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Welcome to Bielefeld University

Brief information for students from abroad


You are thinking about, or have already decided to study at Bielefeld University? A good choice - more than 1,400 international students from over 100 countries all over the world attended the University in the winter term 2010/11. Bielefeld University ranks high among German universities for the quality of its research work and its innovative courses of study. Culturally attractive, situated in picturesque surroundings in the centre of Germany, Bielefeld offers all the advantages of a modern university with an international reputation.

Bielefeld University ...

To get a first impression you can use the description about the city of Bielefeld, it's social and cultural specialties and - not at least - it's university.

+Bielefeld University - a brief description

International Mentoring...

imp-logo ... the personal tutoring programme. Bielefeld University offers a free of charge programme for all foreign students and participants of the language courses its called International Mentoring Programme. It aims to turn foreign students' stay at Bielefeld University not only into academically but also a personally enriching experience. At the initial stage of your stay you'll be paired with a German fellow-student who will help you to get through the administrative and organisational tasks.

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PunktUm With workshops, courses, and individual tutoring the students are assisted during the preparation of their oral and written assignments, such as oral reports, tests, diploma, and doctor's theses.

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Studying in Germany

To learn more about studying in Germany please have a look at the website of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). For the study opportunities at German universities check the Higher Education Compass (Hochschulkompass) of the Association of Universities and other Higher Education Institutions (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz)

General Information

If you want to get more information about Bielefeld University and the city of Bielefeld in general please contact the Public Relations Office or visit the homepage.


What students from abroad should know before coming to Bielefeld University concerning academic prerequisites, entry requirements, deadlines, registration, application forms, etc. will be provided by the International Office (e-mail). Information can also be given concerning accommodation, health insurance and other questions.


If you want to learn more about the courses of study, curricula and degrees at Bielefeld University check the course listings or go directly to the different servers of the various faculties.


The International Office (e-mail) gives students from abroad assistance with their studies and in everyday matter.

... hope to see you at Bielefeld University!