Founded in 1970, the University of Augsburg is one of the young reform universities in Bavaria. Eight faculties currently offer more than 20,000 students a broad range of almost 90 Bachelor’s, Master’s and State Examination study programmes in the fields of humanities and social sciences, law and economics, natural sciences and technological and computer sciences, and from October 2019, also medicine.


Researchers from the University of Augsburg are currently working on 120 projects funded by the German Research Foundation in addition to around/circa/roughly 16 EU-funded (ODER: -backed) projects. The University of Augsburg is part of a global network, thanks to cooperation agreements with more than 277 universities and research institutions in more than 56 countries. (Figures as of summer semester 2018)

Winter Semester 2018/2019

Total Student Enrollment

Total students: 20,138
    Female students: 11,383 (56.5 %)
    Male students:   8,755 (43.5 %)

Students Enrollment by Faculty
    Catholic Theological Faculty: 280
    Faculty of Business and Economics: 3,546
    Faculty of Law: 3,127
    Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences: 3.195
    Faculty of Philology and History: 4,778
    Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Materials Engineering: 2,363
    Faculty of Applied Computer Science: 2.749
    Faculty of Medicine: 0 (courses scheduled to start in 2019)


International Students: 1,844 (9.6 %)



Study programmes

Total number of degree programmes: 89
       Undergraduate programmes (including Bachelor): 40
        Postgraduate programmes (including Master): 49



Total number of employees (as of 1.12.2018): 4,995
       1,887 of which are female
       2,108 of which are male

Employees by Employment Type
        Professors: 225
        Lecturers: 1,028
        Academic Support Staff: 742
        Other Employees (Sciences/Arts, part-time): 1,990




Total 2017 budget: € 122.9 million
Which includes:
        Third party funding:   € 21.1 million
        Study grants: € 9.8 million