University of Hamburg: Statistics



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#106 of 14,131 In the World
#26 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 18 In Hamburg State
#1 of 18 In Hamburg City
#6 of 2,294 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Top100 For 24 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 151,637 scientific papers published and 3,560,390 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Genetics, and Biochemistry.


University of Hamburg majors

by publication & citation count

81,070 / 2,521,530
73,937 / 2,021,916
65,310 / 2,062,415
56,030 / 1,435,730
55,830 / 1,463,263
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
54,807 / 1,018,581
Computer Science
48,102 / 1,305,142
Environmental Science
44,587 / 1,131,153
42,589 / 1,513,205
38,292 / 1,392,281
Quantum and Particle physics
38,159 / 981,573
32,718 / 962,583
32,157 / 1,028,124
Organic Chemistry
29,609 / 912,356
29,502 / 421,075
Materials Science
26,682 / 735,526
25,813 / 709,905
Political Science
24,306 / 370,787
23,756 / 688,731
23,552 / 599,751
Geography and Cartography
23,066 / 523,644
19,909 / 613,162
Optical Engineering
19,548 / 508,049
19,361 / 535,199
18,432 / 535,296
17,583 / 347,217
16,559 / 566,557
16,424 / 394,889
16,180 / 464,230
15,009 / 512,058
14,891 / 312,986
14,656 / 284,908
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
14,543 / 412,803
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
14,182 / 303,993
13,407 / 290,026
Oncology and Cancer research
13,367 / 470,794
11,663 / 214,913
11,331 / 243,840
Nuclear Physics
10,714 / 311,224
Astrophysics and Astronomy
10,709 / 278,941

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 959 10189
1992 1106 11827
1993 1148 11559
1994 1242 11985
1995 1367 14254
1996 1477 15589
1997 1529 16196
1998 1636 17962
1999 1726 20784
2000 1651 24310
2001 1951 27149
2002 2316 30670
2003 2323 36693
2004 2571 39991
2005 2666 48504
2006 2867 56071
2007 2954 63876
2008 3143 70530
2009 3785 79476
2010 3838 87914
2011 4137 99551
2012 4970 113208
2013 5355 127611
2014 5563 141772
2015 5936 154328
2016 6609 165444
2017 6669 176910
2018 7400 196598
2019 7754 226228
2020 8626 274572
2021 9328 323390
2022 9215 338370
2023 8708 344155
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 44)
    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 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Hamburg
    1978-1985 studied jurisprudence
    politicianinternational forum participantlawyer

    Olaf Scholz is a German politician who has been serving as the chancellor of Germany since 8 December 2021. A member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), he previously served as Vice Chancellor in the fourth Merkel cabinet and as Federal Minister of Finance from 2018 to 2021. He was also First Mayor of Hamburg from 2011 to 2018, deputy leader of the SPD from 2009 to 2019, and Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs from 2007 to 2009.

  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
    civil servantwriternon-fiction writerstatespersoneconomist

    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. Robert Habeck

    Robert Habeck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1969-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Hamburg
    In 1996 graduated with magister degree
    writerpoliticianscreenwriterinternational forum participantenvironmentalist

    Robert Habeck is a German Green politician and writer who has been serving as Vice Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in the cabinet of Chancellor Olaf Scholz and as a Member of the German Bundestag for Flensburg – Schleswig since 2021. From 2018 to 2022, he also served as co-leader of Alliance 90/The Greens, alongside Annalena Baerbock. For the 2021 German federal election, he was a member of the leading duo, alongside Baerbock, who ran for chancellor of Germany.

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 1,854,000

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