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Studying at Bielefeld University

At Bielefeld University, students can choose between a great number of courses. They can concentrate on one single subject, choose a teacher-training course, or put together their own choice of interdisciplinary subjects. Individual subsidiary subjects enable students to pursue their own personal interests. This includes not only the option of spending a semester in another country but also the chance to get involved in research or to start focusing one’s studies on a future career at an early stage. A broad range of Master’s programmes, some involving cooperations between several faculties, offer attractive options for studying a subject in more depth or linking together different subjects. Bielefeld University is well-known for its innovative teacher training.

Bielefeld University offers students numerous ways of designing their own individual study course. It aims to motivate them to become actively involved in their studies while promoting independent learning and academic curiosity. It delivers a  space for thinking across disciplines.

The degree programmes are supplemented by  comprehensive services and counselling facilities, one of the best university libraries in Germany, a modern study infrastructure, comprehensive language courses, and a wide range of university-level sport facilities. The closely interlinked campus buildings encourage students to exchange information, meet each other, and become involved in university life.

Bielefeld University places great emphasis on the field of teaching and is working continuously on further improvements. Current strategic further developments are focusing on optimizing the introductory study phase for new students, making its teaching international, and encouraging international mobility in its students. Major rankings such as the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) University Ranking repeatedly confirm the quality of studying and teaching at Bielefeld University.

With a broad range of highly attractive cultural and leisure-time amenities, Bielefeld is a lively major city providing a broad range of accommodation options at affordable prices. Ostwestfalen-Lippe is a youthful and economically strong region offering a great diversity of career options.


Teaching and Studying

Prof. Dr. Claudia Riemer

Claudia Riemer


office: UHG C3 - 234
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+49 521 106-3619