University of Bonn: Statistics



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#135 of 14,131 In the World
#38 of 2,785 In Europe
#6 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 64 In North Rhine-Westphalia
#1 of 2 In Bonn
#20 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top100 For 20 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate36%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - February; April-July)

We've calculated the 36% acceptance rate for University of Bonn 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

University of Bonn is a world-class research university with 114,527 scientific papers published and 3,014,185 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, and Genetics.


University of Bonn majors

by publication & citation count

61,145 / 2,134,633
52,976 / 1,842,166
46,378 / 1,528,370
43,206 / 1,232,457
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
40,337 / 810,920
39,223 / 1,097,908
Computer Science
37,013 / 1,137,082
Environmental Science
34,391 / 988,412
34,196 / 1,360,938
33,357 / 1,330,275
Quantum and Particle physics
30,064 / 853,007
Organic Chemistry
24,011 / 806,393
22,692 / 339,070
20,688 / 727,020
19,555 / 601,208
Geography and Cartography
17,198 / 457,513
17,171 / 694,381
Materials Science
16,927 / 468,861
15,472 / 509,389
Political Science
15,446 / 239,641
14,862 / 437,374
Optical Engineering
12,933 / 360,277
12,732 / 398,256
12,337 / 228,212
11,690 / 362,948
11,620 / 435,990
11,193 / 461,541
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
11,006 / 282,127
10,970 / 276,590
Astrophysics and Astronomy
10,579 / 314,798
10,332 / 368,745
9,849 / 450,598
9,805 / 263,575
9,648 / 221,508
9,564 / 301,588
9,428 / 268,059
9,056 / 233,979
Nuclear Physics
8,607 / 253,230
7,614 / 164,723
Metallurgical Engineering
7,252 / 209,169

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 949 8636
1992 1225 9910
1993 1152 9591
1994 1245 10825
1995 1249 12202
1996 1334 13335
1997 1487 14145
1998 1549 15476
1999 1624 17687
2000 1680 21165
2001 1801 23897
2002 2015 27429
2003 2177 33539
2004 2253 37255
2005 2394 44744
2006 2679 51908
2007 2657 57925
2008 2878 65052
2009 3132 74739
2010 3176 83656
2011 3214 94890
2012 3295 107085
2013 3477 118174
2014 3724 128683
2015 3896 138423
2016 3910 146288
2017 3898 154425
2018 3933 169593
2019 4052 185974
2020 4186 222805
2021 4436 246850
2022 4503 243121
2023 4258 240642
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Bonn 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 €290
Doctoral Degree Free

The currency used is Euro (€).

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 Bonn.

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, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Botany, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Celtic Languages and Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Comparative Religion, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Consumer Studies, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, Ethnology, Food Science, Food Technology, French, French Studies, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), Hindi, History, Home Economics, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Meteorology, Mongolian, Musicology, Native Language Education, Nutrition, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religious Education, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Social Sciences, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Spanish, Surveying and Mapping, Tibetan, Turkish, Vietnamese, Zoology
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology
Magister Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology
Master Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Agronomy, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Consumer Studies, Crop Production, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, English, English Studies, Environmental Management, Ethnology, European Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, French, French Studies, Geography, German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), History, Home Economics, Italian, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Microbiology, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Protective Services, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religion, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Social Studies, Spanish, Surveying and Mapping, Theology, Tropical Agriculture, Zoology
PhD Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Catholic Theology, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Protestant Theology
Habilitation Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences

University of Bonn alumni

  1. Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1818-1883 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Bonn
    Studied in 1835-1836

    Karl Marx was a German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto (with Friedrich Engels) and the three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1894); the latter employs his critical approach of historical materialism in an analysis of capitalism and represents his greatest intellectual achievement. Marx's ideas and theories and their subsequent development, collectively known as Marxism, have exerted enormous influence on modern intellectual, economic and political history.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1844-1900 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Bonn
    Studied in 1864-1865
    writercomposerclassical scholarmusic criticphilosopher

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest person to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24, but resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life; he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and afterward a complete loss of his mental faculties, with paralysis and probably vascular dementia. He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother until her death in 1897 and then with his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche. Nietzsche died in 1900, after experiencing pneumonia and multiple strokes.

  3. Wilhelm II

    Wilhelm II
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1859-1941 (aged 82)
    statespersonpaintermonarchart collector

    Wilhelm II was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia from 1888 until his abdication in 1918, which marked the end of the German Empire and the House of Hohenzollern's 300-year reign in Prussia and 500-year reign in Brandenburg.

  4. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

    Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1819-1861 (aged 42)

    Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria. As such, he was consort of the British monarch from their marriage on 10 February 1840 until his death in 1861.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Bonn faculties and divisions

Centre : Development Research Development Studies
Centre : European Integration European Studies
Faculty : Agriculture Agriculture, Economics, Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Arts Archaeology, Art History, Classical Languages, Comparative Religion, Educational Sciences, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Musicology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Sports
Faculty : Catholic Theology Catholic Theology, Pastoral Studies, Religious Studies
Faculty : Law and Economics Economics, Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Natural Sciences Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Physics
Faculty : Medicine Dentistry, Medicine
Faculty : Protestant Theology Protestant Theology
Institute : Old Catholic Theology Seminary Theology
Research Division : Discrete Mathematics Mathematics

General information

Alternative names UNIBONN
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Founded 1818
Colors blue

Location and contacts

Address Regina-Pacis-Weg 3
Bonn, 53012
City population 332,000

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