University of Freiburg

University of Freiburg

One of the oldest and highest-ranking universities in Germany, the University of Freiburg is a public research university noted for its degree and master courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, students also enjoy easy access to the Black Forest, France and the Swiss Alps. The institution's full name is the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.

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University of Freiburg in numbers

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International students

Founded in 1457, the University of Freiburg is one of Germany's oldest universities. There are 24,500 students, of which 18% (4,000) are international. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across 11 faculties.

More about the University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg is a public research university, particularly well-known for its degree courses in the humanities, natural sciences, medicine and social sciences. Just like the city of Freiburg, the university is committed to sustainable and environmentally-progressive practices and research. The University of Freiburg offers 22 degrees taught in English. It is part of the EUCOR confederate, along with the University of Strasbourg, the University of Basel and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

As one of Germany’s leading universities, courses are heavily over-subscribed, which means all undergraduate admissions require a high standard of high school grades/diploma. Students at the University of Freiburg can engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including campus radio and outdoor leisure at the university’s own Schauinsland mountain retreat.

University of Freiburg

Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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Explore the University of Freiburg English-taught degree programs:


Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Sciences (Continuing Education Program)
  • Computer Science
  • Crystalline Materials
  • Economics (MEP)
  • Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Governance
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forest Sciences
  • Geology
  • Global Urban Health (Continuing Education Program)
  • Microsystems Engineering (taught in English)
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Renewable Energy Engineering and Management
  • Solar Energy Engineering (Continuing Education Program)
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering

Master of Arts (M.A.)

  • British and North American Cultural Studies
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • English Literatures and Literary Theory
  • Modern China Studies
  • Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

  • English and American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Licentiate Program in Catholic Theology

To know more about the University of Freiburg study programs follow the link.

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Health insurance cover is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

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At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students into the public healthcare system, ensuring they can apply for their visa and are legally covered during their studies.

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