List of 100 best universities in Germany

We ranked 100 best universities in Germany based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 84.5M citations received by 2.77M publications made by 370 universities in Germany, measured the popularity of 9,272 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  2. Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  3. Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  4. University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  5. University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  6. University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  7. University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  8. Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  9. Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  10. RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  11. University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457
  12. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  13. University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  14. University of Munster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    44,692
    Founded
    1780
  15. University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  16. University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  17. Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  18. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  19. Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  20. University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  21. Kiel University logo
    Enrollment
    25,277
    Founded
    1665
  22. Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  23. University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  24. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    18,219
    Founded
    1558
  25. Charite - Medical University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    8,077
    Founded
    1710
  26. University of Marburg logo
    Enrollment
    24,758
    Founded
    1527
  27. Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  28. University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  29. University of Giessen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    27,727
    Founded
    1607
  30. Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf logo
    Enrollment
    33,715
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1965
  31. Saarland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,837
    Founded
    1948
  32. Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    20,390
    Founded
    1817
  33. University of Duisburg - Essen logo
    Enrollment
    43,281
    Founded
    2003
  34. University of Bremen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    19,234
    Founded
    1971
  35. Leibniz University of Hanover logo
    Enrollment
    23,900
    Founded
    1831
  36. University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  37. University of Bielefeld logo
    Enrollment
    24,875
    Founded
    1969
  38. University of Rostock logo
    Enrollment
    12,996
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1419
  39. University of Konstanz logo
    Enrollment
    11,268
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1966
  40. University of Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,878
    Founded
    1991
  41. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  42. TU Dortmund University logo
    Enrollment
    34,616
    Founded
    1968
  43. University of Bayreuth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    13,300
    Founded
    1972
  44. Braunschweig University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,037
    Founded
    1745
  45. University of Mannheim logo
    Enrollment
    11,800
    Founded
    1907
  46. University of Greifswald logo
    Enrollment
    11,736
    Founded
    1456
  47. Hannover Medical School logo
    Enrollment
    3,256
    Founded
    1965
  48. Technical University of Kaiserslautern logo
    Enrollment
    14,493
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1970
  49. University of Hohenheim logo
    Enrollment
    9,283
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1818
  50. University of Kassel logo
    Enrollment
    25,043
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1971
  51. University of Trier logo
    Enrollment
    15,260
    Founded
    1970
  52. Osnabruck University logo
    Enrollment
    14,106
    Founded
    1974
  53. University of Paderborn logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    20,316
    Founded
    1972
  54. Chemnitz University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    11,904
    Founded
    1836
  55. University of Wuppertal logo
    Enrollment
    21,949
    Founded
    1972
  56. University of Lubeck logo
    Enrollment
    3,345
    Founded
    1964
  57. University of Siegen logo
    Enrollment
    19,785
    Founded
    1972
  58. University of Augsburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Enrollment
    20,467
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1970
  59. Freiberg University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,927
    Founded
    1765
  60. Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,136
    Founded
    1971
  61. Hamburg University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    7,832
    Founded
    1978
  62. Ilmenau University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,612
    Founded
    1953
  63. Hannover University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    10,040
    Founded
    1971
  64. University of Passau logo
    Enrollment
    12,581
    Founded
    1973
  65. Bauhaus - University Weimar logo
    Enrollment
    4,072
    Founded
    1860
  66. Munich University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    18,183
    Founded
    1971
  67. University of Bamberg logo
    Enrollment
    13,119
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1972
  68. Leuphana University of Luneburg logo
    Enrollment
    9,076
    Founded
    1946
  69. University of Hagen logo
    Enrollment
    68,429
    Founded
    1974
  70. Jacobs University Bremen logo
    Enrollment
    1,253
    Founded
    2001
  71. Witten/Herdecke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,326
    Founded
    1982
  72. German Sport University Cologne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1947
  73. Folkwang University of the Arts logo
    Enrollment
    1,506
    Founded
    1927
  74. Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,944
    Founded
    1973
  75. University of Koblenz-Landau logo
    Enrollment
    15,757
    Founded
    1990
  76. Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,280
    Founded
    2013
  77. University of Erfurt logo
    Enrollment
    5,785
    Founded
    1994
  78. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,581
    Founded
    1970
  79. University of Hildesheim logo
    Enrollment
    6,048
    Founded
    1978
  80. European University Viadrina logo
    Enrollment
    6,716
    Founded
    1991
  81. Berlin University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    13,922
    Founded
    1994
  82. University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,459
    Founded
    1778
  83. Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt logo
    Enrollment
    4,910
    Founded
    1980
  84. University of Banking of Frankfurt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    1,278
    Founded
    1957
  85. Osnabruck University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    13,552
    Founded
    1971
  86. Berlin School of Economics and Law logo
    Enrollment
    10,271
    Founded
    1971
  87. Anhalt University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    4,761
    Founded
    1991
  88. Dresden University of Technology and Business logo
    Enrollment
    4,991
    Founded
    1992
  89. Berlin Technical University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    12,817
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1971
  90. Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    14,511
    Founded
    1971
  91. Hertie School of Governance logo
    Enrollment
    586
    Founded
    2003

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

Average cost of living for students in Germany is $668 + $104-746 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).