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Why Bielefeld?

You're interested in studying at Bielefeld University?
Making the decision to study abroad might be a bold one, but provides the opportunity to get to know different cultures and languages and develop a global perspective which is becoming more and more important today.

Bielefeld University recognises this and is therefore strongly committed to internationalisation. There are numerous cooperation agreements for research and teaching as well as for student exchange with major institutions around the world. Bielefeld University provides many advantages which contribute to an excellent environment for a good working and studying life:

  • New perspectives and better career opportunities through a broad variety of interdisciplinary study courses
  • Multiple support and services for studies guarantee good integration
  • Top-ranked research in many areas and awards for excellent teaching
  • One of the best libraries in Germany
  • A campus university with institutions in close proximity to one another - "Everything under one roof"
  • Affordable student accommodation in close vicinity to the campus
  • One of the safest major cities in Germany
  • Diverse cultural and leisure time facilities, numerous parks and the Teutoburg Forest right on your doorstep
"The educational system is very different here, in Germany. Students have benefits and possibilities to choose between a wide range of subjects. The fact that all departments are in one Campus makes it easier to take courses from other subjects and to work in an interdisciplinary environment. The teachers advise you and guide you in students? assessments such as: tasks, essays, presentations and exams. Bielefeld has an international atmosphere which promotes cultural heritage from all over the world.

The best option I have ever taken!"
"Bielefeld University is an international University. It has not only many international students, but professors also have international experience."
"Bielefeld is a great destination for studying abroad. The central location of Bielefeld allows students to easily travel around and experience more of Germany. The University also has a very practical structure, allowing better communication between faculties. The International Office provides a great service to international students, organising regular fun events and also trips to historical, beautiful or famous places around Germany."
"I really spent a perfect time here in Bielefeld and enjoyed it very much. Especially the old city is very nice and the local beer is amazing. It is quite comfortable that everything at the university is in one building and especially the library because you have access to books of all faculties."

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Study fees for international students?

Policymakers in NRW are currently discussing whether to introduce study fees for certain groups of international students.

Up to now, however, there is neither a corresponding law nor any draft legislation.

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International Summer German Courses

Do you already know the international Summer German Courses at Bielefeld University? They take place every August and you can choose among different language levels and themes.
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German Courses for international students and employees in English speaking study programs and contexts

Even if you are able to conduct most of your studies in English or your native language, a basic command of German may be helpful during the course of your stay in Germany. At PunktUm, you can select from a number of different German language courses to achieve this. .
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