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Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

  • Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
  • 60323 Frankfurt a.M.
  • Phone: +49 69 798-3838
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 45,816
Students at this campus 45,816
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 362,75 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
8.3 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
20.3 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
37.3 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
22.9 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
4.6 %
Other studies
6.6 %

Types of degrees

46.8 %
14.6 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
22.9 %
Other types of degrees
15.8 %

Central services

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. 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. Guests can generally register to take part in the courses of the university sports programme for a fee. 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. The Goethe-Universität sports centre always endeavours to offer additional marginal sports. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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