Learn more about the KU

What is it like to study at the KU and live in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt? Do they really roll up the sidewalks here at night? Here on our website, we show you what really sets studying at the KU and living in Eichstätt or Ingolstadt apart: Our students benefit from excellent study conditions with outstanding facilities in the Library, Language Center, Sports- and Computer Center, individual support and are free to choose from a wide range of courses, well-connected research institutes and much more.


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Do I have to be Catholic in order to study at the KU?

No, the KU is open to students of all faiths and beliefs.

Do degree programs have Catholic contents or do students have to deal with topics of the Catholic Church?

At the KU, just as at all state universities, there is freedom of research and teaching. This means that our degree programs focus on the subjects for which you have enrolled – free from external influences.

Our excellent staff-to-student ratio and outstanding individual support and supervision enhance our high-quality academic education – but at the KU, you gain more than just a degree: In addition to a high level of scientific and methodological qualification, we impart value orientation and social skills that focus on the individual human being. 

Catholic University – what does that mean?

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is a state-recognized university under church sponsorship. It is open to students of all faiths and beliefs.

Core values

The University’s focus is on the individual person. The talents and potential of all those who teach, study, work and carry out research at the KU form our most important foundation – regardless of their religion or beliefs, nationality, ethical, cultural or social background, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation or age.

The KU wants to serve the common good by exploring and reacting to challenges faced by and in politics, economy, culture, religion and the environment. Our aspiration for our university is to build bridges between science and society and to make knowledge available for society as well as to integrate impulses from outside the university into our research and teaching practice. We aim to make a valuable contribution to social coexistence, to the free democratic basic order and to preserving creation. 

The principle of solidarity becomes evident in an awareness for the responsibility that each and every one of us bears for the University community and is also reflected in a culture of mutual appreciation. Within our understanding of solidarity that resonates well beyond our campus borders, we also believe that it is our obligation to make a contribution to the promotion of justice in the world through research and teaching. To this end, we are making every effort to encourage our students and alumni to take responsibility within our society and for society.

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