University of Gothenburg: Statistics

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#180 of 14,131 In the World
#57 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 39 In Sweden
#1 of 2 In Gothenburg
#3 of 2,109 For Dentistry
Top100 For 43 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Gothenburg 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 or foreign equivalent and a documented good knowledge of English. TOEFL test for foreign students (at least 500)
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; January-June)
Full time employee3,028
Student:staff ratio12:1

Research profile

University of Gothenburg is a world-class research university with 89,259 scientific papers published and 2,872,722 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry, Psychology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Pathology.


University of Gothenburg majors

by publication & citation count

60,570 / 2,210,206
57,388 / 2,062,117
41,858 / 1,635,000
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
37,818 / 982,341
35,160 / 1,421,396
32,241 / 1,329,544
31,632 / 1,013,016
Computer Science
31,607 / 1,060,369
Environmental Science
30,477 / 995,139
29,277 / 1,145,181
26,766 / 811,738
24,744 / 706,201
21,172 / 570,065
Political Science
18,029 / 356,180
17,847 / 627,488
17,409 / 613,008
16,910 / 611,938
16,890 / 487,566
16,812 / 345,429
15,957 / 317,314
Organic Chemistry
15,646 / 547,398
15,037 / 556,541
14,337 / 439,479
14,227 / 523,048
Geography and Cartography
13,829 / 375,266
Quantum and Particle physics
13,322 / 341,666
12,802 / 462,132
12,475 / 494,840
10,657 / 237,249
Public Health
10,545 / 386,341
10,316 / 374,870
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
10,277 / 347,186
10,222 / 209,948
9,613 / 224,683
Anatomy and Physiology
9,417 / 339,293
Materials Science
8,943 / 285,326
8,575 / 213,275
8,304 / 165,329
7,009 / 255,201
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,622 / 152,668

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 864 11898
1991 821 12994
1992 824 15867
1993 825 13762
1994 822 14312
1995 856 15713
1996 978 17445
1997 886 18489
1998 906 20487
1999 883 22112
2000 983 23696
2001 1011 26604
2002 1041 28294
2003 1118 32818
2004 1225 34514
2005 1299 38688
2006 1386 44441
2007 1516 50162
2008 1825 56651
2009 2657 64232
2010 2232 68275
2011 2772 80643
2012 2916 91918
2013 3299 104879
2014 3526 117722
2015 3907 130996
2016 4006 136234
2017 4479 151122
2018 4621 157659
2019 5128 186356
2020 5662 227487
2021 6640 292940
2022 5630 286047
Academic rankings


International studetns 110,000-400,000 per annum. (SEK)

The University of Gothenburg has financial aid programs and 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 University of Gothenburg.

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 No No No
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
Högskoleexamen / Konstnärlig högskoleexamen Computer Science, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Technology
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Aesthetics, Anthropology, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Chinese, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, European Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, Furniture Design, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Handicrafts, Heritage Preservation, History, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Leisure Studies, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Opera, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Religious Music, Russian, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Sports, Teacher Training, Textile Design, Theatre, Theology, Transport Management, Weaving
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Teacher Training
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Cinema and Television, Conducting, European Studies, Film, Hygiene, Information Technology, Journalism, Labour and Industrial Relations, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Music, Translation and Interpretation, Video
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Accountancy, Acting, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Arts and Humanities, Bible, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Conducting, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Design, Display and Stage Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography (Human), Glass Art, Government, Handicrafts, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Human Rights, Information Technology, International Studies, Jewellery Art, Leadership, Literature, Logic, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Musical Instruments, Natural Resources, Opera, Organic Chemistry, Pedagogy, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Police Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Swedish, Technology Education, Textile Design, Theatre, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Weaving, Writing
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Anaesthesiology, Dentistry, Dietetics, Gerontology, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Teacher Training
Licentiatexamen Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Doktorsexamen Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Design, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Film, Fine Arts, Food Science, Gender Studies, History, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Religious Studies, Sports, Theatre, Theology

University of Gothenburg alumni

  1. Camilla Läckberg

    Camilla Läckberg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Gothenburg
    Studied economics
    novelisttelevision presenterwritereconomist

    Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg Eriksson is a Swedish crime writer. As of the early-2010s, her work has been translated into more than 40 languages in 60 countries. She has been called "the rock star of Nordic noir."

  2. José González

    José González
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1978-.. (age 45)

    José Gabriel González is a Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg. González is also a member of the band Junip, along with Tobias Winterkorn.

  3. Nick Bostrom

    Nick Bostrom
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1973-.. (age 50)
    university teacherphilosopher

    Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, whole brain emulation, superintelligence risks, and the reversal test. In 2011, he founded the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology, and is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. In 2009 and 2015, he was included in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

  4. Håkan Hellström

    Håkan Hellström
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1974-.. (age 49)
    singerdrummercomposerrecording artist

    Håkan Georg Hellström is a Swedish musician. He made his breakthrough in Sweden in 2000 with the song "Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg" and the album with the same name. He has released nine studio albums to date with eight reaching number one on the Swedish Albums Chart, while Ett kolikbarns bekännelser reached number two.

All 85 notable alumni

University of Gothenburg faculties and divisions

Academy : The Sahlgrenska Academy Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy
Faculty : Arts Aesthetics, African Languages, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religion, Cultural Studies, Dutch, English, Ethnology, Fine Arts, German, Greek, History, History of Religion, Latin, Linguistics, Logic, Modern Languages, Oriental Languages, Philosophy, Phonetics, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Swedish, Theatre, Theology
Faculty : Education Child Care and Development, Communication Studies, Education, Food Science, Home Economics, Nutrition, Pedagogy, Special Education, Sports, Vocational Education
Faculty : Fine, Applied and Performing Arts Art Management, Design, Film, Fine Arts, Handicrafts, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Opera, Performing Arts, Photography, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing
Faculty : Information Technology Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Software Engineering
Faculty : Science Botany, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
Faculty : Social Sciences Information Sciences, Museum Studies, Peace and Disarmament, Social Sciences, Social Work, Vocational Counselling, Welfare and Protective Services
Faculty : Teacher Training Teacher Training
School : Business, Economics and Law Business Administration, Economics, Law

General information

Alternative names GU
Göteborgs universitet
Founded 1891
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Att förnya det överlämnade och lämna det förnyade vidare
Colors blue, black, white

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 100
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, SE-405 30
City population 608,000

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