Universität der Bundeswehr München
The Universität der Bundeswehr München was founded in 1973 with the aim of providing officers and officer candidates with a university education that would also prepare them for civilian careers. After all, most regular soldiers leave the Bundeswehr after 13 years. Since its founding, the number of students has been rising steadily: today there are around 3,700 registered students, including 360 women, 50 civilians, and 150 international students and officers.
In contrast to other universities, the standard period of study at the Universität der Bundeswehr München is only 3 years for a bachelor’s degree and one additional year for the master’s degree. Our diplomas are nevertheless fully recognized by the state and are considered to be on equal standing with those awarded by other German universities.
The Universität der Bundeswehr München is made up of the University and a College of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) and offers a total of 13 programs of study in 7 departments of the University and 3 departments of the College. Our excellent scientific facilities allow high-level research that is competitive on an international scale.
The University Management is committed to continuously improving conditions for study and research in order to meet the needs of the next generations of students. The structural reform in 2000, which strengthened the University’s autonomy and made it more open to the public, has enabled the Universität der Bundeswehr München to respond quickly and flexibly to the growing challenges it faces and has helped us to continue paving the way for reforms.