The University of Erfurt is a reform university in the human sciences. It offers a total of 47 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. The university has around 6,000 students, 102 professors and 228 academic staff. With its three focus areas "Education. School. Behaviour.", "Religion. Society. World Relations." and "Knowledge. Spaces. Media." it sets itself apart from the other Thuringian universities.
With the two-subject Bachelor's degree, you study a major subject and a minor subject at the University of Erfurt. In doing so, you can combine almost all Bachelor's degree programmes. In the fundamental and professional studies, you acquire key competences and practical experience in interdisciplinary courses.
Both the university library in Erfurt and the Gotham Research Library with more than one million books and media directly on campus are available to you for researching, investigating and learning. It offers a modern collection, but also historical collections such as the "Bibliotheca Amploniana" - one of the most important manuscript collections in Germany.
In addition, the lecture and seminar rooms and computer pools are well equipped. Laptop, beamer and camera can be borrowed from the media technology department or the university and computer centre.
The distances to the teaching buildings, halls of residence, sports facilities and cafés are short. The university library and administration are also directly on campus.
The Departments of Art and Music are located in the former School of Arts and Crafts in the Old Town, which you can reach in a few minutes by tram or on foot. The Faculty of Catholic Theology is located with its lecture and seminar rooms in the cloister complex of the Gothic cathedral, the heart of Erfurt.
Support from the very beginning
The University of Erfurt accompanies you from the very beginning with intensive support. During the Student orientation days,you will get to know your new fellow students, the campus and the modern library. Above all, you will learn lots of useful tips, for example about the timetable.
In the first phases of your studies, the mentor programme will also help you to quickly find your way around. A mentorsupports you in finding the right strategy for your studies and is there for you if you have any difficulties.
Great career opportunities
Our students are satisfied with their studies in Erfurt. They explain why in short text and video messages on the Campus Life page. There you will also find current stories from everyday life at the university.
We also asked our graduates. They are now in exciting jobs and look back on their studies in Erfurt for us.
The university attaches particular importance to the next generation of academics. Thus, even after you have completed your Master's degree, there may be a variety of opportunities for you to continue your research here - for example, in a research group at the renowned Max Weber College for Cultural and Social Studies or as part of a Herzog Ernst Fellowship at the Gotha Research Centre, which investigates the history of culture and knowledge in the modern era.
University global: Study and work abroad
460 international students are currently studying at the University of Erfurt, enriching the campus with their language and culture. You too can take advantage of the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at one of our 45 partner universities or to participate in one of the 75 ERASMUS programmes! The International Office will support you in organising your stay abroad and looks forward to your visit.
University town with historical flair
From the university campus, you can get directly to the old town in ten minutes by tram or bicycle. It is one of the most beautiful medieval city centres in Germany. As the capital of Thuringia with around 200,000 inhabitants, Erfurt is a modern city with historical flair.
Student life in cosy cafés, pubs and clubs, an opera house as well as parks, museums and galleries characterise the city's rich cultural offerings. Solar technology and media shape the business location in the middle of Germany.
Affordable costs of living
In Erfurt, the cost of living is low compared to other cities. A nice room, healthy food, visits to the cinema and bars are all possible even on a small budget. In Erfurt, you can use your semester ticket to travel for free on the tram or bus. It also includes free travel on the regional train through Thuringia.