Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Large university building at dusk, in front of it a stage with musical instruments and many people.
Main building of the Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar fduring the summaery annual exhibition (Photo: Thomas Müller)
Lively cultural city in the countryside
Interdisciplinary
Project-oriented
International
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Study in a place of experimentation

Explore, think, test, discuss, collaborate and implement ideas. At the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, students work on concrete tasks – predominantly in the form of a project. Everyday student life takes place not only in lecture halls and seminar rooms, but also often in workshops, laboratories and studios. The degree programmes support personal development and ensure students are given the best opportunities for the future.

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In a bright room, two students stand at a table with an architectural model and talk.
Studying with a high level of practical relevance (Photo: Guido Werner)
The statues of Goethe and Schiller in front of the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar (Photo: Martin Gronau)
The Campus Office at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
The Bauhaus logo by Oscar Schlemmer (1922) (public domain)
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)

Weimar – Small but Beautiful

This charming city on the Ilm is a Mecca for design fans with a livelyart and culture scene. It also caters to those who enjoy pub-crawling, offers affordable rents, short distances and cretive student initiatives. Instead of going to a large nightclub, people here dance under canopies, build soapbox carts or organise literature festivals. Those who prefer to fly under the radar, however, have their work cut out for them. In Weimar, everyone knows everyone and you'll run into people you know all the time – yes, even your professors.

Dominique Wollniok

Beatriz:

“For some time now, there's been a garden on the campus where committed students come and urban garden together. We grow vegetables there, but we also do events, show films and exchange with each other.”

Beatriz is from Spain. She studies Product Design at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Facts about Weimar

  • 64,500 inhabitants
  • Founding site of the Bauhaus
  • 2 Universities
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites with 19 points of interest
  • Cultural centre and home of the Deutsches Nationaltheater
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The Ilm Park (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)

M18

The Haus der Studierenden at Marienstrasse 18 is an extended living room for many. The student representatives' workplace is equipped with table football, a bar, hackerspace, and technology for music and art. his is where students find an autonomous space for creativity, get-togethers and co-design.

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Dominique Wollniok

Roc:

“Weimar is like a mini Cambridge or Oxford. It's a city with an active student life and loads of libraries and study spaces. But it can also be really calm and quiet which is something that I really appreciate.”

Roc is from Spain. He studies Orchestral Conducting at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.
Students in the Virtual Reality Laboratory at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Photo: Henry Sowinski)
Dominique Wollniok

Begüm:

“I like that Weimar is such a peaceful place. There's lots of green spaces and the buildings aren't too big or imposing. But there are also always lots going on, so you never get bored.”

Begüm is from Turkey. She studies European Urban Studies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
Dominique Wollniok

Beatriz:

“It's a very familiar city. When you go shopping, you meet at least ten people you know on the way to the supermarket. This can do a lot of good when you're feeling lonely. It's a place where networking works very well.”

Beatriz is from Spain. She studies Product Design at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
Did you know?

The Bauhaus, the most influential design school of the 20th century, was founded here in 1919 in what is now known as the university's Main Building.

The etching studio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Photo: Jonas Tegtmeyer)
International

More than 1000 international students from all over the world are currently enrolled at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. This makes up over 26% of all students at the university.

English-taught degree programmes

COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR DIGITAL MEDIA Master of Science

DIGITAL ENGINEERING Master of Science

EUROPEAN URBAN STUDIES Master of Science

HUMAN-COMPUTER-INTERACTION Master of Science

INTEGRATED URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN Master of Science

NATURAL HAZARDS AND RISKS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Master of Science

PUBLIC ART AND NEW ARTISTIC STRATEGIES Master of Fine Arts

URBAN RESILIENCE Master of Science

An overview of all 39 degree programmes at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar can be found in the HIGHER EDUCATION COMPASS.

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THE ANNUAL "SUMMAERY" EXHIBITION - THE EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Once a year, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar opens its doors and students transform the campus and parts of the city into a living stage, providing insights into their work with exhibitions, installations and performances from all four faculties.

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The Ilm Park is a popular place in Weimar where you can meet up with friends, do sports, study – or simply take a break from the daily routine and enjoy nature.

Contact and advice

Address

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8

99423 Weimar

Advisory service

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Student Advisory Service

International

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
International Office

Application

All information about the online application process can be found here: