University of Leipzig: Statistics



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#204 of 14,131 In the World
#65 of 2,785 In Europe
#16 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 19 In Saxony
#1 of 6 In Leipzig
#32 of 2,294 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Top50% For 189 other topics
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Acceptance rate
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 76,072 scientific papers published and 1,575,524 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Genetics, and Environmental Science.


University of Leipzig majors

by publication & citation count

42,685 / 1,168,043
36,860 / 938,843
36,290 / 940,508
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
27,928 / 488,234
27,199 / 576,630
26,529 / 613,137
23,824 / 712,417
Computer Science
23,262 / 599,154
23,059 / 678,239
Environmental Science
20,723 / 469,753
Organic Chemistry
18,832 / 430,298
Quantum and Particle physics
18,300 / 386,333
17,181 / 232,564
16,761 / 487,035
15,371 / 494,521
Materials Science
14,295 / 300,915
Political Science
11,635 / 169,253
11,265 / 265,515
9,979 / 317,082
Geography and Cartography
9,592 / 202,518
9,054 / 239,706
8,965 / 247,001
8,895 / 269,691
8,452 / 155,694
7,999 / 247,493
7,966 / 217,759
7,805 / 220,880
Optical Engineering
7,736 / 168,921
7,696 / 189,160
7,455 / 196,476
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,717 / 139,592
6,556 / 121,919
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
6,304 / 159,085
6,176 / 114,976
Metallurgical Engineering
5,834 / 119,768
5,822 / 110,318
5,638 / 116,359
Anatomy and Physiology
4,679 / 107,840
Oncology and Cancer research
4,665 / 164,484
Physical chemistry
4,563 / 103,321

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 614 3025
1992 473 3177
1993 440 3031
1994 544 3472
1995 590 3685
1996 695 4261
1997 944 4704
1998 1006 5568
1999 1104 6873
2000 1130 8242
2001 1143 9642
2002 1286 11531
2003 1331 14268
2004 1649 16940
2005 1737 21348
2006 1799 25232
2007 1862 29402
2008 1811 33328
2009 2063 40266
2010 2154 44818
2011 2128 49747
2012 2305 56256
2013 2555 62619
2014 2634 67976
2015 2617 72406
2016 2742 75940
2017 3045 81069
2018 2831 88357
2019 3244 100691
2020 3490 120170
2021 4166 137103
2022 3806 142178
2023 3822 148061
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 70)
    Enrolled in the University of Leipzig
    1973-1978 graduated with Diplom in physics

    Angela Dorothea Merkel is a retired German politician and chemist who served as chancellor of Germany from 2005 to 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 chancellorship, Merkel was frequently referred to as the de facto leader of the European Union (EU) and the most powerful woman in the world. Beginning in 2016, she was often described 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
    writercomposerclassical scholarmusic criticphilosopher

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest person to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24, but 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
    writerjuristpolymaththeatre managercomposer

    Johann Wolfgang Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German polymath and writer, who is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential writer in the German language. His work has had a profound and wide-ranging influence on Western literary, political, and philosophical thought from the late 18th century to the present day. 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 color.

  4. Richard Wagner

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

    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 625,000

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