University of Göttingen – Committed to Excellence
Founded in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research-led university of high international standing. The university is renowned for its diverse range of academic disciplines, its research-oriented teaching, and its outstanding scientific environment, in which more than 40 Nobel laureates have studied, taught, or pursued their research. Currently, 31,650 students are enrolled at the University of Göttingen, 13 percent of whom are international students.
Variety of study programmes
The University of Göttingen offers a vast variety of academic programmes for undergraduate and graduate studies. Internationally renowned, expert researchers teach in more than 40 academic disciplines. About 30 full-time undergraduate and graduate programmes are taught entirely in English. Two international fast-track MSc/PhD programmes prepare students for unique careers in scientific research. Additionally, a growing number of double degree programmes with important international universities are available.
Guidance, supervision, and study conditions
Students are given comprehensive advisory and supervisory support in all phases of their studies. Since advice and guidance are crucially important for the successful outcome of a university career, the university is constantly improving and extending its performance in this area. You will also greatly benefit from the so-called "Studienqualitätsmittel", financial support from the federal state of Lower Saxony, which is paid to finance the best study conditions you can imagine.
Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) maintains a top position among German academic libraries, holding eight million books, journals and other media and offering a broad range of services for study and research. The library plays a leading role in a large number of national and international projects involving the optimisation of literature and information provision as well as the establishment and development of digital research and information infrastructures.
As a member of the Alumni Network, you will continue to be part of the international "Göttingen University Family" even after you have finished your studies. The network currently unites more than 30,000 alumni from all over the world.