We are happy to welcome you to Faculty IV! This website offers you the most important information regarding your studies.
Studying in Bayreuth
Faculty IV offers the following orientation course specifically designed for international students:
- “German as an Academic Language and German Cultures of Academia”
Information on this course can be found in CAMPUSonline.
An overview of Faculty IV’s current courses can be found by accessing the online platform CAMPUSonline, which is also used to register for courses. In addition, the faculty’s course catalogue is published each semester.
Many courses are linked with an e-Learning course of the same name, in which you’ll find more detailed information on the course curriculum as well as teaching materials. The e-Learning platform can be found here.
After studying in Bayreuth
You will need to submit your transcript of records to your home university to have your credits transferred. You can print this via CAMPUSonline (“business card”). If you have questions concerning accreditation, you can ask the programme coordinators or the staff of the International Office.
Here is a summary of the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding studying in Bayreuth:
- Where do I find courses and how do I enrol?Hide
All of the Faculty’s courses offered during a given term can be found by way of the online platform CAMPUSonline. You will have to register for courses in CAMPUSonline by logging in with your student-ID and your password, which is sent to you once you have enrolled. CAMPUSonline can be found here:
In addition, the faculty’s course catalogue is published each semester. The current course catalogue can be found here.
- Are there special orientation courses for international students?Hide
Yes. We recommend the course
“German as an Academic Language and German Cultures of Academia"
The course is offered as an elective course in the M.A. Intercultural German Studies (4 ECTS). But all international students of the Faculty are free to participate.
More detailed information on this course can be found in CAMPUSonline.
- Where can I copy, print and scan?Hide
You can copy and print in room U 0.4 on the ground floor of the GW I building as well as in the Main Library. There, you’ll find a number of photocopiers.
You can scan texts using the scanner in the Main Library. If the scanner is not available, you can also use the scanners in the departmental libraries. The other multi-functional printers/copiers on campus also have a scanning function.
- How do I pay my meals in the canteen/cafeteria?Hide
In order to pay in the canteen, you’ll have to load money onto your CampusCard. In the entry area of the canteen, there are vending machines (“Mensaaufwerter”) for this purpose.
As soon as you have loaded your CampusCard with money, you can pay with it at the check-outs of the canteen and the cafeteria.
- I have questions concerning my studies/ exchange programmes/ courses/ food/ life in Bayreuth. Who can I ask?Hide
There is a number of points of contact within the Faculty for support and guidance with all these questions.
For questions about exchange programmes, the choice of courses as well as the accreditation of study achievements, please contact your programme coordinator.
For questions about the ERASMUS exchange programme, please contact Prof. Dr. Mühleisen, the ERASMUS representative of the Faculty: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general questions concerning your studies (e.g. food, accommodations, printing, etc.) please contact Anke Levermann of EduCare Study Support or the student representatives SpLit (“Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften”= Languages and Literatures).
For questions about language courses and language tests (e.g. the DAAD-test), please contact the Language Centre.
For questions about academic writing or how to improve your writing skills, please contact the Writing Centre.
- Next to my studies, I’d like to do sport at the university. How do I enrol for University Sport courses?Hide
The university offers a number of different sports. You will first need to pay the basic fee of 15 € at one of the terminals (for example in the building of the Central University Administration) using your Campus Card. For some sports, such as ballroom dancing and tennis, there may be additional costs. Information on sports and how to register for courses can be found on the homepage of University Sport (“Allgemeiner Hochschulsport”).
- How can I meet and network with other international students?Hide
There are various ways to meet and network with international students outside the classroom.
The International Office, the International Student Network, and Bayreuth’s student associations offer a number of events (e.g. international cultural evenings, the international “Stammtisch”, excursions to Munich, Berlin, etc.):
Your first point of contact at Faculty IV is:
EduCare Coordinator for the Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Office: GW I, Room 1.01
Office hours: by appointment only
Sebastian Müller, M.A.
Research Assistant for the “Internationalization of Studies”
Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Office: GW I, Room 1.18