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Show training of the Uni Baskets Paderborn before the official welcome of the freshmen in the Maspernhalle. Show image information
Acrobatics by cheerleaders of Paderborn Hornets Lacrosse e. V. to get into the right mood. Show image information
In the winter semester 2018/19 3,793 new students are welcomed at Paderborn University. Show image information
University sports in Paderborn also offer extraordinary sports. Here: Realistic sword fighting. Show image information
For many students, the lecture period is the beginning of their daily university life - the freshmen start a new phase in their lives. Show image information
Paderborn University wishes all students a successful start into the winter semester 2018/19. Show image information

First semester welcome winter semester 2018/19

Show training of the Uni Baskets Paderborn before the official welcome of the freshmen in the Maspernhalle.

Photo: Paderborn University, Johannes Pauly

First semester welcome winter semester 2018/19

Acrobatics by cheerleaders of Paderborn Hornets Lacrosse e. V. to get into the right mood.

Photo: Paderborn University, Johannes Pauly

First semester welcome winter semester 2018/19

In the winter semester 2018/19 3,793 new students are welcomed at Paderborn University.

Photo: Paderborn University, Johannes Pauly

First semester welcome winter semester 2018/19

University sports in Paderborn also offer extraordinary sports. Here: Realistic sword fighting.

Photo: Paderborn University, Johannes Pauly

First semester welcome winter semester 2018/19

For many students, the lecture period is the beginning of their daily university life - the freshmen start a new phase in their lives.

Photo: Paderborn University, Johannes Pauly

First semester welcome winter semester 2018/19

Paderborn University wishes all students a successful start into the winter semester 2018/19.

Photo: Paderborn University, Johannes Pauly

Research - Building O, "The best way to predict THE FUTURE is to invent it." Alan Kay

Interdisciplinary, international and innovative – Paderborn University is a young and thriving university conducting excellent research in four key areas.

Paderborn University, aerial central location from Southeast (05/11/2015)

Five faculties offer a broad range of courses in the arts and humanities, in business studies, natural sciences, and engineering.

International Applicants

There are good reasons to study in Paderborn. We have a wide variety of Bachelor's and Master's degrees on offer. Several graduate courses are taught in English. We are looking forward to your application.

News and events

Information on latest news and upcoming events (in German).

Logo "paderborn.de, Paderborn look and see!" - Aerial view from the centre of Paderborn

Welcome to the city of Paderborn which is over 1,200 years old. It is part of one of the major growing regions in Germany with successful high-tech companies and facilities.

German universities open to the world against racism and chauvinism

You are registered as an asylum seeker or recognized as a refugee in Germany and would like to become a student or continue your studies in Paderborn?

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