Freiberg University of Technology: Statistics



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#1080 of 14,131 In the World
#414 of 2,785 In Europe
#63 of 369 In Germany
#4 of 19 In Saxony
#102 of 1,031 For Mining Engineering
Top50% For 91 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 16,293 scientific papers published and 237,254 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Geology, and Metallurgical Engineering.


Freiberg University of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

11,302 / 182,531
11,201 / 180,053
11,063 / 186,860
Materials Science
8,773 / 139,542
Environmental Science
8,635 / 159,239
Organic Chemistry
7,662 / 127,640
Quantum and Particle physics
7,518 / 124,417
7,490 / 149,167
6,092 / 119,109
Metallurgical Engineering
5,752 / 96,992
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,952 / 56,910
Geography and Cartography
3,717 / 67,274
3,480 / 78,433
Computer Science
3,349 / 59,257
2,906 / 25,317
Optical Engineering
2,872 / 50,919
2,807 / 52,208
Chemical Engineering
2,632 / 53,255
2,454 / 49,228
Physical chemistry
2,370 / 44,768
2,331 / 39,120
2,141 / 34,652
Earth science and Geophysics
2,040 / 48,306
1,940 / 35,756
Mechanical Engineering
1,872 / 31,127
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
1,855 / 32,131
1,809 / 30,407
Electrical Engineering
1,590 / 26,366
Petrology and Geochemistry
1,577 / 38,325
1,552 / 27,366
1,530 / 28,934
1,488 / 29,299
1,459 / 27,442
Environmental Chemistry
1,452 / 28,320
Geotechnical Engineering
1,451 / 23,713
Political Science
1,437 / 13,652
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,400 / 25,756
1,319 / 14,149
Nuclear Physics
1,220 / 22,499
Structural Engineering
1,177 / 16,673

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 83 319
1992 95 330
1993 99 340
1994 159 390
1995 148 462
1996 174 534
1997 214 641
1998 227 768
1999 215 899
2000 283 1149
2001 252 1242
2002 291 1474
2003 270 1937
2004 274 2198
2005 270 2743
2006 265 3040
2007 283 3376
2008 334 3980
2009 568 4489
2010 418 5115
2011 631 6056
2012 524 6799
2013 650 8234
2014 665 9158
2015 803 10360
2016 843 11329
2017 715 12752
2018 802 15187
2019 803 17181
2020 837 20881
2021 848 24439
2022 737 25081
2023 771 25495
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. Mikhail Lomonosov

    Mikhail Lomonosov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1711-1765 (aged 54)

    Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. The founder of modern geology, Lomonosov was also a poet and influenced the formation of the modern Russian literary language.

  2. 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, while his advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement pioneered modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

  3. Novalis

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

    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 influential figure of Jena Romanticism.

  4. Prince Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia

    Prince Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1976-.. (age 48)
    business manager

    Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prinz von Preussen is a German businessman who is the current head of the Prussian branch of the House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling dynasty of the German Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia. He is the great-great-grandson and historic heir of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, who abdicated and went into exile upon Germany's defeat in World War I in 1918. Thus he is a fourth great-grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and a distant cousin of many European monarchs.

All 20 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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