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Goethe University Frankfurt

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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
2023
151
2022
151
2021
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
201 50
2023
251 50
2022
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
302 26
2023
328 12
2022
340
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
236 -10
2022
226
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.

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.

Accreditation

Goethe University Frankfurt is accredited by AACSB.

Goethe University Frankfurt Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Goethe University Frankfurt. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
744 EUR
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Evangelical Student Association Scholarship
Merit-based

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Evangelical Student Association Villigst
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
480 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
SBW Berlin Scholarship
Need-based

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SBW Berlin
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Government Scholarships Programme Oman
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
The Deutschlandstipendium at German Universities
Merit-based

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German Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
Merit-based

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Coupons Plus Deals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
26 Jun 2024
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramage Law Group
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Goethe University Frankfurt, visit our scholarship search.

Student Reviews

It's decent
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, it has been a good experience with interesting classes and a fun atmosphere among fellow students. The only drawback I've encountered is some unnecessary bureaucracy, but it seems to be an issue in Germany in general, not just at the university.

No
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Top academic-oriented University of Europe in particular and the world in general in field of Economics and Finance, located in Frankfurt am Main, a cosmopolitan city and a financial center of the world

Student years at the Goethe University
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university offers a diverse range of academic programs and provides a comprehensive educational experience. The faculty members are knowledgeable, approachable, and dedicated to fostering a conducive learning environment. They bring a wealth of expertise and real-world experience to the classroom, enhancing the quality of education. The university's facilities and...

Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany

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