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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 30,162
Students at this campus 30,162
Semester contribution 384,66 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
12.4 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
19.9 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
32.1 %
Humanities, Languages
17.8 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
4.0 %
Other studies
13.9 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
50.9 %
Master's degree
22.5 %
Teacher qualification degree
4.9 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
20.2 %
Other types of degrees
1.4 %

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. Offered languages: 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: Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen (PFH); Göttingen Academy of Administration and Business (VWA); University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK). University climbing hall, swimming pool with sauna and spa area, and health and fitness centre; boat house, largest university league in Germany with over 80 teams; acquisition of points in key qualifications in the field of university sports possible, wide range of excursions available. Approx. 17,000 users. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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