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Why Universität Regensburg?

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One day at the UR:

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What you need to know about the UR

The University of Regensburg is a modern campus University situated at the southeast edge of the old historic town of Regensburg.

It is a modern research-oriented university founded in 1962 and includes 11 faculties with more than 100 study programmes at bachelor, master and PhD level.

Dom O Stadt Regensburg Peter FerstlThe attractiveness of the university in enhanced by the appeal of the city itself, with its ever-present traces of more than 2,000 years of history. Since July 2006, Regensburg carries the UNESCO distinction "World Heritage", which recognizes the unique character of the medieval city centre and its magnificent architecture - above all the Old Stone Bridge above the Danube and St. Peter's Cathedral.

About 21,450 students are currently enrolled at UR (as for winter semester 2014/2015) including an international student community of approx. 1,500 students).

New in Regensburg? -- Get Together-Programme

If this is your first time in Regensburg, you'll probably have many questions about life in Regensburg. Needless to say you'll be interested in practical matters, such as where to eat while at the university, how to open a bank account, what type of medical facilities exist or how long is the library open.

The International Office offers an orientation programme to help new international students get acquanted with Regensburg. In addition there is also a Get together-Programm with an international Coffee Hour, excursions in Regensburg and in the surroundings as well other activities. Our programm is designed to help you to make friends in an easy and fast way, and to feel comfortable at our university.

You have come to Regensburg as a Visiting Researcher?

The Welcome Center offers help to new international guest researchers and PhD candidates in several areas, including information on visa requirements, accommodation, formalities and insurances. We also offer support if you are considering to come to the UR with family, for example tips for your partner on where to take German classes, or where to find appropriate child care and/or schooling options.

We have also put valuable information together for PhD candidates wishing to enrol at the UR.

Guest Researchers

International Doctoral Candidates

You may also find useful tips about how to settle in Regensburg or Bavaria in the following website: study-in-bavaria.de


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Life in Regensburg

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