University of Bayreuth, BAYREUTH, BAVARIA

    Bayreuth, BavariaLocation
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    EStd 1975established year

    University of Bayreuth: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Established in 1975, the University of Bayreuth is a public research university located in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. It attracts a lot of students and researchers and claims to be a family-friendly university. The University has a compact and green campus where students from all over the world meet and exchange their ideas and enhance their creativity and innovation.

    One of the youngest universities in Germany, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs through the faculties of Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science; Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences; Law, Business & Economics; Languages & Literatures; Humanities & Social Sciences; Engineering Science; and Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Health. 

    The University of Bayreuth has a total student population of 13,329, out of which 13.3% are international students. It has 7,177 male students and 6,152 female students. The university has long-standing partnerships around the globe. The top-notch research and teaching on its tight-knit campus and a range of industrial partners prepare students for outstanding careers and eventually help them to get job opportunities in Germany.

    It is famous for its top-notch researchers, state-of-the-art teaching methods, international influence and diversity. More than 50 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs are offered at the University of Bayreuth.

    University of Bayreuth Campus

    African Studies, Advanced Materials, Molecular Biosciences, Governance & Responsibility, Food & Health Sciences, and Nonlinear Dynamics, etc. are popular research areas here. Around 13,329 students are enrolled out of which 1,768 students or 13.3% of the students are International.

    University of Bayreuth Rankings

    Rankings Agency
    #521-530th World Ranking QS World University
    #76-100th European Teaching Ranking Times Higher Education
    #351-400th World Ranking Times Higher Education
    #46th Rank in Germany US News
    #294th Rank in Europe US News
    #697th Rank Globally US News
    #41st National Ranking CWUR
    #616th World Ranking CWUR
    #701-800th World Ranking ARWU
    #52nd Country Rank UNI Rank
    #729th World Rank UNI Rank


    Type Public
    Campus setting Urban
    Application portal Online portal
    Academic calendar Semester based
    Intake Session Winter/Summer
    Mode of program Full-time; part-time; Online
    External funding 58,066,700 EUR
    Total No. of students 13,329
    Financial aid Scholarships; Grants; Loans
    Website University of Bayreuth

    University of Bayreuth Campus

    • The University has a green campus located in the heart of Bayreuth city of Germany.
    • On-campus facilities include Libraries, Laboratories, University shop, Canteen, café, Fully-furnished classrooms, Auditorium, Lecture Theatres, etc.
    • There are a lot of student-run initiatives such as the University of Bayreuth Students’ Newspaper, TV station, Web Radio Station, political organizations, weblogs for campus life, religious organizations, etc.
    • Clubs and Organizations: Orchestra, Sports, Journalism, Theatre, Art Exhibitions, etc.encourages extra-curricular participation among the students.
    • The scenic northern Bavaria is situated quite close to the Bayreuth city which is a hub of various adventurous sports activities: cycling, hiking, mountain-climbing, canoeing, rafting, and skiing which are all excellent ways to enrich students’ leisure time.

    University of Bayreuth Residence

    • The university does not provide any accommodation facilities to its students.
    • However, the local Association for Student Affairs at Bayreuth offers dormitory rooms to the students.
    • There are several other agencies and housing associations which provide dormitory rooms to its students.
    • One-bedroom, two-bedroom apartments, student apartments, and rooms in shared flats are available for students in the city.

    University of Bayreuth Programs

    • It offers more than 50 Bachelor's degree programs and 60 Master’s degree programs along with doctoral research programs.
    • International programs are offered as well which are taught in Foreign languages(other than German)
    • It has several partnerships with international institutes offering study abroad and integrated programs.
    • Following are the broad faculties offering all undergraduate and postgraduate programs:
      • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
      • Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
      • Faculty of Law, Business & Economics
      • Faculty of Languages & Literatures
      • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
      • Faculty of Engineering Science
      • Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Health

    Top programs at the University of Bayreuth with requirements and Deadlines:

    Programs Requirements
    M.Sc. in Business Administration Bachelors with 150 credits and grade 1.9 or equivalent to University of Bayreuth degree or Aptitude Test; German Level C1; Letter of Motivation
    M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering Bachelors with 150 credits and grade 1.9 or equivalent to University of Bayreuth degree or Aptitude Test; German Level B2; 10 CP in Engineering and 10 CP in Law
    M.Sc. in Computer Science Bachelors with a grade 2.5 or equivalent to University of Bayreuth degree; English(TOEFL-88, IELTS-6.5) or German Level A1
    M.Sc. in Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering Bachelor's in Engineering or equivalent to University Bayreuth degree; 13-week industrial internship; German DSH 1; Maximum 30 CP
    L.L.M(for international students) 4-year bachelor's in Law; German DSH 2
    B.Sc. Business Administration Higher education Entrance qualification; German level B2
    B.Sc. in Computer Science Higher education Entrance qualification; German level B2
    B.Sc. in Engineering Science Higher education Entrance qualification; German level C1
    L.L.B Higher education Entrance qualification; German DSH 2

    University of Bayreuth Application Process

    Students can apply for the University of Bayreuth Admissions by July 15 for the Winter semester and January 15 for the Summer semester.

    • Application Portal: University Website
    • Application Fee: Nil
    • Documents required for Bachelor’s Program - Secondary school certificate, Proof of course-specific University entrance qualification, language proficiency
    • Documents required for Master’s Program - A university degree (or a completed degree) or equivalent, Aptitude test scores, Linguistic proficiency -
      • German – B2 level is a must, unless stated by the respective examination regulation.
      • English TOEFL IBT: 80 and IELTS:6.5
    • Additional requirements which vary with programs and degrees. Supporting documents for international students are -
      • Copy of valid passport
      • Proof of financial support.

