University of Wurzburg: Statistics

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#221 of 14,131 In the World
#78 of 2,785 In Europe
#19 of 369 In Germany
#4 of 45 In Bavaria
#1 of 3 In Wurzburg
#9 of 2,062 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 184 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate18%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; April-July)

We've calculated the 18% acceptance rate for University of Wurzburg 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 Wurzburg is a world-class research university with 69,850 scientific papers published and 2,238,945 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering, Genetics, Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, and Quantum and Particle physics.


University of Wurzburg majors

by publication & citation count

46,452 / 1,851,107
42,567 / 1,655,878
35,414 / 1,256,328
28,625 / 1,310,994
27,450 / 855,824
26,920 / 854,277
26,706 / 1,280,504
Computer Science
21,779 / 787,788
Organic Chemistry
21,088 / 665,578
Quantum and Particle physics
18,345 / 563,903
Environmental Science
18,104 / 652,134
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
17,415 / 475,216
Materials Science
15,189 / 458,662
14,918 / 581,639
13,836 / 569,708
10,384 / 373,149
10,166 / 457,670
9,772 / 197,084
9,306 / 390,032
Optical Engineering
9,215 / 296,394
8,504 / 342,868
8,003 / 302,738
7,620 / 298,675
7,323 / 266,070
6,976 / 209,970
Geography and Cartography
6,880 / 234,990
Metallurgical Engineering
5,956 / 184,736
5,930 / 239,520
Political Science
5,590 / 112,084
5,431 / 184,974
Nuclear Physics
5,380 / 173,303
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,269 / 185,467
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
5,200 / 171,519
Oncology and Cancer research
5,071 / 246,070
Condensed Matter Physics
5,002 / 145,239
Electrical Engineering
4,706 / 137,240
Astrophysics and Astronomy
4,543 / 120,118
4,510 / 158,617
4,475 / 97,064
Anatomy and Physiology
4,471 / 157,007

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 775 6576
1991 843 7447
1992 877 8182
1993 896 8881
1994 937 9634
1995 1066 11932
1996 1171 13190
1997 1171 14138
1998 1454 17452
1999 1427 19370
2000 1470 21866
2001 1423 25067
2002 1356 27860
2003 1512 31130
2004 1509 34754
2005 1491 40647
2006 1715 47292
2007 1887 51952
2008 1813 56953
2009 1913 61994
2010 2010 68774
2011 1936 76125
2012 2144 85220
2013 2283 92996
2014 2250 99098
2015 2381 106790
2016 2370 111167
2017 2488 120969
2018 2447 119849
2019 2785 137156
2020 2924 158962
2021 3396 197100
2022 2859 184868
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International studetns None (EUR)
Local studetns None (EUR)

The University of Wurzburg 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 Wurzburg.

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 No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering No No No
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 Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, English Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, Food Technology, French, German, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, History, Industrial Chemistry, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Materials Engineering, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Museum Studies, Music, Music Education, Musicology, Nanotechnology, Oriental Studies, Pedagogy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Public Law, Religion, Romance Languages, Russian, Social Studies, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Spanish, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Theology
Magister Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology
Diplom (Univ) Law
Master Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Eastern European Studies, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, English Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, Food Technology, French, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Greek (Classical), History, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, International Economics, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Media Studies, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Museum Studies, Music, Music Education, Musicology, Nanotechnology, Neurosciences, Oriental Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Romance Languages, Russian, Social Sciences, Social Studies, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Special Education, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Theology
PhD Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Social Sciences, Technology
Habilitation Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Home Economics, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Religion, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Technology, Transport and Communications, Welfare and Protective Services

University of Wurzburg alumni

  1. Rudolf Virchow

    Rudolf Virchow
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1821-1902 (aged 81)

    Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician. He is known as "the father of modern pathology" and as the founder of social medicine, and to his colleagues, the "Pope of medicine".

  2. Thomas Bach

    Thomas Bach
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1953-.. (age 70)
    sports officialjuristinternational forum participantfencerpolitician

    Thomas Bach is a German lawyer, former Olympic foil fencer and gold medalists. He has been serving as the ninth and current president of the International Olympic Committee since 10 September 2013, the first ever Olympic champion to be elected for that position. Bach is also a former member of the German Olympic Sports Confederation's executive board.

  3. Karl Liebknecht

    Karl Liebknecht
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1871-1919 (aged 48)

    Karl Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht was a German socialist and anti-militarist. A member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) beginning in 1900, he was one of its deputies in the Reichstag from 1912 to 1916, where he represented the left-revolutionary wing of the party. In 1916 he was expelled from the SPD's parliamentary group for his opposition to the political truce between all parties in the Reichstag while the war lasted. He twice spent time in prison, first for writing an anti-militarism pamphlet in 1907 and then for his role in a 1916 antiwar demonstration. He was released from the second under a general amnesty three weeks before the end of the First World War.

  4. Alois Alzheimer

    Alois Alzheimer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1864-1915 (aged 51)
    university teacherneuroscientistpsychiatristneurologistphysician

    Alois Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin. Alzheimer is credited with identifying the first published case of "presenile dementia", which Kraepelin would later identify as Alzheimer's disease.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Wurzburg faculties and divisions

Faculty : Biology Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Zoology
Faculty : Catholic Theology Catholic Theology
Faculty : Chemistry and Pharmacy Biochemistry, Food Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physical Chemistry
Faculty : Economics Business Administration, Economics
Faculty : Human Sciences Arts and Humanities, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Studies, Sports, Theology
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Liberal Arts American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, Ethnology, French, Geography, German, Germanic Languages, Greek (Classical), History, Indic Languages, Japanese, Latin, Literature, Modern Languages, Music Education, Musicology, Philology, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Mathematics and Computer Science Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Dentistry, Hygiene, Immunology, Medicine, Nursing, Otorhinolaryngology, Pharmacology, Surgery, Toxicology, Virology
Faculty : Physics and Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Physics
Graduate School : JMU Graduate School of Law, Economics, and Society Economics, Law, Social Studies
Graduate School : JMU Graduate School of Life Sciences Biological and Life Sciences
Graduate School : JMU Graduate School of Science & Technology Natural Sciences, Technology
Graduate School : JMU Graduate School of the Humanities Arts and Humanities

General information

Alternative names University of Würzburg
Universität Würzburg
Founded 1402
Motto Veritati, der Wahrheit verpflichtet

Location and contacts

Address Sanderring 2
Würzburg, 97070
City population 128,000

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