Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg: Statistics

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#383 of 14,131 In the World
#152 of 2,785 In Europe
#32 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 9 In Saxony-Anhalt
#1 of 3 In Halle
#95 of 2,092 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Top50% For 161 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate56%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

We've calculated the 56% acceptance rate for Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg is a world-class research university with 42,265 scientific papers published and 864,335 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, Engineering, Biochemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg majors

by publication & citation count

25,874 / 664,501
24,077 / 603,147
18,809 / 444,682
16,780 / 372,213
16,158 / 369,607
14,960 / 414,456
14,387 / 428,102
Organic Chemistry
14,235 / 338,868
Environmental Science
13,091 / 323,944
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
12,646 / 220,370
Materials Science
11,006 / 241,235
Quantum and Particle physics
10,875 / 229,815
Computer Science
9,034 / 204,299
7,190 / 202,655
7,176 / 190,595
6,925 / 90,066
6,378 / 140,810
6,347 / 175,491
Political Science
5,205 / 82,893
Geography and Cartography
5,199 / 118,208
5,122 / 136,036
Optical Engineering
4,905 / 104,771
4,756 / 112,441
4,353 / 94,932
4,126 / 110,464
Metallurgical Engineering
4,100 / 91,430
3,683 / 88,908
3,644 / 102,098
3,597 / 84,622
3,435 / 78,220
3,384 / 79,036
Chemical Engineering
3,282 / 80,463
3,178 / 51,250
Oncology and Cancer research
3,060 / 104,360
Condensed Matter Physics
3,007 / 67,143
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
2,968 / 65,493
2,827 / 66,031
2,767 / 64,246
2,718 / 47,445
2,685 / 60,979

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 433 1650
1991 329 1719
1992 241 1684
1993 327 1637
1994 344 1898
1995 372 2177
1996 487 2549
1997 669 2666
1998 722 3328
1999 796 3970
2000 796 5079
2001 860 6486
2002 895 7511
2003 828 9184
2004 953 10655
2005 927 14011
2006 1002 15662
2007 1005 17767
2008 1196 19854
2009 1119 22031
2010 1935 25474
2011 1183 27481
2012 1311 31471
2013 1533 35315
2014 1506 38889
2015 1447 41237
2016 1581 43908
2017 1646 48296
2018 1784 50160
2019 1858 58232
2020 2300 70819
2021 2541 93748
2022 2083 89746
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The tuition table for Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg 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 Free
Master's Degree €650
Doctoral Degree Free

The currency used is Euro (€).

The Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg has financial aid programs.

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 Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

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 Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
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 Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, Environmental Management, Ethnology, European Studies, Food Science, French, Geography (Human), German, Health Sciences, History, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Modern Languages, Music, Natural Resources, Nordic Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Political Sciences, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Romance Languages, Russian, Slavic Languages, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Sports
Konzertexamen Musical Instruments, Singing
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Protestant Theology
Master Accountancy, Agriculture, American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, Ethics, Ethnology, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geology, Germanic Studies, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Indic Languages, International Business, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Latin, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Multimedia, Music Education, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Prehistory, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Romance Languages, Romanian, Singing, Slavic Languages, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Speech Studies, Sports, Taxation
PhD Asian Studies, European Studies, Health Sciences, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Studies

Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg alumni

  1. George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1685-1759 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
    Studied in 1702-1703

    George Frideric Handel (/ˈhændəl/; baptised Georg Friedrich Händel, German: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈhɛndl̩] (listen); 23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-British Baroque composer well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, concerti grossi, and organ concertos. Handel received his training in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712, where he spent the bulk of his career and became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition and by composers of the Italian Baroque. In turn, Handel's music forms one of the peaks of the "high baroque" style, bringing Italian opera to its highest development, creating the genres of English oratorio and organ concerto, and introducing a new style into English church music. He is consistently recognized as one of the greatest composers of his age.

  2. Edmund Husserl

    Edmund Husserl
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    1859-1938 (aged 79)
    mathematicianphilosopheruniversity teacher

    Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl was an Austrian-German philosopher and mathematician who established the school of phenomenology.

  3. Georg Cantor

    Georg Cantor
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1845-1918 (aged 73)
    mathematicianphilosopheruniversity teacher

    Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor was a mathematician. He played a pivotal role in the creation of set theory, which has become a fundamental theory in mathematics. Cantor established the importance of one-to-one correspondence between the members of two sets, defined infinite and well-ordered sets, and proved that the real numbers are more numerous than the natural numbers. Cantor's method of proof of this theorem implies the existence of an infinity of infinities. He defined the cardinal and ordinal numbers and their arithmetic. Cantor's work is of great philosophical interest, a fact he was well aware of.

  4. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1729-1781 (aged 52)
    Enrolled in the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
    1751-1752 graduated with master's degree

    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and a representative of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg in his role at Abel Seyler's Hamburg National Theatre.

All 100 notable alumni

Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg faculties and divisions

Centre : Engineering Sciences Engineering
Faculty : Law, Economics and Business Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics, Law
Faculty : Medicine Anatomy, Dentistry, Genetics, Hygiene, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Toxicology
Faculty : Natural Sciences I Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy
Faculty : Natural Sciences II Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Natural Sciences III Agriculture, Computer Science, Food Science, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences
Faculty : Philosophy I Ethnology, Japanese, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Faculty : Philosophy II American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, English, English Studies, Media Studies, Music, Philology, Phonetics, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Sports
Faculty : Philosophy III Arts and Humanities, Education, Educational Sciences, Pedagogy, Teacher Training
Faculty : Theology Archaeology, Bible, Religious Art, Religious Studies, Theology

General information

Alternative names Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Founded 1817
Motto Prosteritas per tradition
Colors emerald green

Location and contacts

Address Universitätsplatz 10
Halle, Saale, 06099
City population 238,000

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