University of Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern, Germany

No. Students: 12,500 No. of Academic staff: 600
Funding type: Public
  • Kaiserslautern / Germany
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The University of Kaiserslautern is a relatively new research-oriented German university with a scientific-technological profile. It has a beautiful mid-size campus located at the edge of the world-famous UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Palatinate Forest. It consists of 12 departments offering more than 100 study programmes to 12,500 students. The University has 1,126 employees, 167 professors, and 600 academic staff. Our Centre for Distance Studies and Continuing Education is Germanys second largest provider in Graduate Distance Education.

The University of Kaiserslautern is internationally renowned for its excellence in research and graduate education. It is located amidst a high-profile cluster of research centres and technology transfer institutes. A special feature of our research activities and our graduate education is the strong link to national and international industries and the fruitful interaction with the affiliated research institutes, united in a registered association called "Science Alliance" and lined up in the so-called science mile along our campus.

Prospective engineers and natural scientists are well-prepared for their career if they study at the University of Kaiserslautern. Internships in companies as well as living / studying abroad provide an academic education closely related to professional practice. Further, students profit from the numerous well-known participating research institutes located near our campus. In terms of applied research projects, the institutes closely co-operate with the University. They include for example, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Composite Materials, the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems.

Kaiserslautern is known as one of the largest IT clusters in Europe.

All departments offer state-of-the-art technology equipment and laboratories and highly attractive research opportunities. The University of Kaiserslautern offers a healthy and secure study environment and encompassing services for (post)graduate students. A number of modern university residencies and international guest houses contribute to the excellent living conditions and the high satisfaction of our multi-cultural student body and faculties.

As Higher Education is perceived a public good in Germany, the University of Kaiserslautern is strongly state-financed and hence does not charge any tuition fees on the undergraduate level; some Master programs charge moderate tuition fees. Doctoral studies are free of charge.

The University is highly internationalized at graduate level and offers a number of Master programs conducted in English:

- Master of Industrial Mathematics

- Master of Economathematics

- Master of Mathematics

- Master of Computer Science

- Master of Applied Computer Science

- Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering

- Master of Software Engineering

Several further English taught Master programs are in preparation:

- Master of Water Technology and Sustainable Development (incl.

Desalination Technology), start planned for 2008

- Master of Biosciences, start planned for 2009

- Master of Commercial Vehicle Technology, start planned for 2008

- Master of Toxicology, start planned for 2008

Doctoral research training and doctoral thesis can be conducted in English in all Departments of the University.

The International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS)

The International School for Graduate Studies serves as a university wide base to promote internationally attractive, high ranking Master programs and PhD studies. It serves as a one-stop office for international graduate and doctoral students. The ISGS provides a broad range of services (accommodation, social tutoring, language and integration program, cultural programs, support in administrative and organisational issues, information and counselling, application and admission)


All programs are accredited with renowned organisations!


Sports facilities

The university has a Sports Hall in building 28 which includes facilities for badminton, gym, table tennis, etc. Running, hockey, basketball and football can be played in the accompanying sports grounds.

Student life

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