Freiberg University of Technology: Statistics

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#1154 of 14,131 In the World
#415 of 2,785 In Europe
#62 of 369 In Germany
#4 of 19 In Saxony
#134 of 1,007 For Mining Engineering
Top50% For 22 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The Freiberg University of Technology is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent, and German language certificate (DSH) for international students
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; April-July)

Research profile

Freiberg University of Technology is a world-class research university with 8,072 scientific papers published and 145,349 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Metallurgical Engineering, and Biology.


Freiberg University of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

4,055 / 70,409
3,688 / 54,574
3,146 / 46,827
Materials Science
2,902 / 41,094
Environmental Science
1,369 / 40,749
855 / 28,455
Metallurgical Engineering
802 / 11,534
514 / 18,943
Petrology and Geochemistry
350 / 11,627
Chemical Engineering
315 / 6,145
Inorganic Chemistry
286 / 8,185
200 / 5,224
Computer Science
199 / 3,238
186 / 8,371
Organic Chemistry
173 / 3,840
Condensed Matter Physics
165 / 3,183
Earth science and Geophysics
163 / 6,562
157 / 1,740
Environmental Management
152 / 2,146
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
152 / 1,135
150 / 2,728
Optical Engineering
130 / 2,115
Structural Engineering
129 / 2,533
107 / 3,654
Geotechnical Engineering
103 / 1,515
Applied Mathematics
97 / 1,840
Mechanical Engineering
94 / 1,073
91 / 1,036
Environmental Chemistry
91 / 2,100
Systems Engineering
89 / 1,752
87 / 997
Atomic and Molecular physics
81 / 1,941
81 / 1,924
79 / 2,926
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
65 / 735
Physical chemistry
63 / 794
Hydrology and Water resources management
63 / 1,577
58 / 1,564
57 / 2,359
Geography and Cartography
49 / 1,265

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 33
1992 3 38
1993 26 47
1994 87 74
1995 79 128
1996 113 191
1997 157 355
1998 149 426
1999 154 674
2000 161 922
2001 182 1098
2002 193 1365
2003 194 1743
2004 229 2075
2005 193 2435
2006 238 3263
2007 241 3533
2008 298 4194
2009 508 4828
2010 369 5518
2011 506 6425
2012 412 7507
2013 526 9009
2014 557 9959
2015 644 10888
2016 677 11527
2017 583 13118
2018 560 13937
2019 604 15873
2020 584 19444
2021 601 22616
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Freiberg University of Technology gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor's Degree €1,500
Master's Degree €2,000
PhD Program Free

Currency: Euro (€)

The Freiberg University of Technology has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Freiberg University of Technology.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology No No No
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences No No No
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology No No No
Bachelor's Degree Archaeology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mineralogy, Natural Sciences
Diplom (Univ) Applied Mathematics, Automotive Engineering, Business Administration, Ceramics and Glass Technology, Economics, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nanotechnology, Natural Resources, Surveying and Mapping
Master Archaeology, Automotive Engineering, Business Administration, Ceramics and Glass Technology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Heritage Preservation, Industrial Engineering, International Business, Law, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Physics, Water Science
PhD Business Administration, Chemistry, Energy Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physics
Habilitation Business Administration, Chemistry, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Geological Engineering, Geology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physics

Freiberg University of Technology alumni

  1. Alexander von Humboldt

    Alexander von Humboldt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1769-1859 (aged 90)

    Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

  2. Novalis

    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1772-1801 (aged 29)
    Enrolled in the Freiberg University of Technology
    In 1797 studied mining engineering
    literary theoristphilosopherlyricistengineerpoet

    Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, pen name Novalis (German pronunciation: [noˈvaːlɪs]), was a German aristocrat and polymath, who was a poet, novelist, philosopher and mystic. He is regarded as an idiosyncratic and influential figure of Jena Romanticism.

  3. Theodor Körner

    Theodor Körner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1791-1813 (aged 22)
    Enrolled in the Freiberg University of Technology
    Studied in 1808

    Carl Theodor Körner was a German poet and soldier. After some time in Vienna, where he wrote some light comedies and other works for the Burgtheater, he became a soldier and joined the Lützow Free Corps in the German uprising against Napoleon. During these times, he displayed personal courage in many fights, and encouraged his comrades by fiery patriotic lyrics he composed, among these being the "Schwertlied" (Sword Song), composed during a lull in fighting only a few hours before his death, and "Lützows wilde Jagd" (Lützow's Wild Chase, or Hunt), each set to music by both Carl Maria von Weber and Franz Schubert. He was often called the "German Tyrtaeus."

  4. Friedrich Mohs

    Friedrich Mohs
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1773-1839 (aged 66)
    physicistcrystallographeruniversity teachermineralogist

    Carl Friedrich Christian Mohs was a German chemist and mineralogist. He was the creator of the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Mohs also introduced a classification of the crystal forms in crystal systems independently of Christian Samuel Weiss.

All 17 notable alumni

Freiberg University of Technology faculties and divisions

Faculty : Business Administration and the International Ressource Industry Business Administration, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Natural Resources
Faculty : Chemistry and Physics Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Physics
Faculty : Geosciences, Geo-Engineering and Mining Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Materials Science and Technology Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Physical Engineering
Faculty : Mathematics and Computer Science Computer Science, Mathematics
Faculty : Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

General information

Alternative names TU BAF
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Founded 1765
Accreditation Wissenschaftsrat
Motto Future based on tradition

Location and contacts

Address Akademiestrasse 6
Freiberg, 09596
City population 40,000

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