44 Best universities for Linguistics in Germany

Below is the list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Linguistics. A graph of 170K citations received by 8.44K academic papers made by 44 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.

1. University of Potsdam

For Linguistics

#27 in Europe
#94 in the World
Enrollment
20,878
Founded
1991

2. University of Hamburg

For Linguistics

#28 in Europe
#96 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

3. University of Tubingen

For Linguistics

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

4. University of Cologne

For Linguistics

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

5. Saarland University

For Linguistics

#58 in Europe
#148 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
16,680
Founded
1948

6. University of Freiburg

For Linguistics

#59 in Europe
#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457

7. Humboldt University of Berlin

For Linguistics

#62 in Europe
#156 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
35,587
Founded
1809

8. Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf

For Linguistics

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

9. University of Stuttgart

For Linguistics

#64 in Europe
#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829

10. University of Konstanz

For Linguistics

#68 in Europe
#167 in the World
Enrollment
11,268
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1966

11. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

For Linguistics

#76 in Europe
#184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

12. Free University of Berlin

For Linguistics

#80 in Europe
#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

13. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

For Linguistics

#82 in Europe
#197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946

14. University of Leipzig

For Linguistics

#83 in Europe
#204 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
31,088
Founded
1409

15. University of Munich

For Linguistics

#84 in Europe
#208 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

16. University of Munster

For Linguistics

#98 in Europe
#229 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780

17. Heidelberg University - Germany

For Linguistics

#103 in Europe
#238 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386

18. University of Bremen

For Linguistics

#121 in Europe
#283 in the World
Enrollment
19,234
Founded
1971

19. University of Marburg

For Linguistics

#122 in Europe
#284 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
24,758
Founded
1527

20. Kiel University

For Linguistics

#129 in Europe
#293 in the World
Enrollment
25,277
Founded
1665

21. University of Gottingen

For Linguistics

#134 in Europe
#300 in the World
Enrollment
31,619
Founded
1734

22. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

For Linguistics

#139 in Europe
#311 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558

23. University of Giessen

For Linguistics

#148 in Europe
#331 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
27,727
Founded
1607

24. University of Bielefeld

For Linguistics

#151 in Europe
#344 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969

25. RWTH Aachen University

For Linguistics

#159 in Europe
#381 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

26. University of Regensburg

For Linguistics

#173 in Europe
#418 in the World
Enrollment
21,558
Founded
1962

27. Ruhr University Bochum

For Linguistics

#177 in Europe
#429 in the World
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962

28. Osnabruck University

For Linguistics

#191 in Europe
#476 in the World
Enrollment
14,106
Founded
1974

30. University of Trier

For Linguistics

#212 in Europe
#533 in the World
Enrollment
15,260
Founded
1970

31. University of Erlangen Nuremberg

For Linguistics

#216 in Europe
#546 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

32. University of Duisburg - Essen

For Linguistics

#217 in Europe
#547 in the World
Enrollment
43,281
Founded
2003

33. Technical University of Berlin

For Linguistics

#221 in Europe
#555 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
33,577
Founded
1946

34. University of Wuppertal

For Linguistics

#224 in Europe
#562 in the World
Enrollment
21,949
Founded
1972

35. University of Bonn

For Linguistics

#228 in Europe
#572 in the World
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

36. University of Mannheim

For Linguistics

#235 in Europe
#600 in the World
Enrollment
11,800
Founded
1907

37. Darmstadt University of Technology

For Linguistics

#246 in Europe
#636 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877

38. University of Bayreuth

For Linguistics

#257 in Europe
#674 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
13,300
Founded
1972

39. University of Wurzburg

For Linguistics

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

40. Dresden University of Technology

For Linguistics

#271 in Europe
#709 in the World
Enrollment
31,517
Founded
1828

41. University of Bamberg

For Linguistics

#283 in Europe
#744 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
12,161
Male:Female
37:63
Founded
1972

42. University of Paderborn

For Linguistics

#286 in Europe
#755 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
20,316
Founded
1972

43. University of Koblenz-Landau

For Linguistics

#293 in Europe
#773 in the World
Enrollment
15,757
Founded
1990

44. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

For Linguistics

#315 in Europe
#866 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

The best cities to study Linguistics in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Potsdam, Hamburg, Tubingen, and Cologne.