The University of Regensburg was founded in 1962 and includes 11 faculties with more than 100 study courses on Bachelor, Master, and PhD level.
The bachelor and master degrees are modularised programmes of study, meaning that in order to achieve the bachelor and master degree, a fixed selection of modules must be successfully completed. Modules are study units consisting of lectures and seminars that are related in succession and content. In principle, the difference is between the basal modules of the stage I studies and the advanced modules of the stage II studies.
Prior to the beginning of the semester, the International Office (IO) organizes orientation programmes for all new international students. Student assistants help new students with all formalities such as registration, health insurance, and registration with local authorities. These programmes including excursions, international coffee hours, and other social events.
Course offers: "Startklar" for degree-seeking students as well as special orientations programmes for exchange students.
Most student dormitories (e.g. Thomaheim, Hiltnerheim, Gesslerheim) have their own student activities where students can meet and spend time together. Please have a look at the bulletin board in your dormitory.
The International Office will help you find accommodation. If we cannot organize accomodation, we can at least give you useful advice on how to find an room or an appartment.
All students and guest researchers may use the university library for free.
As a student, your student ID also serves as your library card. You can use the online catalogue, called the “Regensburger Katalog”.
Depending on the book and its location, you may be able to borrow it for up to four weeks; books on short loan can only be borrowed overnight or over the weekend;
If you get sick during the day please contact your general practitioner. To find a doctor check the phone book for the list of addresses (look under the letter “A – Ärzte”). Many doctor‘s offices are closed on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
The University of Regensburg is a modern campus University situated at the southeast edge of the old historic town of Regensburg.
The 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.
The sports centre is open to all students, UR staff and researchers. It offers a wide variety of sports. To use the sports centre you need a “Sportausweis“ (Sports Card). In order to pick up your sports card, you will need to go to the sports centre and bring the following documents with you:
Student organizations, student dormitories as well as the catholic and protestant student communities offer further possibilities for international students to meet other students. It all depends on your own initiative, however. Do not be afraid to talk to your fellow students!
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