Worms
PRACTICE-ORIENTED STUDY, STUDENT FESTIVALS AND DRAGONS

Nibelungenbrücke © Nagel/DAAD
Nibelungenbrücke© Nagel/DAAD

Worms is among the three oldest cities in Germany and is located near Mainz in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The university boasts a modern campus with ideal advising services, and the cost of living is quite affordable.

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WELCOME TO WORMS

Worms looks back on an eventful history. It is known as the “City of Luther” after Martin Luther and is famous for its central role in the heroic Nibelung saga. All over town you’ll spot statues and pictures of dragons and the dragon slayer Siegfried, who was celebrated as a German national hero in the 19th century.

The university in Worms maintains numerous partnerships with well-known corporations and international institutions of higher education. It also benefits greatly from its advantageous location between the Rhine-Neckar and the Rhine-Main metropolitan regions. The degree programmes offer students practice-oriented application throughout and opportunities to establish valuable professional contacts when starting one’s career. The university campus is relatively new and compact. The student advising services are optimal.

, chemical production and plastic manufacturing are among the most important business sectors in Worms. Metal production, mechanical engineering and the woodworking industry also play a significant role in Worms’ economy.

The faculties of Computer Science, Tourism and Travel Management and Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Worms provide a strong basis for application-oriented research. The Center for Technology Transfer and Telecommunication (ZTT) plays an integral role in the areas of research and technology transfer.

Atop the highest hill in the city, you will spot the most famous landmark in Worms, St. Peter’s Cathedral. It is one of three existing Romanic imperial cathedrals and dates back to the 12th century. Another impressive building is the (Church of Our Lady), built in the 13th century. It’s considered to be the best-preserved example of purely Gothic sacral architecture between Strasbourg and Cologne.

LIVING IN WORMS

The big advantage about living in Worms is that it’s quite affordable. The university, albeit somewhat small, has a relatively high percentage of international students. Consequently, you’ll quickly meet many people who are in the same boat as you. The university also invites foreign students to participate in a tandem programme, which provides a good opportunity to make new contacts.

Every year, the university organises an International Day, at which students from around the world present their customs and cultures. You can meet many people there at the dances, sing-alongs and fashion shows. On the first day of summer, a Midsummer Night’s Flea Market is held on campus. Other popular events include Bike Day, the FH Ball and the Roman Games.

The university itself is home to an important venue of Worms’ nightlife – the student pub Taberna (or “Tab” for short). It’s located directly on campus and is run by students for students. In the meantime, it’s so popular that young people come here from far and wide. You can meet up with your friends here every Thursday. The Show Night is a very popular event as well, organised once a year by students.

When the weather is nice, you can hang out with your friends at the Strandbar on the Rhine promenade. Fans of electronic music should go dancing at Fourknox on Karmeliterstrasse. You can have lots of fun at the “Old Berlin”, an old bus which has been converted into a rock and pop venue near the old Rhine Bridge.

Between studying and going out in your free time, you might want to get involved in the student council in your faculty, the or the student government.

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