University of Freiburg

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



Already a comprehensive university at its founding in 1457, the University of Freiburg still offers undergraduate and graduate studies as well as professorial qualification in all important disciplines today: the humanities, natural and engineering sciences, medicine, law, and theology. This diversity also provides an ideal environment for innovative interdisciplinary studies.


The University of Freiburg is one of Europe’s strongest research universities. Thanks to its broad spectrum of academic fields, the University of Freiburg has great potential for innovative fundamental research – both at the core of individual disciplines and in collaborative interdisciplinary research. Freiburg researchers maintain close contact with other researchers at all levels – both locally and worldwide – at other universities and research institutions, as well as with industry partners.


The University of Freiburg's "Freiburg Career Advancement" (FCA) program combines various institutions and departments focusing on career development. In addition, the university has also shown its support for providing excellent conditions for research, teaching, and qualification at the national and European levels .

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

Student Services offers 4,000 residencies within 15 different dormitories throughout the region of Freiburg. The low rent, friendly neighbour’s and diverse recreational activities make these accommodations very popular. The living situation is usually mixed but studio and larger apartments are also available.

Library services

With a collection of 3.6 million volumes, the University Library is the largest research library in the region of Southern Baden. In addition, the UB and the University Computing Center run the New Media Center, which offers a variety of multimedia services. The University Librarys main purpose is to supply 20,000 employees and students with literature and information.

Medical services

The main clinical campus is situated in the western part of the city between the Stühlinger and Beurbarung districts.The off-campus clinics of the Psychiatry and Dermatology Departments are located in the city district of Herdern on Hauptstraße.The Medical Theoretical Institutes are also located in the city district of Herdern in the Institute Quarter of the University.

Student Life

Sports facilities

In the fitness and health center (fgz) of the Institute for Sports and Sports Science you will find modern equipment with a "back circuit", a targeted selection of cardio equipment and many opportunities for free and functional training.

Student clubs

  • angLES Journal.
  • Arts Liberated. 
  • Global Affairs in Dialogue. 
  • Jack. 
  • LESC – European Liberal Education Student Conference. 
  • LESS – European Liberal Education Student Symposium. 
  • Outreach Committee.


The teaching concept is based on a well-balanced blend of on-campus instruction and e-learning. Only shortly after its inception in 2006, the degree program received full accreditation and was accepted to the DAAD funding program "Postgraduate Degree Programs on Developing Countries at Universities in the Federal Republic of Germany." (Source: University of Freiburg Press Release)

Student Reviews

Favourite learning home
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I studied in a really high learning environment where teachers, as well as colleagues, showed up as study buddies. University is a platform where you do just not learn through books but from colleagues, environment, and teachers and through your failure which gives you courage for the next semester to over deficiencies of the previous semester. I think apart from all this...

Environmental sciences study progam
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Onbuilding courses, interesting electives, explanatory excursions, good encouragement of learning statistical data analysis. Could be more practical approach, field work, etc..

Studying in Freiburg
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Although I enjoyed my time living and studying in Freiburg, it didn't give me the experience I expected. The lectures weren't interactive, and my performance as a student was purely evaluated according to the final exam.

Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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