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    EStd 1962established year

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

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    The University of Regensburg is a public research University situated on the southern edge of Regensburg in Germany. Founded in 1962, the University provides a broad variety of disciplines, highly-qualified professors and excellent facilities to its students. The University was originally established as a regional university but eventually developed into a renowned center of teaching and research attracting foreign students to study in Germany. The university nurtures a total of 21,167 students out of which 1,600 students are international students coming from over hundred countries around the world.


    The university is ranked as:

    • #501-600 As per ARWU 2019 rankings, 
    • #459 in best Global universities by US News and World Report
    • Ranked #601-650 as per Top Universities 2019 rankings, 
    • Ranked 151-200th by European Teaching Rankings 2018


    Established 1962
    Type Public
    Campus setting Urban
    International Students 7.7%
    Application portal Online for undergraduate admissions
    Offline for graduate admissions
    Academic calendar Semester-based
    Intake Session Summer/winter
    Number of courses 244
    Mode of program Full-time; part-time; online
    Cost of Attendance No tuition fees
    Total No. of students 21,167
    Financial aid Grants, scholarships
    Admission helpdesk


    • The main campus of the University of Regensburg is located on the southern edge of UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg in Germany.
    • The university possesses a diverse campus which is also rich in culture.
    • The campus is easily accessible with excellent infrastructure and facilities including labs, library, central service units, sports centre, computer centre, student theatre, shop, cafeteria and garden.
    • It is covered by abundant trees and lawn between each building creating a relaxed environment for study and research.
    • The University provides special services for families and specially-abled students.
    • Various extra-curricular activities such as music, theatre, sports, art, dance, etc. to enable its students to enhance their creative skills.
    • The city of Regensburg is a part of UNESCO World Heritage program and is a bustling town which is a hub to various adventurous activities attracting students’ attention.


    • The University provides accommodation facilities inside its campus to the students.
    • The facilities in the University funded accommodation facilities include fully furnished rooms, water, electricity, heating, common kitchen, internet facility, etc.
    • Applicants can also look for private student residences in the city of Regensburg.
    • Students are required to submit an online application in order to book a room in the University funded accommodation facilities.
    • The university in collaboration with several housing associations provides assistance to its students to find a suitable private accommodation in the city.


    • There are different types of programs offered by the University of Regensburg
    • The University offers a total of 150 modularised degree programs under its undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs curriculum through its 11 faculties.
    • The most popular academic disciplines include in the fields of humanities, social sciences and life sciences.
    • The university also offers over 200 courses in English across various academic fields.

    Application process

    International students need to follow the given procedure if they wish to get admission at the University of Regensburg.

    Application process for bachelors and state examination courses:

    • Application Portal: Applicants can apply online via University’s campus portal
    • There is no application fee charged from the students.
    • The applicants are needed to upload following documents in .pdf, .jpg, or .png file formats:
      • Academic degrees (In Original Language as well as Translation by Sworn Translator)
      • School-leaving certificate (including transcript of grades)
      • Certificate of University entrance exam, if applicable
      • Certificate of studies (transcript of records, degree), if applicable
      • Copy of passport
      • Curriculum vitae in tabular format (academic records)
      • Declaration of consent of parties (for underage applicants)
      • Proof of German proficiency of at least B2 (for Medicine, Dentistry and Molecular Medicine: at least level C1.)
      • Health insurance
      • Proof of financial support

    Application process for Master’s degree programs:

    • Application portal: Applicants are required to submit their application to the responsible faculty.
    • There is no application fee charged from the students.
    • The documents which needs to be submitted commonly are as follows:
      • A bachelor’s degree
      • Transcripts of all the institutions attended
      • Proof of German proficiency
      • Copy of passport
      • Health insurance
      • Proof of financial support
    • Once the relevant department accepts the application submitted by the applicant, campus portal will be activated for them after which applicants are required to register themselves online at the campus portal.

    Cost of attendance

    • The university does not charge any tuition fees from its students. 
    • However, students are required to pay a student service fee which is 152.50 EUR which includes a ticket for all bus lines in and around Regensburg.
    • As a general orientation, at least 853 EUR per month would be accepted as proof that the applicants have sufficient means to support themselves.
    • Every household is charged a radio and television license fee of 17.50 EUR per month whether they have those devices or not.
    • Other expenses depend upon the lifestyle of an individual, an approximate estimation of the expenses are given below:
    Type Estimated cost
    Student service fee 152.50 EUR per semester
    Tuition fee No tuition fee
    Proof of financial support 853 EUR per month
    Rent 200-300 EUR per month
    Health insurance 90 EUR per month
    Broadcast fee 18 EUR per month
    meal in the cafeteria at the University 4 EUR per month

    Financial aid for international students

    • The university does not offer any financial aid service to its students. 
    • However, international students can get funding to study in Germany through external grants and scholarships can be availed by the students themselves.
    • There are many scholarship organizations and foundations awarding scholarships and grants to various students.
    • Some of the scholarships and grants are announced and awarded partly in the home country of the applicant, the information of which can be accessed from various German embassies in their home countries.
    • Some of the scholarships organizations accept international students in Germany pursuing advanced studies. Such scholarships are granted for a period of six months or a year and sometimes an extension may be possible.
    • The largest scholarship organization in Germany is the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn.


    • The university has a vast network of alumni from all over the world.
    • The alumni possessing an alumnicard issued by alumni association of the University can avail discounts at local and supra-regional companies and providers.
    • The alumni association organizes various events for its alumni for their personal development and maintaining their network.
    • There is no information regarding alumni in the spotlight of the University.


    • The university has a Career Centre and Services on its campus to assist its students in starting their professional life and application phase.
    • The centre provides a range of portals and events to enable the students to choose a job and internships which match their individual needs and qualifications.
    • The Marketing and Career Service organizes the cross-university company contact fair "Career Contacts" every summer for one day to enable the students and companies to exchange information and make contacts.
    • The trade fair of 2019 saw 70 exhibitors from different industries interviewing a lot of university’s students from all over the world.

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    Bus Station

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    Oxfam Shop Regensburg2.66 km
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    Oberhinkofen5.87 km
    Luftsportverein Regensburg e.V.6.04 km

    Super Market

    EDEKA Brumbauer0.85 km
    METRO1.70 km
    Kaufland1.98 km
    real2.67 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Regensburg Arcaden1.99 km
    Crc Passage2.29 km
    Weihnachtsmarkt2.35 km
    Kellnberger GmbH Zentralverwaltung2.87 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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