Universit├Ąt Regensburg Overview

Approximately 1,400 international students from 90 different countries are presently studying at the UR which offers a cosmopolitan and hospitable environment, and  outstanding teaching and research. The University of Regensburg is a modern Campus-University situated at the southeast edge of the old historic town of Regensburg.

It is a modern research-oriented university founded in 1962 and includes 11 faculties.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Universität Regensburg for the College of Arts and Humanities and the department of German.

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying German. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 15th October 2018 – 9th February 2019  23rd April 2019 - 27th July 2019

Please note: the dates above refer to Lecture periods, they do not include exams periods.

Application Deadline: 15/05/2018 for Semester 1 & 15/11/2018 for Semester 2

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Arrival dates for orientation course (October 3rd is a bank holiday – the university will be closed!)

October 2 + 4, 2018  April 8 + 9, 2019 
Course dates of orientation course including orientation on campus and in town October 5 - 11, 2018

April 10 - 16, 2019 
Easter Weekend: April 19-22

Examination period Last week of lecture period& following week Last week of lecture period& following week


The minimum living costs are 735 EUR per month. This includes rent and health insurance.

Meals: a meal at the university restaurant (“Mensa”) costs ca. 4 EUR.

Student Service Fee: Although exchange students are exempt from paying tuition, every student enrolled at UR needs to pay the so-called “semester fee” or “student services fee”.
This fee is approximately 145 Euro. This fee includes a semester ticket for public transport in Regensburg (UR student ID card serves as a bus ticket for local buses).

German Broadcast Fee: On January 1, 2013 Germany introduced the “Rundfunkbeitrag”. This is a broadcast fee that all residents of Germany who have their own room have to pay, regardless of whether they use their TV/radio/internet or not. The amount is currently EUR 17,50 per month. This fee is mandatory.

Computer Access: All exchange students receive their own UR computer account and login information upon arrival. The internet can be accessed via WiFi throughout our campus after a short registration of the students’ computer. The up and download volume on campus is unlimited.
Most student residences provide internet access. However, they might charge an extra fee on top of the monthly rent.

Health Insurance
All students need to prove adequate health insurance to UR (once in Regensburg). Additionally non-EU citizens need to prove adequate insurance to the embassy/consulate when applying for a visa and to the Foreigners’ Registration Office in Regensburg.

Students from EU-countries that have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) do not need to obtain any additional health insurance or proof of health insurance.

Students from Turkey should bring an “AT11” confirmation and are urgently advised to take out additional Turkish private insurance to top up what is covered via the “AT11”

All other students need to buy either the German statutory health insurance for students or a private German health insurance, or need to bring health insurance that is accepted by the local Foreigners Registration Office.

In order to be accepted, there must not be any maximum on the coverage. Co-payments are acceptable but the rest has to be covered by the insurance to 100%. Insurances also need to cover
medical and dental treatment, prescription medication, bandages and other materials necessary in aiding recovery, treatment in a hospital, medical treatment with regard to rehabilitation (physical therapy), and treatment for pregnancy and birth.

Some private health insurances that may be accepted by the embassy or consulate for a 90 day period, do not necessarily have to be accepted by the Foreigners Registration Office in Regensburg for a semester or year-long stay. Students who are in doubt, should contact International.exchange-student@ur.de and attach details of the insurance plan (in English or German), before taking out private health insurance.


All exchange students are guaranteed a room in one of the dormitories provided that:

  • they apply and send their documents within the deadline and
  • they come during the regular semester.

Please note: We will only make a room reservation for students for the duration of their stay (one or two semesters) as indicated on the housing form and according to their nomination.

UR does not have on-campus accommodation. The dormitories are located throughout Regensburg but all have good bus connections to campus (a bus ticket is included in the student ID).

Rooms are single rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom. A limited number of rooms with own kitchen and bathroom are available. If students want/or need such a room, they should please provide this information in their housing application.

A very limited amount of double rooms are available. This is not one room shared by two people, but a flat with two individual rooms, bathroom, and kitchen.

The deposit for the room is € 260. The reservation fee is €115.
Rent is paid via direct debit from a German bank account at the beginning of each month. Monthly rents can vary between € 180 and € 355 (depending on the size, location and amenities of the room).

Further information on accommodation can be found on the website

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.