60 Best universities for Software Engineering in Germany

Below is the list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Software Engineering. A graph of 219K citations received by 10.3K academic papers made by 60 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.

  1. For Software Engineering

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  2. For Software Engineering

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  3. For Software Engineering

    University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  4. For Software Engineering

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  5. For Software Engineering

    University of Paderborn logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    20,316
    Founded
    1972
  6. For Software Engineering

    Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  7. For Software Engineering

    Technical University of Kaiserslautern logo
    Enrollment
    14,493
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1970
  8. For Software Engineering

    University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  9. For Software Engineering

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  10. For Software Engineering

    Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  11. For Software Engineering

    Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg logo
    Enrollment
    14,427
    Founded
    1993
  12. For Software Engineering

    University of Duisburg - Essen logo
    Enrollment
    43,281
    Founded
    2003
  13. For Software Engineering

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  14. For Software Engineering

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  15. For Software Engineering

    Saarland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,837
    Founded
    1948
  16. For Software Engineering

    University of Mannheim logo
    Enrollment
    11,800
    Founded
    1907
  17. For Software Engineering

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  18. For Software Engineering

    Braunschweig University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,037
    Founded
    1745
  19. For Software Engineering

    University of Bremen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    19,234
    Founded
    1971
  20. For Software Engineering

    University of Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,878
    Founded
    1991
  21. For Software Engineering

    University of Passau logo
    Enrollment
    12,581
    Founded
    1973
  22. For Software Engineering

    University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  23. For Software Engineering

    TU Dortmund University logo
    Enrollment
    34,616
    Founded
    1968
  24. For Software Engineering

    University of Koblenz-Landau logo
    Enrollment
    15,757
    Founded
    1990
  25. For Software Engineering

    University of Rostock logo
    Enrollment
    12,996
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1419
  26. For Software Engineering

    University of Munster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    44,692
    Founded
    1780
  27. For Software Engineering

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  28. For Software Engineering

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  29. For Software Engineering

    Leibniz University of Hanover logo
    Enrollment
    23,900
    Founded
    1831
  30. For Software Engineering

    Kiel University logo
    Enrollment
    25,277
    Founded
    1665
  31. For Software Engineering

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  32. For Software Engineering

    University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457
  33. For Software Engineering

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  34. For Software Engineering

    Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg logo
    Enrollment
    15,220
    Founded
    1973
  35. For Software Engineering

    University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  36. For Software Engineering

    Ilmenau University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,612
    Founded
    1953
  37. For Software Engineering

    University of Augsburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Enrollment
    20,467
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1970
  38. For Software Engineering

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  39. For Software Engineering

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  40. For Software Engineering

    University of Kassel logo
    Enrollment
    25,043
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1971
  41. For Software Engineering

    University of Bayreuth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    13,300
    Founded
    1972
  42. For Software Engineering

    University of Marburg logo
    Enrollment
    24,758
    Founded
    1527
  43. For Software Engineering

    Clausthal University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,963
    Founded
    1775
  44. For Software Engineering

    University of Hildesheim logo
    Enrollment
    6,048
    Founded
    1978
  45. For Software Engineering

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  46. For Software Engineering

    University of Trier logo
    Enrollment
    15,260
    Founded
    1970
  47. For Software Engineering

    University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  48. For Software Engineering

    Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,136
    Founded
    1971
  49. For Software Engineering

    University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  50. For Software Engineering

    University of Bamberg logo
    Enrollment
    13,119
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1972
  51. For Software Engineering

    Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,280
    Founded
    2013
  52. For Software Engineering

    University of Hagen logo
    Enrollment
    68,429
    Founded
    1974
  53. For Software Engineering

    University of Siegen logo
    Enrollment
    19,785
    Founded
    1972
  54. For Software Engineering

    University of Bielefeld logo
    Enrollment
    24,875
    Founded
    1969
  55. For Software Engineering

    Osnabruck University logo
    Enrollment
    14,106
    Founded
    1974
  56. For Software Engineering

    University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    2,587
    Founded
    1972
  57. For Software Engineering

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  58. For Software Engineering

    Friedrich Schiller University of Jena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    18,219
    Founded
    1558
  59. For Software Engineering

    Chemnitz University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    11,904
    Founded
    1836
  60. For Software Engineering

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

The best cities to study Software Engineering in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Munchen, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, and Aachen.