University of Ulm

The University of Ulm (German: Universität Ulm) is a public university in the city of Ulm, in the South German state of Baden-Württemberg. The university was founded in 1967 and focuses on natural sciences, medicine, engineering sciences, mathematics, economics and computer science.



The university was founded in 1967. The university is the youngest university in the state of Baden-Württemberg, which boasts several old, renowned universities in Heidelberg (1386), Freiburg (1457) and Tübingen (1477). The idea was to create a university with a new approach in both research and teaching.


The University of Ulm (German: Universität Ulm) is a public university in the city of Ulm, in the South German state of Baden-Württemberg. The university focuses on natural sciences, medicine and the engineering sciences, mathematics/ economics and computer science. With over 7,000 students, it is one of the smaller universities in Germany.

An important concept since the foundation of the university has always been to promote interdisciplinarity.


Scientists at Ulm University carry out research on an international level in order to find answers to the big scientific questions and to tackle global challenges.

Our research focus is:

  • Trauma Research
  • Ageing Research and Age Related Diseases
  • Quantum Science and Technology
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Cognitive Systems and Human Computer Interaction
  • Financial Services and their Mathematical Methods


Are you looking for a job or an internship? Are you currently applying? The Career Service gladly supports you with the following offerings:

  • Job Search Service
  • Application Guide
  • Current Program
  • Events and Activities
  • Scholarships
  • Starting up a Business
  • Awards

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Medicine & Health (3)
Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
  • M.Sc. Finance
    Masters Programmes in English
Computer Science & IT (1)

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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135 57
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 100
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
357 -10
347 -9
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

  • Central Student Counselling Services
The Central Student Counselling Services is the first place to go for study orientieration.
  • Course Advisory
Every study programme has a course adviser as a contact person for students.
  • Online Counselling
You live far away from Ulm, are a semester abroad or want to stay anonymous in the counselling.
  • Psychosocial Counselling
The Student Services offer support for students with grave psychic problems which endanger the progress of their studies.
  • Studying with handicap
A handicap can express in many ways and sometimes requires a special counselling and support.Studying with family dutiesOften students have to manage family duties like caring for relatives or parenthood.

Housing services

The list below is a short summary of hotels in Ulm and Neu-Ulm:

  • Comfor Hotel
  • Golden Tulip Parkhotel
  • InterCityHotel
  • Hotel Goldenes Rad
  • Hotel ibis
  • Ulmer Münster Hotel
  • B&B Hotel
  • ibis budget

Library services

In 2002, The University's network of IT, photography, and library science professionals joined together under a single management structure to form a new customer-oriented service provider. Therefore, we seek to draw our customers' attention first and foremost to our services rather than to our organizational structure.

ICT services

  • E-Mail
  • Firewall, kiz-Router, DNS und Internetanbindung
  • WLAN ('Welcome' und 'EduRoam')
  • Fileserver (Pool Fileserver, CIFS, ...)
  • VPN (VPN Server)
  • Web-Services (FTP-, News- und Web-Server, Web-Proxys)
  • Campus Management (Portal, Vorlesungsverzeichnis und Corona)
  • Video-, Lern- und Projektmanagement-Plattformen (Moodle, Matterhorn und Redmine)
  • Symbol Service-Status Druck-Spooler
  • Backup-Dienste
  • NTP (Zeit Server)

Medical services

They provide support both at the beginning and during your study in case of questions regarding organization, problems with examinations, period before and after pregnancy/maternity and so on.

Student Life

Campus life

Ulm and its sister city Neu-Ulm are the economic center of a large region that lies between the Alband Lake Constance. Approximately 180,000 people live in both cities and almost 1,000,000 inhabit theregion of Danube-Iller. Approximately 17,500 young people study in Ulm and Neu-Ulm.

Student clubs

  • Arbeitskreis Industriekontakte / VDE Hochschulgruppe
  • Association of Chinese Students and Scholars in Ulm
  • AStA Filmreferat
  • BUND Hochschulgruppe
  • Opens external link in new windowDGB HOchschulgruppe
  • Erasmus Ulm and Friends
  • Evangelische (ESG) und Katholische (KSG) Studentengemeinde Ulm
  • Grüne Hochschulgruppe
  • Juso Hochschulgruppe
  • Liberale Hochschulgruppe
  • Opens external link in new windowpriamos consulting group e.V.
  • RCDS
  • SMD - Christliche Hochschulgruppe
  • Studentenverbindung AV Suebo-Danubia zu Ulm im CV
  • Studentenverbindung Concordia
  • Öffnet einen externen Link in einem neuen FensterStudium und Paxis e.V.