In retrospect, it is now clear how prudent it was back in 1975 to establish a university based on combining strong subject areas with interdisciplinary research and teaching. The questions facing our globalized society are becoming more and more complex. The right answers can only be found through close, cross-disciplinary cooperation – one of the University’s main assets.
The University of Bayreuth has six faculties, whose disciplinary and interdisciplinary concentrations are to thank for the university’s national and international reputation – ideal conditions for those who want to teach and conduct research with the best and brightest.
One thing is certain: on this unique campus, interdisciplinary thinking goes well beyond the usual forms of interdepartmental cooperation. Proof can be found in our many interdisciplinary programmes of study. We offer students bachelor's and master's programmes that are one-of-a-kind in Germany. An excellent study environment awaits you.
The University of Bayreuth is dedicated to interdisciplinary research. Its research facilities and infrastructure provide an ideal setting for scientific work. Foreign scholars rate Bayreuth as one of the most attractive universities in Germany, consistently placing it among the top institutions in the Humboldt Rankings.
Career Services offers a range of courses and workshops for personal development, in addition to one-on-one advising, covering everything from application documents to mock interviews.
In addition, the office supports the University of Bayreuth’s Job Portal by posting vacancies for permanent positions, academic employment, part-time jobs, and internships. If you are looking for internship opportunities, Internship Services is also happy to help.
The International Office is the hub for all matters relating to the university’s international network. It is here that strategic concepts are developed and coordinated, that international partnerships are established and maintained.
The International Office also provides advising and support for students and researchers interested in going abroad and those interested in joining us from abroad.
Last but not least, the university offers welcome services and international mobility and networking opportunities for researchers (and their families).
To feel at home in your new surroundings, you’re going to need a comfy place to stay – a place where you can kick back, relax, and have your friends over. We’ve collected some tips to help you find the room or apartment that’s right for you.
Bayreuth’s University Library is an important scientific library in the region. It contains around 2 million books and periodicals and almost as many e-books and online periodicals, and is open not only to students and staff, but also to the greater community of Upper Franconia.
Our IT Service Centre supports the University of Bayreuth’s research and teaching in all computer-related matters.
Thanks to the efforts of the IT Service Centre, each new network user is allocated a large amount of disk space and given access to wide variety of peripheral devices as well as other IT and printing services.
Whether you came to the University to study, work, or conduct research - there is one point on which we can all agree: newcomers feel at home here in no time at all.
The campus is both the heart of the University and a source of inspiration. It is where friendships are made, collaboration is initiated, and ideas are conceived - and there is always something going on!
A wide array of over 40 different pubs, cafés and beer gardens invite everyone to become acquainted with the remarkable diversity of Franconian beers and local culture. For a change-of-pace visit the newly constructed cinema, the Upper Franconia Hall for rock and pop music concerts, the 27 museums and several theatres with alternating performances.
If you need to recharge ...
...the University of Bayreuth provides an array of opportunities to help keep your body and mind in balance.
For example, you can choose from: aikido, badminton, ballet, basketball, archery, Budo Kobudo Ryu, Capoeira ,football, High Intensity Training, Jujutsu, Karate, kickboxing, gymnastics, running, maxxF, modern fencing, mountain-biking, Middle Eastern dance, Qigong, cycling, rugby, self-defence, Step & Style, Tae Bo, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, tennis, table tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, and yoga.
The reputation that the University of Bayreuth has achieved over the past several decades is winning over more and more domestic and international students every year. Among these students are many who have made major contributions to the positive atmosphere on campus through their personal dedication and involvement in various activities.
Perhaps you are interested in becoming more politically active or joining the Student Parliament, Campus TV, Web Radio or the Christian Student Associations. Everyone is invited to make their mark on campus – including you.
The national Quality Assurance Institute ACQUIN has accredited this degree program since March 2004. The latest round of successful accreditation took place in 2015.