More about University of Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth is located in the city of the same name in Germany. The institution was founded in 1975 with dual goals: a committed international outlook and the development of interdisciplinary research and subjects.

Subjects offered at undergraduate level in Bayreuth include philosophy and economics, business administration and engineering, and English and American studies. There are also dual language courses at Bayreuth and a number of courses taught in English.

Doctoral programmes are also offered at Bayreuth, and graduates can make use of the various facilities such as the university’s botanical garden or its media centre.

In 2016 Thomas Triller, a doctoral researcher at the university, was honoured for his creation of material samples which were to be delivered to the International Space Station. There is also a dedicated programme in place for current professionals who wish to base their studies around their work life.

A quarter of doctoral researchers at Bayreuth are international students. Ten universities in China are established partners of the university, and the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies is associated with over thirty universities on the continent. There is also a dedicated International Office to help all foreign students adapt to life in Germany.

Some notable graduates of Bayreuth are hockey player Maximilian Müller, lawyer Andreas Voßkuhle and Auma Obama, half sister of US President Barack Obama.

The city of Bayreuth is located in southwest Germany, in the historic county of Bavaria. As well as hot summers and cool winters, Bavaria is known for traditions such as the now global beer festival Oktoberfest and alpine skiing. A popular skiing location is the Fichtel mountains, which are 50km to the east of Bayreuth.

Key statistics

  • 12,709
    Number of Students
  • 37.8
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 8%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 46 : 54
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016

Where we are


Universität Bayreuth
95440 Bayreuth