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Germany scores highly with international students

Germany is an attractive destination for foreign students as they can benefit from a solid infrastructure, favourable cost of living, diverse educational opportunities, safety and a clean environment. Here you can lay the foundations for a solid, future-orientated career and benefit from a rich culture at the same time. 

Reasons that speak in favour of studying in Germany

When you come to study in Bayreuth, Bavaria, you are not only studying at a renowned university. The city offers a lively and student-friendly atmosphere in which international students can quickly integrate. In addition, the proximity to nature with the neighbouring Fichtelgebirge and Franconian Switzerland areas provides an ideal complement to your studies and enables a balanced life between education and recreation in a picturesque environment. 


Germany is considered one of the safest countries in the world. The low crime rate, orderly system and stable political environment create an atmosphere of safety and well-being, which is particularly important for students from abroad.

With a population of around 75,000 our city of Bayreuth is manageable, has short distances from A to B, and many places to go if you need support, advice, or anything else. It's a safe and pleasant place to live.

Cost-effective study programmes

The cost of living in Germany is lower than that of many other countries in Western Europe. In particular, there are plenty of opportunities for students to find affordable accommodation, be it in halls of residence or in shared flats. Food and public transport are also affordable, which makes life easier for foreign students.

Bayreuth has favourable housing costs in comparison with other cities in Germany, and leisure activities and the overall cost of living are more affordable here than almost anywhere else.

High-quality education

Germany is known for its high-quality education, which is internationally recognized, and its wide range of study programmes and disciplines, both in traditional areas and in innovative fields. The quality of teaching and research opportunities are first class. International students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of degree programmes and can benefit from the expertise of renowned universities.

Here at the University of Bayreuth, you not only benefit from an excellent education, but also study at a top-ranked university to get your career off on the right foot.

Excellent infrastructure

Germany offers an excellent infrastructure, which is an advantage both in education and in everyday life. State-of-the-art universities, well-equipped libraries, laboratories, and research facilities are available. The well-developed public transport network also makes travelling around the country and even Europe easier.

Bayreuth is very well connected in terms of motorways and train connections and is only 45 minutes away from the Nuremberg Airport. This means you can travel in a variety of ways – be it to your home country or to explore the whole of Germany, for example, with the inexpensive Germany ticket for €29.

Cleanliness and sustainability

Most cities and municipalities in Germany are extremely clean and well organized, including our beautiful city of Bayreuth. There is a strong environmental awareness, which is reflected in recycling systems, clean streets and beautiful parks as well as a focus on renewable energy. This contributes to a pleasant and healthy environment for your studies and everyday life and especially an attractive leisure environment.

Our University of Bayreuth was also one of the first German universities to have its own sustainability strategy, which we pursue stringently. This can be seen in many aspects of our degree programmes.

Cultural diversity and history

Germany has a rich history that is reflected in its architecture, art, music and literature. From medieval castles to modern architecture, there is a wealth of cultural treasures to discover. In addition, each region has its own traditions, dialects and culinary specialities, resulting in an enormous cultural diversity in the country. International students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this diverse culture, get to know new perspectives and move in an environment characterized by cultural differences and mutual exchange.

Our city of Bayreuth is not only known for the international Wagner Festival, but also for its cultural wealth – be it art, music, nature, leisure, sports, and much more. We offer you many opportunities to develop and discover new things alongside your studies.

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Studying in Bayreuth – an excellent choice!

Another reason in favour of studying in Bayreuth is our rankings. This is because our research and teaching excel in a wide variety of areas.