56 Best universities for Theoretical Physics in Germany

Below is the list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Theoretical Physics. A graph of 578K citations received by 19.8K academic papers made by 56 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 Munich

For Theoretical Physics

#8 in Europe
#23 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

2. Humboldt University of Berlin

For Theoretical Physics

#13 in Europe
#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
35,587
Founded
1809

3. Heidelberg University - Germany

For Theoretical Physics

#14 in Europe
#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386

4. University of Hamburg

For Theoretical Physics

#16 in Europe
#41 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

5. University of Bonn

For Theoretical Physics

#26 in Europe
#63 in the World
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

6. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

For Theoretical Physics

#31 in Europe
#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946

7. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

For Theoretical Physics

#33 in Europe
#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

8. University of Cologne

For Theoretical Physics

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

9. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

For Theoretical Physics

#47 in Europe
#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558

10. Technical University of Munich

For Theoretical Physics

#54 in Europe
#116 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

11. University of Tubingen

For Theoretical Physics

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

12. Free University of Berlin

For Theoretical Physics

#57 in Europe
#123 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

13. Ruhr University Bochum

For Theoretical Physics

#65 in Europe
#136 in the World
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962

14. University of Regensburg

For Theoretical Physics

#74 in Europe
#154 in the World
Enrollment
21,558
Founded
1962

15. University of Leipzig

For Theoretical Physics

#77 in Europe
#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
31,088
Founded
1409

16. University of Bielefeld

For Theoretical Physics

#79 in Europe
#166 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969

17. University of Gottingen

For Theoretical Physics

#86 in Europe
#178 in the World
Enrollment
31,619
Founded
1734

18. University of Freiburg

For Theoretical Physics

#88 in Europe
#180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457

19. RWTH Aachen University

For Theoretical Physics

#89 in Europe
#181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

20. Leibniz University of Hanover

For Theoretical Physics

#90 in Europe
#182 in the World
Enrollment
23,900
Founded
1831

21. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

For Theoretical Physics

#93 in Europe
#191 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

22. University of Erlangen Nuremberg

For Theoretical Physics

#99 in Europe
#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

23. University of Stuttgart

For Theoretical Physics

#102 in Europe
#208 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829

24. University of Wurzburg

For Theoretical Physics

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

25. Technical University of Berlin

For Theoretical Physics

#130 in Europe
#277 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
33,577
Founded
1946

26. Darmstadt University of Technology

For Theoretical Physics

#131 in Europe
#281 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877

27. University of Wuppertal

For Theoretical Physics

#138 in Europe
#302 in the World
Enrollment
21,949
Founded
1972

28. University of Ulm

For Theoretical Physics

#139 in Europe
#303 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
10,747
Founded
1967

29. Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

For Theoretical Physics

#142 in Europe
#320 in the World
Enrollment
15,899
Founded
1973

30. University of Duisburg - Essen

For Theoretical Physics

#158 in Europe
#348 in the World
Enrollment
43,281
Founded
2003

31. Technical University of Kaiserslautern

For Theoretical Physics

#164 in Europe
#369 in the World
Enrollment
14,493
Male:Female
60:40
Founded
1970

32. Dresden University of Technology

For Theoretical Physics

#165 in Europe
#371 in the World
Enrollment
31,517
Founded
1828

33. University of Munster

For Theoretical Physics

#168 in Europe
#376 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780

34. Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

For Theoretical Physics

#173 in Europe
#385 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
20,390
Founded
1817

35. University of Bayreuth

For Theoretical Physics

#174 in Europe
#386 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
13,300
Founded
1972

36. University of Bremen

For Theoretical Physics

#175 in Europe
#388 in the World
Enrollment
19,234
Founded
1971

37. TU Dortmund University

For Theoretical Physics

#179 in Europe
#399 in the World
Enrollment
34,616
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1968

38. University of Konstanz

For Theoretical Physics

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

39. University of Potsdam

For Theoretical Physics

#184 in Europe
#414 in the World
Enrollment
20,878
Founded
1991

40. University of Augsburg

For Theoretical Physics

#186 in Europe
#419 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
20,467
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1970

41. Kiel University

For Theoretical Physics

#190 in Europe
#428 in the World
Enrollment
25,277
Founded
1665

42. University of Paderborn

For Theoretical Physics

#204 in Europe
#461 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
20,316
Founded
1972

43. University of Giessen

For Theoretical Physics

#217 in Europe
#507 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
27,727
Founded
1607

44. Folkwang University of the Arts

For Theoretical Physics

#220 in Europe
#522 in the World
Enrollment
1,506
Founded
1927

45. Braunschweig University of Technology

For Theoretical Physics

#230 in Europe
#550 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
20,037
Founded
1745

46. Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf

For Theoretical Physics

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

47. University of Marburg

For Theoretical Physics

#236 in Europe
#568 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
24,758
Founded
1527

48. Saarland University

For Theoretical Physics

#237 in Europe
#570 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
16,680
Founded
1948

49. University of Rostock

For Theoretical Physics

#240 in Europe
#584 in the World
Enrollment
12,996
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1419

50. Osnabruck University

For Theoretical Physics

#297 in Europe
#783 in the World
Enrollment
14,106
Founded
1974

51. Chemnitz University of Technology

For Theoretical Physics

#299 in Europe
#788 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
9,873
Founded
1836

52. University of Siegen

For Theoretical Physics

#318 in Europe
#860 in the World
Enrollment
19,785
Founded
1972

53. Clausthal University of Technology

For Theoretical Physics

#324 in Europe
#891 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
4,963
Founded
1775

54. Jacobs University Bremen

For Theoretical Physics

#325 in Europe
#892 in the World
Enrollment
1,253
Founded
2001

55. Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg

For Theoretical Physics

#330 in Europe
#941 in the World
Enrollment
14,427
Founded
1993

56. Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

For Theoretical Physics

#338 in Europe
#991 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
16,136
Founded
1971

The best cities to study Theoretical Physics in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Munich, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Hamburg.