University of Freiburg: Statistics



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#154 of 14,131 In the World
#49 of 2,785 In Europe
#9 of 369 In Germany
#3 of 62 In Baden-Wurttemberg
#1 of 6 In Freiburg im Breisgau
#32 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 215 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate33%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent. For international students, good command of the German language
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; April-July)

We've calculated the 33% acceptance rate for University of Freiburg 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 Freiburg is a world-class research university with 104,016 scientific papers published and 2,996,644 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, Engineering, Biochemistry, Genetics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, and Environmental Science.


University of Freiburg majors

by publication & citation count

64,057 / 2,318,617
55,175 / 2,008,733
47,841 / 1,524,506
39,424 / 1,173,797
38,567 / 1,183,565
36,827 / 1,524,102
36,442 / 1,491,818
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
34,174 / 798,338
Computer Science
33,481 / 1,122,438
Environmental Science
30,297 / 975,125
Organic Chemistry
26,653 / 916,922
Quantum and Particle physics
25,286 / 731,453
21,616 / 764,267
Materials Science
21,148 / 627,603
20,062 / 362,964
19,401 / 655,522
17,302 / 575,535
Geography and Cartography
14,063 / 426,223
12,893 / 379,991
12,802 / 358,141
12,335 / 432,426
Political Science
12,321 / 241,008
12,250 / 470,995
12,231 / 404,511
12,176 / 408,743
11,918 / 507,485
Optical Engineering
11,467 / 331,477
10,792 / 332,576
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,472 / 349,601
9,386 / 233,436
8,970 / 260,954
8,641 / 339,174
Metallurgical Engineering
8,323 / 260,893
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
8,271 / 228,031
8,229 / 199,566
7,869 / 246,075
7,774 / 196,336
Electrical Engineering
7,714 / 189,563
7,514 / 186,993
Anatomy and Physiology
6,992 / 221,037

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1074 12728
1992 1110 15278
1993 1146 14579
1994 1073 15409
1995 1207 17580
1996 1240 19173
1997 1246 20400
1998 1421 22622
1999 1418 24955
2000 1499 27891
2001 1449 29509
2002 1623 31838
2003 1547 36399
2004 1915 41211
2005 1781 47258
2006 1962 52714
2007 2056 58534
2008 2058 62245
2009 2405 69139
2010 2719 77208
2011 2670 85442
2012 2906 96955
2013 3145 105036
2014 3246 112271
2015 3355 119641
2016 3610 126247
2017 4069 134151
2018 4546 151949
2019 4660 176923
2020 5118 215054
2021 5461 250846
2022 5082 250280
2023 5112 255302
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Freiburg 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 €150
Master's Degree €500
Doctoral Degree Free

All costs are in Euros (€).

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 Freiburg.

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 American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Forestry, French, French Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Islamic Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Romance Languages, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Water Science, Wood Technology
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Catholic Theology, Theology
Magister Catholic Theology, Theology
Master American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dental Technology, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English, English Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, European Languages, European Studies, European Union Law, Foreign Languages Education, Forest Management, Forestry, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, German, Germanic Studies, Health Sciences, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Musicology, Native Language Education, Neurosciences, Nordic Studies, Nursing, Periodontics, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Sports, Taxation, Water Science, Welfare and Protective Services
PhD Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Law, Energy Engineering, Engineering, History of Religion, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Pathology, Physics, Psychology, Robotics, Social Sciences

University of Freiburg alumni

  1. Max Weber

    Max Weber
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1864-1920 (aged 56)

    Maximilian Karl Emil Weber was a German sociologist, historian, jurist and political economist, who is regarded as among the most important theorists of the development of modern Western society. He was one of the central figures in the development of sociology and the social sciences, and his ideas profoundly influence social theory and research.

  2. Hannah Arendt

    Hannah Arendt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1906-1975 (aged 69)
    political theoristwriterauthorhistorianuniversity teacher

    Hannah Arendt was a German-American historian and philosopher. She was one of the most influential political theorists of the 20th century.

  3. Martin Heidegger

    Martin Heidegger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1889-1976 (aged 87)
    Enrolled in the University of Freiburg
    In 1916 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy
    Studied theology and philosophy
    university teacherphilosopherpoet

    Martin Heidegger was a German philosopher who is best known for contributions to phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. He is often considered to be among the most important and influential philosophers of the 20th century.

  4. Konrad Adenauer

    Konrad Adenauer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1876-1967 (aged 91)
    autobiographerassessorlawyerart collectorChancellor of Germany

    Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer was a German statesman who served as the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1963. From 1946 to 1966, he was the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a new founded Christian-democratic party, which became the dominant force in the country under his leadership.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Freiburg faculties and divisions

Faculty : Biology Biology
Faculty : Chemistry and Pharmacy Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy
Faculty : Economics and Behavioural Sciences Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Economics, Education, Finance, Psychology, Sports
Faculty : Engineering Engineering
Faculty : Environment and Natural Resources Botany, Crystallography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Forest Economics, Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry, Geography, Hydraulic Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Meteorology, Soil Science
Faculty : Humanities Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Ethnology, History, Musicology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Sociology
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, International Law, Law, Private Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Physics Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Medicine Biochemistry, Dentistry, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Pathology
Faculty : Philology English, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philology, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Theology Bible, Theology
Graduate School : Biology and Medicine Biology, Medicine
Research Division : Anthropology and Gender Studies Anthropology, Gender Studies
Research Division : Biological Signalling Studies Biological and Life Sciences
Research Division : Business and Law Business Administration, Law
Research Division : Cancer Oncology
Research Division : Chronical Immunodeficiency Immunology
Research Division : Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Computer Science, Neurosciences
Research Division : Data Analysis and Modelling Data Processing
Research Division : French Studies French Studies
Research Division : Interdisciplinary Ethics Ethics
Research Division : Linguistics Linguistics
Research Division : Materials Materials Engineering
Research Division : Medicine and Society Medicine, Social Studies
Research Division : Medieval Studies Medieval Studies
Research Division : Neurosciences Neurosciences
Research Division : Popular Culture and Music Cultural Studies, Music
Research Division : Renewable Energy Energy Engineering
Research Division : Security and Society Protective Services
Research Division : Systems Biology Biology
Research Division : Transcultural Asian Studies Asian Studies

General information

Alternative names Universität Freiburg
Founded 1457
Motto Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen.
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address Friedrichstrasse 39 P.O. Box 79085
Freiburg im Breisgau, 79098
City population 232,000

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