We are very pleased you have chosen to study at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Whether you are coming here as an exchange student, a visiting student or embarking on a full-time study programme, you have certainly made the right choice! Our university has excellent conditions for studying. The modern buildings and facilities, the centralized undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes, the close contact to professors and fellow students, the large library with current literature as well as the state-of-the-art computer network, all help to create an ideal working environment, conducive to both academic study and practical work.
The purpose of this site is to provide you with some important information about studying and living in the city of Merseburg. If you have any questions, we – the staff of the International Office- are here to help you.
GERMANY AND THE GERMAN PEOPLE
If you are contemplating studying here in Merseburg or have already made up your mind to come to Germany, you have probably read up on our culture. No doubt you are familiar with the names of famous people such as Goethe, Schiller, Bach or Handel. But there is far more to Germany than meets the eye, so take a look and see for yourself!
Merseburg is located in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, comprising 6% of the total surface area of Germany. As only 3.5 % of the population lives here, Merseburg offers you the chance to experience life in a small city in the eastern part of Germany. Saxony-Anhalt is steeped in history, for example some very famous people such as the first German emperor and the great reformer, Martin Luther, once lived here. Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon were both professors at the University of Wittenberg and their outstanding work dramatically changed the faith of people in Germany and that of people in many other parts of the world, too. Merseburg’s long historical traditions are reflected in the many places of interest in the city and its surroundings. Castles, cathedrals and churches along the old Romanesque Road, nestling hidden away in breathtakingly beautiful countryside, all bear witness to bygone days.