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Bergische Universität Wuppertal

  • Gaußstraße 20
  • 42119 Wuppertal
  • Phone: +49 202 439-1
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1972
Total number of Students 22,841
Students at this campus 22,841
Semester contribution 310,38 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
1.1 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
22.2 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
22.3 %
Humanities, Languages
23.8 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
26.0 %
Other studies
4.5 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
53.7 %
Master's degree
15.5 %
Teacher qualification degree
29.9 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
0.6 %
Other types of degrees
0.4 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Wuppertal university library supplies the Universität Wuppertal with the books, journals and other media required for teaching, research and study. Since its founding in 1972, the stock has grown to more than 1.2 million books. Moreover, there are around 1,634 print journal subscriptions and approx. 28,281 licensed electronic journals. Approx. 600,000 users and visitors use around 3.3 million media items every year. Further figures: 92,113 e-books, 45,000 inter-library loans, 800 user workspaces. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Offered languages: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. The Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) was recognised by the adh as "University of the Year 2017" for its offers and its commitment in the field of university sports. Selection from over 70 sports from the areas of trend, popular, health and competitive sports; fitness centre with a large training area directly on campus; annual sporting events such as the UniSport Campus Festival, the UniLauf and various tournaments; variety of exercise-oriented health offers (including break express). The BUW is a partner university for top sports. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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