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Why Study in Regensburg?

Eight good reasons for choosing UR as a study destination


1. Broad range of study programs

UR’s 11 faculties offer over 150 accredited degree programs on bachelor, master and PhD level. These span a wide range of disciplines from business and social sciences to law and the humanities, from the natural sciences to medicine. Research and teaching are closely linked in all programs. UR offers a selection of English-taught degree programs and over 200 English-taught individual courses across many study fields.


2. High quality education

Over 21,000 students presently enjoy the excellent study and research facilities at the modern campus of the UR. Well-structured yet flexible educational programs taught by dedicated, open-minded teachers, who are at the forefront of their fields, promote academic success.


3. Outstanding research

The UR is an internationally recognized research university which provides a stimulating research environment not only to PhD researchers. Students at bachelor and master level benefit from the interrelation of research and teaching which prepares them to perform well in their academic field and to meet the challenges of a globalized world.

To find out more about research highlights and research groups at one of the 11 faculties see here.


4. Great options to learn German

The university’s language center offers a large variety of German language courses throughout the semester and also intensive preparatory language courses at all levels, from A1 to C1, prior to the start of the semester.


5. Comprehensive student services and guidance

About 1,800 international students from over 100 countries are currently enrolled at UR - among them more than 500 exchange students annually. New students, whether degree seeking or coming on exchange from one of the many international partner institutions, will find effective and comprehensive services in place which foster a rapid immersion to academic life on campus and life in Regensburg in general.   

UR offers

  •  free orientation programs for new international students
  •  student assistants who help you with all necessary formalities and practical matters
  • support with finding accommodation
  • a range of activities like excursions, international coffee hours and get together parties which help you make friends and get acquainted with Regensburg very quickly.


6. Regensburg - A World Heritage City

The attractiveness of the university is enhanced by the appeal of the city itself. Regensburg was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2006. With its ever-present traces of more than 2.000 years of history, its unique medieval city center and its many magnificent architectural highlights (Old Stone Bridge across the river Danube, St. Peters Cathedral -  to name just two), Regensburg is loved by both locals and new comers to the city.


7. Vibrant student life

Regensburg is a young city, one in five inhabitants being a student. The large student community has left its mark. A great variety of bars, restaurants, street cafes and a well-balanced mix of cultural events make Regensburg a vibrant city. Regensburg offers a unique mixture of historical heritage and bustling city life.


8. Culture and sports on campus

UR boasts four classical orchestras, three big bands, several more jazz ensembles, choirs and various student chamber ensembles, all waiting for you to take part in. At the university's theater 13 student ensembles regularly perform classicals plays and special highlights – in German, English and Russian – as well as in-house productions, pantomime, dance and improv theater and musicals. Watching the performances is good fun, joining a theatre group even more so.

The University Sports Center offers a wide range of sports: Capoeira, Archery, Climbing, Runletics, Floorball and many more. Benefit from the huge recreational offer to counterbalance your study periods.


Would you like to see more clips about our university?

"UR international - Treffpunkt der Welt "

"Ein Tag an unsere University (A day at UR)"

(all clips can be viewed at our mediathek)


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