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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

  • Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
  • 24118 Kiel
  • Phone: +49 431 880-00
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1665
Total number of Students 25,838
Students at this campus 25,838
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 120,50 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
9.9 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
20.7 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
29.1 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
19.5 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
9.0 %
Other studies
11.8 %

Types of degrees

42.1 %
19.0 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
21.9 %
Other types of degrees
17.0 %

Central services

Special features regarding the library
Kiel university library consists of the main library (with 3 departments.: the main department and two subject-specific departments for Medicine and Engineering) and 43 special libraries in the institutes (about 4.7 million volumes, 5,000 print and 34,300 electronic journals); Since 1.1.2016 the university library supervises the specialist information service "Northern Europe" (DFG-funded); The following specialist libraries are important on site: German German Central Library for Economics, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Danish, German as a Foreign Language (DaF), Finnish, Galician, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Catalan, Korean, Modern Greek, Low German, North Frisian (Fering), North Frisian (Mooring), Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Swedish, Czech, West Frisian, Nepali. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. Students attending the institution can participate in the sports programme of the FH Kiel. The programme is open to: FH Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel. Facilities include one of the largest university sailing centres in Germany in Kiel-Schilksee. A cooperation agreement is in place with the operator of a nearby fitness centre, which enables students at the institutes listed to take part in fitness sports at affordable rates. With a climbing area of 350 m², the university sports programme runs the largest climbing facility in Kiel and the surrounding area. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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