Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg: Statistics



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#364 of 14,131 In the World
#145 of 2,785 In Europe
#31 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 9 In Saxony-Anhalt
#1 of 3 In Halle
#10 of 1,013 For Polymer science and Plastics engineering
Top50% For 163 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate50%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

We've calculated the 50% 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 64,102 scientific papers published and 986,719 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Medicine, Biochemistry, and Environmental Science.


Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg majors

by publication & citation count

42,142 / 689,472
34,248 / 431,954
33,649 / 768,777
31,959 / 427,288
Organic Chemistry
28,287 / 398,322
Quantum and Particle physics
27,992 / 276,736
Materials Science
25,670 / 280,644
24,275 / 511,449
20,885 / 475,311
Environmental Science
17,346 / 384,599
16,413 / 483,923
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15,947 / 262,795
Computer Science
11,058 / 234,926
9,189 / 113,668
8,676 / 235,015
8,408 / 211,593
8,265 / 235,511
Chemical Engineering
7,653 / 98,721
Optical Engineering
7,574 / 127,270
7,407 / 164,478
Political Science
6,586 / 100,130
Physical chemistry
6,344 / 71,546
Geography and Cartography
6,184 / 146,382
6,165 / 167,616
Metallurgical Engineering
5,737 / 111,335
5,410 / 133,688
5,141 / 111,972
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
4,997 / 77,845
4,696 / 130,476
4,374 / 94,322
4,362 / 101,502
Electrical Engineering
4,328 / 53,761
4,169 / 71,626
4,165 / 123,314
4,158 / 96,267
4,075 / 94,856
Oncology and Cancer research
3,533 / 115,980
Condensed Matter Physics
3,533 / 78,349
3,436 / 69,180
3,402 / 65,050

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 362 1996
1992 264 1952
1993 363 1889
1994 383 2207
1995 429 2641
1996 530 3033
1997 734 3120
1998 809 4599
1999 883 4471
2000 883 5724
2001 951 7136
2002 996 8200
2003 946 10473
2004 1121 12149
2005 1071 15572
2006 1171 17272
2007 2974 19818
2008 5386 22045
2009 2054 24739
2010 2380 27928
2011 1345 30791
2012 1474 34939
2013 1897 39070
2014 1697 42350
2015 2224 44365
2016 2198 47512
2017 6006 50162
2018 4649 55046
2019 2135 61845
2020 2469 74114
2021 2551 88105
2022 2322 91303
2023 1999 91084
Academic rankings


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
    violinistuniversity teacherorganistimpresariocomposer

    George Frideric Handel (/ˈhændəl/; baptised Georg Fried(e)rich Händel, German: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈhɛndl̩]; 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)
    university teacherphilosophermathematician

    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)
    university teacherphilosophermathematician

    Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor was a mathematician who 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. Oswald Spengler

    Oswald Spengler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1880-1936 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy

    Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler was a German polymath, whose areas of interest included history, philosophy, mathematics, science, and art, as well as their relation to his organic theory of history. He is best known for his two-volume work The Decline of the West (Der Untergang des Abendlandes), published in 1918 and 1922, covering human history. Spengler's model of history postulates that human cultures and civilizations are akin to biological entities, each with a limited, predictable, and deterministic lifespan.

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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