University of Konstanz

Leading research, excellence in teaching and studies, internationality and interdisciplinary cooperation have been features of the University of Konstanz ever since it was established as a reform university in 1966.



Leading research, excellence in teaching and studies, internationality and interdisciplinary cooperation have been features of the University of Konstanz ever since it was established as a reform university in 1966.


  • Bachelor main subject: 27 programmes
  • Bachelor minor subject: 19 programmes
  • Teaching degree: 16 programmes
  • Master: 38 programmes
  • International Master: 17 programmes
  • Vocational: 3 programmes
  • Programmes from A-Z: 100 programmes
  • Promotion


The University's research profile contains the following four key focuses: In the Humanities and Social Sciences, Cultural Studies and Decision Sciences; in the Life Sciences and Natural Sciences in Chemical Biology and Ecology as well as Nanoscience and Material Sciences. In these profile areas, the cross-department and cross-faculty activities and the close ties between the Cluster of Excellence, the Graduate School, the Graduate School Initiative and the Institutional Strategy find expression. However, profile building is always subject to a dynamism. This explains why the University continually reviews its profile areas in research and continues to develop them further.


Cooperation: Career Service

  • The University of Konstanz’ Office of Career Service is a joint initiative of the University of Konstanz, regional business – as represented by the Industrie- und Handelskammer Hochrhein-Bodensee (Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Upper-Rhine-Lake Konstanz Region) – and the Konstanz Employment Agency. The Office of Career Service supports employers in their search for new employees and interns. In addition, the Office helps students to plan their future careers and their first steps into the world of employment.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Social Sciences (4)
Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
201 -7
194 -19
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

The Student Welfare Service (Seezeit Studentenwerk Bodensee) runs different cafeterias at the University and the University of Applied Sciences. In these establishments, food and drink is offered at a very low price, as compared to local restaurants. In Konstanz, these locations include a cafeteria at the University on the Gießberg, mainly used by students at the University of Konstanz, and a cafeteria located at Alfred-Wachtel-Straße 12, which serves the students of the University of Applied Sciences. This establishment moved into its new, modern building in 1995.

Housing services

For students, a room or an apartment to live and work in is a necessity. The search for a room or apartment in Konstanz, as in most university cities, can often be a daunting, time-consuming process. This said, Konstanz is among the German university cities with the most student housing and the amount of available private housing has also increased. Nevertheless, there is not enough inexpensive housing to meet needs. In order to find a room or apartment at a reasonable price, one must start the search as early as possible. Here are the most important sources of information.

Library services

The entire collection, a mixture of lending and non-circulating material (consisting of more than two million volumes), is systematically arranged and accessible to the public in open-stacks.The Library is open 24-hours a day and offers more than just books: there's also internet access for research, multi-media work spaces, millions of journal articles, multi-media and electronic full texts.

ICT services

There is a large variety of different companies and contractual possibilities related to telephone, internet, mobile telecommunication and mobile internet. In the following, we have compiled some information on telephone, internet, mobile telecommunication and mobile internet, but do not make any claim to the completeness of this information.Free wifi in Konstanz and wifi at University.

Medical services

The psychotherapy outpatient clinic at the University of Konstanz offers behavioural psychotherapies. Members of the compulsory health insurance fund as well as members of private health insurances or self-pay patients may access our services.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is located on the Gießberg, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the center of the city. It is easily accessible by foot, bike, and the thorough public bus system of the city. Lake Constance, one of Germanywatersports locations, is right on the doorstep, and the university has its own beach. Winter and alpine sports fans will find perfect conditions in the neighboring Alps. The townZurich is just an hour away.

Sports facilities

University Sport at the University of Konstanz offers a broad and diverse range of traditional and trend sports that scientists and researchers are also welcome to use. You can register online via the website of the University Sports Office. Early booking at the start of the semester is highly recommended, since some of the courses are in great demand and so are quickly booked out. The university sports facilities, grounds and venues are located at Konstanz-Egg.

The university's own fitness centre Unimotion not only offers all kinds of various training equipment and programmes, as well as individual support and advice. Registration is possible during the opening times.

Student clubs

  • LEI
  • University Choir
  • University Orchestra
  • Music Room
  • University Theatre
  • University Film Club
  • Development Politics
  • Rent an American
  • Language Café


Among the best 20 young universities worldwide, second-best German university: Once more the University of Konstanz reaches place 20 among the world's best universities under the age of 50 in the international university ranking “THE 100 Under 50”. The University of Konstanz confirms the excellent result of the previous year and occupies a top position among the best young universities in Germany.