying, but there are some restrictions.
Students from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland have the same rights as German students. However, if you work more than 20 hours per week, you have to pay certain insurance contributions.
Students from other countries are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. In addition, they are not allowed to work self-employed or as freelancers. If you would like to work more, it has to be approved by the Federal Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit) and the Foreigner’s Office (Ausländerbehörde).
This and other relevant information you will find on the DAAD website.
Are you looking for a job, do you need support with your application, would you like to make business contacts or expand your knowledge? Then take advantage of the offer of our Career Service!
We organise events and seminars in both German and English and are also available for individual consultations.
General practitioners & family doctors vs. specialists
General practitioners or family doctors (in German “Allgemeinarzt” or “Hausarzt”) are the first contact point for all health problems. General practitioners can refer you to specialists accordingly after a medical examination.
Basically, there is a free choice of doctor in Germany, even for patients with statutory health insurance. This means that you can go straight to a specialist.
Since some health insurances are based on the so-called family doctor principle, you may want to see a family doctor first.
List of common medical specialists (a selection):
General surgeon (“Facharzt für Allgemeine Chirurgie”)
Orthopedic and trauma surgeon (“Facharzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie”)
Gynecologist (“Facharzt für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe = Gynäkologie”)
Otolaryngologist (“Facharzt für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde = HNO”)
Internist (“Facharzt für Innere Medizin”)
Neurologist (“Facharzt für Neurologie”)
Specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy (“Facharzt für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie”)
Urologist (“Facharzt für Urologie”)
Since doctors do not always offer consultation hours, you can contact the on-call medical practice in Ansbach at the following times:
Allgemeine Ärztliche KVB-Bereitschaftspraxis
an der ANregiomed Klinik
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 06:00-09:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday: 02:00-09:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, public holiday: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
Phone: 11 6 117
Hospital Ansbach: +49 (0) 981 4840
Hospital Feuchtwangen: +49 (0) 9852 909-0
Ambulance Emergency: 112 (for emergency cases only!)
Police Ansbach: +49 (0) 981 / 9094 - 121
Police Feuchtwangen: +49 (0) 9852 67150
Police Emergency: 110
Fire Service Emergency: 112
Pharmacy system in Germany
Most medicines are available in pharmacies. You can recognise pharmacies from the outside by the red A. Most pharmacies have fixed opening hours but there are also pharmacies with night and emergency service. For further information, use www.aponet.de.
There are two types of medicines:
Brown bin: organic waste (fruit and vegetables, egg shells, flowers, tea bags, coffee grounds, grass clippings, leftover pastry)
Blue / green bin: newspapers, brochures, paper, cardboard, paper bags
Grey / black bin: residual waste
Yellow bag: plastics, cups, packaging, juice and milk cartons
Glass / cans must be disposed of in specific containers for glass!
Note: The waste separation differs from city to city, so this information is for your guidance only.
Always pay attention to the specific symbols on the packaging!
Deposit glass beer bottle – 8 cents
Deposit swing top beer bottle – 15 cents
Deposit mineral water bottle (glass or PET) – 15 cents (in exceptional cases also 25 cents)
Deposit juice or soft drink bottle – 15 cents
Disposable bottle or can – 25 cents
Some 1.0 litre wine bottle – 2 – 3 cents
Plastic and paper bags in grocery stores are chargeable.
We recommend to use your own reusable grocery bags (e.g. cloth bags) as well as your own fruit and vegetable nets instead of plastic bags.
According to the federal law governing the hours of trading, shops of all kinds and other kiosks must be closed on Sundays and public holidays as well as from Mondays to Saturdays until 6.00 am and from 8.00 pm. Bakeries are allowed to open from 5.30 am and some of them are open even on Sunday mornings / midmornings.
The regular opening hours of the supermarkets are Monday to Saturday from 7.00 am – 8.00 pm.
Due to markets, trade fairs or similar events, there can be Sunday or public holiday shopping (no more than 4 times a year); in German: verkaufsoffener Sonntag / Feiertag.
The opening hours in restaurants are individual. Some restaurants are closed from 2.00 / 3.00 pm and they open at 5.00 / 6.00 pm again. Also note the rest days, which the restaurants can also take during the week.
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