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Application

Before applying, please note that there are different platforms to be used for the application process depending on the particular programme of study. Please check our list to see which online platform is required for your application. Your application can only be processed and considered if submitted via the correct platform. 

Starting in Winter Semester 18/19, a preliminary documentation review carried out by uni-assist is required for certain degree programmes (3 bachelor's programmes and 5 master's programmes).  Further details can be found under Important Information/uni-assist.


Here you’ll find information and links to guide you through the application and admission process. You can find more information in our FAQs.

Important Information

DeadlinesHide

The general application deadlines for international applicants are as follows:

  • 15 January (Summer Semester)
  • 15 July (Winter Semester)

Some master's programmes have different deadlines. Please look up this information under Overview of Application Platforms for Degree Programmes or by visiting the homepage of the degree programme to which you are applying.

The respective deadlines apply to both first semester students and transfer applications.

Please note that all documents must be received by the deadline. Unfortunately, applications that are incomplete at the time of the deadline cannot be considered. Please submit your application as soon as possible so that we can inform you of any missing documents. If anything is missing, you will then still have one last chance to complete your application by the deadline.

Please keep in mind that due to uni-assist’s processing time it may take 6-8 weeks for your preliminary documentation review to be issued. For this reason, we ask that you apply for your preliminary documentation review as soon as possible so that you can complete the second step in the application process on time via CampusOnline.

Proof of language proficiency Hide

Please check the Overview of Application Platforms for Degree Programmes or the examination regulations of your degree programme for details about language requirements.

You must provide evidence of German language proficiency at the level of at least B2 by the application deadline, as long as there are no higher or lower language requirements determined in the respective study and examinations regulations. If your degree programme requires language proficiency at the level of C1, you will have to provide evidence of this at latest by the time you enrol.

The University of Bayreuth accepts the following German language certificates:

If the level B2 is required:

  • Goethe B2 or higher
  • telc B2 or higher
  • TestDaF (at least 12 points
  • DSH 1 or DSH 2

If the level C1 is required:

  • Goethe C1
  • Telc C1
  • TestDaF (at least 16 points)
  • DSH 2
uni-assistHide

For the bachelor’s programmes

Computer ScienceBachelorMaster
Applied Computer ScienceBachelorMaster
Business Administration & EngineeringBachelorMaster
Business Administration
Master
Computer Science (english)
Master

Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, and Business Administration & Engineering and the master’s programmes Applied Computer Science, Computer Science, Business Administration, and Business Administration & Engineering, non-EU nationals must first obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist (fee required). Detailed checklist for applying via uni-assist

Your preliminary documentation review will remain valid for one year. Please keep in mind that due to uni-assist’s processing time it may take 6-8 weeks for your preliminary documentation review to be issued. For this reason, we ask that you apply for your preliminary documentation review as soon as possible so that you can complete the second step in the application process on time via CampusOnline.

The application process for the degree programmes above comprises two steps:
Step 1: Obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist
1. Apply via the uni-assist online platform
2. Print your application and sign it
3. Send your signed application and certified copies by post to uni-assist (a detailed checklist is provided by uni-assist here)
Step 2: Application via CampusOnline
4. As soon as you have received your preliminary documentation review from uni-assist: Set up a user account on CampusOnline
5. Create and submit your application for the degree programme of your choice via CampusOnline
6. Submit all required documents
7. Conclude the application process in CampusOnline

Undergraduate

Bachelor’s Degree/State Examination

Application ProcessHide

Please note that there are different application platforms, depending on which bachelor's programme you are applying to. Our list gives you an overview of how the application is to be submitted. Your application can only be considered if you use the appropriate platform.

Application via CampusOnline:

1. Create an applicant account in CampusOnline
2. Submit an application for the programme of study you wish to apply for in CampusOnline
3. Submit all the required documents via upload
4. Conclude the application process in CampusOnline

Application via CampusOnline + uni-assist

For the bachelor's programmes Computer Science, Applied Computer Science and Business Administration & Engineering and the master’s programmes Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, Business Administration, and Business Administration & Engineering, non-EU nationals must first obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist(fee required). Detailed checklist for applying via uni-assist.

