Top 300 universities in Germany: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
🏆
University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Technical University of MunichMunchen
Bavaria
2Heidelberg University - GermanyHeidelberg
Baden-Wurttemberg
3University of MunichMunchen
Bavaria
4Free University of BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
5University of BonnBonn
North Rhine-Westphalia
6University of HamburgHamburg City
Hamburg
7RWTH Aachen UniversityAachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
8Technical University of BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
9University of TubingenTubingen
Baden-Wurttemberg
10Humboldt University of BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
11University of StuttgartStuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg
12Dresden University of TechnologyDresden
Saxony
13University of Munster15%Munster
North Rhine-Westphalia
14University of FreiburgFreiburg im Breisgau
Baden-Wurttemberg
15Karlsruhe Institute of Technology25%Karlsruhe
Baden-Wurttemberg
16University of LeipzigLeipzig
Saxony
17Darmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadt
Hesse
18University of CologneKoln
North Rhine-Westphalia
19University of GottingenGottingen
Lower Saxony
20Kiel UniversityKiel
Schleswig-Holstein
21Leibniz University of HanoverHannover
Lower Saxony
22Charite - Medical University of BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
23Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainz
Rhineland-Palatinate
24University of WurzburgWurzburg
Bavaria
25University of BremenBremen City
Bremen
26University of BielefeldBielefeld
North Rhine-Westphalia
27Friedrich Schiller University of Jena75%Jena
Thuringia
28University of TrierTrier
Rhineland-Palatinate
29University of Duisburg - EssenEssen
North Rhine-Westphalia
30Ruhr University BochumBochum
North Rhine-Westphalia
31Heinrich Heine University of DusseldorfDusseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia
32University of MarburgMarburg
Hesse
33University of UlmUlm
Baden-Wurttemberg
34University of GiessenGiessen
Hesse
35University of RegensburgRegensburg
Bavaria
36Saarland University35%Saarbrucken
Saarland
37University of PotsdamPotsdam
Brandenburg
38Technical University of KaiserslauternKaiserslautern
Rhineland-Palatinate
39Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg55%Halle
Saxony-Anhalt
40University of Erlangen Nuremberg45%Erlangen
Bavaria
41University of KasselKassel
Hesse
42University of KonstanzKonstanz
Baden-Wurttemberg
43University of RostockRostock
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
44University of MannheimMannheim
Baden-Wurttemberg
45Chemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitz
Saxony
46University of Bayreuth35%Bayreuth
Bavaria
47TU Dortmund UniversityDortmund
North Rhine-Westphalia
48WHU - Otto Beisheim School of ManagementVallendar
Rhineland-Palatinate
49Otto von Guericke University of MagdeburgMagdeburg
Saxony-Anhalt
50University of AugsburgAugsburg
Bavaria
51University of WuppertalWuppertal
North Rhine-Westphalia
52University of PaderbornPaderborn
North Rhine-Westphalia
53Osnabruck UniversityOsnabruck
Lower Saxony
54Braunschweig University of Technology45%Braunschweig
Lower Saxony
55Hannover Medical SchoolHannover
Lower Saxony
56University of HohenheimStuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg
57University of GreifswaldGreifswald
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
58University of SiegenSiegen
North Rhine-Westphalia
59University of HagenHagen
North Rhine-Westphalia
60Ilmenau University of TechnologyIlmenau
Thuringia
61University of PassauPassau
Bavaria
62Bauhaus - University WeimarWeimar
Thuringia
63University of BambergBamberg
Bavaria
64Clausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-Zellerfeld
Lower Saxony
65Carl von Ossietzky University of OldenburgOldenburg
Lower Saxony
66Leuphana University of LuneburgLuneburg
Lower Saxony
67Hamburg University of TechnologyHamburg City
Hamburg
68Freiberg University of TechnologyFreiberg
Saxony
69Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburg City
Hamburg
