Available programmes of study

Programmes of Study

Trier University offers a variety of Bachelor's as well as Master's programmes of study. Here you find a list of all programmes and a link to your department.  


There are different types of courses in Germany. The most important ones are the lecture (by a professor), the seminar (lecturer and students work on a topic interactively) and the practical tutorial (in-depth development of a topic by students).
Courses are weekly for 90 minutes each and encompass 2 weekly lecture hours (SWS).

Trier University Course Catalogue

The university course catalogue provides an overview of all courses that are offered in the different departments. First chose your faculty and then your department. Once you have chosen a programme of study, you may select different types of courses to get to a more specific class. More

Application for courses

You must register electronically for the courses (PORTA). During the introductory course you will get the ZIMK (Zentrum für Informations-, Medien- und Kommunikationstechnologie = Centre for information, media and communication technology) password that is necessary to register.

Learning Agreements, ECTS Credits, Transcript of Records

Learning Agreement

At the beginning of your studies abroad – or maybe even before – you set up a Learning Agreement between your home university and Trier University. Contained therein are the courses that you intend to participate in at Trier University.

ECTS Credits

At Trier University you earn ECTS points for courses. The number of ECTS credits varies for the different courses and is dependent on the work required on the course. Please ask the lecturer.

Transcript of Records

At the end of your stay at Trier University you will receive a Transcript of Records. The ECTS-Coordinator of your department (or the International Office in case of ISEP programmes and exchange programmes with North American partner universities) will confirm the courses you participated in, the examinations taken and the ECTS credits awarded. Here you find a list of the ECTS-Coordinators of all departments.