University of Bayreuth
The University of Bayreuth is a dynamic, research-oriented campus university. It was established in 1975 as one of the first universities in Germany with an interdisciplinary founding mission; it is now considered a pioneer in innovative research and teaching. With the strength of its core subject areas and its strategically chosen focus areas, the university offers its 13,500 students from Germany and abroad an ideal learning environment, close supervision and attractive, internationally oriented programmes of study that are held entirely in English.
The University of Bayreuth is considered to be among the best young universities in the world, as can be seen by its position in the Times Higher Education (THE) worldwide ranking "Young Universities Ranking". The University has an impressive international network and responds to social changes and processes with innovations that continue to set new standards. For this reason, interdisciplinary thinking is not limited to the collaborative work carried out on our unique green campus. It is also a key element in our many interdisciplinary programmes of study. There are currently around 13,500 students enrolled in 140 different programmes of study offered by the university's seven faculties.
The University of Bayreuth focuses on interdisciplinary research and offers excellent opportunities thanks to its modern research bodies and first-class research infrastructure. The University of Bayreuth is happily one of the most popular German universities among foreign researchers and is regularly included among the leaders in the Humboldt rankings.
The University offers its students and researchers a teaching and research environment with plenty of room for creativity, thereby positioning itself in the area of tension between academic freedom, scientific progress, practice orientation and social and cultural responsibility.
Come be a part of our tight-knit campus and Bavaria’s happy-go-lucky town of Bayreuth, which is firmly in the hands of the students.
- Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences
- Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
- Law, Business Administration and Economics
- Languages and Literature
- Faculty of Cultural Studies
- Faculty of Engineering Science
- Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health
The university of Bayreuth also offers a number of international degree courses in English.
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Bayreuth, an 800-year-old city in the north of Bavaria, is home to 73,000 residents and about 12,000 students. Famous for its Baroque buildings and impressive gardens, the former Margraval residence encompasses the Margraval Opera House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Musicians and music lovers from around the world gather in Bayreuth every summer to take part in the Richard Wagner Music Festival.
Apart from its musical attractions the town also offers a wide range of cultural and sports activities year-round, which includes numerous festivals and a variety of sports events and sports facilities. Nestled between the contrasting landscapes of the Fichtelgebirge Mountains and Franconian Switzerland, the surrounding area offers the perfect setting for exciting leisure activities such as hiking and climbing. Known for its culinary specialities and internationally recognised for its beer brewing, the region is home to over 250 breweries.
At the heart of this beautiful landscape lies the university campus itself. Modelled after universities in the United States, the centralised campus design means that buildings for the various academic departments and service facilities are located all within a stone’s throw of each other. The campus also offers plenty of meeting places such as cafes, sports facilities and beautiful green spaces.
A multitude of student initiatives offer a platform for students to volunteer their time and put their creativity to work organising cultural activities that enrich life on campus and in town. Founded in1972 as one of the youngest universities in Germany, the institution is interdisciplinary, international and research oriented with an excellent staff-to-student ratio.
Its innovative study courses and excellence in teaching are reflected in the top rankings received by the university. Thanks to a growing number of courses offered in English, the relatively low cost of living, a high quality of life and excellent services for international students, the University of Bayreuth provides the ideal environment for your studies.