University of Paderborn

3.9 out of 5 (75 ratings / 44 reviews) Paderborn, Germany
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.



With its modern and successful profile, the university ties in with the university tradition of the city of Paderborn. In 1614 the first Westphalian university - with a theological and a philosophical faculty - was founded by the prince bishop Dietrich von Fürstenberg in Paderborn, which was continued after the secularization in the state of Prussia as a church university.


We offer 63 degree programs at bachelor and master level. Additionally, teacher education programs play an important role in Paderborn.


Not only our key research areas are recognised for their excellent and innovative research. Our 255 professors and their research staff in five faculties are the backbone of multifaceted and outstanding research activities.


The Central Student Advisory Service of the University of Paderborn advises prospective students and students on all matters relating to their studies. We offer the following contact points:

  • General Course Guidance
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Advice on studying with impairment
  • Career Service

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Central University Administration of the University of Paderborn is responsible for the administrative, legal and planning duties of the university, and ensures the most efficient use of available resources. We aim to balance the legal framework and regulations with the interests of research and education, providing the necessary basis for a successful academic operation.

Housing services

With over 20,300 students, 255 professors and a library that is open 350 days a year, our compact campus university provides a friendly, green, connected environment with excellent services for student life.

Library services

In order to accommodate items which may not be taken into the book and reading areas (eg bags, rucksacks) in accordance with § 5 of the Library Regulations, 708 lockers in different sizes are available in the entrance area of ​​the library for safekeeping.

ICT services

  • Thee IMT tries to answer your inquiries and concerns as fast as possible and properly and offers different channels for contacting.
  • You can reach us by e-mail at any time. We can be reached by phone and in person during the service hours.

Medical services

The working group Healthy University sees itself as a steering committee, which consists of institutions and areas of the university, which deal in a direct, but also in the broader sense with the topic of health in the setting university.

Student Life

Campus life

With over 20,300 students, 255 professors and a library that is open 350 days a year, our compact campus university provides a friendly, green, connected environment with excellent services for student life.

Sports facilities

The Paderborn student group Eurobiz works on the orientation program together with the International Office and organizes most excursions. Many of the Eurobiz members are volunteers who have studied abroad themselves or plan to stay abroad. They very much enjoy assisting the exchange students in Paderborn and organizing community undertakings. Eurobiz offers all of the following:Sporting events (soccer, volleyball, etc.), parties, and other free time activities (bbqs, etc.)

Student clubs

The General Student Committee (AStA) is an organ of the written student body. He represents the student body, implements the resolutions of the Student Parliament (StuPa) and carries out the day-to-day administration of the student body. The AStA consists of the Chair, the Vice Chair and the Speaker. Below you will find information about all current papers.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a great program to continue in the research field.

Studying in Paderborn was amazing!!!
Carlos Allen rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was an amazing experience in general. I loved the City, the campus, the professors. They are really open to international students of all nationalities.

My Disney experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have always been open to change and studing in a foreign land comes with its various changes. However the change, I love the cultural diversity, serene enivironment,social activities and standard of education.


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