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University of Bayreuth


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.


Several of the bachelor's programmes are offered in major/minor combinations: at the start of their studies, new students select a minor subject area that is integrated into the degree programme.

Now that you have your bachelor's degree, you would like to deepen your knowledge or pursue your own research? Are you looking to better position yourself for a successful career? Or maybe you would like to introduce a whole new direction to your previous education by taking a non-linear career path to an exciting new field? If so, pursuing a master's degree may be just the thing for you. A master's gives you greater flexibility. It enables you to develop an area of specialization and offers many valuable experiences.


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.

Research Centres:

  • Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geo-Chemistry & Geophysics
  • Bayreuth Institute for Macromolecular Research
  • Bayreuth Center for Colloids and Interfaces
  • Research Centre for Bio-Macromolecules
  • Bayreuth Centre for Materials Science & Engineering
  • Bayreuth Centre for Ecology & Environmental Research
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Bayreuth Institute for American Studies


The University of Bayreuth’s Career Services team provides a central interface between student and professional life. We offer guidance and support to students of all subjects with regard to starting their careers, and we help alumni stay in touch with their alma mater. At the same time, a diverse array of cooperation agreements give companies access to the talented young people at our dynamic, research-oriented university.

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University Ranking

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Student services

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).

Housing services

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.

Many dormitory rooms available in Bayreuth are offered by the local Association for Student Affairs (Studentenwerk). Students must submit their dormitory applications to the Association for Student Affairs by the stated deadline in order to be included in the “lottery” system used to assign rooms. Applications submitted after the deadline are placed on a waiting list.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Campus life

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!

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

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.

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