List of Public Universities in Germany

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Jan 18, 2021 16:16 IST

List of Public Universities in Germany

Germany is well known for being the most dynamic country and embracing international students pretty well. On top of that Germany also provides free tuition, isn't that amazing? Germany is home to much more than Currywurst and Hefeweizen.

Other exciting things, such as fast cars, football stadiums, gummy bears, Lederhosen, and whatnot. Being a premium destination for education, Germany is also a vital part of the global trade market has the EU's largest economy and operates with bureaucratic excellence. If your career plans are motivating you to study abroad, Germany justifies your consideration, big time.  

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Here is a list of Public Universities in Germany 

Candidates looking to study in Germany can check out the list of public universities providing free tuition to students, here. 

Ludwig Maximilian University

Founded in the year 1472, it is the second highest-ranked university in Germany. It ranks among the top 100 universities all over the world. As much as 40 Nobel laureates are a part of the alumni, including the likes of Max Planck, Otto Hahn, and Wilhelm Rontgen. This free of cost university is also one among the largest in terms of the number of students, currently having matriculated students over 50,000. For course details, visit here.

Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich is the highest-ranked university in Germany and has retained 53rd position worldwide. It hosts as many as 5000 international students each year. The university has been setting high standards of education in Germany for a long time now and has been selected as the best university multiple times. The Technical University of Munich is also a member of the group of highly reputed and notable institutes in Germany called the TU9. The university has been consistent in producing graduates who are top leaders in their fields; further, the alumnus includes as much as 15 Nobel Laureates. For course details, visit here.

University of Heidelberg

The university traces back its foundation to1386; it is the oldest university in Germany and has an enrolment of 30,898 students with over 6000 international students. Heidelberg University has maintained its high standards in liberal art studies with its practical approach towards studies and welcoming faculty. Currently, it ranks among the top 60 universities in the world. For course details, visit here.

Humboldt University Berlin

The university's establishment was by Fredrick William III of Prussia in 1811 on the initiative of Wilhelm von Humboldt. The pioneering work of the  University and influence and excellence in higher education is well known as the mother of all modern universities. A total of 33,033 students are enrolled in the university and has 41 Nobel Prize winners. For course details, visit here.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

It is one of the most extensive education and research institutions in Germany. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, also known as KIT, is one of the leading reputed universities for its programs in Engineering and Natural Sciences. Further, the university is also well known and ranked 26th in the field of computer science internationally. There are as many as 25,000 students’ enrollments at KIT across 11 different faculties. For course details, visit here.

Technical University of Berlin

The Technical University of Berlin is another leading institution in Europe well known for its highly ranked programs in engineering. It was founded in the year 1879 and also known as TU Berlin has the highest proportion of 6885 international students in Germany among the total enrollment of 34,428. For course details, visit here.

Free University of Berlin

The Free university is located in the capital of Germany and is among the most reputed universities well known for its exploration in the field of Life sciences, natural & social sciences and humanities. It has an enrollment of as much as 6300 international students among a total of 31,500 students. For course details, visit here.

RWTH Aachen University

It is a research university located in Aachen, Germany. RWTH University is among the most significant technical universities in the country with an enrollment of over 40,000 students. The university offers around 140 courses and study programs. It as a technology-dominant University however it offers courses in Arts, Medicine, Business, Humanities, and various other fields. The tuition fees were abolished by the university in the year 2011, so the academic fees are non-existent for the most part while studying at this reputable university. For course details, visit here.

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a year ago

Hello this is John David currently pursuing masters in biochemistry . I want to pursue PhD in Germany . So could you please enlighten me about the public German universities which teach in English and have minimal fee !



Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello John. To know about public universities that teach in English visit: Do keep in mind that this is a select list and does not include all universities. Do note that public universities do not have ...Hello John. To know about public universities that teach in English visit: Do keep in mind that this is a select list and does not include all universities. Do note that public universities do not have a tuition fee they require students to pay an administration fee at the start of every semester which is a small amount.

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