70Catholic University of Eichstatt-IngolstadtEichstatt
Bavaria
71Berlin University of Applied SciencesBerlin
Brandenburg
72University of LubeckLubeck
Schleswig-Holstein
73Munster University of Applied SciencesMunster
North Rhine-Westphalia
74Cologne University of Applied SciencesKoln
North Rhine-Westphalia
75Munich University of Applied SciencesMunchen
Bavaria
76Osnabruck University of Applied SciencesOsnabruck
Lower Saxony
77Augsburg University of Applied Sciences25%Augsburg
Bavaria
78Berlin University of the Arts15%Berlin
Brandenburg
79Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces35%Neubiberg
Bavaria
80University of Applied Sciences for Economics and ManagementEssen
North Rhine-Westphalia
81University of HildesheimHildesheim
Lower Saxony
82Jacobs University BremenBremen City
Bremen
83German Sport University Cologne45%Koln
North Rhine-Westphalia
84University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover15%Hannover
Lower Saxony
85Mittelhessen University of Applied SciencesGiessen
Hesse
86Witten/Herdecke University75%Witten
North Rhine-Westphalia
87Stuttgart Media UniversityStuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg
88Darmstadt University of Applied SciencesDarmstadt
Hesse
89University of ErfurtErfurt
Thuringia
90Furtwangen University of Applied SciencesFurtwangen
Baden-Wurttemberg
91Ingolstadt University of Applied SciencesIngolstadt
Bavaria
92University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburg City
Hamburg
93Esslingen University of Applied SciencesEsslingen
Baden-Wurttemberg
94Potsdam University of Applied SciencesPotsdam
Brandenburg
95Aachen University of Applied Sciences45%Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
96European University ViadrinaFrankfurt an der Oder
Brandenburg
97Berlin School of Economics and LawBerlin
Brandenburg
98Bremen University of Applied Sciences25%Bremen City
Bremen
99UniveWismar University of Applied SciencesWismar
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
100Fulda University of Applied Sciences65%Fulda
Hesse
101Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences15%Karlsruhe
Baden-Wurttemberg
102University of Applied Sciences and Arts65%Dortmund
North Rhine-Westphalia
103Berlin Technical University of Applied SciencesBerlin
Brandenburg
104Leipzig University of Applied SciencesLeipzig
Saxony
105Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences65%Krefeld
North Rhine-Westphalia
106Bielefeld University of Applied SciencesBielefeld
North Rhine-Westphalia
107Dresden University of Technology and BusinessDresden
Saxony
108University of Banking of Frankfurt35%Frankfurt am Main
Hesse
109Heilbronn University of Applied SciencesHeilbronn
Baden-Wurttemberg
110University of Koblenz-LandauKoblenz
Rhineland-Palatinate
111Ostfalia - Braunschweig/Wolfenbuttel, University of Applied SciencesWolfenbuttel
Lower Saxony
112Cologne Business SchoolKoln
North Rhine-Westphalia
113Hannover University of Applied SciencesHannover
Lower Saxony
114Fresenius University of Applied SciencesIdstein
Hesse
115University of Applied Sciences MittweidaMittweida
Saxony
116Steinbeis UniversityBerlin
Brandenburg
117Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied SciencesLemgo
North Rhine-Westphalia
118Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg75%Senftenberg
Brandenburg
119International School of ManagementDortmund
North Rhine-Westphalia
120HAWK University of Applied Sciences and ArtsHildesheim
Lower Saxony
121Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied SciencesMagdeburg
Saxony-Anhalt
122Anhalt University of Applied SciencesKothen
Saxony-Anhalt
123Constance University of Applied Sciences55%Konstanz
Baden-Wurttemberg
124Kiel University of Applied SciencesKiel
Schleswig-Holstein
125Southern Westphalia University of Applied SciencesIserlohn
North Rhine-Westphalia
126Academy of Media Arts Cologne15%Koln
North Rhine-Westphalia
127Nuremberg Institute of TechnologyNurnberg
Bavaria
128Mannheim University of Applied Sciences15%Mannheim
Baden-Wurttemberg
129Offenburg University of Applied SciencesOffenburg
Baden-Wurttemberg
130RheinMain University of Applied SciencesWiesbaden