The application process for the degree programmes above comprises two steps:
Step 1: Obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist
1. Apply via the uni-assist online platform
2. Print your application and sign it
3. Send your signed application together with your certified copies by post to uni-assist.
Detailed checklist for applying via uni-assist. Please keep in mind that due to uni-assist’s processing time it may take 6-8 weeks for your preliminary documentation review to be issued. For this reason, we ask that you apply for your preliminary documentation review as soon as possible so that you can complete the second step in the application process on time via CampusOnline.
Step 2: Application via CampusOnline
4. As soon as you have received your preliminary documentation review from uni-assist: Set up a user account on CampusOnline
5. Create and submit your application for the degree programme of your choice via CampusOnline
6. Submit all required documents
7. Conclude the application process in CampusOnline

Applying via the homepage of the degree programme

Please follow the instruction on the homepage of your degree programme.

Subject-related, language, and formal admission requirementsHide

For all bachelor‘s programmes with restricted admission, the subject-related and language requirements are governed by the criteria of the department. For more information, please click here.

Bachelor’s programmes with unrestricted admission only require an eligible higher education entrance qualification and fulfilment of the language requirements. You must provide evidence of German language proficiency at the level of at least B2 by the application deadline. If your degree programme requires language proficiency at the level of C1, you will have to provide evidence of this at latest by the time you enrol.

If you are from China, Mongolia, or Vietnam, your application must also include an “APS” Certificate. 

Studienkolleg (for applicants with an indirect higher education entrance qualification)

​Application ProcessHide

Please note that there are different application platforms, depending on which programme you are applying to. Our list gives you an overview of how the application is to be submitted. Your application can only be considered if you use the appropriate platform

Important: In order to take the entrance exams for the Studienkolleg Munich you will need a Studienkolleg Allocation (“Zuweisung zum Studienkolleg”) issued by the University of Bayreuth.

The application period ends on 15 January (for summer semester) and 15 July (for winter semester).

Degree programmes requiring an application via CampusOnline

1. Create an applicant account in CampusOnline
2. Submit an application for the programme of study you wish to apply for in CampusOnline
3. Submit all the required documents via upload
4. Conclude the application process in CampusOnline

Degree programmes requiring an application via CampusOnline + uni-assist

For the bachelor's programmes Computer Science, Applied Computer Science and Business Administration & Engineering non-EU nationals must first obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist (fee required). Detailed checklist for applying via uni-assist.

The application process for the degree programmes above comprises two steps:
Step 1: Obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist
1. Apply via the uni-assist online platform
2. Print your application and sign it
3. Send your signed application together with your certified copies by post to uni-assist. Detailed checklist for applying via uni-assist. Please keep in mind that due to uni-assist’s processing time it may take 6-8 weeks for your preliminary documentation review to be issued. For this reason, we ask that you apply for your preliminary documentation review as soon as possible so that you can complete the second step in the application process on time via CampusOnline.
Step 2: Application via CampusOnline
4. As soon as you have received your preliminary documentation review from uni-assist: Set up a user account on CampusOnline
5. Create and submit your application for the degree programme of your choice via CampusOnline
6. Submit all required documents
7. Conclude the application process in CampusOnline

​General information on the process when applying for the Studienkolleg Hide

If you meet the criteria for admission to the Studienkolleg, the University of Bayreuth will send you a Studienkolleg Allocation via email and register you at the Studienkolleg. You can also use this Studienkolleg Allocation to apply for your visa.

Before you can start your studies at the Studienkolleg, you will have to pass a entrance examination. These entrance examinations take place twice a year – in February and September. The exact dates for the tests are listed in your Studienkolleg Allocation. You will also have to bring this document with you when you go to the Studienkolleg to take the test.

You have two chances to pass the entrance examination. If you cannot be there to take the test on the day of the examination, please remember to notify the Studienkolleg of your absence. If you fail to do so, the examination will be considered as failed. If you pass the entrance examination and are accepted to the Studienkolleg, you will have to provide language proficiency in German at the B2 level.

