Universities in Germany
- Rankings & Reviews -

Germany
270 out of 386
  • Universities in Germany
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
24
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Germany
  • (18 institution and 6 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Germany
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Germany

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Germany
  • 18 Mar, 2021: New edition of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. 91 universities in Germany ranked.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Latest QS World University Rankings By Subject (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 439 universities from Germany appear in this ranking.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - World Ranking updated with Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich ranked highest among 6 listed universities in Germany.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education updated with Free University of Berlin ranked highest among 8 listed universities in Germany.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Germany

Veterinary Science
#4 
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
Classics & Ancient History
#5 
University of Heidelberg
Biological Sciences
#16 
University of Heidelberg
Aerospace Engineering
#16 
Technical University of Munich
Agriculture & Forestry
#18 
University of Hohenheim
Communication & Media Studies
#25 
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Linguistics
#33 
Humboldt University of Berlin
Library & Information Management
#35 
Humboldt University of Berlin
Art & Design
#41 
Berlin University of the Arts
Statistics
#51 
University of Göttingen

Rankings of universities in Germany 2021

#1

Technical University of Munich

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (1033 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #41 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #50 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #64 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

RWTH Aachen University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (574 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #107 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #145 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #170 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Humboldt University of Berlin

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (730 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #80 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #117 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #295 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Technical University of Berlin

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (597 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #140 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #148 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #277 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

University of Freiburg

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (380 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #83 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #175 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #171 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

University of Göttingen

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (201 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #130 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #195 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #287 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Dresden University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (329 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #152 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #173 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #154 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

University of Tübingen

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (553 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #78 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #175 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #188 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Free University of Berlin

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (411 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #118 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #130 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #245 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

University of Bonn

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (1248 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #114 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #240 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #162 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

University of Hamburg

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (712 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #135 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #228 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #158 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

University of Erlangen Nuremberg

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (300 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #198 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #317 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #140 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

University of Münster

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (811 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #195 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #356 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #187 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

University of Cologne

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (1138 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #145 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #282 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #256 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (461 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #311 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #204 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

Darmstadt University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (259 reviews)
  • #35 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #267 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #328 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

University of Würzburg

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (317 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #140 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #437 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #200 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

University of Ulm

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (139 reviews)
  • #14 
  • #140 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #344 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #258 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#19

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (558 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #403 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #216 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

University of Mannheim

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (534 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #140 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #307 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #63 
  • #510 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

Ruhr University Bochum

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (648 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #439 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #291 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#22

University of Stuttgart

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (432 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #333 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #323 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#23

University of Constance

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (298 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #443 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #384 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#24

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (100 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #323 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #232 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#25

University of Kiel

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (242 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #501 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #296 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#26

University of Duisburg-Essen

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (115 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #41 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #249 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#27

University of Marburg

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (487 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #344 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#28

University of Bremen

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (360 reviews)
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  • #38 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #48 
  • #426 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#29

University of Giessen

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (589 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #344 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#30

University of Bayreuth

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (266 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #521 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #47 
  • #425 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#31

University of Potsdam

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (227 reviews)
  • #29 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #45 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #407 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#32

University of Bielefeld

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (305 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #158 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #398 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#33

University of Hohenheim

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (394 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #53 
  • #450 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#34

Braunschweig University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (228 reviews)
  • #45 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #356 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#35

Leibniz University of Hanover

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (424 reviews)
  • #41 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #41 
  • #385 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#36

TU Dortmund University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (289 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #378 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#37

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (159 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #83 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #197 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#38

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (1014 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #63 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #98 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #121 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]


#39

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (405 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #131 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #177 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #36 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]


#40

Jacobs University Bremen

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (355 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #51 
  • #434 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #60 
  • #1113 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#41

Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (220 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #45 
  • #407 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #898 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#42

University of Siegen

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (136 reviews)
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  • #44 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #46 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #59 
  • #496 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#43

University of Heidelberg

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (359 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #64 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #110 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #90 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#44

University of Wuppertal

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (244 reviews)
  • #46 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #64 
  • #510 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #467 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#45

University of Leipzig

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (673 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #483 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #270 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #342 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#46

Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (248 reviews)
  • #29 
  • #470 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #351 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #604 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#47

Saarland University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (377 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #451 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #291 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #756 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#48

University of Kaiserslautern

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (330 reviews)
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  • #42 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #50 
  • #434 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #55 
  • #978 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#49

