University of Erfurt

The University of Erfurt is a reform university for the arts and humanities with a particular focus on cultural and social sciences. The close ties between the Faculty of Philosophy; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Economics, Law, and Social Sciences; Faculty of Catholic Theology; and the Max Weber Center help the university as a whole to forge new paths in teaching and research. Forward-looking academic programs that combine subject-specific knowledge and professionalization, modern forms of teacher training, and the interdisciplinary general education program are particular distinctions of the University of Erfurt. Our mentoring program and excellent student-faculty ratio guarantee that you will receive a high-quality education. Membership in key research associations and innovative graduate schools ensure first-rate research at the University of Erfurt, further characterized by a high degree of internationality and academic collaboration that transcends traditional subject lines. It is simultaneously one of the oldest and one of the youngest public universities in Germany and stands out for not charging tuition fees (except for further study programmes) and thanks to its certified family-friendly policies. The campus is close to Erfurt’s downtown area, making the University of Erfurt a lively part of the Thuringian capital with its low cost of living and its wide range of cultural and recreational activities.