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Tips for first semester students

Welcome to the University of Bayreuth! Here you will find ideal study conditions that regularly achieve top marks in the official rankings. Not only careers start here, but also friendships. You will soon feel at home at our close-knit university. To help you get started, we have put together some tips and information on this page.

Studying is an exciting time in your life. Before you can really get started, there is still a lot to organize and there are bound to be one or two questions on your mind. For this reason, the Student Advising Office has created an information page with lots of basic information about starting your studies.

International students learn together in a study group

Your first days at the University of Bayreuth

Welcome to the University of Bayreuth – your first days, your unforgettable experiences! Immerse yourself in a world full of knowledge, opportunities and new acquaintances. Find out which events you shouldn't miss as a first semester student and what will give you the best overview to get you started.

International students sit and eat together

Meeting people

Sitting in the sun on campus, eating together in the canteen, first-year events, pub crawls and flat-sharing parties – there are many opportunities to take part in student life in Bayreuth. Find out more:

Students in a lecture hall at the University of Bayreuth

Good to know – your guide

Everything you need to know! In our comprehensive 'Good to know' guide you will find the essential information for a smooth start to your studies at the University of Bayreuth.

Any questions? Your contact persons

The International Office will be happy to help you. The Student Administration Office has also compiled important information about starting your studies on a page for you. Please also note the current information from the IT Service Centre on the use of digital services and IT solutions at the University of Bayreuth.