100 Best Art & Design schools in Germany

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Below is a list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 87.4M citations received by 3.77M academic papers made by 153 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 between 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 the university website.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

1. Technical University of Munich

For Art & Design

#37 in Europe
#121 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

2. University of Tubingen

For Art & Design

#67 in Europe
#198 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
28,515
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1477

3. RWTH Aachen University

For Art & Design

#72 in Europe
#212 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

4. Free University of Berlin

For Art & Design

#73 in Europe
#218 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
37,608
Founded
1948

5. University of Erlangen Nuremberg

For Art & Design

#75 in Europe
#223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

6. University of Stuttgart

For Art & Design

#82 in Europe
#236 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829

7. University of Munich

For Art & Design

#93 in Europe
#264 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

8. Technical University of Berlin

For Art & Design

#96 in Europe
#268 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
35,149
Founded
1946

9. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

For Art & Design

#103 in Europe
#287 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

10. University of Bonn

For Art & Design

#108 in Europe
#295 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

11. University of Freiburg

For Art & Design

#111 in Europe
#299 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457

12. Dresden University of Technology

For Art & Design

#114 in Europe
#304 in the World
Enrollment
31,517
Founded
1828

13. University of Hamburg

For Art & Design

#123 in Europe
#321 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

14. Darmstadt University of Technology

For Art & Design

#124 in Europe
#323 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877

15. Humboldt University of Berlin

For Art & Design

#129 in Europe
#330 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
36,378
Founded
1809

16. University of Gottingen

For Art & Design

#130 in Europe
#333 in the World
Enrollment
31,619
Founded
1734

17. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

For Art & Design

#132 in Europe
#342 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

18. Heidelberg University - Germany

For Art & Design

#134 in Europe
#346 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Male:Female
45:55
Founded
1386

19. University of Munster

For Art & Design

#138 in Europe
#355 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780

20. University of Cologne

For Art & Design

#140 in Europe
#358 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388

21. University of Wurzburg

For Art & Design

#153 in Europe
#390 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
28,878
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1402

22. University of Bremen

For Art & Design

#157 in Europe
#401 in the World
Enrollment
19,234
Founded
1971

23. Ruhr University Bochum

For Art & Design

#161 in Europe
#409 in the World
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962

24. Kiel University

For Art & Design

#168 in Europe
#425 in the World
Enrollment
25,277
Founded
1665

25. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

For Art & Design

#171 in Europe
#429 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946

26. Saarland University

For Art & Design

#177 in Europe
#442 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
16,749
Founded
1948

27. University of Konstanz

For Art & Design

#181 in Europe
#455 in the World
Enrollment
10,964
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1966

28. University of Leipzig

For Art & Design

#188 in Europe
#471 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
31,088
Founded
1409

29. University of Bielefeld

For Art & Design

#189 in Europe
#472 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969

30. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

For Art & Design

#192 in Europe
#480 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558

32. Braunschweig University of Technology

For Art & Design

#210 in Europe
#523 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
20,037
Founded
1745

33. Leibniz University of Hanover

For Art & Design

#218 in Europe
#544 in the World
Enrollment
23,900
Founded
1831

34. University of Potsdam

For Art & Design

#221 in Europe
#560 in the World
Enrollment
20,878
Founded
1991

35. TU Dortmund University

For Art & Design

#229 in Europe
#570 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
34,616
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1968

36. Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf

For Art & Design

#235 in Europe
#584 in the World
Enrollment
37,473
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1965

37. University of Marburg

For Art & Design

#240 in Europe
#596 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
24,758
Founded
1527

38. University of Giessen

For Art & Design

#246 in Europe
#612 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
27,727
Founded
1607

39. University of Ulm

For Art & Design

#247 in Europe
#613 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
10,747
Founded
1967

40. University of Mannheim

For Art & Design

#252 in Europe
#622 in the World
Enrollment
11,800
Founded
1907

41. Technical University of Kaiserslautern

For Art & Design

#258 in Europe
#634 in the World
Enrollment
14,594
Male:Female
60:40
Founded
1970

42. University of Regensburg

For Art & Design

#266 in Europe
#658 in the World
Enrollment
21,558
Founded
1962

45. University of Paderborn

For Art & Design

#276 in Europe
#681 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
20,316
Founded
1972

48. University of Bayreuth

For Art & Design

#294 in Europe
#718 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
13,300
Founded
1972

49. University of Siegen

For Art & Design

#307 in Europe
#753 in the World
Enrollment
19,785
Founded
1972

50. University of Augsburg

For Art & Design

#309 in Europe
#759 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
20,467
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1970

