Bergische Universität Wuppertal

country rank  47
world rank  626

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Founded in 1972, Bergische Universität Wuppertal (University of Wuppertal) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Wuppertal (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia), Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Wuppertal
Acronym BUW
Founded 1972
Colours Green

University Location

Address Gauss-Strasse 20
Wuppertal (population range: 250,000-499,999)
42119 North Rhine-Westphalia
T +49 (202) 439 2181
F +49 (202) 439 3856

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Gauss-Strasse 20
Wuppertal 42119
+49 (202) 439 3836
(202) 439 2181

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bergische Universität Wuppertal's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agency for Quality Assurance by Accreditation of Study Programmes AQAS; Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency ZEvA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • uni-assist

Academic Structure


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