University of Rostock: Statistics



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#459 of 14,131 In the World
#185 of 2,785 In Europe
#40 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 6 In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
#1 of 2 In Rostock
#114 of 2,062 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 164 other topics
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Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Rostock 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 and, depending on State of origin, language requirements (DSH, Test DaF)
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)
Full time employee579
Student:staff ratio22:1

Research profile

University of Rostock is a world-class research university with 37,218 scientific papers published and 673,301 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Quantum and Particle physics.


University of Rostock majors

by publication & citation count

20,893 / 459,604
19,348 / 422,722
16,286 / 332,810
16,134 / 294,635
15,777 / 302,907
Computer Science
11,680 / 207,661
Environmental Science
11,412 / 225,393
11,163 / 273,714
Organic Chemistry
10,872 / 247,203
Quantum and Particle physics
10,633 / 204,328
10,540 / 261,774
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,416 / 151,400
Materials Science
8,355 / 161,661
6,796 / 148,070
6,590 / 169,265
6,430 / 135,149
5,486 / 64,894
Geography and Cartography
5,291 / 93,472
5,265 / 118,630
4,853 / 83,697
4,852 / 110,910
Optical Engineering
4,342 / 85,513
4,118 / 98,233
3,865 / 74,686
3,854 / 86,248
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,662 / 47,693
Political Science
3,581 / 42,873
3,567 / 92,745
3,487 / 84,371
3,324 / 38,491
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
3,190 / 81,043
Metallurgical Engineering
3,105 / 62,531
Electrical Engineering
2,956 / 42,323
2,860 / 51,672
Mechanical Engineering
2,717 / 36,450
2,684 / 49,766
2,651 / 40,301
Nuclear Physics
2,621 / 62,714
Anatomy and Physiology
2,530 / 58,279
2,490 / 59,979

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 255 573
1991 207 586
1992 210 598
1993 208 810
1994 222 825
1995 280 1065
1996 407 1483
1997 396 1819
1998 500 2261
1999 533 2820
2000 594 3292
2001 573 4064
2002 602 4712
2003 676 6244
2004 678 7275
2005 820 9410
2006 975 11095
2007 1071 13338
2008 1106 15191
2009 1400 17574
2010 1436 20356
2011 1410 22791
2012 1466 25758
2013 1489 29696
2014 1389 32211
2015 1549 35179
2016 1547 37714
2017 1661 40946
2018 1740 41827
2019 1786 47611
2020 1918 54573
2021 2297 68417
2022 1776 65461
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Rostock 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 (EUR) Academic Year
Bachelor's Degree Free 2021-2022
Master's Degree Free 2021-2022
PhD Free 2021-2022

The University of Rostock has financial aid programs.

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 Rostock.

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 No Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes TBD
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes TBD
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes TBD
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes TBD TBD
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes TBD
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Education, Agriculture, American Studies, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Business Education, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, French, French Studies, German, Germanic Studies, Government, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Latin, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Mediterranean Studies, Metal Techniques, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Magister Protestant Theology
Master American Studies, Animal Husbandry, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Computing, Business Education, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, English Studies, Environmental Studies, French, French Studies, German, Germanic Studies, Government, History, Horticulture, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Latin, Marine Biology, Marine Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Mediterranean Studies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Naval Architecture, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Regional Studies, Scandinavian Languages, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Zoology
PhD Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Religion, Social Sciences
Habilitation Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Religion, Social Sciences

University of Rostock alumni

  1. Rudolf Steiner

    Rudolf Steiner
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    1861-1925 (aged 64)
    choreographerplaywrightesotericistorganizational founderwriter

    Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner was an Austrian occultist, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy. His teachings have been described as similar to Christian Gnosticism (for heresiologists it is little doubt that these are neognosticism). Many of his ideas are pseudoscientific. He was also prone to pseudohistory.

  2. Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1546-1601 (aged 55)

    Tycho Brahe / TY-koh BRAH-(h)ee, -⁠(h)ə)); born Tyge Ottesen Brahe; generally called Tycho (14 December 1546 – 24 October 1601) was a Danish astronomer, known for his comprehensive and unprecedentedly accurate astronomical observations. He was known during his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist. He was the last major astronomer before the invention of the telescope.

  3. Joachim Gauck

    Joachim Gauck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1940-.. (age 83)
    non-fiction writeruniversity teacherpoliticianjournalistpastor

    Joachim Wilhelm Gauck is a German politician and civil rights activist who served as President of Germany from 2012 to 2017. A former Lutheran pastor, he came to prominence as an anti-communist civil rights activist in East Germany.

  4. Heinrich Schliemann

    Heinrich Schliemann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1822-1890 (aged 68)
    polyglotwritermerchantart historianbusinessperson

    Johann Ludwig Heinrich Julius Schliemann was a German businessman and pioneer in the field of archaeology. He was an advocate of the historicity of places mentioned in the works of Homer and an archaeological excavator of Hisarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy, along with the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiryns. His work lent weight to the idea that Homer's Iliad reflects historical events. Schliemann's excavation of nine levels of archaeological remains has been criticized as destructive of significant historical artifacts, including the level that is believed to be the historical Troy.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Rostock faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Agriculture, Environmental Engineering
Faculty : Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Business Computing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Teacher Training
Faculty : Economics and Social Sciences Business Administration, Business Education, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology, Teacher Training
Faculty : Humanities Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Education, Educational Research, History, Mass Communication, Modern Languages, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Sports, Teacher Training
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Natural Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Teacher Training
Faculty : Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Management, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Teacher Training
Faculty : Medicine Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medicine
Faculty : Theology Protestant Theology, Religious Studies

General information

Alternative names UR
Universität Rostock
Founded 1419
Accreditation Akkreditierungsrat
Motto Traditio et innovatio
Tradition and innovation

Location and contacts

Address Universitätsplatz 1
Rostock, 18051
City population 209,000

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