Additional information regarding the application process is available in our FAQs

Graduate

Master’s Degree

​Application procedureHide

Before applying, please note that there are different platforms to be used for the application process depending on the particular programme of study. Please check in our list to see which online platform is required for your application. Your application can only be processed and considered if submitted via the correct platform.

Application via CampusOnline

1. Create an applicant account in CampusOnline
2. Submit an application for the programme of study you wish to apply for in CampusOnline
3. Submit all the required documents via upload
4. Conclude the application process in CampusOnline

Application via CampusOnline + uni-assist

For the master's programmes Computer Science, Applied Computer Science and Business Administration & Engineering non-EU nationals must first obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist(fee required). Detailed checklist for applying via uni-assist.

The application process for the degree programmes above comprises two steps:
Step 1: Obtain a preliminary documentation review from uni-assist
1. Apply via the uni-assist online platform
2. Print your application and sign it
3. Send your signed application together with your certified copies by post to uni-assist.
Detailed checklist for applying via uni-assist. Please keep in mind that due to uni-assist’s processing time it may take 6-8 weeks for your preliminary documentation review to be issued. For this reason, we ask that you apply for your preliminary documentation review as soon as possible so that you can complete the second step in the application process on time via CampusOnline.
Step 2: Application via CampusOnline
4. As soon as you have received your preliminary documentation review from uni-assist: Set up a user account on CampusOnline
5. Create and submit your application for the degree programme of your choice via CampusOnline
6. Submit all required documents
7. Conclude the application process in CampusOnline

Application via MoveOn:

1. Fill out an online application using the MoveOn platform
2. Submit a signed copy of the application form and certified copies of all documents you uploaded via post including:

  • A passport photo
  • Higher education entrance qualification
  • Transcript of records for previous study
  • If applicable, degree certificates
  • Evidence of German language skills
  • For applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam: “APS” Certificate (original)
  • For applicants who are still minors: power of attorney signed by parents

Address

University of Bayreuth
International Office
Universitaetsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Germany


Programme Homepage

Please follow the instruction on the homepage of your degree programme.

Subject-related, language, and formal admission requirements Hide

For all bachelor’s programmes with restricted admission and all master’s programmes, the subject-related and language requirements are governed by the criteria of the relevant department. For more information, please click here.

Bachelor’s programmes with unrestricted admission only require an eligible higher education entrance qualification and fulfilment of the language requirements. You must provide evidence of German language proficiency at the level of at least B2 by the application deadline. If your degree programme requires language proficiency at the level of C1, you will have to provide evidence of this at latest by the time you enrol.

If you are from China, Mongolia, or Vietnam, your application must also include an “APS” Certificate.


Doctoral research at the University of Bayreuth

General informationHide

International students interested in pursuing doctoral research at the University of Bayreuth have several options to choose from. You can do your doctorate in a structured programme at one of our Graduate Centres or carry out your doctoral research individually at one of the University’s six faculties. Prospective doctoral researchers must first find a supervisor. Your doctoral research can commence once an instructor at the University has agreed to supervise your research. The International Office reviews whether you meet the formal requirements to take up doctoral research or to prepare for your Ph.D. at the University of Bayreuth. Applicants who want to precheck for themselves whether they meet the formal requirements can do so in a quick and easy manner by using anabin, a database by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) in Bonn.

Please note: The University of Bayreuth does not provide any full scholarships.

How to applyHide

If you are a university graduate who has already formulated a thesis proposal, you should get in touch with the relevant faculty or graduate centre and request a supervisor for your thesis. An overview of our graduate centres and faculties in addition to the online registration option can be found via the platform “Access to online registration for doctoral researchers (BayDoc)”.

Once a professor has provided you with a letter agreeing to act as your supervisor, you will need to submit your application via the platform MoveON

Please note: If you require admission documents in order to secure your student visa, you will need to apply via both platforms (BayDoc + MoveON).

The University of Bayreuth Graduate School

The University of Bayreuth Graduate School provides a range of services to support doctoral researchers at the University of Bayreuth. Membership is open to all doctoral candidates at the graduate centres and six faculties.

