Top Universities in Germany


Germany is home to more than 300 institutions of higher education, several of which are ranked among the highest in the world. This list of universities encompasses the best that Germany has to offer across a range of fields – each of them is a few centuries old, with rich, unique histories, each of them have produced Nobel Laureates across various disciplines, and each has a large population of international students at under- and post-graduate and doctoral levels.

LMU Munich

Founded in 1472 in the storied cultural centre of Munich, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has long been and continues to be associated with natural sciences, producing world class research and numerous inventions in the field.

Technical University of Munich 

This is the only state university that is entirely dedicated to science and technology, with programmes offered in fields ranging from engineering and information technology to social sciences and food and brewing technology. TUM also has a subsidiary university, TUM Asia, located in Singapore.

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University was founded in 1386, making it the oldest university in the country, offering degrees in over a hundred subjects across a range of disciplines. To top it off, in a matter that would interest humanities students, the town of Heidelberg is renowned as the birthplace of German Romanticism.

Humboldt University of Berlin

Located in the German capital of Berlin, Humboldt is the birthplace of the modern university model, devised by its founder and namesake Wilhelm von Humboldt. The university particularly excels in arts and humanities, and its library is among the biggest in Germany.

 University of Freiburg

Another university with a long history – it was founded in 1457, making it the fifth-oldest in Germany – Freiburg is best known for its faculties of natural sciences and humanities.

Language requirements: In these, and all other German universities, German and/or English proficiency is required.

  • For courses wholly or partially taught in German, the proof of proficiency required is any recognised German language exam certificate including DSH, TestDaf, GDS, and Language Certificate of the Education Ministers’ Conference, among others. The level or scores required will depend on the university or level of study.
  • For courses wholly or partly taught in English, the proof of proficiency required is a school certificate of an English-medium school, TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge English, among others.

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