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University of Bayreuth, Press release No. 067/2021, 31 May 2021

At the University of Bayreuth alone, there are over 160 different degree programmes – it’s hard to get an overview, and even harder to decide. That’s why the University of Bayreuth will be hosting information events for prospective students in June and July. The main focus will be on sustainability and health, business and law, and engineering.

What are your plans now that you've graduated high school? Have you decided whether to pursue vocational training or a university education yet? And what about after your bachelor’s degree: will you start working right away, or do you plan to get your master's degree first? Many high school graduates (and students) ask themselves just these questions. The University of Bayreuth offers possible answers with its more than 160 attractive bachelor’s and master’s programmes.

“Unfortunately, in times of coronavirus, the physical opportunities to get in touch with prospective students have largely disappeared”, says Dr. Annelie Schmidt, Head of the Central Student Advising Office at the University of Bayreuth. “Instead, we have developed new formats and remain available via several channels: telephone, e-mail, internet, video conferences. There is a lot that young people need to know when they start studying after their Abitur (A-levels), and during the pandemic there is of course even more uncertainty. That makes it all the more important for us to show we are there for prospective students – and our current students – giving our best.”

“Right now, the first-year students deserve our full attention. Thanks to the pandemic, no generation has ever started heir studies under conditions like this. We are very well prepared for our students on campus and also online, so that everyone can get off to a flying start right from the beginning”, explains University President Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible.

During the online events for prospective students, individual faculties and departments as well as the Central Student Advising Office, as the “gateway” to the University of Bayreuth, wish to provide orientation in the university environment, and help prospective students with and without A-levels navigate their studies and the University as confidently as possible. They present different degree programmes, offer help with applications and give tips for a successful start to your studies. All events will take place via Zoom.

The following online events for prospective students will take place in the summer semester:

Anyone who is particularly interested in studying engineering will have come to the right place at this event on 28 June 2021: First, the Central Student Advising Office will provide information, then the Faculty of Engineering Science will offer insights into study programmes, special features, and projects. For example, the students of Elefant Racing Bayreuth e.V. develop and produce an electrically powered and now also autonomously driving racing car every year. A project into which they have put a lot of heart and soul. Students are enthusiastic about the practical relevance, the interdisciplinary commitment, and also the opportunity to make contact with companies and thus with potential employers during their studies. It is in this field that the University of Bayreuth can play to its strengths especially well, such as its size and bundling of all institutions on campus, as well as its orientation on interdisciplinary, cross-faculty and practice.


Contact:

Student Advising
University of Bayreuth
Phone: +49 (0) 921 / 55-4433 (Tues – Thur 10-11 a.m.)
E-mail: studienberatung@uni-bayreuth.de
www.studienberatung.uni-bayreuth.de

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