51. University of Kassel

For Art & Design

#310 in Europe
#761 in the World
Enrollment
25,043
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1971

52. Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

For Art & Design

#311 in Europe
#765 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
20,390
Founded
1817

53. Chemnitz University of Technology

For Art & Design

#316 in Europe
#773 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
9,873
Founded
1836

54. University of Rostock

For Art & Design

#317 in Europe
#774 in the World
Enrollment
12,996
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1419

55. University of Hohenheim

For Art & Design

#318 in Europe
#779 in the World
Enrollment
9,283
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1818

56. Osnabruck University

For Art & Design

#373 in Europe
#953 in the World
Enrollment
14,106
Founded
1974

57. University of Trier

For Art & Design

#383 in Europe
#982 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
15,260
Founded
1970

58. Ilmenau University of Technology

For Art & Design

#388 in Europe
#997 in the World
Enrollment
6,612
Founded
1953

59. University of Passau

For Art & Design

#419 in Europe
#1108 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
12,581
Founded
1973

60. University of Hagen

For Art & Design

#424 in Europe
#1124 in the World
Enrollment
71,351
Founded
1974

62. University of Lubeck

For Art & Design

#427 in Europe
#1132 in the World
Enrollment
3,345
Founded
1964

63. Bauhaus - University Weimar

For Art & Design

#428 in Europe
#1133 in the World
Enrollment
4,072
Founded
1860

64. Jacobs University Bremen

For Art & Design

#430 in Europe
#1136 in the World
Enrollment
1,253
Founded
2001

65. Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces

For Art & Design

#440 in Europe
#1163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
2,944
Founded
1973

66. University of Bamberg

For Art & Design

#448 in Europe
#1190 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
12,161
Founded
1972

67. Leuphana University of Luneburg

For Art & Design

#450 in Europe
#1196 in the World
Enrollment
9,076
Founded
1946

70. Hannover Medical School

For Art & Design

#481 in Europe
#1288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
3,256
Founded
1965

71. Aachen University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#498 in Europe
#1353 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
13,671
Founded
1971

72. Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#518 in Europe
#1421 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
16,136
Male:Female
61:39
Founded
1971

73. Freiberg University of Technology

For Art & Design

#527 in Europe
#1454 in the World
Enrollment
4,016
Founded
1765

74. University of Erfurt

For Art & Design

#531 in Europe
#1471 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
5,785
Founded
1994

75. Clausthal University of Technology

For Art & Design

#563 in Europe
#1619 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
4,963
Founded
1775

76. Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt

For Art & Design

#581 in Europe
#1703 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
4,910
Founded
1980

78. Witten/Herdecke University

For Art & Design

#585 in Europe
#1716 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
2,326
Founded
1982

80. Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg

For Art & Design

#622 in Europe
#1907 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
7,280
Founded
2013

81. University of Hildesheim

For Art & Design

#632 in Europe
#1961 in the World
Enrollment
6,048
Founded
1978

82. German Sport University Cologne

For Art & Design

#641 in Europe
#1997 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1947

83. European University Viadrina

For Art & Design

#675 in Europe
#2171 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
6,716
Founded
1991

84. Munich University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#676 in Europe
#2172 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
18,183
Founded
1971

86. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#729 in Europe
#2426 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
17,125
Founded
1970

88. Hannover University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#752 in Europe
#2588 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
10,040
Founded
1971

89. Berlin University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#758 in Europe
#2622 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
14,326
Founded
1994

91. University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

For Art & Design

#771 in Europe
#2717 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Enrollment
2,459
Founded
1778

92. Berlin School of Economics and Law

For Art & Design

#780 in Europe
#2755 in the World
Enrollment
11,828
Founded
1971

93. Berlin University of the Arts

For Art & Design

#795 in Europe
#2865 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
4,146
Founded
1975

94. Bremen University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#797 in Europe
#2871 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
8,917
Founded
1982

95. Hertie School of Governance

For Art & Design

#803 in Europe
#2924 in the World
Enrollment
586
Founded
2003

96. Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#806 in Europe
#2930 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
8,371
Founded
1878

97. Reutlingen University

For Art & Design

#825 in Europe
#3050 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,700
Founded
1855

98. Zeppelin University

For Art & Design

#837 in Europe
#3096 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
805
Founded
2003

99. Cologne University of Applied Sciences

For Art & Design

#847 in Europe
#3148 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
27,000
Founded
1971

The best cities to study Art & Design in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Munich, Tubingen, Aachen, and Berlin.