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University of Freiburg

4.4 out of 5 (59 ratings / 42 reviews) Freiburg, Germany
The University of Freiburg is part of a global network encompassing over 300 partnerships with prestigious higher education institutions on all five continents. In the 2015/16 winter semester more than 4000 international students from around 130 countries were matriculated at the university – more than ever before.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Medicine & Health (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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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
158 5
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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.


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

Got into a war with reality. That motherf#*%er, it was waiting for me. And I lost again!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I mainly dealt with the human-animal-relationship and the human-death-relationship in a historic, philosophical and sociological manner. The range of offered courses was very satisfying. However, I was dissapointed by the overall rigid mentality of the staff. And all the dust of vanity in the air was to sinful for me, it made me arrogant, like a dirty mirror of the self...

Studying law at the only bilingual University in Switzerland (Freiburg/Fribourg)
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall I enjoyed studying law in Freiburg/Fribourg as it was a fairly small University with a very welcoming atmosphere and good camaraderie among the students. The professors were well educated and seemed to be enjoying sharing their knowledge with us and genuinely cared about teaching us and helping us. The only thing was that sometimes it was a bit unorganised and hard...

Finance good, system better in foreign countries.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

in my opinion, the university system in Germany is not as good as in foreign countries regarding the courses, the professors and the sizes of the classes. The Hochschule system is better which is because they have more practical content to study than in universities. But the finance issue is not really given in Germany; we don't pay as much as abroad.

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