Ulm University offers a multitude of high-profile study programmes with focus on STEM and Med subjects. Our students are the sought-after experts of tomorrow. Empowering our students to think independently and develop a research mindset is of great importance to us. The students learn to work self-responsibly as well as to put the learning contents into a broader context and reflect upon them critically. The high demands that we place on our students are equalled by the standards we apply to our own work - the continuous enhancement of our teaching has highest priority at Ulm University.
Prof. Irene Bouw, Vice President for Teaching and International Affairs
Studying at Ulm University
What are the benefits of studying at Ulm University?
- More knowledge: Independent and explorative thinking, understanding and critically reflecting upon the bigger picture as well as learning about the latest research results are all components of the academic training at Ulm University, which has been awarded several first places in university rankings. A combination of digital and traditional methods caters to all types of learners. Practical application is also part of the training.
- More opportunities: Our green and international campus brings together people from over 100 countries to study, research and work together. Numerous exchange programmes offer opportunities to spend time abroad. Studying at Ulm University paves the way for an optimal career start and all further career steps.
- More individuality: Students receive extensive support, both on a study-related and personal level. Personal interactions and a lively exchange with one another are just as important to us as providing an outstanding education.
This is an overview of all study programmes leading to the degrees Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Science (MSc) and state examination (Staatsexamen). The course catalogue also includes English-taught and career-integrated programmes.
The links below provide overviews of the study programmes sorted by faculties:
Advisory services and support
School of Advanced Professional Studies (SAPS)
We are your point of contact for any questions regarding continuing academic education for working professionals.
The School of Advanced Professional Studies (SAPS) offers career-integrated master's programmes for those who seek to advance their qualification. Individual modules of each master's programmes can also be taken independently from another and lead to recognised certificates to cater for those who wish in-depth training in a particular area.
The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points awarded for each of these individual modules can be credited towards a career-integrated master's programme. We also offer the option to combine several modules and acquire a 'Diploma of Advanced Studies' (DAS).
Academy of Science, Economy and Technology at Ulm University
The Academy offers tailored qualifications based on evaluated, effective learning methods for those who seek to update their technical and interdisciplinary knowledge.
University staff can take advantage of courses and qualifications in areas such as languages, work practice, occupational health and safety as well as reconciliation of family and work life. The University also offers special qualification opportunities for apprentices and executive staff.
Centre for General Continuing Academic Education (ZAWiW) at Ulm University
The main purpose of the Centre is the development of innovative education programmes for (older) adults and to conduct corresponding research. These offers incorporate the participants’ interests and intentions for continuing education and are designed to stimulate independent activity in the spirit of research-based learning.
Centre for Teaching Development (ZLE)
The Centre for Teaching Development is an executive support unit to the Board and subordinate to the Vice President for Teaching and International Affairs. The three departments Teaching and Learning, E-Learning and Teacher Education bundle competences in the area of continuing education and quality assurance in teaching. Goal of the ZLE is to support, advise and accompany teachers in the initiation, design and advancement of teaching and learning processes.
Ulm University regularly acquires third-party funds for teaching to ensure the effective and continuous advancement of the curriculum delivery and enhancement of study conditions. Students of all subject areas are offered a variety of subject-specific and interdisciplinary initiatives in the context of innovative teaching projects.
Teachers at Ulm University deliver their curriculum with great commitment and dedication. Every year, the University awards particularly innovative concepts with the University Teaching Prize. Additionally, each faculty grants their best teachers teaching boni.
Report on teaching
The report on teaching comprises analyses of all relevant indicators for the quality of study and teaching and is prepared annually by the executive support unit Quality Development, Reporting and Revision. On the basis of subject-related evaluations as well as a general report on Ulm University, teachers and students discuss ideas for the further development of the study programmes.
Teaching and learning
The Teaching and Learning department supports teachers with a variety of topics related to teaching at the University. The versatile offers include standardised or individually tailored trainings, workshops, consultations and other continuing education formats for the different target audiences ranging from student teachers to professors.
The E-Learning department provides support regarding teaching and learning with individual consultations, technical and pedagogical support as well as helpful and practice-oriented workshops and presentations on exciting topics around e-learning at Ulm University.
eLearning in Medicine
The Competence Centre for E-Learning in Medicine Baden-Wuerttemberg is your point of contact for questions around e-learning in medicine. We offer support and advice on pedagogical and technical topics in the form of workshops and trainings as well as personalised and tailored services. The Competence Centre also develops innovative applications and supports the use of the most modern technologies in teaching.
Programmes for junior scientists
Graduate and Professional Training Center
Promoting young scholars beyond their graduation is a central concern of Ulm University. Initiatives for doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scientists and junior group leaders are bundled at the Graduate and Professional Training Center (ProTrainU).