Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb) - Bavarian Virtual University (BVU)

The Bavarian Virtual University (BVU) is not an independent institution of higher education but a network of universities and universities of applied sciences in the Free State of Bavaria.

The Bavarian Virtual University (BVU) promotes and coordinates the development and implementation of online course at Bavarian universities.

Irrespective of time and place, BVU users have access to high-quality multimedia courses offered by Bavarian universities. 

The networked character of the BVU ensures that the professional, technical and didactical potential of the Bavarian universities reaches a broader pool of students, irrespective of their place of study or residence. However, not only students benefit from this network. The BVU also encourages an active exchange and close collaboration between the academic staff of the various universities as well as between different types of institutions of higher education.

All university students may use the courses offered free of charge. Please find detailled course descriptions at and please note that most offers will be in German only.

Please inquire at our Service Center Study Affairs about the opportunity to have the courses ctaken into account.