    University of Bayreuth Cost of Attendance

    • The university does not charge any tuition fee from its students except semester fees and the association of student service fees.
    • Other expenses such as food, clothing, leisure, laundry, etc. depend on the lifestyle and preferences of an individual and vary from student to student.
    Type of Expense Amount (in EUR)
    Semester Fee 109.60
    The Association of Student Services fee 52.00
    Semester ticket contribution 57.60

    University of Bayreuth Financial Aid for International Students

    • The university provides three different types of financial aid viz Grants, Loans, and Scholarships. For availing grants, applicant is required to submit a completed application form along with the following required documents to the International Office for Study Grants:
      • Enrollment certificate
      • Copies of passport and residence permit
      • Expert opinion from a university lecturer at the University of Bayreuth
      • Proof of study achievements at the University of Bayreuth in the form of an official transcript of records
      • Motivation letter
      • CV
      • Signed declaration of repayment obligation in the event of an application for naturalization.
    • Application deadline for grants
      • Winter Semester - August 31
      • Summer Semester - February 28
    • Grants can be approved for a maximum of two semesters. Moreover, new students cannot be funded under this scheme.
    • Foreign applicants also have an opportunity of applying to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for financing their studies.
    • University also offers short-term grants to its students in order to finance their other expenses.

    University of Bayreuth Alumni

    The university has a wide and huge network of alumni all over the world. It offers various services and benefits to its alumni -

    • Personal and professional development opportunities
    • Enhanced professional network
    • Subscription to the free electronic alumni newsletter
    • Invitations to international alumni meetings in different countries
    • Invitation to the academic anniversary of the University of Bayreuth
    • Continuing education events on scientific, technical and research-related topics
    • Local networking through regional alumni associations

    University of Bayreuth Placement

    The university provides practical knowledge backed by theoretical knowledge in order to give their students a world-class practical experience for solving strategic problems that come their way. This prepares students well for working opportunities in the real world.

    • The Career and Networking Department of the university provides employment opportunities and career guidance to the students and alumni.
    • An array of cooperation agreements give companies access to talented young people at this university.
    • The University organizes career workshops in summer semesters and career fairs in the winter semesters.
    • The career workshops and fairs help the student to directly engage with the employers where they can explore various internships and permanent jobs.
    • Career Services also hosts some other career events like excursions, seminars, and webinars.
    • It also advises students on the topics of careers and submitting applications. This includes one-on-one career advising, checking application documents, mock interviews, and useful links and tips.


    What are the courses offered by the University of Bayreuth?

    The University of Bayreuth offers 21 undergraduate minors, 66 graduate, and 15 Teaching Ed programs.

    Undergraduate programs are offered in Business Administration, Computer Science, American studies, culture studies, Ethnology, European History, German Studies, Law, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre Studies, and Economics, etc.

    Graduate programs are offered in African Culture, Engineering, Applied Computer Science, Biology, Business Administration, Economics, Literature, and Media, etc.

    What is the admission process for international students at the University of Bayreuth?

    International students are required to provide higher education entrance qualification equivalent to Abitur/Fachabitur or Master\s entrance qualification equivalent to German n along with German or English proficiency proof.

    What is the acceptance rate at the University of Bayreuth?

    The university has an acceptance rate of 30-40% as it is highly selective. The level of competition is quite high at the University of Bayreuth.

    Does the University of Bayreuth provide career services?

    A number of career opportunities are available for both students and alumni. Various internships and permanent jobs are available along with career events like workshops, fairs, seminars, and webinars are also available.

    Does the University of Bayreuth provide Housing or accommodation facilities?

    Students can apply for accommodation either in Bayreuth or via the Housing Association of Bayreuth. Special apartments are also available in the form of single or double with facilities like furniture, washing machine, parking, television, and the internet, etc.

    How many international students are enrolled at the University of Bayreuth?

    The University of Bayreuth has a total student population of 13,329, out of which 13.3% are international students.

    Does the University of Bayreuth provide financial aid to international students?

    DAAD-funded scholarships and grants are available for international students. International students and researchers may apply for scholarships from the International office.

    What is the University of Bayreuth known for?

    The university is known for its high-quality research and excellent academic environment. It strives to combine strong subject areas with interdisciplinary research and teaching.

    What are the documents required to apply for scholarships at the University of Bayreuth?

    Students can apply from the second semester of their studies. Documents required are: Enrolment certificate; Copies of your passport and residence permit; Letter of recommendation from a university instructor at the University of Bayreuth; Evidence of courses completed at the University of Bayreuth in the form of an official Transcript of Records that lists all credits earned and your grade point average; Letter of motivation; Resume; Signed declaration of the obligation to repay funds in the event of an application for naturalization

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    University of Bayreuth Overview

    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $10,878 / Year

    Admission & dates

    winter Deadlines

    July 15

    Application deadline

    Summer Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
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    $10,878 / Year


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    My dad is a University of Bayreuth graduate. Thus I too wanted to study from the same university. Apart from this while searching about the university I also came to know that it will enable me to develop my abilities to the fullest and will help me to lead extraordinarily successful outcomes while studying here. So when I was appearing for the high school final exam I searched the course of my interest and applied to it. I applied to it with the help of an online application.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Applied Computer Science course at the University imparts basic skills in both practical and theoretical computer science. It is enriched by courses in mathematics and application. In order to successfully solve complex problems with methods of computer science, a deeper understanding of the associated application subject is provided to us.

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    Universitätsstraße 30 95447 Bayreuth

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    Helipad4.29 km
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