89 Best Art & Design schools in Germany

Below is the list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 680K citations received by 37.4K academic papers made by 89 universities in Germany was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  2. For Art & Design

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  3. For Art & Design

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  4. For Art & Design

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  5. For Art & Design

    Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  6. For Art & Design

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  7. For Art & Design

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  8. For Art & Design

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  9. For Art & Design

    University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  10. For Art & Design

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  11. For Art & Design

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  12. For Art & Design

    University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457
  13. For Art & Design

    University of Bremen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    19,234
    Founded
    1971
  14. For Art & Design

    Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  15. For Art & Design

    Saarland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,837
    Founded
    1948
  16. For Art & Design

    University of Munster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    44,692
    Founded
    1780
  17. For Art & Design

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  18. For Art & Design

    University of Duisburg - Essen logo
    Enrollment
    43,281
    Founded
    2003
  19. For Art & Design

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  20. For Art & Design

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  21. For Art & Design

    University of Konstanz logo
    Enrollment
    11,268
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1966
  22. For Art & Design

    University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  23. For Art & Design

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  24. For Art & Design

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  25. For Art & Design

    Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg logo
    Enrollment
    14,427
    Founded
    1993
  26. For Art & Design

    University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  27. For Art & Design

    University of Paderborn logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    20,316
    Founded
    1972
  28. For Art & Design

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  29. For Art & Design

    University of Siegen logo
    Enrollment
    19,785
    Founded
    1972
  30. For Art & Design

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  31. For Art & Design

    University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  32. For Art & Design

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  33. For Art & Design

    University of Mannheim logo
    Enrollment
    11,800
    Founded
    1907
  34. For Art & Design

    Leibniz University of Hanover logo
    Enrollment
    23,900
    Founded
    1831
  35. For Art & Design

    University of Bielefeld logo
    Enrollment
    24,875
    Founded
    1969
  36. For Art & Design

    Technical University of Kaiserslautern logo
    Enrollment
    14,493
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1970
  37. For Art & Design

    Bauhaus - University Weimar logo
    Enrollment
    4,072
    Founded
    1860
  38. For Art & Design

    Kiel University logo
    Enrollment
    25,277
    Founded
    1665
  39. For Art & Design

    University of Rostock logo
    Enrollment
    12,996
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1419
  40. For Art & Design

    University of Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,878
    Founded
    1991
  41. For Art & Design

    Braunschweig University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,037
    Founded
    1745
  42. For Art & Design

    University of Koblenz-Landau logo
    Enrollment
    15,757
    Founded
    1990
  43. For Art & Design

    Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg logo
    Enrollment
    15,220
    Founded
    1973
  44. For Art & Design

    TU Dortmund University logo
    Enrollment
    34,616
    Founded
    1968
  45. For Art & Design

    Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf logo
    Enrollment
    33,715
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1965
  46. For Art & Design

    Chemnitz University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    11,904
    Founded
    1836
  47. For Art & Design

    University of Trier logo
    Enrollment
    15,260
    Founded
    1970
  48. For Art & Design

    University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  49. For Art & Design

    Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    20,390
    Founded
    1817
  50. For Art & Design

    University of Marburg logo
    Enrollment
    24,758
    Founded
    1527
  51. For Art & Design

    University of Giessen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    27,727
    Founded
    1607
  52. For Art & Design

    University of Kassel logo
    Enrollment
    25,043
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1971
  53. For Art & Design

    University of Augsburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Enrollment
    20,467
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1970
  54. For Art & Design

    Charite - Medical University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    8,077
    Founded
    1710
  55. For Art & Design

    Ilmenau University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,612
    Founded
    1953
  56. For Art & Design

    University of Wuppertal logo
    Enrollment
    21,949
    Founded
    1972
  57. For Art & Design

    Friedrich Schiller University of Jena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    18,219
    Founded
    1558
  58. For Art & Design

    University of Passau logo
    Enrollment
    12,581
    Founded
    1973
  59. For Art & Design

    Osnabruck University logo
    Enrollment
    14,106
    Founded
    1974
  60. For Art & Design

    University of Bayreuth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    13,300
    Founded
    1972
  61. For Art & Design

    University of Lubeck logo
    Enrollment
    3,345
    Founded
    1964
  62. For Art & Design

    University of Erfurt logo
    Enrollment
    5,785
    Founded
    1994
  63. For Art & Design

    University of Bamberg logo
    Enrollment
    13,119
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1972
  64. For Art & Design

    University of Hagen logo
    Enrollment
    68,429
    Founded
    1974
  65. For Art & Design

    Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,944
    Founded
    1973
  66. For Art & Design

    Folkwang University of the Arts logo
    Enrollment
    1,506
    Founded
    1927
  67. For Art & Design

    Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,136
    Founded
    1971
  68. For Art & Design

    Jacobs University Bremen logo
    Enrollment
    1,253
    Founded
    2001
  69. For Art & Design

    University of Hildesheim logo
    Enrollment
    6,048
    Founded
    1978
  70. For Art & Design

    Leuphana University of Luneburg logo
    Enrollment
    9,076
    Founded
    1946
  71. For Art & Design

    Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,280
    Founded
    2013
  72. For Art & Design

    Clausthal University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,963
    Founded
    1775
  73. For Art & Design

    University of Greifswald logo
    Enrollment
    11,736
    Founded
    1456
  74. For Art & Design

    University of Hohenheim logo
    Enrollment
    9,283
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1818
  75. For Art & Design

    Hannover Medical School logo
    Enrollment
    3,256
    Founded
    1965
  76. For Art & Design

    Hamburg University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    7,832
    Founded
    1978
  77. For Art & Design

    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,581
    Founded
    1970
  78. For Art & Design

    Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    7,917
    Founded
    1961
  79. For Art & Design

    Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    6,687
    Founded
    1971
  80. For Art & Design

    Berlin University of the Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    3,913
    Founded
    1975
  81. For Art & Design

    Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    10,683
    Founded
    1971
  82. For Art & Design

    Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1995
  83. For Art & Design

    Berlin University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    13,922
    Founded
    1994
  84. For Art & Design

    University of Applied Sciences Dusseldorf logo
    Enrollment
    8,532
    Founded
    1971
  85. For Art & Design

    RheinMain University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    10,322
    Founded
    1971
  86. For Art & Design

    Witten/Herdecke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,326
    Founded
    1982
  87. For Art & Design

    European University Viadrina logo
    Enrollment
    6,716
    Founded
    1991
  88. For Art & Design

    Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,371
    Founded
    1878
  89. For Art & Design

    Reutlingen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,700
    Founded
    1855

The best cities to study Art & Design in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Stuttgart, Aachen, Munchen, and Darmstadt.