University of Siegen

4.4 out of 5 (34 ratings / 24 reviews) Siegen, Germany
The University of Siegen is a medium-sized, interdisciplinary research university. It is firmly rooted in the South Westphalia region and has extensive national and international networks. With her research and teaching, she wants to contribute to a future that is geared towards people and shaped by responsibility for society.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The foundation stone for the future University of Siegen was laid by the “Meadow Building School”, founded in 1853 and known beyond the country's borders. After the Second World War, the focus of the training shifted towards civil engineering. Since 1962, the school has therefore been called the "State School of Engineering for Construction". 


The overall goal of the University of Siegen is to contribute to a decent future and to take responsibility for people and society. This is expressed in the guiding principle of the University of Siegen: Shaping the future humanely.


The University of Siegen is a dynamically developing, internationally recognized, medium-sized university with a clearly visible research and teaching profile. As a creative place of education, research and innovation, it has positioned itself in the science-political sphere to form an opinion and positioned itself as a visible European university. The university's research profile is based on the guiding principle “Shaping the future of human beings”. In the context of the progressive and increasingly intensely mediatized and autonomously technized digitization, sensory and nanotechnological developments penetrate rapidly and often without reflection into all areas of our lives.


On our career portal you will find current job and training opportunities at our university as well as other institutions from the University of Siegen that will support you in your career.

Our job placement service for students offers personal advice and a job exchange to anyone looking for a job during or after their studies. With the Career Service, the university has an interface between companies and graduates for starting a career after graduation. The House of Young Talents is the central point of contact for a scientific career path inside and outside the University of Siegen.

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Student services

  • Alumni Association
  • Library
  • Career Service
  • Dual Career Service
  • Family friendly university
  • Start-up centre
  • Placement centre
  • Kompetenzzentrum der Universität Siegen (KoSi)
  • Competence centre at University of Siegen
  • Names and brand consultancy
  • Selbstlernzentrum für sprachbezogene Arbeit mit Multimedia (SESAM)
  • Self-learning centre for language-related multimedia work
  • Language consulting
  • Observatory of University of Siegen
  • Student Advisory Centre
  • Siegen Student Services
  • Registrar`s office
  • UniPrint

Housing services

The City Campus Siegen is an apartment house in the city centre that offers housing options for students and university members. For shorter stays, here is an overview about hotels, guesthouses and holiday apartments in Siegen.You will find very comprehensive information about living in Siegen as well as the information platform “Housing” on the website of the Dual Career Service.Please let them and your host know at an early stage if you need help in finding an apartment. They will be pleased to support your search, but please note that they cannot give guarantees. Please make use of the registration form.

Library services

Siegen University Library as service and information centre of Siegen University supplies academic staff and students with literature and information for learning, teaching, research, and further education.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Siegen has four faculties offering a diverse range of subjects. In addition, there are numerous science centres and facilities, as well as IT, language and communications services.

Student clubs

  • General Students' Committee (AStA)
The AStA represents the students at a political level within the University and externally. It is elected by the student parliament for one year.
  • The departmental student committees of the University of Siegen
At most German universities, the interests of the students of a particular department are represented by the departmental student committee (sometimes also called the departmental student representative committee), which is made up of a certain number of elected representatives of a department, a subject group or a field of study.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Too much burocrazy! Everything takes extra long and lots of things to fill out. Focus is on little formalities, not student orientated! The professors are mostly very slow in answering as well. My immatriculation took place one month after the semester started because of burocratic issues that weren't my fault.

Learn as much as you can, Go as far as you want :)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My overall study experience till now is really great. Courses are very interesting and diverse.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The lecturers are expertise is second none and the mode of learning is excellent. The way the lecturers responds to email is so amazing and make the program to be fascinating. The only problem is the network issue as I studied online due to Covid 19 pandemic that makes Visa processing to be cumbersome. Aside that, I have not have any campus or onsite University experience...


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