University of Bayreuth, Press Release No. 22/2022, 15 February 2022

Bayreuth among top 5 universities in Germany

The Studycheck Award honours the most popular colleges and universities in Germany. The University of Bayreuth has improved yet again and now occupies an excellent 5th place among the best universities in Germany.

Studycheck's university ranking is made up of a star rating and recommendation rate. What makes it special is that it is the students who rate their universities, and more than 70,000 evaluations make the ranking especially meaningful. The University of Bayreuth received an average rating of 8.73 out of 10 points for the past year. This puts Bayreuth in 5th place among German universities. In Bavaria, Bayreuth is even in 3rd place. In 2020, Bayreuth was in 6th place in Germany, while in 2019 and 2018 it was still sitting on 12th place.

For the current ranking, 670 evaluations have been taken into account for Bayreuth. Course content and the libraries stand out in particular (4.2 out of 5 stars each). With a recommendation rate of 94 percent, the University of Bayreuth is one of the most popular in Germany.

In surveys of students, 81 percent told Studycheck that the campus was "very nice". It is also the campus that provides plenty of opportunities to meet friends or study.  In the Studycheck survey, 78 percent confirmed that there are enough places to study on campus. 75 percent also affirm that they always find room in the lecture halls. Moreover, students find the University Sports programme particularly excellent with 94 percent enthusiastic about the variety it offers.

Anyone who would like to find out more about these top conditions and the outstanding quality of the degree programmes at the University of Bayreuth is cordially invited to take part in the digital university information day on Saturday, 19 February 2022. For more information, visit:

Annelie Schmidt

Dr. Annelie Schmidt

Head of Office - Student Advising 

Jennifer Opel

Jennifer OpelDeputy Press & PR Manager

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5357