100 Best universities for Physics in Germany

Below is the list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 15.1M citations received by 484K academic papers made by 112 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 Physics

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  2. For Physics

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

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  4. For Physics

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  5. For Physics

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  6. For Physics

    University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  7. For Physics

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  8. For Physics

    Friedrich Schiller University of Jena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    18,219
    Founded
    1558
  9. For Physics

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  10. For Physics

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  11. For Physics

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  12. For Physics

    Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  13. For Physics

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  14. For Physics

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

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  16. For Physics

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

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  18. For Physics

    Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  19. For Physics

    University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  20. For Physics

    University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  21. For Physics

    University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  22. For Physics

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  23. For Physics

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  24. For Physics

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  25. For Physics

    University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  26. For Physics

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  27. For Physics

    Kiel University logo
    Enrollment
    25,277
    Founded
    1665
  28. For Physics

    University of Marburg logo
    Enrollment
    24,758
    Founded
    1527
  29. For Physics

    University of Bayreuth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    13,300
    Founded
    1972
  30. For Physics

    Saarland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,837
    Founded
    1948
  31. For Physics

    University of Konstanz logo
    Enrollment
    11,268
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1966
  32. For Physics

    Leibniz University of Hanover logo
    Enrollment
    23,900
    Founded
    1831
  33. For Physics

    University of Duisburg - Essen logo
    Enrollment
    43,281
    Founded
    2003
  34. For Physics

    TU Dortmund University logo
    Enrollment
    34,616
    Founded
    1968
  35. For Physics

    Braunschweig University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,037
    Founded
    1745
  36. For Physics

    Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    20,390
    Founded
    1817
  37. For Physics

    University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  38. For Physics

    University of Bremen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    19,234
    Founded
    1971
  39. For Physics

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

    Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf logo
    Enrollment
    33,715
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1965
  41. For Physics

    University of Bielefeld logo
    Enrollment
    24,875
    Founded
    1969
  42. For Physics

    University of Giessen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    27,727
    Founded
    1607
  43. For Physics

    University of Rostock logo
    Enrollment
    12,996
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1419
  44. For Physics

    University of Paderborn logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    20,316
    Founded
    1972
  45. For Physics

    Chemnitz University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    11,904
    Founded
    1836
  46. For Physics

    University of Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,878
    Founded
    1991
  47. For Physics

    Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg logo
    Enrollment
    14,427
    Founded
    1993
  48. For Physics

    Clausthal University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,963
    Founded
    1775
  49. For Physics

    University of Wuppertal logo
    Enrollment
    21,949
    Founded
    1972
  50. For Physics

    University of Kassel logo
    Enrollment
    25,043
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1971
  51. For Physics

    Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,136
    Founded
    1971
  52. For Physics

    Osnabruck University logo
    Enrollment
    14,106
    Founded
    1974
  53. For Physics

    Freiberg University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,927
    Founded
    1765
  54. For Physics

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

    Charite - Medical University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    8,077
    Founded
    1710
  56. For Physics

    Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg logo
    Enrollment
    15,220
    Founded
    1973
  57. For Physics

    Ilmenau University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,612
    Founded
    1953
  58. For Physics

    Hamburg University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    7,832
    Founded
    1978
  59. For Physics

    University of Siegen logo
    Enrollment
    19,785
    Founded
    1972
  60. For Physics

    Folkwang University of the Arts logo
    Enrollment
    1,506
    Founded
    1927
  61. For Physics

    University of Greifswald logo
    Enrollment
    11,736
    Founded
    1456
  62. For Physics

    Jacobs University Bremen logo
    Enrollment
    1,253
    Founded
    2001
  63. For Physics

    Hannover Medical School logo
    Enrollment
    3,256
    Founded
    1965
  64. For Physics

    University of Lubeck logo
    Enrollment
    3,345
    Founded
    1964
  65. For Physics

    Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,944
    Founded
    1973
  66. For Physics

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

    University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    2,587
    Founded
    1972
  68. For Physics

    Bauhaus - University Weimar logo
    Enrollment
    4,072
    Founded
    1860
  69. For Physics

    University of Hohenheim logo
    Enrollment
    9,283
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1818
  70. For Physics

    Hannover University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    10,040
    Founded
    1971
  71. For Physics

    Munich University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    18,183
    Founded
    1971
  72. For Physics

    Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    6,687
    Founded
    1971
  73. For Physics

    Munster University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    11,686
    Founded
    1971
  74. For Physics

    University of Hagen logo
    Enrollment
    68,429
    Founded
    1974
  75. For Physics

    Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,371
    Founded
    1878
  76. For Physics

    Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    8,633
    Founded
    1971
  77. For Physics

    Bremen University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    8,917
    Founded
    1982
  78. For Physics

    University of Mannheim logo
    Enrollment
    11,800
    Founded
    1907
  79. For Physics

    Witten/Herdecke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,326
    Founded
    1982
  80. For Physics

    Berlin University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    13,922
    Founded
    1994
  81. For Physics

    Aachen University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    13,671
    Founded
    1971
  82. For Physics

    Deggendorf Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    5,760
    Founded
    1994
  83. For Physics

    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,581
    Founded
    1970
  84. For Physics

    Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    5,622
    Founded
    1971
  85. For Physics

    Leipzig University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    6,111
    Founded
    1992
  86. For Physics

    Reutlingen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,700
    Founded
    1855
  87. For Physics

    Leuphana University of Luneburg logo
    Enrollment
    9,076
    Founded
    1946
  88. For Physics

    Mannheim University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,106
    Male:Female
    65:35
    Founded
    1898
  89. For Physics

    Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    6,544
    Founded
    1971
  90. For Physics

    University of Koblenz-Landau logo
    Enrollment
    15,757
    Founded
    1990
  91. For Physics

    Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    13,790
    Founded
    1971
  92. For Physics

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    6,018
    Founded
    1914
  93. For Physics

    Merseburg University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    2,727
    Founded
    1992
  94. For Physics

    University of Applied Sciences Mittweida logo
    Enrollment
    7,057
    Founded
    1867
  95. For Physics

    University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,459
    Founded
    1778
  96. For Physics

    University of Applied Sciences Wildau logo
    Enrollment
    4,152
    Founded
    1991
  97. For Physics

    Berlin Technical University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    12,817
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1971
  98. For Physics

    Regensburg University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1971
  99. For Physics

    UniveWismar University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    7,379
    Founded
    1908
  100. For Physics

    Cologne University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    26
    Founded
    1971

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