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University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option:
Apartment, Residence hall Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English, German
Earned Hours Required: 12 S.H. Language Courses Offered: German
Program Advisor: Ehren Kuzekov Areas of Study: Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Kinesiology, Literature, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Pre-law, Religious Studies, Theatre
FL/GI Requirement: Yes
Program Description:

University of Bayreuth

Bayreuth, Germany


Eligibility: You must be a sophomore or higher upon arrival to Germany and meet WIU study abroad eligibility requirements. Open to all majors. 

Location: Bayreuth is the largest city in Upper Franconia, located in the north of Bavaria (2h north of Munich). The different sights, museums and broad choice of cultural activities provide students a range of attractions all year round. It also offers a wide range of leisure activities, including a championship golf course, the Lohengrin thermal spa and different small skiing areas. The region is also popular for the wide variety of gastronomic delights as well for the high number of local breweries. Bayreuth is also the home of the composer Richard Wagner. His operas are frequently performed in the local Festspielhaus and the opera. The lecture halls are close to the center of the city. Approximately 11,000 students enjoy the atmosphere at one of the youngest universities in Germany.

Academics: A number of courses are available in English. Courses are taught in English in the following areas: Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Literature, Philosophy, Physics, Theater and Law

Housing: Students are generally housed in residence halls, with private or semi-private options. Cooking facilities are available and students can purchase meals in the student unions, which offer low-cost menus. Depending on the residence hall, students will live with between two and five people in a shared apartment with private bedrooms but the kitchen, bathroom, and toilet can be communal. Additionally are one bedroom apartments with a small in-room kitchen and private bathroom are available. There is also a wide variety of off-campus apartments available.

Program dates:

Winter semester: Mid October — late February

Summer semester: Mid April — late July

Priority application dates:

Winter semester: March 1st

Summer semester: October 1st

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.