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Universität Bielefeld

  • Universitätsstraße 25
  • 33615 Bielefeld
  • Phone: +49 521 1060-0
General remarks
Bielefeld University is a publicly funded university located in Bielefeld, Germany in the federal state of Northrhine-Westfalia. It was funded in 1969 and has a total of 24,428 Students, all studying at its campus in Bielefeld. The largest proportion of students study law, economic or social sciences. Aroung 48 percent of the degrees awarded are bachelor's degrees. Bielefeld University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1969
Total number of Students 24,428
Students at this campus 24,428
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 283,70 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
3.4 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
25.2 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
44.0 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
17.9 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
5.7 %
Other studies
3.9 %

Types of degrees

48.0 %
16.3 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
16.7 %
Other types of degrees
18.9 %

Central services

Special features regarding the library
2.3 million books and journal volumes, 95% of all books and journals are freely accessible; Opening hours until 1:00, at weekends until 22:00; 2,340 single and group workspaces, all with wireless internet access; special learning areas for group study; peer learning information and advice; extensive range of databases, e-books and e-journals; Katalog.plus! for integrated research in the library catalogue, the “Articles and more” discovery service and in the BASE academic search engine; publication services and research data management of the university; excellent information and advisory services; more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Ancient Greek. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is free of charge. The programme is open to: FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. Diverse sports programme with over 250 courses in more than 110 different sporting disciplines (during lecture periods); Sports facilities and swimming pool integrated in the main university building; a modern fitness centre (UNIfit; fees apply); sports hall and adjoining rooms with wheelchair access; activities available in cooperation with other providers, e.g. golf, parachuting; Partner University of Leading Athletics; excursions, e.g. skiing and surfing; large martial arts and competitive dancing section. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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