Graduate School

Exchange and Free Movers

Exchange Hide

Exchange students are students from partner universities who study at the University of Bayreuth (e.g. as ERASMUS students) for one or two semesters. Information on exchange opportunities is available from your home university.  The application is completed online. Please apply via the "moveonline" portal.

When applying, please have the following documents at hand:

  • Your tentative Learning Agreement
  • A copy of your identification (passport or national ID card)
  • A passport photo
  • The letter of confirmation, filled out and signed by your coordinator
  • Evidence of proficiency in the German language (e. g. a Goethe Certificate) or the English language (TOEFL or IELTS) if you are not a native speaker and would like to apply for the programme Study of Religion
  • Evidence of proficiency in English (TOEFL or IELTS) if you would like to apply for English Studies
  • Evidence of proficiency in the German language (e. g. Goethe certificate, TestDaF) or the English language (e. g. TOEFL or IELTS) if you are not a native speaker and would like to apply for the program study of Law

Online Application form for exchange students 

Application deadlines

  • Deadline for winter semester: 15 May
  • Deadline for summer semester: 15 November

Technical problems with the online application are sometime reported by Mac users. We therefore recommend using a computer with Windows for the application if possible.

Free moversHide

International students who do not study at a partner university but would like to spend one or two semesters at the University of Bayreuth are asked to apply as “free movers” by following the link below. You will be asked to submit a statement by a supervisor at the University of Bayreuth who is willing to supervise your work. You will have to find a supervisor yourself in advance of your stay. 

Online application for “free movers"

Application deadlines

  • Deadline for winter semester: 15 June
  • Deadline for summer semester: 15 December

Technical problems with the online application are sometime reported by Mac users. We therefore recommend using a computer with Windows for the application if possible.

General InformationHide

Semester dates

  • Winter Semester: 1 October to 31 March
  • Summer Semester: 1 April to 30 September

Language courses

The University of Bayreuth offers an intensive German language course (for which a fee is charged) prior to the start of the semester. Click the link below to register:

  • Deutsch-Intensiv-Kurs  

Orientation

To ensure you an easy orientation at the beginning we offer a mandatory Orientation Week! Important information about the university routine will be provided and you can ask first questions about classes, schedules, etc. The Preparatory Course takes place from October 9th to 13th and will provide you with important information about studying at the University of Bayreuth.

Information on the curriculum

The programme coordinator responsible for your programme can answer questions about courses or the material covered. If you have questions about the Credit Transfer System (ECTS), please contact the relevant subject-specific coordinator (Fachkoordinatoren/innen). In addition, faculty tutors (Fakultätstutoren/innen), who are students at the University of Bayreuth themselves, can help you plan what courses to take.

Selecting courses

The course catalogue is always published shortly before the start of the semester. 
Students who would like to select their courses beforehand (e.g. for their Learning Agreements), are asked to base their course selection on the course catalogue for the prior year (same semester). Once the courses and schedules are published, you will still be able to change or update your choice. 

Applying for a room in a dormitory

If you would like to stay in a student dormitory during your stay, please fill out the online dormitory application , which has been integrated into the application form. Dormitory rooms are assigned by the local Association for Student Affairs (SWO). As soon as a room is available, SWO will contact you.

Unfortunately, the International Office cannot guarantee the availability of dormitory rooms. However, there are many options for finding affordable accommodations in Bayreuth. More information about finding accommodations is available from Welcome Services. More information on living in Bayreuth is available from Welcome Services.

Extending your stay

If you would like to stay for one semester longer than originally planned, please submit the following documents to the International Office:

  • A personal statement requesting an extension (by post or e-mail);
  • Written confirmation (by post or e-mail) from your home university authorizing the extension;
  • Written consent of the subject-specific coordinator (Fachkoordinator/in) at the University of Bayreuth (by post or e-mail).

Transcripts

The transcripts of records provides an overview of all courses you completed during your stay at the University of Bayreuth. To print out your transcript, you will need to access CAMPUSonline: 
https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/webnav.ini
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  • Choose the English language option (“en” in the top right corner)
  • Log in using your username and password
  • Select “Transcript of Records”
  • Log in again using your username and password
  • Click on “Herunterladen” to download your transcript

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