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University of Paderborn

Paderborn University is the University for the Information Society. Our strong foundation in computer science and its applications, as well as the importance of IT for a growing number of disciplines, are the pillars for this claim. 

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The University of Paderborn (German: Universität Paderborn) in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was founded in 1972. 15,228 students were enrolled at the university as of December 2010.


We offer 63 degree programs at bachelor and master level. Additionally, teacher education programs play an important role in Paderborn.


We emphasize interdisciplinarity, as complex scientific challenges require collaboration of complementary disciplines. One example is the close link between computer science and engineering, generating common solutions with exploitation potential and real added value in the mechanical-electrical engineering fields.  Together with basic research in the natural sciences such collaborations form an essential basis for shaping the modern information society. 


InRegio Project aims at promoting the social and professional integration of international students. In order to achieve this, we make international students familiar with various aspects of life in Paderborn, provide offers for career orientation and create structures and networks of encountering.

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Student services

The International Office is in charge both of students seeking a degree at the University of Paderborn and of exchange students from partner universities. Our team will guide you while you are here and assist you wherever possible.

Library services

The University Library provides services to supportresearch, teaching and learning for all members of the University of Paderborn. It is the central provider of media and information services at the University of Paderborn. Currently, the collection comprises more than 1,7 million items, a growing number of electronic resources such as e-journals and ebooks among them. 

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus is located at the Warburger Straße in Paderborn. Most lectures take place here. The residence halls are located at the campus or nearby.

University of Paderborn has two campuses:

  • The main campus and
  • The campus at Fürstenallee

Sports facilities

The Paderborn student group Eurobiz works on the orientation program together with the International Office and organizes most excursions. Many of the Eurobiz members are volunteers who have studied abroad themselves or plan to stay abroad. They very much enjoy assisting the exchange students in Paderborn and organizing community undertakings. Eurobiz offers all of the following:Sporting events (soccer, volleyball, etc.), parties, and other free time activities (bbqs, etc.)

Student clubs

The International Student Union (ASV) is a student organization, which represents all of the international students at the University of Paderborn, no matter if they are students attending regular courses, German course participants or applicants.

The ASV team helps students with accommodation or job searches, they accompany students to the registration authorities and advise students with social issues. Furthermore, the ASV organizes sport courses and cultural events, where you can socialize with other international students.

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