University of Gottingen: Statistics



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#142 of 14,131 In the World
#41 of 2,785 In Europe
#6 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 26 In Lower Saxony
#1 of 2 In Gottingen
#7 of 2,062 For Pharmacy
Top100 For 12 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Gottingen 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 (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarApril to March (April - September; October-March)

Research profile

University of Gottingen is a world-class research university with 88,194 scientific papers published and 2,607,547 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Biochemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Genetics, and Computer Science.


University of Gottingen majors

by publication & citation count

55,262 / 2,007,673
47,918 / 1,723,733
37,392 / 1,230,017
34,105 / 1,079,502
Environmental Science
32,729 / 1,052,473
32,641 / 1,030,818
29,660 / 1,210,274
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
28,458 / 661,931
27,827 / 1,061,614
Computer Science
25,294 / 940,848
Organic Chemistry
24,803 / 921,048
Quantum and Particle physics
21,352 / 668,668
18,870 / 631,627
Materials Science
18,114 / 612,916
17,240 / 631,462
16,983 / 537,499
Geography and Cartography
15,299 / 491,776
14,482 / 274,957
13,792 / 548,231
13,670 / 475,201
10,858 / 358,952
Political Science
10,791 / 179,567
10,091 / 438,502
9,626 / 393,812
9,536 / 261,580
9,475 / 225,653
8,768 / 169,678
Optical Engineering
8,731 / 337,917
Metallurgical Engineering
8,506 / 252,973
8,501 / 215,699
8,082 / 204,943
7,819 / 239,550
7,789 / 216,552
7,205 / 305,327
6,988 / 137,088
6,621 / 120,322
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,481 / 150,153
Anatomy and Physiology
6,030 / 198,854
5,968 / 158,467
Agricultural Science
5,966 / 201,480

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 923 8335
1991 956 8908
1992 931 10218
1993 913 9617
1994 1008 10611
1995 973 12041
1996 1172 12461
1997 1183 14098
1998 1412 15370
1999 1371 17234
2000 1461 19407
2001 1327 22311
2002 1421 24014
2003 1421 27266
2004 1531 30630
2005 1643 37395
2006 1883 42269
2007 1914 48262
2008 2436 57488
2009 2596 68148
2010 2590 75239
2011 2829 85463
2012 2779 97198
2013 3003 108287
2014 3218 114775
2015 3199 125258
2016 3264 132030
2017 3412 142772
2018 3370 146263
2019 3498 166621
2020 3898 197650
2021 4685 250106
2022 3523 233492
Academic rankings


Local studetns 165.70 per semester (EUR)

The University of Gottingen 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 Gottingen.

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, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Forestry, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Protestant Theology
Magister Theology
Master Accountancy, Agriculture, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Cardiology, Central European Studies, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Education, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, English, Environmental Management, Ethnology, European Studies, European Union Law, Finance, Finnish, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, French, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), Hispanic American Studies, History, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Technology, International Economics, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Italian, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Microbiology, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Musicology, Native Language Education, Neurosciences, Pedagogy, Persian, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Prehistory, Psychology, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Sports, Statistics, Taxation, Theology, Tropical Agriculture, Turkish
PhD Agriculture, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Forest Biology, Forestry, Genetics, Geography, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Physics, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology, Wood Technology
Habilitation Agriculture, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Forestry, Geography, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Theology

University of Gottingen alumni

  1. Otto von Bismarck

    Otto von Bismarck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1815-1898 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Gottingen
    1832-1833 studied legal science
    military officervolunteer serving one yearpoliticiandiplomatjurist

    Otto, Prince of Bismarck, Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg, born Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, was a Prussian and later German statesman and diplomat. From his origins in the upper class of Junker landowners, Bismarck rose rapidly in Prussian politics, and from 1862 to 1890 he was the minister president and foreign minister of Prussia. Before his rise to the executive, he was the Prussian ambassador to Russia and France and served in both houses of the Prussian parliament. He masterminded the unification of Germany in 1871 and served as the first chancellor of the German Empire until 1890, in which capacity he dominated European affairs. He had served as chancellor of the North German Confederation from 1867 to 1871, alongside his responsibilities in the Kingdom of Prussia. He cooperated with King Wilhelm I of Prussia to unify the various German states, a partnership that would last for the rest of Wilhelm's life. The King granted Bismarck the titles of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen in 1865 and Prince of Bismarck in 1871. Bismarck provoked three short, decisive wars against Denmark, Austria, and France. Following the victory against Austria, he abolished the supranational German Confederation and instead formed the North German Confederation as the first German national state, aligning the smaller North German states behind Prussia, while excluding Austria. Receiving the support of the independent South German states in the Confederation's defeat of France, he formed the German Empire – which also excluded Austria – and united Germany.

  2. Arthur Schopenhauer

    Arthur Schopenhauer
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1788-1860 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the University of Gottingen
    Studied in 1809
    writerphilosophermusicologisttranslatoruniversity teacher

    Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), which characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind noumenal will. Building on the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), Schopenhauer developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system that rejected the contemporaneous ideas of German idealism. He was among the first thinkers in Western philosophy to share and affirm significant tenets of Indian philosophy, such as asceticism, denial of the self, and the notion of the world-as-appearance. His work has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism.

  3. Max Weber

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

    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. His ideas profoundly influence social theory and research. While Weber did not see himself as a sociologist, he is recognized as one of the fathers of sociology, along with Karl Marx and Émile Durkheim.

  4. Robert Oppenheimer

    Robert Oppenheimer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1904-1967 (aged 63)
    theoretical physicistart collectornuclear physicistengineeruniversity teacher

    J. Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist. A professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, and is often credited as the "father of the atomic bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project—the World War II undertaking—that developed the world's first nuclear weapon.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Gottingen faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agricultural Sciences Agriculture
Faculty : Biology and Psychology Biology, Psychology
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry
Faculty : Economic Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Taxation
Faculty : Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology Ecology, Forestry
Faculty : Geoscience and Geography Environmental Management, Geography, Geology
Faculty : Humanities Ancient Civilizations, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, East Asian Studies, Finnish, History, Musicology, Philology, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Computer Science Mathematics
Faculty : Physics Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Ethnology, Gender Studies, Indic Languages, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Theology Bible, Ethics, Jewish Studies, New Testament, Religious Studies, Theology

General information

Alternative names University of Göttingen
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Founded 1734
Accreditation Zentrale Evaluations und Akkreditierungsagentur (ZevA)
Motto In publica commoda

Location and contacts

Address Wilhelmsplatz 1 (Aula)
Göttingen, 37073
City population 120,000

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