Study in Paderborn

We offer a unique learning environment in which knowledge, creativity and personal development take centre stage. We are committed to diversity, equal opportunities and interdisciplinarity. Here, students are not only part of a university community, but also shape their own educational path.

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Studying at Paderborn University is as individual as our students themselves. We offer a wide range of modern degree programmes. Our degree programmes are interdisciplinary and allow students to explore a wide range of perspectives and set their own specialisations. There are numerous opportunities to combine subject areas according to your own ideas. This gives students the freedom to organise their studies in a way that best suits their individual needs and interests.

Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

The degree programmes in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering combine technology with mathematics and the natural sciences. They are primarily concerned with solving technical problems and developing future-oriented technologies.

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Humanities and social sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences degree programmes use scientific concepts and theories from various disciplines to investigate intellectual, cultural and social phenomena. Questions are reflected upon and critically analysed from all sides.

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Health and sport

Exercise and a healthy diet are key prerequisites for coping with the demands of the various phases of learning, work and life over the entire life course.

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Computer science and maths

Logical thinking and problem solving play an important role in the Computer Science and Mathematics degree programme.

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Art, media, music, textiles

All degree programmes in this field of study focus not only on creativity, but also on the academic study of the historical, aesthetic and theoretical aspects of these subject areas.

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Teaching profession

The teaching degree programme covers several types of schools as well as various teaching subjects that can be studied as part of a teaching degree programme.

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Natural sciences

The natural sciences observe, describe and investigate the relationships between natural laws. Hypotheses, models and theories are developed from the data obtained in this way. The prerequisites are logical thinking skills and a love of exploring and investigating.

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Language, literature, culture

The Language, Literature, Culture degree programme is all about the spoken and written word - both in German and in other languages.

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In economics, you will learn how to think and act economically within various departments.

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Study decision made easy

Choosing the right degree programme is not easy. That's why we attach great importance to providing support. Our checklist explains the four steps to choosing a degree programme and our various orientation offers provide a direct insight into studying and the atmosphere at our university. In addition, our expectation checks help you to compare your own expectations with the reality of your chosen degree programme.

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Study without A-levels

At Paderborn University, we offer many opportunities to start a degree programme. In addition to the general higher education entrance qualification, prospective students can also enrol in degree programmes with a vocational qualification or the entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, taking into account the admission requirements. Prospective students who have obtained their higher education entrance qualification abroad and would like to study with us are also very welcome. If none of these requirements are met, there is the option of attending individual courses as a guest student.

Continuing your studies after completing your Bachelor's degree

Regardless of whether you have obtained your Bachelor's degree at Paderborn University or at another university, Paderborn University offers you a wide range of Master's degree programmes. Students who have obtained their Bachelor's degree abroad can also take up a Master's programme with us.

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Central Student Counselling Service

We support prospective students in their orientation and choice of degree programme. We also provide advice on all questions relating to studying and starting a degree programme.

International Office

We support prospective students who do not have a German university entrance qualification in the application process at Paderborn University.

PLAZ - Professional School of Education

We provide information and advice on teacher training programmes, including questions on admission requirements and planning your studies and examinations.

Service Centre for Students with Disabilities (SmB)

We enable prospective students with disabilities to gain as comprehensive a picture as possible of their future place of study, its structural framework conditions and support options before enrolment.


We provide support with questions and concerns regarding the compatibility of studying and caring for relatives or childcare.

Discover campus

Our campus is the ideal place to start your academic journey. Because our commitment does not end with the choice of the right degree programme. We provide support in all fields of study. In addition to providing information about accommodation near the campus and various funding options, we help you find the right path. In this way, our campus creates the best conditions for a successful degree programme and an enriching student life.

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Culture, sport & leisure

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Living in Paderborn

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Are all your questions still unanswered? Then the Central Student Advisory Service will be happy to provide you with further information: