University of Rostock

The University of Rostock is among the ten most founder-friendly higher education establishments in Germany. The regional economy has benefitted from the over 800 start-up companies launched from the university since 1991. Young people from the West of Germany and increasing numbers of foreign students are discovering Rostock as a study location.



Education and research started in Rostock even 73 years before Columbus discovered America as the university was founded already in 1419. A lot has changed in the meantime. Such as the technical faculty founded in 1951 - the first one ever established at a classical university.


The major scientific departments – business sciences, humanities, engineering sciences, law, medicine, natural sciences and theology – are represented both in research and education at the University of Rostock.


Research at the University of Rostock means successful interdisciplinary cooperation in various scientific fields. Side by side with the two Fraunhofer institutes, the Max-Planck-Institute of Demographic Research, the Leibnitz Institutes and the Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals, Rostock’s Alma Mater is the centre of a fruitful research environment. It offers an excellent research climate to its researchers and junior researchers in all fields, from humanities to natural sciences and engineering or life sciences.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
801 -150
651 -100
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Housing services

Naturally, studying also means living away from home and moving into one’s own apartment. Compared with other cities in Germany, the rents in Rostock are affordable, even in the inner city and in particular in the popular student’s district Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt („KTV“). Whether you prefer a student dormitory or look for the conventional flat share… here are some useful links for your apartment search.

Library services

The University Library of Rostock with its 3 divisional libraries and several specialized libraries provides scientific literature and information for research, education and study in all parts of the university. The library’s literature (about 2 Mio volumes) is recorded in the catalogue. Campus-wide access is provided to electronic journals (EZB) and specialized databases (DBIS).

ICT services

The staff members of the university computing centre take care of the university's entire IT infrastructure. The centre provides central and distributed information and communication services adjusted to the requirements of university research, education and administration and offers full support regarding all questions related to information processing and communication technology.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The university offers for students and staff members range from recreational exercise to competitive sports, suitable for everybody who searches for the right balance between physical or mental activity and study or work.