Goethe University Frankfurt

4.1 out of 5 (64 ratings / 51 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. 

Bachelor's programmes

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
2021
151 -50
2020
101
2019
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
301 -50
2021
251 50
2020
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
2022
340 -29
2021
311
2020
-
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
2022
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2021
222 -9
2020
213
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.

Student Reviews

Master review
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Low knowledge empowering

Hit or miss
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It can be a hit or miss. Generally speaking due to the large size of my bachelors degree, professors or teaching staff are not really involved and you are sort of left to your own devices, especially if you want some guidance towards specialisation. If you do ask questions, the majority of professors ignore your email (which is fine, however, due to covid restrictions...

Excellent Quality of Education
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I’m about to start my masters degree, and so far, the university has been outstanding with the entire process. The organization is very good, and the professors are outstanding. The uni also has a great reputation and the quality of education is definitely top notch. The curriculum is also very well planned and executed. I feel very honored and lucky to be able to study in...

Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany

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