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University of Bayreuth Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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The University of Bayreuth has a total enrolment of 13,497 students, out of which 2,337 are graduate students. They have a staff of 2,462 with 238 professors. 11.4% , i.e. 1,535, of its students are international students. As of 2019, they have the highest enrolment in the Law, Business and Economics department with 5,870 students. Furthermore, the university offers programs taught in German as well as English in some cases.

  • The University of Bayreuth accepts only online applications.
  • International applicants must submit the applications by January 15 and July 15, respectively, for the Summer and Winter semester.
  • The statues of application can be checked under the ‘self-service section’ of ‘CampusOnline’ portal.
  • The preliminary evaluation of applications takes place from April 12 onwards.
  • Applications are only processed if the essential documents for preliminary review have been uploaded.


Application PortalOnline Application
Application Fee75 EUR (uni-assist)
30 EUR (for each additional study request with the same application)
Payment methodCredit cards (Visa or Mastercard), bank transfer
Intake SeasonsWinter, Summer
Academic CalendersSemester based
Financial AidLoans, study grants, funding from DAAD and State of Bavaria, scholarships, external funding fro, foundations and state or country

*May vary for individual courses

University of Bayreuth Admission Deadlines

Students must keep the following deadlines in mind to complete the application on time.

Application deadline (non-EU students)July 15 (Winter)
January 15 (Summer)
Registration dates (German and EU students)April to October (Winter)
October to April (Summer)

*Deadlines may vary for individual courses.

University of Bayreuth Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Bayreuth offers a myriad of options for UG students in both German and English (African Verbal and Visual Arts & English and American Studies) as the medium of teaching. The general undergraduate admission process for a prospective student at the University of Bayreuth is given below –

How to Apply: Online via CampusOnline + uni-assist (for some courses)

Academic Requirements: obtaining preliminary documentation review from uni-assist, signed application, certified copies of academic transcripts, German language proficiency scores, APS certificate (for applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam)

Supporting Documents: The following are the requirements that need to be fulfilled by an international applicant to study at the University of Bayreuth:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of financial support
  • Records of the previous study
  • Records of language skills
  • Letter of acceptance from the university or institutions of higher education (if applicable)
  • Recognized high education entrance qualification (if applying for a student visa)
  • Health certificate (if applicable)

Language Requirements for International Students

Since most of the programs offered at the University of Bayreuth are taught in German, all students are required to provide evidence of German Language proficiency. The following certificates are accepted to prove German language proficiency for students, depending on the Lebel required by their program of choice :

LevelMinimum accepted certification
B2Goethe B2 Telc B2 TestDaF (minimum TDN3 parts) DSH 1 or DSH 2
C1Goethe C1 Telc C1 TestDaF (minimum TDN4 parts) DSH 2

Some courses are taught in English and have specific English language proficiency requirements.

University of Bayreuth Graduate Admissions

The University of Bayreuth offers students with the option of multiple PG programs taught in German and English including Computer Science, Developmental studies, Physics, Environmental Chemistry, etc. The general admission requirements are as follows:

How to apply: Online via CampusOnline + uni-assist (for some courses)/ Application vis MoveOn

Academic Requirements: Higher education entrance qualification, German language proficiency scores, academic transcripts, degree certificates (if applicable), APS certificate (for applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam).

Supporting Documents: Proof of financial support, copy of passport for international applicants, passport photo.

Some of the popular graduate school courses available at the University of Bayreuth are as follows -

CourseApplication DeadlineLanguage of InstructionAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Proficiency
M.Sc. in Computer ScienceApr 15-July 15 (Winter)
Oct 15-Jan 15 (Summer)
EnglishUG degree from the University of Bayreuth in ‘Informatik' or equivalent with minimum final German grade 2.5
A1 in German Language Skills obtained after one year of study in Bayreuth
IELTS: 6.5
MBA in Healthcare ManagementRegistration deadline: 23 SeptemberGermanMinimum completed university studies (professional); 2 years of professional experience; B2 in German Language SkillsN/A
MBA in Sales ManagementMar 31 (Start in June)
Sep 30 (Start in Jan)
GermanComplete specialized university degree; 1-year professional work experience; B2 German Language SkillsN/A
Biotechnology and Chemical EngineeringApr 15-July 15 (Winter)
Oct 15-Jan 15 (Summer)
GermanBachelor of Science degree equivalent to Bayreuth Engineering courses, as decided by the Examination board;
proof of minimum 13 weeks of industrial internship (verified within 1 year of enrolment);Motivation Letter; CV;
Module Handbook of the Bachelor program; Proof of services provided including successfully completed events; DSH-2 in German Language Skills
Materials Science and EngineeringApr 15-July 15 (Winter)
Oct 15-Jan 15 (Summer)
GermanBachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Bayreuth or international equivalent; DSH-2 in German Language Skills; minimum 13-week industrial internshipN/A

Some programs like Computer Science, Applied Computer Science and Business Administration & Engineering also require a uni-asset review of all documentation in the case of international applicants. This requires a separate fee and takes about 6-8 weeks to be issued. All degrees are examined by the Examination Board to check for equivalency, which also requires credit points and semester hours per week.

In courses where industrial training is required, the proof of training is regulated by the Internship Regulations at the Engineering Faculty. Students are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure enough time to provide all required documentation and verification.

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