Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) is a young, modern university situated in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Studying in Wuppertal gives you access to interesting courses, well-organised degree programmes, and outstanding teaching by highly motivated professors and faculty - all of which provide excellent career prospects. The wide range of subjects and subject combinations offered at BUW, including some not to be found elsewhere in Germany, enable students to gain qualifications that meet the rapidly changing requirements of professional life. The unique academic atmosphere at Bergische Universität Wuppertal evokes a true feeling of family among students and faculty.
With its nine faculties and more then 100 degree programmes, BUW provides students with a wealth of opportunities to shape their own future.
At present, approx. 21,000 students from 100 nations benefit from high-level academic teaching and from the university's commitment to research and international collaboration, supported by almost 300 professors, 350 academic staff members, and 570 non-academic staff members.
You can either live in a residence or rent a room/apartment off campus. There are eight on-campus halls of residence with a total capacity of about 1,200 places. The rooms are mostly rented unfurnished. Rent is approx. 200-250 EUR. You can obtain information and apply for a place in a student residence at:
As only a limited number of living quarters are available here, you can also inquire about private accommodation free of charge at the Central Accommodation Office of the Wuppertal University Social Services Office.