Hesse
131Zeppelin UniversityFriedrichshafen
Baden-Wurttemberg
132Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied SciencesFreising
Bavaria
133University of Applied Sciences DusseldorfDusseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia
134Freiburg University of Education5%Freiburg im Breisgau
Baden-Wurttemberg
135Amberg-Weiden University of Applied SciencesAmberg
Bavaria
136Mainz University of Applied SciencesMainz
Rhineland-Palatinate
137Frankfurt University of Applied SciencesFrankfurt am Main
Hesse
138Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle15%Halle
Saxony-Anhalt
139University of FlensburgFlensburg
Schleswig-Holstein
140University of VechtaVechta
Lower Saxony
141College of Education, Ludwigsburg65%Ludwigsburg
Baden-Wurttemberg
142Pforzheim University35%Pforzheim
Baden-Wurttemberg
143Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied SciencesSankt Augustin
North Rhine-Westphalia
144University of Education, HeidelbergHeidelberg
Baden-Wurttemberg
145EBS University for business and law45%Wiesbaden
Hesse
146Bucerius Law School15%Hamburg City
Hamburg
147Zwickau University of Applied SciencesZwickau
Saxony
148Jade University of Applied SciencesWilhelmshaven
Lower Saxony
149Regensburg University of Applied Sciences45%Regensburg
Bavaria
150Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
151Reutlingen University25%Reutlingen
Baden-Wurttemberg
152Wurzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied SciencesWurzburg
Bavaria
153Hertie School of GovernanceBerlin
Brandenburg
154Catholic University of Applied Sciences NRWKoln
North Rhine-Westphalia
155Wedel University of Applied Sciences35%Wedel
Schleswig-Holstein
156Academy of Visual Arts LeipzigLeipzig
Saxony
157Aalen University of Applied Sciences15%Aalen
Baden-Wurttemberg
158University of Applied Science KoblenzKoblenz
Rhineland-Palatinate
159College of Music, Drama and Media HannoverHannover
Lower Saxony
160Deggendorf Institute of Technology55%Deggendorf
Bavaria
161Nuertingen-Geislingen UniversityNurtingen
Baden-Wurttemberg
162HafenCity University HamburgHamburg City
Hamburg
163Stuttgart University of Applied SciencesStuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg
164Alanus University of Arts and Social SciencesAlfter
North Rhine-Westphalia
165Trier University of Applied SciencesTrier
Rhineland-Palatinate
166Folkwang University of the ArtsEssen
North Rhine-Westphalia
167Erfurt University of Applied SciencesErfurt
Thuringia
168Kaiserslautern University of Applied SciencesKaiserslautern
Rhineland-Palatinate
169Bochum University of Applied SciencesBochum
North Rhine-Westphalia
170University of Applied Sciences WildauWildau
Brandenburg
171Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development65%Eberswalde
Brandenburg
172Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts35%Coburg
Bavaria
173Emden/Leer University of Applied SciencesEmden
Lower Saxony
174Zittau/Gorlitz University of Applied SciencesZittau
Saxony
175HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzig
Saxony
176Gelsenkirchen University of Applied SciencesGelsenkirchen
North Rhine-Westphalia
177Academy of Music and Theatre HamburgHamburg City
Hamburg
178University of Applied Health SciencesBochum
North Rhine-Westphalia
179Karlsruhe University of Arts and DesignKarlsruhe
Baden-Wurttemberg
180Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences JenaJena
Thuringia
181University of Applied Sciences LandshutLandshut
Bavaria
182University of Applied Sciences of SaarlandesSaarbrucken
Saarland
183Heidelberg University of Applied SciencesHeidelberg
Baden-Wurttemberg
184The Liszt School of Music Weimar15%Weimar
Thuringia
185University of Fine Arts of Hamburg15%Hamburg City
Hamburg
186Goethe University of Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am Main
Hesse
187Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design15%Stuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg
188University of the Arts BremenBremen City
Bremen
189University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy LeipzigLeipzig
Saxony
190Hochschule Harz University of Applied SciencesWernigerode
