Studying in Trier

Trier University is a young, dynamic university with a clear focus on training young academics. All departments are active in research and benefit from robust international networks.

Collaboration is particularly strong with university partners in neighbouring France, Belgium and Luxembourg, with research focusing on European history and present-day Europe.

Founded in 1473, Trier University was closed under Napoleon’s reign in the 18th century and not reopened until 1970. Today, the university staff of approximately 1,500 makes for a good student-teacher ratio for Trier’s 14,000 students.

There are a lot of good reasons for studying and doing research at Trier University.

The 10 most important reasons:

+ Wide range of programs and courses with diverse combination possibilities

+ Sense of community, good relationship between staff and students, intercultural programs

+ Foreign language courses and a broad range of German as a foreign language courses for free

+ Studying and research in the Heart of Europe as a member of the University of the Greater Saarland-Lorraine-Luxembourg Region

+ Lots of partner universities all over the world

+ No tuition fees, free regional bus & train pass for students

+ Most successful university concerning research in humanities and social sciences in Rhineland-Palatinate

+ Interdisciplinary and international focused research centers

+ Green campus with short walks, fine art and active student life

+ A lively city with historic and romantic flair, high recreational value and attractive surroundings