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University of Rostock

The University of Rostock is the oldest universities in the Baltic Sea Region. It comprises of nine faculties. In addition, the interdisciplinary faculty as scientific key institution connects researchers and students from all disciplines in currently four profile lines: “Life, Light and Matters”, “Maritime Systems”, Ageing of Individual and Society” and “Knowledge - Culture - Transformation”.


Founded in 1419, the University of Rostock is the oldest in the Baltic Sea Region. True to the motto “Traditio et Innovatio”, the University of Rostock has constantly further developed. The multitude of new buildings represents the university’s modernity.


Thus, the university has nine faculties these days, comprising of numerous institutes and clinics. In addition, the Interdisciplinary Faculty as central university institution unites researchers and students from all disciplines. Research focuses which have developed out of the university tradition are merged here. Furthermore, this institution sharpens the profile by joining strengths in an interdisciplinary communication and cooperation.


The University of Rostock has undergone substantial content and organizational changes as a full university through interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary profiling in recent years, and is facing the future societal challenges in an innovative and competitive manner. The research priorities and the institutional bundling of competences and research activities are reflected in the interdisciplinary faculty and its four departments.

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Student services

Further information and specialized contact persons at the Student Service Center (SSC)If a request in the information service can not be completly clarified, you will be forwarded to the responsible employee. A specialized contact person can be contacted at the student service center during the opening hours listed below.

Housing services

Naturally, studying also means living away from home and moving into one’s own apartment. Compared with other cities in Germany, the rents in Rostock are affordable, even in the inner city and in particular in the popular student’s district Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt („KTV“). Whether you prefer a student dormitory or look for the conventional flat share. 

Library services

The Campus Library Südstadt was established in 2004. It houses the subject areas Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Medicine/ Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences, Law, Political Sciences, Teacher Education and Sports.

Campus life

The Campus specialists are contact persons mainly for prospective students but also for students at the University of Rostock. They are regularly trained by the Student Service Center staff and are able to answer many questions on the subject of study. The campus specialists represent the University of Rostock at trade fairs or at school events for study orientation and attend groups of students who visit the University of Rostock.

Sports facilities

The university sport offers for students and staff ranges from leisure sport to competitive sport, for everyone who seeks physical or mental compensation for study or everyday working routine.

Student clubs

Since, 1974, Rostock’s nightlife cannot be imagined without it: the LT-Club. Generations of students have celebrated here, regularly from Thursday to Saturday. While Fridays are dedicated to a certain motto, things get really speedy across all musical sectors in the old NDR television broadcasting building, restored in 2003, on Thursdays and Saturdays. Every taste will find its suitable music corner here. Who wants to go out at Saturday night in Rostock goes to the LT-Club! By the way - students pay less entrance! The drink prices are student-friendly too and the large outdoor area is an invitation to relax and supplies hungry guests with tasty food from the barbecue. 

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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