Saxony-Anhalt
191Macromedia University of Applied Sciences95%Munchen
Bavaria
192Rosenheim University of Applied SciencesRosenheim
Bavaria
193Ulm University of Applied SciencesUlm
Baden-Wurttemberg
194Kempten University of Applied SciencesKempten
Bavaria
195ESMT BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
196University of Design Schwabisch GmundSchwabisch Gmund
Baden-Wurttemberg
197Berlin-Weissensee Art Academy5%Berlin
Brandenburg
198Academy of Music and Performing Arts MunichMunchen
Bavaria
199Muthesius Acadamy of Fine Arts and Design15%Kiel
Schleswig-Holstein
200State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart15%Stuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg
201University of Applied Sciences NeubrandenburgNeubrandenburg
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
202Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences35%Weingarten
Baden-Wurttemberg
203Merseburg University of Applied SciencesMerseburg
Saxony-Anhalt
204University of Education, Karlsruhe25%Karlsruhe
Baden-Wurttemberg
205Nordakademie University of Applied SciencesElmshorn
Schleswig-Holstein
206German University of Administrative Sciences SpeyerSpeyer
Rhineland-Palatinate
207Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences55%Kleve
North Rhine-Westphalia
208Detmold Academy of MusicDetmold
North Rhine-Westphalia
209Brandenburg University of Applied SciencesBrandenburg an der Havel
Brandenburg
210Stralsund University of Applied SciencesStralsund
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
211Hamburg School of Business AdministrationHamburg City
Hamburg
212Merz AcademyStuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg
213Hof University of Applied SciencesHof
Bavaria
214Koln University of Applied SciencesKoln
North Rhine-Westphalia
215Braunschweig University of ArtBraunschweig
Lower Saxony
216Konrad Wolf Film and Television University5%Potsdam
Brandenburg
217Mediadesign University of Applied Social SciencesBerlin
Brandenburg
218Neu-Ulm UniversityNeu-Ulm
Bavaria
219European University of Applied SciencesBruhl
North Rhine-Westphalia
220College of Education, Schwabisch GmundSchwabisch Gmund
Baden-Wurttemberg
221College of Art and Design Offenbach am Main15%Offenbach
Hesse
222Hochschule Geisenheim UniversityGeisenheim
Hesse
223Academy of Music and Dance in CologneKoln
North Rhine-Westphalia
224AMD Academy of Fashion and DesignHamburg City
Hamburg
225University of Applied Sciences for Medium-Sized CompaniesBielefeld
North Rhine-Westphalia
226Lubeck University of Applied SciencesLubeck
Schleswig-Holstein
227Biberach University of Applied Sciences45%Biberach
Baden-Wurttemberg
228Hanns Eisler Academy of MusicBerlin
Brandenburg
229University of Education - GermanyWeingarten
Baden-Wurttemberg
230Frankfurt University of Music and Performing ArtsFrankfurt am Main
Hesse
231Private University of Applied Sciences, GottingenGottingen
Lower Saxony
232University of Applied Sciences55%Paderborn
North Rhine-Westphalia
233AKAD Private University of Applied SciencesPinneberg
Saxony-Anhalt
234Flensburg University of Applied SciencesFlensburg
Schleswig-Holstein
235College of Applied ManagementErding
Bavaria
236Munich School of PhilosophyMunchen
Bavaria
237Carl Maria von Weber College of Music5%Dresden
Saxony
238IUBH University of Applied Sciences75%Erfurt
Thuringia
239TH Bingen University of Applied SciencesBingen
Rhineland-Palatinate
240University of Applied Sciences BremerhavenBremerhaven
Bremen
241Diakonie University of Applied SciencesBielefeld
North Rhine-Westphalia
242Academy of Music in Wurzburg15%Wurzburg
Bavaria
243Kuhne Logistics UniversityHamburg City
Hamburg
244Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Munich55%Munchen
Bavaria
245Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society25%Ludwigshafen
Rhineland-Palatinate
246IST University of Applied SciencesDusseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia
247College of Music, LubeckLubeck
Schleswig-Holstein
248Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied SciencesSigmaringen
Baden-Wurttemberg
249IUBH School of Business and Management5%Bad Honnef
