Current information for the winter semester 2020/2021

Status: 11.8.2020

The winter semester 2020/2021 has started on October 1, 2020, lectures start on November 2, 2020. Excepted from this are the higher semesters at the Rostock University Medical Center, which begin with lectures on 12 October. The (digital) winter semester 2020/2021 is planned with as much face-to-face teaching as possible and as much digitality as necessary under the practiced precautions and distance rules.

For all those who would like to study at the University of Rostock from the winter semester 2020/2021 onwards, the time has now come to enrol. You can still apply for courses of study with restricted admission until August 20, 2020. You can find all information on enrolment at the University of Rostock here.

Prospective students can find all information and offers at - and an insight into campus life can be found on Instagram at #studiereninrostock.

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Traditio et Innovatio

Traditio et Innovatio

The University of Rostock, founded in 1419, is the oldest in the Baltic Sea Region. Our 600 years of knowledge and experience are a solid foundation for future topics and challenges.

More than just studying

More than just studying

Those who appreciate a university rich in tradition and the courage for innovation alike are in the right place at our university in the young and lively Hanseatic City of Rostock.

Future-oriented research

Future-oriented research

Innovative out of tradition. The University of Rostock has bundled its research capacities in interdisciplinary research focuses for tackling the present and future social tasks.

The University of Rostock – Traditio et Innovatio

Tradition and innovation are the trademarks of our 600-year history. Education and research started in Rostock even 73 years before Columbus discovered America as the university was founded already in 1419. A lot has changed in the meantime. Such as the technical faculty founded in 1951 - the first one ever established at a classical university. Plenty of new, modern buildings, as the completely new campus for natural sciences in the district Suedstadt, represent the innovative strength and modernity of our university.

Today, with about 14,000 students and 2,933 staff members (in the medical care sector: 2,926), the University of Rostock offers fascinating perspectives into nearly all scientific fields. With the four profile lines Life, Light and Matter / Maritime Systems / Aging Science and Humanities / Knowledge – Culture – Transformation, the University of Rostock has at its disposal excellent interdisciplinary research fields in the areas of natural and technological sciences, medicine, life sciences, humanities and cultural studies. The standard set for all our actions: we want to impress with our performance.

The Hanseatic university city of Rostock is a great place to study, research and live. The economic and scientific centre of the North-East is very enticing, with all the atmosphere of a major city in the middle of one of the most beautiful tourist areas in Germany.

Discover our benefits for yourself! We look forward to seeing you.