The Universities of Thuringia

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
University of Erfurt
University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
Technische Universität Ilmenau
Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences
Duale Hochschule Gera-Eisenach
Duale Hochschule Gera-Eisenach
Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences
Duale Hochschule Gera-Eisenach
University of Jena
EAH Jena – University of Applied Sciences

Discover your opportunities!

Thuringia, in the centre of Germany, boasts 10 public universities in 8 idyllic towns which feature over 500 outstanding study programmes. The concentrated and civilised atmosphere facilitates studying successfully. At the same time, you can always find the perfect balance to your daily study routine: nature and culture are never far away at Thuringia’s university locations.

Interesting Facts

Dominique Wollniok


“I couldn’t believe that it was so cheap to study here. So it’s a great level, but extremely cheap.”

Roc is from Spain. He studies Orchestral Conducting at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

By the way...

3 private universities are located in Thuringia, too: the Hochschule für Gesundheit (Gera), the International University (Erfurt) and the Health and Medical University (Erfurt).

The central location of Thuringia in Europe (Illustration: Katre Steinbrück)
The campus of the University of Jena (Photo: Christoph Worsch)


# Population: 2.2 Million

# Public Universities: 10

# Students: approx. 125.000 (15% internationals)

Wide-angle shot of a park in the warm season, various groups of people sitting and standing in the park, in the background trees, a church tower and another historical building, relaxed mood.
The Ilm Park (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)

Countless possibilities

In Thuringia you can study almost 50 English-taught degree programmes and over 500 German-taught degree programmes! The Higher Education Compass provides a useful overview of all available courses in Thuringia, both undergraduate and masters level.

Four people in an apparently home-made racing car, behind them many people behind a barrier, a lively picture.
A popular event: the annual "SpaceKidHeadCup" soapbox race, organised by students at Bauhaus University (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
Yavor Minchev


“In my opinion, Thuringian universities are very well organised and very well structured.”

Gitishree is from India. She is a Research Assistant in Landscape Architecture at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences.