International students in the robotics program

University locations

FHWS is located in the south of Germany in Mainfranken in the federal state of Bavaria.  From here, it is not far to major German cities such as Munich and Frankfurt am Main, all of which have an international airport. European neighbours such as Austria, Czech Republic, France, Poland, and Switzerland are all just a short distance away.

The university has two locations – in the cities of Würzburg and Schweinfurt, which are situated approximately 40 kilometres apart. Depending which faculty you are enrolled in, you will either study in Würzburg or in Schweinfurt


Short distances

One of the main advantages of living in Mainfranken is the fact that you don’t have to deal with big city traffic and stress, as you would living in Munich or Berlin. In Mainfranken, the cities are smaller and the people are more relaxed. They don’t spend hours on the road because commuting distances are generally short; destinations are often within walking distance or only a short drive by bike away. Everything is a little more peaceful, a little more relaxed and a little less complicated.

Excellent career options

At the same time, the area is one of the top ten locations for high tech in Europe and thus offers excellent career options. Mainfranken has more than 72,000 employers. There are global players, but also medium-sized enterprises active in fields like mechanical engineering or automotive supply. Among them are, for example, Bosch Rexroth, Fresenius Medical Care, SKF or ZF-Friedrichshafen. Due to its research institutions, the area is considered a research mecca.
In Mainfranken, you can have a successful career and live a relaxed life - perfect conditions for an excellent career after your studies.

Leisure-time activities

Mainfranken offers a high recreational value. You can spend hours with hiking through nature or enjoying other outdoor activities. However, this region has also numerous cultural activities on offer: Meet your friends at one of the music festivals in summer or enjoy the atmosphere at one of Mainfranken’s wine festivals. There are thousand ways to spend your free time and so much to discover!

For more information about interesting employers or favourite spots, visit the Mainfranken homepage:

Video Mainfranken for newcomers

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