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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

  • Wilhelmsplatz 1
  • 37073 Göttingen
  • Phone: +49 551 39-0
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 1737
Total number of Students 29,688
Students at this campus 29,688
Semester contribution 395,11 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
12.8 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
19.4 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
32.0 %
Humanities, Languages
17.6 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
4.0 %
Other studies
14.2 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
49.3 %
Master's degree
24.0 %
Teacher qualification degree
5.3 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
20.5 %
Other types of degrees
0.8 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
With almost 7.7 million media items the SUB (State and University Library) Göttingen is one of the largest libraries in Germany. The nine sites are distributed over the entire campus. The centrepiece is the main library: A variety of workspaces and up-to-date book stock are available daily until late at night at this modern place of learning. The building, boasting magnificent architecture, is used by an average of around 5,500 visitors every day. The library has been conferred numerous awards for its services. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Japanese. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. The programme is open to: PFH Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen; Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie Göttingen (VWA); HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts. University climbing hall; university swimming pool with sauna and spa area; University fitness and health centre; university boathouse; largest UNI-league in Germany with over 80 teams; acquisition of credit points in key qualifications in the field of the university sports programme is also possible; varied selection of excursions. Approx. 17,000 users. Sports: e.g. aikido, aqua fitness, bachata, badminton, basketball, ballet, archery, boxing, capoeira, cricket, disc golf, dodge ball, fencing, football, handball, dance, judo, climbing, athletics, lacrosse, yoga, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, water polo, zumba, swimming, taekwondo, rugby, dance ... more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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