The University of Trier, founded in 1473 is one of the oldest university in Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany. It has partnered up with more than 300 institutions particularly from Belgium, France and Luxembourg in studies and research.
Trier is also known for its rare, small subjects such as Egyptology or Papyrology (known as ‘orchid subjects’ ), which can only be studied in very few places other than Trier.
As a result of the liberal foreign policy, more than 11% of the University’s student body consist of international students. Trier University has partnered up with several external universities to encourage Erasmus and exchange programs.
|No. of Campuses||2|
|Intake Seasons||Summer and Winter semester intakes|
|Mode of Program||Full time, Part-time, Exchange Programs|
|Admission Helpdesk||Tel: +49 (0) 651 201- 2806; mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty to Student Ratio||1: 60|
|Percentage of International Students||11%|
University of Trier provides education and research in 6 faculties which are delivered through more than 30 study programs. Furthermore the University offers more than 20 programs as continuing-education courses, as special certificates and as language courses. There are 8 Master’s programs that are taught completely in English:
The International office and Students Union help to find accommodation for international applicants and exchange students. Applicants can apply for either 'Student Union's halls of residence' or 'Student Union's private room rental service'. There are 5 residence complexes and 1615 rooms available at Trier. Dormitories are assigned mainly for exchange students.
Students may apply through the university’s online application portal (PORTA). International applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of 50 Euro.
Application deadlines: Winter Semester - May 31
General Requirements: Degree completion certificate, Academic transcripts, Secondary school certificate, Language certificate, CV, Passport and Visa, etc.
Additional Requirements: Some Bachelor and Master program require additional proofs showing proficiency in specific subjects related to the program.
English Language Requirements
TOEFL: Minimum of 550 points (paper-based) or 215 points (computer based) or 80 points (internet based).
IELTS: Minimum 6.0 score
German Language Requirements: DSH - 2
Documents showing at least 6 years of studies in English including secondary school level will be accepted. German language certificate is not mandatory to enroll in an English-taught Master’s program. However the University encourages to study German and provides free language courses for those who are interested. Note: Ph.D. Application processes and requirements may vary from above.
|Cost of living||850 (per month)|
|Health Insurance||80 (per month)|
The scholarships are mainly provided by the German government and other foundations. The advantage of Trier University scholarships is that they usually include the university students only and thus the competition is low. Some of the financial aids are listed below;
Graduation scholarships by Trier University
350 per month (for Bachelor’s) 400 per month (Master’s)
STIBET program funds for Doctoral students
300 per month
300 per month
Note: The doctoral candidates can benefit from several other scholarships and grants that can be found in the university website and DAAD database.
|Start of Application process||-|
|End of Application process||January 07, 2019|