University of Wurzburg: Statistics



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#231 of 14,131 In the World
#82 of 2,785 In Europe
#20 of 369 In Germany
#4 of 45 In Bavaria
#1 of 3 In Wurzburg
#10 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 186 other topics
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Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Wurzburg 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 (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; April-July)

Research profile

University of Wurzburg is a world-class research university with 79,283 scientific papers published and 2,531,468 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering, Genetics, Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


University of Wurzburg majors

by publication & citation count

52,140 / 2,087,778
47,628 / 1,871,874
40,296 / 1,430,071
31,895 / 1,483,739
30,841 / 966,709
30,139 / 982,773
29,742 / 1,437,667
Computer Science
25,312 / 902,360
Organic Chemistry
23,916 / 767,655
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
21,335 / 554,496
Quantum and Particle physics
20,922 / 644,833
Environmental Science
20,478 / 749,318
Materials Science
16,956 / 519,512
16,596 / 649,579
15,847 / 655,458
12,344 / 229,784
11,878 / 435,612
11,031 / 512,887
Optical Engineering
10,632 / 344,658
10,254 / 428,082
9,614 / 396,159
9,104 / 354,328
8,530 / 341,694
8,338 / 312,089
Geography and Cartography
7,977 / 273,325
7,971 / 248,776
Political Science
7,118 / 136,597
Metallurgical Engineering
6,667 / 203,989
6,631 / 277,603
6,264 / 218,936
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,201 / 219,027
Nuclear Physics
6,066 / 198,166
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
5,833 / 196,047
Condensed Matter Physics
5,817 / 171,231
Oncology and Cancer research
5,598 / 272,824
Electrical Engineering
5,518 / 160,742
5,436 / 186,502
5,436 / 131,740
5,303 / 121,298
Astrophysics and Astronomy
5,164 / 136,314

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 957 8503
1992 959 9200
1993 1038 9915
1994 1071 10801
1995 1156 13411
1996 1306 14787
1997 1304 15760
1998 1609 19103
1999 1578 21067
2000 1596 23949
2001 1596 27342
2002 1553 30250
2003 1745 34672
2004 1786 38175
2005 1773 44886
2006 1986 51304
2007 2127 57007
2008 1961 61542
2009 2076 67585
2010 2236 76144
2011 2119 83203
2012 2345 91853
2013 2455 99581
2014 2476 107243
2015 2542 113231
2016 2548 117678
2017 2603 124141
2018 2745 131955
2019 2968 146479
2020 3116 170772
2021 3339 191924
2022 3214 194366
2023 2866 190690
Academic rankings


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 71)
    politicianfencerinternational forum participantjuristsports official

    Thomas Bach is a German lawyer, former Olympic foil fencer, and foil team gold medalist. He has been serving as the ninth and current president of the International Olympic Committee since 2013, the first-ever Olympic champion to be elected to that position. Bach is also a former German Individual Foil Champion, and former member of the German Olympic Sports Confederation's executive board. Bach is a highly controversial figure due to his extraordinarily well paid consulting activities for Siemens; his activities for the controversial Arab-German Chamber of Commerce; his ties with the undemocratic government of Azerbaijan, and his ties with Vladimir Putin.

  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 teacherneuropathologistphysicianneurologistpsychiatrist

    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 127,000

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