University of Hamburg: Statistics



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#195 of 14,131 In the World
#63 of 2,785 In Europe
#15 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 18 In Hamburg State
#1 of 18 In Hamburg City
#49 of 2,062 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 210 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Hamburg 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 CalendarOctober to September

Research profile

University of Hamburg is a world-class research university with 66,607 scientific papers published and 1,446,763 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Medicine, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Hamburg majors

by publication & citation count

30,546 / 806,043
29,884 / 890,387
29,604 / 871,274
28,562 / 718,262
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
25,539 / 378,187
Quantum and Particle physics
22,680 / 598,704
Environmental Science
22,327 / 555,966
Computer Science
19,108 / 462,940
18,132 / 470,688
Organic Chemistry
16,387 / 476,074
15,478 / 172,657
Materials Science
14,904 / 421,697
14,528 / 505,911
12,822 / 348,679
12,544 / 464,225
Geography and Cartography
11,845 / 265,063
Political Science
11,433 / 120,100
Optical Engineering
10,577 / 271,773
9,732 / 273,171
9,121 / 242,952
8,370 / 161,880
Nuclear Physics
7,935 / 234,510
7,545 / 107,688
7,441 / 201,967
7,267 / 137,130
6,967 / 102,099
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,941 / 184,570
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,850 / 124,422
6,500 / 124,927
6,396 / 125,773
6,006 / 94,844
5,931 / 127,915
Metallurgical Engineering
5,729 / 177,881
5,598 / 183,182
5,450 / 85,121
Electrical Engineering
5,184 / 124,012
5,122 / 150,440
4,649 / 131,273
Condensed Matter Physics
4,467 / 129,773
4,322 / 153,831

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 794 8025
1991 752 8171
1992 827 9216
1993 852 9046
1994 877 9552
1995 971 11119
1996 1013 11906
1997 1063 12229
1998 1091 13240
1999 1177 15178
2000 1036 16924
2001 1200 18719
2002 1242 19958
2003 1224 22775
2004 1310 24739
2005 1229 29376
2006 1215 32185
2007 1302 35600
2008 1476 38456
2009 1489 41006
2010 1531 42700
2011 1659 46435
2012 1928 50693
2013 2042 55997
2014 2147 58973
2015 2126 63651
2016 2301 65393
2017 2483 67402
2018 2642 70090
2019 2825 80410
2020 2964 93583
2021 3391 115680
2022 2920 105649
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Hamburg 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 € 380 (for non-EU students)
Doctoral Degree Free

The currency used is Euro (€).

The University of Hamburg 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 Hamburg.

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 African Languages, African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Catalan, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, English Studies, Ethnology, Finnish, Fishery, Food Technology, Forest Economics, French, Geography, Geophysics, German, Greek, Greek (Classical), Hindi, History, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Studies, Literature, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Musicology, Nanotechnology, Natural Resources, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Primary Education, Psychology, Religion, Secondary Education, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Software Engineering, South and Southeast Asian Languages, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Spanish, Special Education, Sports, Tibetan, Translation and Interpretation, Turkish, Vocational Education, Welfare and Protective Services
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Protestant Theology
Magister Protestant Theology
Diplom (Univ) Protestant Theology
Master African Languages, African Studies, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art History, Artificial Intelligence, Asian Religious Studies, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Chinese, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Engineering, English, English Studies, European Studies, European Union Law, Fishery, Forest Economics, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, German, Greek, Greek (Classical), Health Administration, Higher Education, History, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Insurance, International Business, International Law, Islamic Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Korean, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Musicology, Nanotechnology, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Protective Services, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Religion, Romance Languages, Secondary Education, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, Sociology, South and Southeast Asian Languages, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Special Education, Sports, Taxation, Tibetan, Turkish, Vocational Education
PhD African Studies, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, European Languages, History, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sports
Habilitation Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sports

University of Hamburg alumni

  1. Annalena Baerbock

    Annalena Baerbock
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the University of Hamburg
    2000-2004 studied political science

    Annalena Charlotte Alma Baerbock is a German politician of the Alliance 90/The Greens party serving as Germany's minister for foreign affairs since 2021.

  2. Olaf Scholz

    Olaf Scholz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1958-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Hamburg
    1978-1985 studied jurisprudence
    lawyerinternational forum participantpolitician

    Olaf Scholz is a German politician who has served as the chancellor of Germany since 8 December 2021. A member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), he previously served as Vice Chancellor in Fourth Merkel cabinet and as Federal Minister of Finance from 2018 to 2021. He was also First Mayor of Hamburg from 2011 to 2018 and deputy leader of the SPD from 2009 to 2019.

  3. Helmut Schmidt

    Helmut Schmidt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1918-2015 (aged 97)
    Enrolled in the University of Hamburg
    In 1949 graduated with economist
    writercivil servantpublisherministerpolitician

    Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt was a German politician and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), who served as the chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982.

  4. Mateusz Morawiecki

    Mateusz Morawiecki
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1968-.. (age 55)
    historianmanagerinternational forum participanteconomistpolitician

    Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki is a Polish economist, historian and politician who has served as prime minister of Poland since 2017. A member of Law and Justice (PiS) party, he previously served in the cabinet of prime minister Beata Szydło as deputy prime minister from 2015 to 2017, Minister of Development from 2015 to 2018 and Minister of Finance from 2016 to 2018. Prior to his political appointment, Morawiecki had an extensive business career.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Hamburg faculties and divisions

Centre : Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (ZMAW) Marine Science and Oceanography, Meteorology
Centre : Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IZuLL) Higher Education
Faculty : Business Administration Business Administration
Faculty : Business, Economics and Social Sciences Economics, Social Sciences
Faculty : Education Education
Faculty : Humanities African Studies, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Catholic Theology, Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Protestant Theology
Faculty : Law Civil Engineering, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Medicine Dentistry, Medicine
Faculty : Psychology and Human Movement Psychology, Sports
Institute : International Tax Taxation
Institute : Peace Research and Security Policy Peace and Disarmament
Research Division : Biotechnology, Society and the Environment Biotechnology, Environmental Studies, Social Studies

General information

Alternative names UHH
Universität Hamburg
Founded 1919
Accreditation AQUIN
Motto Der Forschung, der Lehre, der Bildung
To Research, to Teach, to Educate and Form
Colors red, white

Location and contacts

Address Mittelweg 177
Hamburg, 20148
City population 1,852,000

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