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ULM UNIVERSITY, ULM, BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Ulm, Baden-WurttembergLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  10503Enrollment

Ulm University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Ulm University(UUlm) was established in 1967, and is the youngest public university in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Imparting quality education to nearly 10,000 students, the research-focused university prioritizes higher learning in Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science, and Natural Science.

Ulm University is situated on a hill in the northern part of the city of Ulm, which is the birthplace of Albert Einstein.

Ulm University is globally ranked at #149 by Times Higher Education, World University Rankings, 2019.

Ulm University Rankings

The University of Ulm has been consistently ranked as among the top young universities in Germany.

  • Ranked #=141 in World University Ranking, 2020 by THE
  • Ranked #=340 by QS World University Rankings
  • Ranked in THE Ranking, ‘150 under 50’ in 2014, 2015,and 2017
  • Ranked by QS Ranking, ‘Top 50 under 50’ in 2013, 2014, and 2016
  • The University was represented by 26 fellows and four award winners in Humboldt Ranking 2017

Ulm University Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1967
Total Enrollment10,284
Number of Study Programs62
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Part-time
Total Professors228
International Student Percentage13.5 %
Tuition for international (non EU/EEA) studentsCharged at €1,500 per semester
Contact International Office+49 (0)731/50-22007 | international@uni-ulm.de

Programs Offered at Ulm University

Programs offered at the University of Ulm include bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and preparatory programs. A total of 62 degree programs are offered by the university which include 37 mster’s, 24 bachelor’s and 1 doctoral degree program. It also offers double degree programs that enhance internationality at the university campus.The university comprises 4 academic faculties: 

  • Engineering, Computer Science, & Psychology
  • Mathematics & Economics
  • Medical Faculty
  • Natural Sciences

The university also provides courses of study in Philosophy, Philology, Cultural studies, Languages, etc. through its school of Humanities.

For international students, the university offers 12 English-taught masters programs and several dual degree programs. Some of these programs have been tabulated below:

Program NameIntake PeriodApplication Period/Deadline
MSc Cognitive SystemsWinter SemesterApril 15- June 1
MSc Communications TechnologySummer SemesterPre application: September 1
Main application: October 1
MSc FinanceWinter SemesterJanuary 1- April 30
MSc Molecular MedicineWinter SemesterMarch 15- May 15
MSc BiologyWinter SemesterJanuary 15- March 15
MSc Chemical EngineeringWinter SemesterJanuary 15- March 15
MSc BiophysicsWinter SemesterJanuary 15- March 15
MSc Energy Science & TechnologyWinter SemesterJanuary 15- March 15
MSc Advanced MaterialsWinter SemesterJanuary 15- March 15
MSc PhysicsSummer & Winter SemesterSummer: Oct 15- Jan 15
Winter: March 15- June 15

Ulm University also offers an online Advanced Oncology degree completely in English. The program starts in the Winter semester. Duration of this online program is 2 yrs and students pursuing the course are charged a higher tuition fee (€4,875 per semester).

Some of these programs come with admission restrictions, i.e., there are a limited number of seats available and applicants are accepted or rejected on the basis of their academic performance. Entrance to programs with admission restrictions are competitive in nature. Admission restrictions are set on two levels- national and local. All the medicine, pharmacy, and teaching programs offered in Germany have National level restrictions and are highly competitive to get into. Local restrictions are imposed by the university itself. Some of the master’s level programs offered at the University of Ulm with admission restrictions include:

  • MSc Cognitive Systems
  • MSc Online Advanced Oncology
  • MSc Molecular Medicine
  • MSc Molecular and Translational Neuroscience

The university also offers a 3-year long doctoral program in Molecular Medicine with English as the language of instruction. In addition, UUlm has masters degree programs and certificate courses for working professionals. Offered through the School of Advanced and Professional Studies, these programs are available both in English and German.International students can choose to study courses(modules) that are taught in English. Every module will provide students with credit points upon completion.

Campus and Accommodation at UUlm

The university campus is situated in Ulm, which is also known as the Science City. The city of Ulm was awarded the European Energy Award in 2007 for its outstanding local energy management and efforts to fight climate change. Ulm is known for its high standards of living and economic strength.

  • The university campus has a good infrastructure with lecture halls, canteen, and the library situated in close proximity to each other.
  • Ulm is a friendly and safe city with approximately 170,000 people living in it.
  • There are 10 residence halls across Ulm and New-Ulm operated by the Studierendenwerk Ulm. 
  • Rent across various forms of accommodation ranges between €250- €400 depending on the choice of housing. Students need to apply online and to get a room offered by Studierendenwerk Ulm and pay a deposit of €300 when moving in.
  • Students can choose to live in shared residence halls, or rent private apartments around the city.

