Around 1500 international students from more than 90 different countries are currently enrolled at Universität Regensburg. Many of these students are part of an exchange program with other universities. Even if your university does not have an exchange agreement with Universität Regensburg, you can still come here as a “visiting student” for one or two semesters. Visiting students get to take courses from the Department of German as a Foreign Language, allowing them to learn basic language skills and discover German culture and history.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges associated with it, our Visiting Student program has been modified. Please note the following information:
Visiting students in the German Semester in Regensburg Program get to take advantage of our comprehensive curriculum which covers language levels A1 to C2. These courses allow you to improve your German and build on the skills you already have. At the same time, you get a chance to learn more about Germany and German culture.
Our German courses cover a wide range of essential skills, such as reading, listening, writing, and speaking. At the same time, we want students to experience German culture up close. To this end, we offer classes on German history and literature, film seminars, pronunciation enhancement classes, and other language classes that are tailored to the students’ specific field of study. In addition to these courses, students also get to participate in “Babylon,” the international theater organization here at the Department of German as a Foreign Language. “Babylon” was awarded the European Language Label in 2011 and is one of our most immersive German courses.
Our application deadlines are as follows:
January 15 for the summer semester (April-September)
July 15 for the winter semester (October-March)
Visiting students pay a €530 tuition fee plus the €150 semester fee for each semester. The semester fee includes a semester ticket for public transit. This allows you to travel by bus and train in and around Regensburg (within a 50 km radius) for free.
We cannot provide accommodation for visiting students. You will have to find accommodation on your own. Do get in touch with the International Office as they will be able to point you in the right direction and give advice on who to contact. Find out more information about securing accommodation here: Finding Accommodation
Regensburg is located right in the heart of Europe, making it the ideal city for a semester abroad. The city looks back on almost 2000 years of fascinating history and has its own unique way of life with a thriving cultural scene. In 2006, Regensburg became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nowadays, the city is vibrant, colorful, and modern, thanks in large parts to the many students who live here and help shape the city’s cultural landscape. Regensburg now boasts a huge range of activities from shopping and culture to a pulsating and diverse nightlife. Thanks to its fantastic and very central location, Regensburg is the perfect place to start exploring Bavaria, Germany, and many other parts of Europe.
Universität Regensburg is a modern campus-based research university that is located on the outskirts of the historic old town. Founded in 1962, it now comprises 11 faculties and departments and has more than 100 fields of study from which to choose. Around 20,000 students are currently enrolled at Universität Regensburg, about 1,400 of which are international students. It ranks number 1 in Germany and Europe in terms of quality of life and social integration for international students according to a survey among international students from 203 European universities (“International Student Barometer 2010,” i-graduate).