Shape your future

At RPTU, you can choose from over 160 degree programs to develop and expand your skills and competencies. We combine technical and natural science expertise with humanities and social science expertise to provide a broad range of offerings in technology, society, education, nature, and environment.

With 20,000 students, RPTU is the second-largest university in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Nevertheless, you will quickly find connections among fellow students and short lines of communication with lecturers. We also offer you the opportunity to get involved in exciting research projects while studying. And you can be active outside of lecture halls and laboratories: For example, by joining sports courses or by getting involved in one of the approximately 80 university groups.

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The RPTU Kaiserslautern application portal for the winter semester 2023/24 is open


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At a glance

Important dates

Here you will find an overview of applicable deadlines when applying for a study place, lecture times and other important dates such as re-registration deadlines.


If you have already decided on a field of study, you will find access to the application portal here, as well as interesting facts about applying to RPTU.

Advice & Orientation

From choosing the right study program to help with financing your studies or support in special life situations: We accompany you through your studies.

Start of studies

To make the start of your studies at RPTU effortless, we have compiled all introductory offers and important organizational information.

Study programme

Find the subject that fits. At RPTU, you can choose from a wide range of more than 160 degree programs - from technology to society and education to nature and environment.

Don't miss our studies information day!

May 17 at RPTU Landau and May 23 at RPTU Kaiserslautern


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Discover RPTU


Here you can find out why RPTU is the right place for you to study and find all the information you need about your stay in Germany and about campus life.

Further education

Here you can find the distance learning programs of the Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) as well as general training opportunities for RPTU employees.

Prior to studies

Here we accompany prospective students through all formalities and other organizational steps that are key for a smooth start at RPTU: from applying for a place to enrolling.

During studies

Here you will find all the important information on starting your studies as well as on organizational matters during your studies at RPTU - including contact points for advice.

More than studies

Two locations, thousands of opportunities


Beyond the lecture hall and lab, we at RPTU offer you many opportunities to spend your free time diversely. You can attend cultural events like slams or concerts, celebrate at university parties, or get involved in university groups. Our Center for Sport, Health, and Well-being (ZSGW) also ensures with offers such as university sports and CampusPlus that you can shape your university everyday life positively.


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