The University of Bayreuth, founded in 1975, acts as an internationally oriented research university with innovative structures characterised by their interface of philosophy, research-oriented teaching, and continuous education as well as pure and applied research support for scientific development. The University of Bayreuth increasingly pursues applied, product-oriented research and works in partnership with industry and applied research and development centres.
By providing high-quality research and teaching with an outstanding student-to-teacher ratio, the University of Bayreuth promotes the education of young scientists.
A wide range of international contacts links the University of Bayreuth to institutions of higher education and research centres worldwide.
The University of Bayreuth comprises the following six faculties:
School of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics
School of Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Sciences
School of Law, Business, and Economics
School of Linguistics and Literatures
School of Cultural Studies
School of Engineering Science
Further facilities at our campus university include the following: the botanical garden, the sports centre, specialised libraries, the computer centre, the language centre, several canteens and cafeterias.
Approx. 12,500 students
Approx. 195 professors
Approx. 1,600 employees
Bayreuth, the city of world-famous composer Richard Wagner, is located in southern Germany. The city is the capital of Upper Franconia, a region in northern Bavaria halfway between Berlin and Munich, or Frankfurt and Prague.
Bayreuth is a lively city of culture and science with a population of about 75,000. The flair of its 800-year-old history, Franconian charm, architectural monuments from the Baroque period, a medium-sized economy, and numerous international contacts shape its character.
During the annual Richard Wagner Opera Festival, Bayreuth transforms into a stage for highly acclaimed stars of classical music from all over the world.
A wide range of restaurants, pubs, cafés, and beer gardens invite newcomers to acquaint themselves with the remarkable specialities of the regional cuisine and the various beers of Franconia.
Leisure activities and sports facilities are to be found in abundance on campus and in town. Nearby are two of Germany's most attractive recreational areas, the Fränkische Schweiz and the Fichtelgebirge.
The International Office with its Service for International Students (SIS) assists students before and upon arrival (mailing of information, pick-up service from the station). It offers assistance in all administrative matters including registration and enrolment.