School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

University of Wuppertal



Studying at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering offers various university degree programs related to design, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure. Whether you are interested in a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in architecture, civil engineering or transportation engineering, we offer you a wide range of opportunities for your professional training. In addition to the classic bachelor's and master's degree programs in full-time study, we also offer a bachelor's degree program that accompanies your training and studies for a teaching degree or the combinatorial bachelor's degree.

We will be happy to advise you. Inform yourself through our website and take advantage of the services offered by the general student advisory service or by the academic specialized advisory services. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Student life in Wuppertal

is supported by the Hochschul-Sozialwerk Wuppertal (canteen, housing, BAföG)

Wuppertal itself is not a classic beauty. It is a city with rough edges and has much more to offer than the suspended railroad 'Schwebebahn' and a long industrial history. Shopping opportunities, promenades and artists' quarters convey an authenticity that is not not expected at first glance. The charm of the city is reflected in the canyons of houses, in the old parts of the city and the view from the Schwebebahn, which runs over the Wupper River through the entire city, leaving impressive impressions of the industrial culture, nature and the modern lifestyle.

The entertainment options are numerous. In addition to several cinemas, theaters, an opera house and the zoo, Wuppertal has very lively and popular pubs and clubs scene. The old town center is in Wuppertal Elberfeld, the Luisenviertel, is the home to many nice pubs and restaurants captivated with its typical Bergisch old town style. The nightlife is rounded off by regular student parties, which are known beyond the faculty borders, such as the legendary Wiwi Caipi Party or the parties of the student councils at Grifflenberg or Haspel.

The city of Wuppertal is very centrally located, between the Ruhr area, Düsseldorf and Cologne. The good public transportation connections between these cities makes its reachability quick, easy and free of charge thanks to the student ticket.


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Affordable rents is a the big plus point for your studying time in Wuppertal. Here you have chances both on the free housing market and for a place in a dormitory. Although it is not visible at first glance in the valley axis: Wuppertal is dominated by the Gründerzeit building stock. The numerous neighborhoods close to the city center offer a variety of living space for communal living or the single apartment with style.

Wuppertal's student residences are known throughout Germany. Some of them combine award-winning architecture with energy efficiency. But beware that the residence halls of the Hochschulsozialwerk are located on the main campus and not in the surrounding area of the Campus am Haspel.

Helpful links for finding housing: WG-GESUCHT / HSW


Photo: Sebastian Jarych

Wuppertal is the city of the suspension railroad 'Schwebebahn'. This has made everything in the valley reliable Riding the suspension railway is a must for tourists, and everyday life for students. Our Haspel campus is also located on the suspension railroad line (Landgericht stop).

Wuppertal is part of a metropolitan region with a network of major cities in the immediate vicinity. With the student NRW Ticket, mobility in the region is included.

Wuppertal is not (yet) a bicycle city. But the new car-free east-west bike connection via the Nordbahntrasse will change a lot. On weekends, there is a bicycle traffic jam here when the weather is good. In the surrounding Bergisches Land region, cycling is sporty.

Visit the website of the transportation carrier in Wuppertal  VRR-Fahrplanauskunft.

University Sports

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The University Sports Center offers students a balance to their everyday university life. In addition to the extensive range of exercise, courses are also offered on the topics of: Nutrition, relaxation and stress management, and sleep.

Top-class sports and studies can also be combined at Bergische Universität. Even before studying, there is the possibility of intensive consultation regarding the compatibility of studies, training and competitions. BUW offers various support options for this purpose.

Further information is available through: Hochschulsport.

To get acquainted

For pupils

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Should I study?

Which course of study might suit me and be fun?

Which subjects are offered at Bergische Universität?

What is everyday life at the university like?

In order to be able to clarify all these questions in the run-up to a course of university studies, the Bergische Universität offers a wide range of study orientation and study guidance services under the motto "My way to university studies".

For more information please visit the Central Studies Advisory website: Zentralen Studien Beratung (ZSB).

Useful links

CHE-University Ranking


The CHE University Ranking evaluates facts about studying, teaching and research. Students' assessments of the study conditions at their university are also taken into account. For this reason, the CHE University Ranking is the most informative ranking for universities in the German-speaking countries. Each discipline is evaluated in a three-year cycle.

In the latest ranking, the disciplines of architecture and civil engineering, among others, also received very good ratings at Bergische Universität Wuppertal.

Further information and the link to the CHE university ranking is available here.

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

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The Central Student Advisory Service at Bergische Universität offers assistance regarding questions related to studying. The Central Student Advisory Service is pleased to assist with consulting requests regarding study opportunities at Bergische Universität, admission to studies, the structure and organization of studies, and the completion of degree. Support is also provided for private and professional issues, learning problems, and doubts about studying.


Further information can be found on the website of the Central Student Advisory: Zentralen Studienberatung.

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