Bauhaus University Weimar

The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has become well-known for its wide range of teaching and research activities based on civil engineering and architecture-oriented disciplines.



The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (BUW) is a university located in Weimar, Germany and specializes in the artistic and technical fields. Established in 1860 as the Great Ducal Saxon Art School, it gained collegiate status on 3 June 1910 and received its present name in 1996.


Today the University offers an extensive spectrum of instruction with over 30 courses of study, including free art, design, web design, visual communication, media design, media culture, architecture, civil engineering, materials science, processing technology, environment and management. The term Bauhaus stands for an eagerness to experiment, openness, creativity, a close link to industrial practice and internationality. The goal is to get science, art and technology working together analytically, creatively and innovatively on the planning, construction and design of current and future spaces of habitation.


The research activities at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar are diverse, international and interdisciplinary. The unique university profile is strongly rooted in the Bauhaus tradition which interconnects technical, scientific and creative-artistic endeavours. In addition to successively promoting the research areas “Digital Engineering” and “Cultural Scientific Media Research”, the university supports other research fields, such as “City, Architecture and Environment”, “Material and Construction” and “Art, Design and Media Art”, all of which play an important identity-building role.


The Service Centre for Security Management is responsible for security matters at the university, such as health, work, fire, facility and environmental protection.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Engineering & Technology (1)


Student services

The workshops allow students to build functioning models and prototypes based on their ideas, designs and concepts which they developed in their practice-oriented projects.The students are responsible for creating the works themselves and, if necessary, receive assistance provided by experienced staff.

Housing services

Finding suitable accommodation is an important step in preparing for your foreign study visit. After all, the success of your foreign exchange experience largely depends on where you live. And your choice of accommodation strongly depends on your personal wishes and financial means.

The early nomination for a foreign exchange programme allows you to contact students from Weimar who are currently studying at the foreign university of your choice. They can help answer your questions about finding accommodation and, in some cases, may agree to leave their flat to you. You can obtain the e-mail addresses of your fellow Bauhaus students at the International Office.

Library services

Following German reunification, a vacated industrial facility in the vicinity of the historic center of Weimar near the Frauenplan and Goethes house was chosen as the site of a new library and lecture hall for the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

ICT services

The Service Center for Computer Systems and Computer Communication (SCC) is responsible for providing IT assistance as well as installing and supervising the central computer-based services, servers and PC pools

Medical services

Health insurance regulations vary from country to country. There are also differences with regard to public health insurance providers and private insurers. You should speak with your insurance provider and find out whether your current policy will cover your medical treatment abroad or whether you require an extension of coverage or even an additional policy.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Sport Events

  • Unihockey Turnier
  • Basketball Night Fever
  • Indoor Cycling Marathon
  • Volleyball Mixed-Nacht
  • Tischtennis Turnier
  • Teamlauf

Student clubs

The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is supported by numerous associations and networks. Despite differing areas of focus, they were all established with one goal in mind to make everyones life at the university from caretakers to first-time students as pleasant and productive as possible.

  • Circle of Friends of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e.V.
  • AKKU Association by and for Students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Association to Promote Students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e.V.
  • BTD Bauhaus.TransferzentrumDESIGN
  • KTW KulturTragWerk e.V.
  • WBA Bauhaus Academy of Continuing Education Weimar


The Computer Science and Media bachelor’s programme has been reaccredited by the accreditation institute Acquin until 2016, the Computer Science and Media master’s programme until 2017. Accreditation means that the quality of the study conditions has been independently assessed.