GOETHE UNIVERSITY, FRANKFURT

Frankfurt, HesseLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1914Established Year
  45826Enrollment

Goethe University was primarily established in 1914 as a “citizen’s” university which was financially supported by a handful of rich residents of Frankfurt, Germany. Ever since its conception in 1914, the research-intensive university has been regarded as the most modern and well-funded university in Germany.

According to CWUR (Center for World University Rankings), Goethe University Frankfurt is globally ranked at #149.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1914
Annual Budget (2017)€ 629 million
Number of Study programs210
Tuition FeeNot Charged
International Student Percentage15.8% (7,600 international students)
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€ 9,876.42 (approx.)
Contact International Office+49-69-798-3838 | international@uni-frankfurt.de

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • The university offers more than 200 degree programs at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level and comprises 16 academic faculties that impart education to nearly 50,000 students.
  • 4 campuses of the university: Campus Westend, Campus Bockenheim, Capus Riedberg, and Campus Niederrad are situated at various locations across Frankfurt am Main.
  • Apart from the rooms made available by student services, candidates of the university may choose to live in residence halls run by private organization, or take up rental flats. It is recommended to start looking for flats accommodation well in advance.

Goethe University Frankfurt Admissions

Application Deadlines July 15 (winter); January 15 (summer) Admission Requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification; Bachelor’s Degree (required for graduate programs)
  • Apply online via Uni-assist (for bachelor’s & staatsexamen programs only )
  • Apply online via university’s application portal (master’s programs)
  • CV, Letter of Motivation, Thesis Summary (master’s & doctoral programs)
  • Proof of German Language Proficiency: DSH 2; TestDaF Lvl 4; telc German C1 University [The European Language Certificate]; German Language Diploma [DSD 2]; German Language Test 2 [Munich Institute of Languages and Interpreters]; Goethe Certificate C2
  • Valid ID Passport
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Proof of adequate financial means

Goethe University Frankfurt Tuition & Other Costs

Goethe University Frankfurt does not charge its students a tuition fee. However, there are other expenses a prospective student should be well capable of undertaking.

ExpenseAnnual Cost in EUR
Semester Fee€ 732.42
Accommodation€ 4,800
Food€ 2,184
Health Insurance€ 960
Leisure & Miscellaneous€ 1,200
Total€ 9,876.42

The table above shows estimated annual cost of attendance for students pursuing their higher education at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Actual costs may vary depending upon nature of accommodation and personal spending tendencies.

Scholarships and Aid for International Students

It is recommended for international students to look for scholarship sponsors in their home country as only a limited number of funding options are available in Germany.

  • Goethe University Deutschland stipendium (up to € 500 per month for highly-qualified candidates for up to 6 months)

  • Master’s scholarship for 20 candidates per year who have outstanding performance at the undergraduate level.

  • Scholarships for relevant internships (available to undergraduates, graduates, and research-scholars)

Candidates can also work while pursuing their higher education in Germany for a maximum of 120 full days in a year.

Find a Program
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 18,179
Post graduate Tuition Fees$18178.72
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 4,044
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
45,826
International Students
6,873
Male : Female Ratio
43:57
Student : Faculty Ratio
20:1
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
-
Total Applications
-
+49-69-798-3838
TELEPHONE
60323 Frankfurt
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