Freiburg, Baden-WurttembergLOCATION
Estd 1457Established Year

Established in 1457, the University of Freiburg is one of the oldest comprehensive universities in Germany. Situated in the heart of the city of Freiburg, this public university offers undergraduate and graduate level education to more than 24,000 inquisitive students. Times Higher Education has ranked the university #5 among German Universities and #76 among Best Global Universities.


Type Of UniversityPublic
Campus SettingUrban
Mode of ApplicationOnline/Print
Housing Capacity4,000 students
Contact Admissions (international students)+49 761-203-4246/
German Language ProficiencyRequired
UG Tuition FeeRequired only for non-EU country residents.
No. of International Students17.7% | 4,400 (approx.)

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • The university offers 284 areas of study. 11 academic faculties provide around 180 undergraduate and graduate research programs for students to choose from. Some of the most popular disciplines at University of Freiburg are: Medicine, Business, Philosophy, Engineering, Nursing, Biotechnology, and Psychology.
  • The university consists of 3 large campuses in Freiburg. Students may avail campus housing in apartments and 13 dormitories spread across the city. University-owned housing is limited and hard to acquire. Homestays and dormitories (provided by religious institutes) are some other cheap accommodation prospects.

University of Freiburg Admission Process

Applying to the University of Freiburg is easy. Just visit the university’s official website and complete the online admission application.


  • School Leaving Certificate/ Equivalent of a German High School Diploma (Arbitur)
  • Academic Records
  • German Language Proficiency* (one of the following) – DSH (level 3/4), TestDaF (TDN 4 or 5), Goethe Certificate C1, or 2nd Language Certificate from the Conference of the Ministry of Education.
  • Standardized Test**- TestAS (Test for Academic Students)
  • UG Application Deadlines- July 15 (winter), January 15 (Summer)
  • Additional Requirements: Proof of financial resources, Proof of health insurance

At the University of Freiburg, entrance tests are conducted to determine selection into some programs. Candidates are advised to check well in advance the requirements of admission into their desired program. *Foreign candidates must fulfil German Language Proficiency requirements. Students incapable of doing so are required to complete a language course at level C1of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language by the time of applying for admission. There are 22 exclusively English-language study subjects which do not require students to meet German language proficiency requirements. Some of these programs are: M.Sc. Applied Physics, M.A. British & North-American Cultural Studies, M.Sc. Economics, and M.A. English Language & Linguistics. **Standardized test is recommended but not necessary. TestAS is considered by University of Freiburg for granting admission to candidates from non EU countries. All international students are recommended to take the TestAS for better prospects of getting into the university.

University of Freiburg Costs and Financial Aid

ExpenseAmount in Euros (per year)
Tuition (UG)€3,000
Semester Fee€155 x 2= €310
Room and Board (university-owned)€2,400

Graduate Tuition: €1,300 per annum

Cost of Living in Freiburg: €750 per month

The table above shows estimated cost of attendance for undergraduates from non EU (European Union) countries living on university-owned housing facilities.

Financial Aid

The following Scholarships and financial aid options are provided by University of Freiburg:

  • Deutschlandstipendium/ German Scholarship Program: This merit-based scholarship amounting to €300 is available to all domestic and international students.

  • DAAD Scholarship: This is available to all eligible foreign exchange students. The objective of this scholarship is to enhance international academic relations.

  • International Students are also eligible for need-based financial aid if any unforeseen emergency situations arise.

The university boasts a world-class alumni. It has been home to some of the most renowned thinkers and scholars the world has seen. Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Edith Stein, and George de Hevesy are some of renowned figures which have been a part of the University of Freiburg.

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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 3,409
Bachelors Tuition Fees$3408.51
Post graduate Tuition Fees$3408.51
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 9,000
Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Student : Faculty Ratio
Application Deadline
January 15, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process January 15, 2019
Acceptance Rate
Min. 6
Total Applications
Min. 79
Fahnenbergplatz, 79085 Freiburg im Breisgau
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