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Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

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 1914
Total number of Students 46,482
Students at this campus 46,482
Semester contribution 369,89 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
8.3 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
20.1 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
38.3 %
Humanities, Languages
21.2 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
5.8 %
Other studies
6.3 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
48.4 %
Master's degree
16.0 %
Teacher qualification degree
13.9 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
20.7 %
Other types of degrees
1.0 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The library system (main library and five departmental libraries) is one of the main academic library sites in Germany. The stock comprises 9.9 million items, of which 7 million are printed works and 1.3 are e-books, digital texts and text collections. In addition, there are 7,371 print journal subscriptions, 31,740 e-journals and 500 databases. Students can consult stock both on the library premises (7 days/week) and loan these for use at home. E-journals, databases and e-books can be used by students at any location via the internet. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Ancient Greek, Persian, Swedish. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. Students may also take part in the sports programmes of all the public higher education institutions and universities of applied sciences in the federal state of Hesse. Guests can generally register to take part in the courses of the university sports programme for a fee. The Goethe-Universität sports centre always endeavours to offer additional marginal sports. more information
Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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