University of Gothenburg: Statistics



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#182 of 14,131 In the World
#61 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 39 In Sweden
#1 of 2 In Gothenburg
#3 of 2,253 For Dentistry
Top100 For 32 other topics
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Highest Degree
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 101,618 scientific papers published and 3,274,640 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Genetics, Computer Science, Psychology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, and Pathology.


University of Gothenburg majors

by publication & citation count

69,217 / 2,548,218
65,538 / 2,350,699
47,493 / 1,890,384
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
44,746 / 1,173,594
39,876 / 1,634,226
Computer Science
37,514 / 1,240,614
36,815 / 1,188,742
36,465 / 1,524,783
Environmental Science
35,316 / 1,185,224
33,745 / 1,325,347
31,094 / 979,111
28,794 / 862,496
25,007 / 668,045
Political Science
21,847 / 454,488
20,884 / 747,701
20,479 / 444,451
20,427 / 731,991
20,347 / 596,562
19,614 / 721,332
19,184 / 397,946
Organic Chemistry
17,904 / 671,363
17,402 / 541,081
17,336 / 637,672
16,732 / 638,344
Geography and Cartography
16,426 / 462,336
Quantum and Particle physics
15,650 / 423,056
15,220 / 562,410
14,255 / 573,633
12,677 / 283,258
Public Health
12,354 / 436,179
12,153 / 428,984
12,063 / 257,394
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
12,059 / 414,539
11,728 / 283,441
Anatomy and Physiology
10,654 / 394,055
10,492 / 269,187
Materials Science
10,357 / 356,676
9,949 / 208,445
8,078 / 302,038
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,028 / 202,739

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 928 14564
1992 912 17991
1993 938 15545
1994 946 15960
1995 976 17460
1996 1084 19474
1997 985 20470
1998 1011 22718
1999 996 24153
2000 1102 26076
2001 1141 28924
2002 1148 30483
2003 1246 35755
2004 1347 38010
2005 1442 41745
2006 1537 48172
2007 1597 54135
2008 1859 58945
2009 2336 66089
2010 2487 74724
2011 2977 87836
2012 3222 98564
2013 3544 112210
2014 3788 125824
2015 4234 140524
2016 4370 145331
2017 4842 155581
2018 5108 176611
2019 5686 202857
2020 6103 245123
2021 6252 281803
2022 6040 295828
2023 6188 299952
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 50)
    Enrolled in the University of Gothenburg
    Studied economics
    novelisteconomistwritertelevision presenter

    Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg Sköld 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 46)

    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 51)
    philosopheruniversity teacher

    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. He is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.

  4. Håkan Hellström

    Håkan Hellström
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1974-.. (age 50)
    recording artistcomposerdrummersinger

    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 91 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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