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Sport at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

University Sport at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences offers a weekly programme of games, sport and activities for all students and staff. There is something for everyone - beginners, advanced and competitive athletes. Members of the university can take part for free but have to register via the Intranet.
The weekly sport programme is supplemented with various events during the semester which are aimed primarily at having fun and networking with other students – with the emphasis naturally on the shared sporting activities.

If you have any ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve our sport, health & well-being programme, simply get in touch with Annika Pfiz at University Sport Esslingen.


New course programme for summer semester 2022 kicks off!

At last! The new semester is underway and this marks the return of the University Sport sport programme.

The sport programme kicks off on March 14, 2022. If you want to take part, you have to register via the Intranet as the number of places is limited. You can register for and join a course or activity at any time provided places are available.

The 3G rule currently applies for all University Sport courses and activities. This means you have to provide your course instructor with proof you are fully vaccinated, recovered or have tested negative at the beginning of every session. Further requirements can be found in the Intranet.

The weights and fitness room is unfortunately closed until further notice.

We are delighted that we can again enjoy our sporting activities together and look forward to getting to know you in person.
The Team at University Sport Esslingen

Sport programme || Course descriptions

Wanted - course instructors

University Sport is regularly on the lookout for course instructors for new courses or sports, which can be held either in person or online. We currently need people for football & volleyball, and also back exercise, fascia training and spinning classes. We would also like to hear from instructors for other courses and activities.

When you are interested in offering a course for University Sport Esslingen, and maybe already have a trainer’s or fitness trainer’s licence, just send us an email with a few details about yourself and the course/sport you would like to offer. Or maybe you are studying at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and have identified a gap in our programme which you yourself are qualified to fill - then simply send us an email. University Sport will be delighted to welcome you into our team.

Sports facilities and opening times

The sports facilities with a sports hall, a gym and a climbing wall are located at Flandernstrasse 101, Building 1 in Esslingen. Football pitches and basketball courts are available on the roof of the car park.

The sports facilities have changing rooms and showers for players to use. The sports halls are open Mondays – Fridays from 17:00 – 22:00 for University Sport. A plan is available in the Intranet.

German University Sports Federation

University Sport Esslingen is a member of the German University Sports Federation (adh). The adh is the umbrella organisation of the German University Sport Institutions. Over 190 universities and universities of applied sciences with around 2.4 million students and 550,000 staff are currently members of the adh. The adh not only actively represents the interests of its member universities but also concentrates its efforts on national and international competitive sport, qualifications and knowledge management.

In addition to playing a sport or taking a course it is thus also possible to participate in university championships via the German University Sports Federation and thus represent Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in different types of sport against other universities and universities of applied sciences. Registration for competitions is coordinated by University Sport Esslingen. More information is available in the Intranet.

Partner university of high performance sports

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is a “Partner university of high performance sports”. This project was initiated by the German University Sports Federation (adh) in collaboration with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the German National Association for Student Affairs (DWS). Over 100 universities and universities of applied sciences across Germany have now made a commitment to help elite student athletes reconcile their studies and the time-consuming demands of training and competitions. Esslingen University of Applied Sciences thus helps athletes to make it easier to balance the competing demands of their university studies and elite sport and affords them a disability compensation so they can successfully gain their degree despite the enormous demands on their time made by elite sport. Please send any questions you may have directly to University Sport Esslingen.

Water Sports

Apply for winter semester 2023/24!

Start of studies in the summer semester 2023: Direct enrolment in our open-admission programmes is still possible until 1 March 2023.
The application phase for the winter semester 2023/24 begins on 15 April 2023.
(Please note the different application times for our international Master's programmes).

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