North Rhine-Westphalia
250Academy of Fine Arts, MunichMunchen
Bavaria
251Kehl School of Public AdministrationKehl
Baden-Wurttemberg
252Dresden Academy of Fine Arts5%Dresden
Saxony
253Ruhr West University of Applied SciencesMulheim an der Ruhr
North Rhine-Westphalia
254Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences75%Nordhausen
Thuringia
255Quadriga University of Applied Social Sciences BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
256Robert Schumann University of Music DusseldorfDusseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia
257State University for Music and Performing Arts in MannheimMannheim
Baden-Wurttemberg
258University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg35%Aschaffenburg
Bavaria
259German Graduate School of Management and LawHeilbronn
Baden-Wurttemberg
260Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and TheologyFrankfurt am Main
Hesse
261SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin55%Berlin
Brandenburg
262College of Philosophy and Theology, VallendarVallendar
Rhineland-Palatinate
263Psychological Institute in BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
264Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied SciencesHamm
North Rhine-Westphalia
265Catholic University of Applied Social Sciences BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
266Worms University of Applied SciencesWorms
Rhineland-Palatinate
267Ansbach University of Applied SciencesAnsbach
Bavaria
268University of Applied Sciences of LeipzigLeipzig
Saxony
269Protestant University of Applied Sciences of DresdenDresden
Saxony
270Freiburg Conservatory of MusicFreiburg im Breisgau
Baden-Wurttemberg
271Rostock University of Music and Drama15%Rostock
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
272Riedlingen UniversityRiedlingen
Baden-Wurttemberg
273Saar College of Fine Arts25%Saarbrucken
Saarland
274Protestant University of Applied Sciences in DarmstadtDarmstadt
Hesse
275Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences55%Schmalkalden
Thuringia
276International Psychoanalytic UniversityBerlin
Brandenburg
277Dusseldorf Art AcademyDusseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia
278Karlshochschule International UniversityKarlsruhe
Baden-Wurttemberg
279Gera-Eisenach University of Applied SciencesGera
Thuringia
280University of Applied Sciences, Berlin65%Berlin
Brandenburg
281Lutheran University of Applied Sciences in Nuernberg65%Nurnberg
Bavaria
282Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg55%Freiburg im Breisgau
Baden-Wurttemberg
283University of Applied Sciences EuropeIserlohn
North Rhine-Westphalia
284University of Television and Film MunichMunchen
Bavaria
285Friedensau School of TheologyMockern OT Friedensau
Saxony-Anhalt
286University of Music, Trossingen25%Trossingen
Baden-Wurttemberg
287Westkuste University of Applied SciencesHeide
Schleswig-Holstein
288Design Academy BerlinBerlin
Brandenburg
289Weserbergland University of Applied SciencesHameln
Lower Saxony
290European University of Applied Sciences in HamburgHamburg City
Hamburg
291College of Fine Arts, Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am Main
Hesse
292University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and ManagementBerlin
Brandenburg
293Academy of Fine Arts Munster15%Munster
North Rhine-Westphalia
294Hamburger Fern University of Applied SciencesHamburg City
Hamburg
295Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-LippeBochum
North Rhine-Westphalia
296Protestant University of Applied Sciences in FreiburgFreiburg im Breisgau
Baden-Wurttemberg
297Private School of Business, Technology and CultureBerlin
Brandenburg
298University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch5%Berlin
Brandenburg
299EBC University of Applied SciencesHamburg City
Hamburg
300College of Music KarlsruheKarlsruhe
Baden-Wurttemberg

The best cities to study in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Munchen, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Bonn.

Average cost of living for students in Germany is $638 + $98-697 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).