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.
|Application Portal||Online Application|
|Application Fee||75 EUR (uni-assist)|
30 EUR (for each additional study request with the same application)
|Payment method||Credit cards (Visa or Mastercard), bank transfer|
|Intake Seasons||Winter, Summer|
|Academic Calenders||Semester based|
|Financial Aid||Loans, study grants, funding from DAAD and State of Bavaria, scholarships, external funding fro, foundations and state or country|
*May vary for individual courses
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.
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:
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 :
|Level||Minimum accepted certification|
|B2||Goethe B2 Telc B2 TestDaF (minimum TDN3 parts) DSH 1 or DSH 2|
|C1||Goethe C1 Telc C1 TestDaF (minimum TDN4 parts) DSH 2|
Some courses are taught in English and have specific English language proficiency requirements.
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 -
|Course||Application Deadline||Language of Instruction||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Proficiency|
|M.Sc. in Computer Science||Apr 15-July 15 (Winter)|
Oct 15-Jan 15 (Summer)
|English||UG 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
|MBA in Healthcare Management||Registration deadline: 23 September||German||Minimum completed university studies (professional); 2 years of professional experience; B2 in German Language Skills||N/A|
|MBA in Sales Management||Mar 31 (Start in June)|
Sep 30 (Start in Jan)
|German||Complete specialized university degree; 1-year professional work experience; B2 German Language Skills||N/A|
|Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering||Apr 15-July 15 (Winter)|
Oct 15-Jan 15 (Summer)
|German||Bachelor 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 Engineering||Apr 15-July 15 (Winter)|
Oct 15-Jan 15 (Summer)
|German||Bachelor’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 internship||N/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.