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Goethe University Frankfurt

4.2 out of 5 (49 ratings / 35 reviews) Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Goethe University is a large university in the heart of Europe offering undergraduate and advanced degrees in all traditional faculties. Students at Goethe University can choose from over 200 degree programmes in 16 faculties at three main campus locations in the city Frankfurt am Main. 

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

Goethe University was founded in 1914 as a unique “citizens’ university,” financed by wealthy citizens in Frankfurt, Germany. Named in 1932 after one of the city’s most famous natives, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, today the university has over 48,000 students. 

Education

The university offers a wide range of subjects from A to Z, from African Language Studies to Zoology. A total of over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 16 faculties are offered in Frankfurt.

Career

Individual consulting (career coaching, checking your application, coaching for exams) and workshops and lectures on:

  • practical experiences
  • career orientation
  • training for applications
  • starting your job
  • qualifications for specific professional areas 
  • seminars on life/work balance

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
101
2019
101
2018
101
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
2021
222 -9
2020
213 -24
2019
189
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
251 50
2020
301 -50
2019
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
311
2020
-
2019
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Whether you want to come to Goethe University to earn a degree, as exchange student, for a summer school programme, or summer school intensive German course, your first point of contact is the International Office. The International Office has all the information you need regarding requirements and the application process for bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. They offer advisory services, as well as support with admissions, enrollment, visas, getting settled in Frankfurt, and student orientation.

Housing services

The Studentenwerk currently manages more than half of all dormitories in Frankfurt. Seventeen dorms offer more than 1,850 rooms for students at Goethe University and two other universities in Frankfurt. Residence halls vary greatly in the size and types of accommodations on offer, from single rooms and apartments to rooms in shared apartments.

Library services

The university library system consists of the Johann Christian Senckenberg University Library as the central library, specialised libraries, as well as additional departmental libraries.

Student Life

Campus life

Goethe University has campuses in Bockenheim, Westend, Riedberg, and Niederrad. While very different and distinct in character, all campuses are conveniently located and well serviced by public transportation.

Sports facilities

All Goethe University students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous sports facilities and classes through the Zentrum für Hochschulsport (ZfH; Center for University Sports). More than 40 sports are on offer, including badminton, basketball, fencing, gymnastics, judo, karate, riding, rowing, skiing, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. There is also a large fitness center with state-of-the-art facilities, and organized excursions and courses in hiking, climbing, sailing, skiing and many other sports throughout the semester.

Student clubs

The Studentenwerk Frankfurt (student services) is in charge of the refectories and various halls of residence but also offers a wide range of counselling and other services related to your studies, including social issues.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really loved my years at the Goethe University, the facilities, the professors were all highly qualified, the access to the libraries was unparalleled. I was lucky to be able to be a student and to receive my education here.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been focusing on philosophy and research, and this scientific activity gave me another picture of the knowledge in general. I faced some cultural barriers within these topics, but I framed new ideas around them in a new way. In short, philosophy is not only about to follow it, but also to create it. Philosophy can be the field where research can take off for...

Living while studying in Frankfurt was a real pleasure.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed studying at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. I studied Economics and Business Administration and wrote my Bachelor's thesis on "Bank Capital Regulation and Loan Growth" since my primary focus was Finance & Accounting. Regarding student life, I have to admit that it was a pleasure to live in Frankfurt while studying. Therefore, I had the opportunity to...

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