University of Wuerzburg

Würzburg, Germany
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JUMU) is an internationally acclaimed university offering a wide range of subjects. The University has deep roots in Würzburg and the region of Mainfranken, and their research and teaching activities have led to achievements of global significance. This is the foundation of their identity and commitment to continuing excellence in research and teaching across all branches of science.



The University of Würzburg was found in 1402 in Germany. It is a member of Coimbra group. Its official name is Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. It was named after the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg, Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn.


Many eminent scholars and scientists, 14 Nobel Laureates among them, have researched and taught in Würzburg. Rudolf Virchow, Carl Siebold, and Franz Brentano are in that number, as well as Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered the X-rays in Würzburg in 1895, or Klaus von Klitzing, discoverer of the Quantum-Hall Effect.

Today, Würzburg's University is counted among the medium-sized institutions of higher education in Germany. It comprises ten faculties with about 400 professors and 28,000 students.


As early as in the 1990s, the University began founding cross-faculty research centres, opening up new research areas and possibilities for innovative degree programmes. These interdisciplinary centres – the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases is one of them – have become an internationally prominent trademark of the University of Würzburg.

PhD Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at University of Wuerzburg!


Housing services

The Student Housing Service is responsible for ten dormitories in various locations in Würzburg.

  • Single and double rooms or rooms in apartments where two to four students share a kitchen and bathroom;
  • All rooms and apartments are furnished;
  • Dishes, cooking items, bedding, and towels are not provided;
Private: Of course you can also live in a shared apartment (WG – Wohngemeinschaft) or in your own apartment. Rooms and apartments for temporary rent are often furnished and can be of particular interest to you.

Library services

Würzburg University Library offers training courses on information literacy, for example introductory courses to the library and its services, for students, staff and the university-wide community as well as for all library users. The courses take place either in the main library or in the faculties and institutes.

The Global Study Awards

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