University of Regensburg

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (169 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #307 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #486 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#50

University of Passau

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (127 reviews)
  • #34 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #65 
  • #512 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #70 
  • #2418 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#51

Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (565 reviews)
  • #42 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #231 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #383 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#52

Charité - Medical University of Berlin

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (646 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #75 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #150 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #103 
  • #3725 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#53

University of Rostock

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (208 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #377 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #706 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#54

Hamburg University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (94 reviews)
  • #43 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #61 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #57 
  • #1044 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#55

Ilmenau University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (182 reviews)
  • #47 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #475 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #64 
  • #1356 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#56

Hannover Medical School

Student satisfaction: 3.0 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #211 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #427 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #45 
  • #524 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#57

Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (245 reviews)
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  • #42 
  • #396 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #51 
  • #791 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #48 
  • #618 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#58

University of Lübeck

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (273 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #384 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #660 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #50 
  • #679 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#59

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (243 reviews)
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  • #54 
  • #461 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #52 
  • #814 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #442 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#60

University of Augsburg

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (151 reviews)
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  • #60 
  • #498 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #61 
  • #1156 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #54 
  • #764 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#61

University of Kassel

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (413 reviews)
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  • #62 
  • #501 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #54 
  • #908 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #795 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#62

University of Osnabrück

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (119 reviews)
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  • #67 
  • #514 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #59 
  • #1100 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #53 
  • #760 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#63

University of Trier

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (133 reviews)
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  • #74 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #1074 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #67 
  • #1803 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#64

University of Paderborn

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (296 reviews)
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  • #57 
  • #478 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #56 
  • #1006 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #52 
  • #708 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#65

Chemnitz University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (284 reviews)
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  • #58 
  • #484 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #1298 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #55 
  • #790 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#66

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (300 reviews)
  • #52 
  • #444 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #65 
  • #1364 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #61 
  • #1353 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#67

Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (246 reviews)
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  • #80 
  • #565 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #1509 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #63 
  • #1461 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#68

Clausthal University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (148 reviews)
  • #82 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #62 
  • #1464 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #66 
  • #1808 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#69

Witten/Herdecke University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (271 reviews)
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  • #70 
  • #523 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #66 
  • #1405 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #95 
  • #3100 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#70

Freiberg University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (135 reviews)
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  • #79 
  • #564 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #62 
  • #1262 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #60 
  • #1032 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


Germany Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +49

  • Religion:
  • Catholicism  28%
  • Evangelicalism  26%
  • Islam  5%
  • Orthodox  2%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  36%
  • Other religions: , Buddhism  3%
  • Largest cities in Germany:
  • 1. Berlin: 3,400,000
  • 2. Hamburg: 1,700,000
  • 3. Munich: 1,300,000
  • 4. Cologne: 960,000
  • 5. Frankfurt: 650,000

Largest international airport in Germany:

Frankfurt Airport (FRA): 64.505.151 Passengers/Year; 2 Terminals; 12 km. from Frankfurt am Main city center

Nobel prize laureates:
Stefan W. Hell (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, 2014)
 
Stefan W. Hell (German Cancer Research Center, 2014)
 
Harald zur Hausen (German Cancer Research Center, 2008)
 
Peter Grünberg (Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2007)
 
Gerhard Ertl (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2007)
 
Theodor W. Hänsch (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, 2005)
 
Theodor W. Hänsch (Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität, 2005)
 
Paul J. Crutzen (Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, 1995)
 
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, 1995)
 
Reinhard Selten (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, 1994)
 

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FAQ

Technical University of Munich ranks #1 in Germany in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Germany RWTH Aachen University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 28 rankings where RWTH Aachen University is listed.

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover is ranked best in Germany for Medicine & Health (Veterinary Science). See all rankings for the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.

University of Heidelberg is ranked best in Germany for Social Studies & Humanities (Classics & Ancient History). See all rankings for the University of Heidelberg.

University of Heidelberg is ranked best in Germany for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Heidelberg.

Technical University of Munich is ranked best in Germany for Engineering (Aerospace Engineering). See all rankings for the Technical University of Munich.

University of Hohenheim is ranked best in Germany for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the University of Hohenheim.

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is ranked best in Germany for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Germany for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Germany for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Berlin University of the Arts is ranked best in Germany for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Berlin University of the Arts.

University of Göttingen is ranked best in Germany for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the University of Göttingen.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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