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BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY, BIELEFELD, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

Bielefeld, North Rhine-WestphaliaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1969Established Year
  24255Enrollment

Bielefeld University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Bielefeld University is one of Germany’s young universities that focuses on imparting higher education by bringing to use innovative teaching techniques and research-methodologies. Established in 1969, the institute has quickly gained global reputation as an academic leader. Internationally acclaimed for its research-focused regime, the university is located in Bielefeld city in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is home to more than 25,000 students.

According to CWUR (Center for World University Rankings) 2016, the university is nationally ranked at #37 and globally ranked at #475.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1969
Annual Budget (2017)€ 169.8 million
Number of Study programs116
Total Appointed Professors238
International Student Percentage8% (1969 students)
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€ 10,200
Contact International Office+49 (0) 521 106- 3616| io@uni-bielfeld.de

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • Bielefeld University is comprised of 13 faculties which cover a plethora of disciplines under the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology. Additionally, a medical faculty is under construction.
  • The university offers master’s programs which are taught in English to cater to its international students.
  • After being accepted at the university, students can apply online for housing with the Studierendenwerk. Due to increased demand, it might take a waiting period of 1-2 semesters to get a spot with the non-profit student housing authority.
  • Candidates can choose to live in private residence halls and shared apartments across the city of Bielefeld.

Bielefeld University Admissions

Application Deadlines July 15 (winter); January 15 (summer) Admission Requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification; Bachelor’s Degree (required for graduate programs)
  • Apply online via Uni-assist (for bachelor’s & staatsexamen )
  • Apply online via university’s application portal (master’s programs)
  • CV, Letter of Motivation, Thesis Summary (required for master’s programs)
  • Proof of German Language Proficiency: DSH 2; TestDaF Lvl 4; telc German C1 University [The European Language Certificate]; German Language Diploma [DSD 2]; German Language Test 2 [Munich Institute of Languages and Interpreters]; Goethe Certificate C2
  • Valid ID Passport
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Proof of adequate financial means

Bielefeld University Tuition & Other Costs

The Bielefeld University does not charge a tuition fee. Students only have to pay a semester fee of approximately € 290 every six months till the duration of their study. The semester fee includes a semester ticket for free public transportation around the city. Other costs that students need to keep in mind have been tabulated below:

ExpenseAmount in EUR
Room Rent€ 280 per month
Health Insurance & Medical Fees€ 80 per month
Food€ 150 per month
Total Expenditure per month (inclusive of semester fee and other personal expenses)€ 850

The table above shows estimated monthly cost of attending the Bielefeld University. Actual costs may vary depending on personal spending habits and nature of accommodation.

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

  • The university does not give out any financial aid or scholarships to its international students. Neither does it take any responsibility if a candidate finds themselves in financial need due to unforeseeable circumstances.

  • However, a limited number of scholarships and funding opportunities are made available by private/government organizations.

  • Students might find it difficult to work during their study due to the demanding nature of their course and rigorous curriculum. Hence, it is recommended not to rely too much on student jobs when considering financial aid.

International students working as academic assistants have no time-restrictions and may work uninterrupted for as long as required.

Find a Program

3 YEARS

Course Duration

Jul 15

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  87  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.8/10

3 YEARS

Course Duration


3 YEARS

Course Duration

Jul 15

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  87  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.8/10

3 YEARS

Course Duration


3 YEARS

Course Duration

Jul 15

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  87  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.8/10

3 YEARS

Course Duration

Jul 15

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  87  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.8/10
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Bielefeld University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population24255

Admission & Dates

Summer Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

May 24

Application Results

Winter Deadlines

July 15

Application Deadline

May 24

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL103.587120 -
IELTS7.56.59 -
RANKING
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

  • Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #166

    Overall (International)

    RANKED  #201 - #250

    Arts (International)

    RANKED  #201 - #250

    Humanities (International)

    RANKED  #151 - #175

    Education (International)

    RANKED  #201 - #250

    Psychology (International)

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    RANKED  #751 - #800

    Overall (International)

    RANKED  #501 - #550

    Medicine (International)

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    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    RANKED  #201 - #250

    Mathematics (International)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    8.8/10

    9/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    10/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Zulikha bisliev, CZECH REPUBLIC Bachelor of science [b.sc] biology on-campus
    Bielefeld University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    SPENDING MY PRECIOUS TIME AT BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY

    My life at Bielefeld University is absolutely wonderful. Everyone here is provided with something. From organized field trips to various tournaments on campus the university tries to keep us engaged. Thus my life here is so much more than just studying. I get to see it as an opportunity and a privilege to find new friends and build a network for the future.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I am studying an advanced and elaborate course curriculum. It provides me with the opportunity to satisfy all demands for admission to professional schools like medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary schools and also to graduate programs.

    9 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
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    Universitätsstraße 25, 33615 Bielefeld
    ADDRESS

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    Restaurant Rosenhof1.34 Km
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    Restaurant Piro2.68 Km
    Nichtschwimmer2.69 Km
    New Orleans2.76 Km
    Hotel Bielefelder Hof2.79 Km
    Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht Bielefeld2.93 Km
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    Bayerisches Landhaus5.22 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Pfarrheim St. Liborius1.78 Km
    Baerenplatz2.65 Km
    Ikea2.65 Km
    LOOM2.83 Km
    Ups2.89 Km
    Jahnplatz-Forum2.99 Km
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    An Der Tonkuhle 13.61 Km
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    Train Station

    Bielefeld, Bielefeld central station (train)2.73 Km
    Bielefeld Brackwede Bf4.33 Km
    Brackwede4.41 Km
    Quelle-Kupferheide4.91 Km
    Steinhagen(Westf)5.51 Km
    Oldentrup7.17 Km
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    Airport

    Peter Reininghaus | Hubschrauber NRW3.11 Km
    Hubschrauberlandeplatz EvKB Gilead I3.45 Km
    Bielefeld International Airport3.63 Km

    Bus Station

    Bielefeld96.61 Km

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