University of Rostock: Statistics



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#471 of 14,131 In the World
#191 of 2,785 In Europe
#40 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 6 In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
#1 of 2 In Rostock
#102 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 163 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 42,537 scientific papers published and 773,487 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Rostock majors

by publication & citation count

23,877 / 542,218
21,774 / 489,541
18,873 / 391,469
18,221 / 341,507
17,790 / 351,522
Computer Science
13,696 / 250,255
Environmental Science
13,198 / 270,733
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
12,697 / 180,358
12,697 / 320,074
Organic Chemistry
12,285 / 288,049
Quantum and Particle physics
12,125 / 239,449
12,023 / 307,970
Materials Science
9,403 / 190,634
7,891 / 176,869
7,606 / 196,870
7,555 / 163,322
6,880 / 79,013
Geography and Cartography
6,200 / 112,885
6,017 / 139,876
5,733 / 136,376
5,698 / 104,399
Optical Engineering
5,069 / 98,682
4,794 / 116,909
4,589 / 93,891
4,556 / 104,089
Political Science
4,448 / 51,364
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,184 / 57,856
4,115 / 101,412
4,056 / 107,341
3,841 / 46,338
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
3,740 / 91,869
Metallurgical Engineering
3,600 / 78,794
Electrical Engineering
3,427 / 51,760
3,406 / 61,135
3,297 / 47,934
3,163 / 59,004
Mechanical Engineering
3,147 / 45,918
Physical chemistry
2,994 / 74,342
2,900 / 72,776
Nuclear Physics
2,876 / 65,686

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 222 722
1992 225 717
1993 228 960
1994 255 984
1995 323 1258
1996 445 1736
1997 435 2094
1998 523 2588
1999 566 3268
2000 627 3694
2001 699 4553
2002 713 5413
2003 782 7402
2004 810 8506
2005 988 10428
2006 1138 12304
2007 1183 15125
2008 1211 16531
2009 1437 19231
2010 1459 22491
2011 1552 25154
2012 1578 28196
2013 1584 31881
2014 1508 34921
2015 1690 37601
2016 1699 39946
2017 1786 42236
2018 1939 46343
2019 1979 50961
2020 2168 59052
2021 2266 66828
2022 2011 69347
2023 2137 69571
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)
    organizational founderchoreographerautobiographerphilosopherarchitect

    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 are influenced by 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, generally called Tycho for short, was a Danish astronomer of the Renaissance, 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. Heinrich Schliemann

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

    Johann Ludwig Heinrich Julius Schliemann was a German businessman and an influential amateur archaeologist. 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.

  4. Joachim Gauck

    Joachim Gauck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1940-.. (age 84)
    university teacherpastorinternational forum participantnon-fiction writeranti-communist

    Joachim Wilhelm Gauck is a German politician 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.

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 208,000

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