Paderborn University is the University for the Information Society. Our strong foundation in computer science and its applications, as well as the importance of IT for a growing number of disciplines, are the pillars for this claim. But we want to achieve more: we want to contribute to the scientific and technical development of the information society.
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Interested in some tips for finding the best matching programme for you?
Here is a checklist of the most common actions that users take before finding their dream programme.
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Search with at least 2 filters
You can use the search page. The filter section on the left contains a variety of useful filters.
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Visit 5 programme pages
You can find programmes in different ways. If you haven't viewed any programmes yet, the search page is probably a good place to start.
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Visit 2 university pages
You can find universities in different ways. From the page of a programme you like you can jump to the corresponding university or you can start with the country you like and check a list of universities there.
Take our personality test
Would you like to know what kind of programme would fit your personality best? Go to the personality test page to take the test.
Take our country test
Would you like to which country would be the ideal place for you to study? Go to the country test page to take the test.
Create an account
Creating an account gives you a number of benefits. It will unlock 6 more items on your checklist. Some new things you'll be able to do are:
Check your fit with a programme
Get 50% profile completeness
Go to the profile page and tell us more about you. If you do, you will receive better recommendations and it gives other benefits as well.
View your recommendations
Go to the recommendations section of the profile page. There, programmes are shown that might be interesting for you. The more you do across the website, the better your recommendations become.
Complete Best Fit
You can use the BestFit tool on any programme page or for any of the programme cards that can be found on several pages. Look for any "check your match" buttons. When opened, BestFit asks you to answer some questions about yourself. Upon completion, you can find out whether the given programme is a good fit for you.
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Wishlist 2 programmes
Save any programmes that you find interesting in your wishlist. All programmes, either on a dedicated page or on a programme card, can be wishlisted by clicking on the icon. It will be much easier to find them again later on and wishlisted programmes can be viewed side by side in our compare tool.
Compare 2 programmes
Our comparison tool is accessible via the wishlist. You can select two or more wishlisted programmes and view them side by side.
Visit 1 high fit programme
Once you have answered all questions in the Best Fit questionnaire, you can easily see how well you match any programme on our website. Find a programme for which you have a high fit in Best Fit.
Wow, that's impressive! You sure are a dedicated student. You've completed every single checklist item. Hopefully this has helped you in your search for your dream programme. Great job!