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Are you interested in a study programme at Bielefeld University?

Bielefeld University has a great course offer in humanities, natural, social, and technical sciences, and is looking forward to receiving your application!

To the course offer

Bielefeld University offers study programmes with international alignment:

Study programmes with the option of achieving an international double degree. Study programmes are international cooperation programmes that can be studied in the scope of a degree programme. A double degree or a joint degree can be acquired in this context: The students will complete part of their studies at Bielefeld University and another part at one or several partner universities.

To the double degree programmes

The subjects of “German as a Foreign and Second Language” and “German as a second language and German studies” prepare for working in an international environment. The same language prerequisites as for any other degree programme in the German language apply here.

Master courses in English can only be studied completely in the English language. These degree programmes do not exist in the German language.

Further information

An international track is an English-language branch of a German-language degree programme.

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    Detailed information on the application procedure for international prospective students at Bielefeld University.

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    Information on enrolment for international applicants

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    Language level

    What language skills are required to complete a study programme at Bielefeld University?

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    International students have several options of financing their studies at Bielefeld University. 

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    Organisation of the stay

    What has to be organised before, during, and after the stay? Information around studies, work, and life in Bielefeld.

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    Further support ­ offerings

    Bielefeld University has diverse support offerings for international prospective students and students.

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    Bielefeld University honours committed and high-performing international students with prizes.


Support & counselling


The Studierendensekretariat [Student Office] will gladly answer your questions on

  • application, admission, and enrolment/change of programme (change of subject)
  • language skills required for access and verification of language skills (German skills)
  • use of the application and status portal
  • enrolment documents and information in the application form
  • applications via (DoSV) and the lotteries


Team Services of the International Office

The Team Services will gladly advise you on the following subjects after your admission to Bielefeld University:

  • financing of your studies, finding a secondary job, scholarships
  • visa and extensions of stay
  • finding a flat, networking with other students
  • courses, excursions, and events


On site at info point international
By phone, Zoom, or upon agreement


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