Bus facilities provide ease of communication between the dormitories and university campus. International students can access various facilities offered by the International and Student Service Office to make their stay at Ulm memorable. The university has a buddy programme which allows incoming international students to be acquainted with German students and basic German language. 

Ulm University Admissions

Prospective international students seeking admission to UUlm have to apply via Uni-assist if they plan to pursue a bachelor’s course or an undergraduate human medicine and dentistry course. Applications to master’s degree programs are made directly through the university website.

Application period for Uni-Assist is-

  • Winter Semester: 1 May-15 July
  • Summer Semester: 1 November-15 January

Application fee for applying to a program through uni-assist cost 75 euros. An additional fee of €30 is charged for every additional choice of study program. 

Application deadlines and requirements for master’s level programs may differ. Refer to the Programs section above to view deadlines for masters programs taught in English.

Admission Requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification; Bachelor’s Degree (required for graduate programs)
  • Proof of German Language Proficiency
  • *Proof of English proficiency for programs taught in English. (IELTS- 6.5/TOEFl iBT- 88)
  • Letter of motivation, CV, Letters of references (for some masters programs) 
  • Uni-assist application fee: 75 EUR
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of financial means (ability to spend at least 735 EUR per month)
  • Proof of medical insurance

*Note: For some programs such as MSc in Biophysics and MSc in Chemical Engineering, required proof of English language proficiency is higher, i.e., Minimum IELTS score of 7, or minimum TOEFL iBT score of 95. Native speakers of English do not need to provide proof of language proficiency.

Ulm University Tuition Fee & Other Costs

International Students (non-EU/EEA) pursuing degree programs at the Ulm University are required to pay a tuition fee of 1,500 EUR per semester.

ExpenseAnnual Amount in EUR
Tuition Fee (non-EU/EEA)€ 1,500 x 2= € 3,000
University Semester Fee€ 161.5 x 2= € 323
Health Insurance ( € 90/mo)€ 90 x 12= € 1080
Living Expenses (€ 700/mo)€ 700 x 12= € 8,400
Total€ 12,803

The table above shows estimated annual cost of attendance for full-time degree students belonging from non-EU/EEA countries and studying at Ulm University. Candidates pursuing the online Advanced Oncology program need to pay a tuition fee of €4,875 per semester.

Ulm University Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

  • The university provides grants and scholarships to international students demonstrating financial need without any fault of their own, and/or having high academic qualification.
  • Only candidates who have spent at least 2 semesters at the Ulm University can be eligible for any form of financial aid/scholarship from the university.
  • Scholarship amount ranges from 250 EUR to 300 EUR per month, awarded for a maximum of one semester (6 months) to candidates who are eligible.
  • Students who have applied for a DAAD scholarship from their home country will receive financial aid from the start of their study.
  • The international office also provides scholarships for international doctoral researchers(upto 875 euros per month) to complete their degree. Students need to fill a separate scholarship form.

The deadline for applying to Emergency Aid scholarships mentioned above are 28 February and 30 September respectively. Scholarships for international students in Germany are limited and offered majorly by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

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Ulm University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population10503
Average Cost of Attendance$3,330 / Year

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS6.56.57 -
TOEFL91.58895 -

Ulm University Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate

10503

Total Applicants

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Total Enrolled

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Female
Others

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Female

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Others

Undergraduate
Total Applicants7002
Graduate
Total Applicants3501

Attendance Cost

$3,330

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$3,330 / Year
Post Graduate Program$3,330 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Heidenheimer Strasse (new building)$5,234 / Year
Heidenheimer Strasse (old building)$3,596 / Year
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    Ama sampath, SRI LANKA Master of science [m.sc] biology on-campus
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    ULM UNIVERSITY - BIOLOGY

    The English language taught Master’s program at Ulm University is one such course that I always wanted to study. The university provides a high-quality education that is combined with in-depth knowledge in both major and minor courses. I applied to the university with the help of an online application form.


    Course Curriculum - 

    In the master course of Biology, I am aiming to receive a solid education in one area of biology in combination with an in-depth education in one medical and one further minor subject which is not biology. After completion of the first semester, I was given some special subject from "Molecular Biosciences", "Neurobiology" and "Biodiversity" to study. Moreover, it was totally on me to choose from topics like computer science, economics, mathematics, chemistry, philosophy.

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