Studying at the Universität der Bundeswehr München
The primary aim of the Universität der Bundeswehr München, established in 1973, is to provide officers and officer candidates with a thorough university education. The prerequisite for study here is a high school or “A-level” diploma (Hochschulreife or Fachhochschulreife) that is generally recognized in Bavaria.
The application process for study at the Universität der Bundeswehr München is carried out at the Center for Reviewing Officer Applicants (Offizierbewerberprüfzentrale) in Cologne, where applicants are required to take a two-day aptitude test in which they are challenged both mentally and physically. Capacity permitting, civilian students may also study at the University.
At the Universität der Bundeswehr München, the academic year is divided up according to the trimester system, which enables intensive study such that students are able to earn a fully accredited master’s degree within four years. Currently, there are around 3,700 students at the University, supervised by over 300 faculty members. Having the excellent libraries, computer center, and laboratories so close at hand simplifies day-to-day life and contributes to an effective learning environment.
Alongside their studies, students of the University also participate in an additional, supplementary program referred to as “studium plus”. In the course of these seminars, students gain insight into methods and approaches utilized in other subject areas as well as valuable qualifications for their future careers.