University of Leipzig: Statistics

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#199 of 14,131 In the World
#68 of 2,785 In Europe
#16 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 19 In Saxony
#1 of 6 In Leipzig
#61 of 1,109 For Cardiology
Top50% For 142 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

We've calculated the 10% acceptance rate for University of Leipzig 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 Leipzig is a world-class research university with 52,599 scientific papers published and 1,555,490 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology, and Materials Science.


University of Leipzig majors

by publication & citation count

18,013 / 646,038
10,868 / 467,861
7,850 / 202,732
6,238 / 147,342
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,626 / 144,382
4,587 / 110,426
Computer Science
4,393 / 180,265
3,862 / 199,347
Materials Science
3,082 / 66,970
2,333 / 128,686
Environmental Science
2,143 / 73,305
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
1,906 / 26,482
1,760 / 88,230
Oncology and Cancer research
1,759 / 83,666
1,672 / 96,898
1,474 / 61,110
1,427 / 61,619
1,171 / 68,566
Molecular Biology
1,144 / 32,391
1,138 / 61,794
Condensed Matter Physics
1,112 / 26,693
1,106 / 21,551
1,005 / 11,372
Health Science
996 / 47,309
954 / 80,761
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
913 / 25,024
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
856 / 26,576
836 / 66,195
Anatomy and Physiology
834 / 20,997
Political Science
804 / 4,629
737 / 12,540
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
729 / 41,931
Quantum and Particle physics
727 / 22,996
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
710 / 32,332
707 / 15,301
Clinical Psychology
696 / 38,623
Organic Chemistry
687 / 19,159
Inorganic Chemistry
658 / 16,892
Theoretical Physics
626 / 10,525
616 / 17,493

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 497 1886
1992 418 1775
1993 372 2054
1994 456 2782
1995 502 2928
1996 630 3724
1997 811 4486
1998 890 6030
1999 961 8077
2000 1119 10197
2001 1183 12572
2002 1208 15921
2003 1316 20473
2004 1492 24947
2005 1702 31296
2006 1689 38347
2007 1690 45613
2008 1776 52246
2009 1973 60231
2010 2752 69631
2011 2162 78219
2012 2323 90157
2013 2503 100859
2014 2625 109374
2015 2739 113842
2016 2680 114549
2017 3064 124357
2018 2909 122357
2019 3436 142095
2020 3717 169290
2021 4163 198565
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Leipzig 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 for EU/EEA students, €1,500 for non-EU/EEA students
Master's Degree Free for EU/EEA students, €1,500 for non-EU/EEA students
Doctoral Degree Free for all students

Currency: 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 Leipzig.

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, Ancient Civilizations, Arabic, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Computing, Business Education, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Czech, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Economics, English, English Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, Geography, German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), Hindi, History, History of Religion, Islamic Studies, Japanese, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Meteorology, Mongolian, Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, South Asian Studies, Sports, Sports Management, Theatre, Tibetan, Translation and Interpretation
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Protestant Theology
Diplom (Univ) Business and Commerce, Mathematics, Protestant Theology
Master African Studies, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Arabic, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Business Education, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, English, English Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, European Union Law, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Hindi, History, History of Religion, Insurance, International Economics, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Mongolian, Musicology, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religion, Romanian, Slavic Languages, Small Business, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Sports, Sports Management, Theatre, Theology, Tibetan, Translation and Interpretation, Writing
PhD Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, History, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Mineralogy, Oriental Studies, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sports, Theology, Veterinary Science

University of Leipzig alumni

  1. Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the University of Leipzig
    1973-1978 studied physics

    Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German former politician and scientist who served as Chancellor of Germany from November 2005 to December 2021. A member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), she previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018. Merkel was the first female chancellor of Germany. During her tenure as Chancellor, Merkel was frequently referred to as the de facto leader of the European Union (EU), the most powerful woman in the world, and beginning in 2016 was a contended as the leader of the free world.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1844-1900 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Leipzig
    Studied in 1865-1879
    classical scholarwriterphilosophermusic criticpoet

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, prose poet, cultural critic, philologist, and composer whose work has exerted a profound influence on contemporary philosophy. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest person ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24. Nietzsche 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. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1749-1832 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Leipzig
    1765-1768 studied jurisprudence

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic. His works include plays, poetry, literature, and aesthetic criticism, as well as treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. He is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential writer in the German language, his work having a profound and wide-ranging influence on Western literary, political, and philosophical thought from the late 18th century to the present day.

  4. Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1813-1883 (aged 70)

    Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Carl Maria von Weber and Giacomo Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama. He described this vision in a series of essays published between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).

All 100 notable alumni

University of Leipzig faculties and divisions

Faculty : Biology, Pharmacy and Psychology Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Psychology
Faculty : Chemistry and Mineralogy Chemistry, Crystallography, Mineralogy
Faculty : Economics and Management (including Civil Engineering) Accountancy, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Business Computing, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Economics, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Management, Real Estate, Statistics
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Curriculum, Education, Education of the Handicapped, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education
Faculty : History, Art and Oriental Studies African Studies, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnology, Fine Arts, History, Music, Musicology, Oriental Studies, Religious Studies, Theatre
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Computer Science Computer Science, Mathematics
Faculty : Medicine Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Medicine, Occupational Health, Physiology, Virology
Faculty : Philology American Studies, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, English Studies, German, Germanic Studies, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philology, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Physics and Earth Sciences Earth Sciences, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Meteorology, Paleontology, Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences and Philosophy Ethics, Journalism, Logic, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Sports Science Physical Education, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sports
Faculty : Theology Religious Education, Theology
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names Universität Leipzig
Founded 1409
Motto Aus Tradition Grenzen überschreiten

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 100920 Ritterstraße 26
Leipzig, Saxony, 04009
City population 609,000

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