Oldest Universities in Germany

4 minute read
Oldest Universities in Germany

Germany is the most popular study abroad destinations for international students. The population of the international community studying in various German universities is vast. Germany opens the doors of opportunities to students by providing world-class degrees at an affordable cost, thus making it a desirable location for studying. In this blog we have curated a list of oldest universities in Germany to give you an idea about the history of their education system.

Also Read: Study in Germany Without IELTS

Oldest Universities in Germany

Mentioned below is a list of the oldest universities in Germany for your reference.

  • Martin Luther University Halle- Wittenberg
  • University of Tubingen
  • Heidelberg University
  • Leipzig University
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Greifswald
  • University of Munich
  • University of Rostock
  • Philipps-Universitat Marburg

Explore:Study in Germany: The Guide To Your German Dream!

Martin Luther University Halle- Wittenberg

Martin Luther University Halle- Wittenberg is one of the oldest universities in Germany in  the cities of Halle and Wittenberg. The university of Wittenberg was founded in 1502 and the University of Halle was founded in 1694. The university is named after Martin Luther who was a professor in Wittenberg. Today the university offers courses in German as well as English in various academic degrees such as BA, MA, BSc, Doctoral degrees.

University of Tubingen

Founded in 1477, University of Tubingen is known for its studies in medicine, law and many more disciplines, artificial intelligence being the most recent one. The university is spread all over town rather than just a campus and comes under ‘five classical university towns’ in Germany. The university enjoys the reputation as one of eleven German Excellence Universities.

Do Read:5 Reasons to Study in Germany

Heidelberg University

Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University tops the list of oldest universities in Germany and is located in Heidelberg only. The university offers courses at all the levels and offers education in over 100 disciplines. The university has a wide range of notable alumni, 29 of whom are even Nobel Prize winners. Heidelberg is listed in German Excellence Universities and caters to international students from over 130 countries every year which consists of 20% of the entire student population of the university.

Leipzig University

Leipzig University was founded in 1409. In the list of oldest universities in Germany, it is the second oldest university in Germany. The university offers more than 190 programs in varied disciplines and caters to almost 29,000 students.  Situated in Leipzig, Saxony it is one of the best universities in Germany and is world-renowned for its top-class research and medical expertise. The university has a strong alumni network from all over the world along with a long list of notable alumni.

Explore:Requirements To Study In Germany For Indian Students

University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg was established in 1457 and has been counted amongst one of the top universities in Europe since then apart from being one of the oldest universities in Germany. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and other professional qualifications in varied disciplines. They aim to provide an ideal environment to their students for innovative interdisciplinary studies and provide the students with a diverse environment as well. The University of Freiburg is also known to be one of Europe’s finest research universities which has a great potential for fundamental research.

University of Greifswald

The University of Greifswald is a public-research university which was founded in 1456. The university is famous for its diverse crowd and caters to a lot of international students out of the total number of students of around 10,000. Greifswald is situated in a small town and offers a nice atmosphere to the students. The university is famous amongst students for the exciting student life that the university provides.

University of Munich

The University of Munich is a research university with its campuses spread all over the world. Established in 1472, being one of the oldest universities in Germany, it has been known to provide top-class education since then and has also grabbed the title ‘University of Excellence’ three times in succession. The university focuses on subjects like natural sciences, engineering, medicine and offers various degree programs to students which gives students an opportunity to choose subjects as per their interest. The total number of students at the university is around 50,000 and almost 15% of them are international students.

Also Read:Study In Germany: An Unforgettable Experience

University of Rostock

Situated in Rostock, the University of Rostock is a public university which was founded in 1419 during the holy Roman era. It is the oldest university in Baltic sea region. The university is a part of European University Association and offers interdisciplinary programs in various disciplines such as medicine, life sciences, humanities etc.

Philipps-Universitat Marburg

Founded in 1527, Philipps-Universitat Marburg is a public university which offers a wide range of courses with modern teaching approaches.  The university provides the students with an ideal environment where they can develop their skills and continuously keep on updating their teaching methodologies along with developing new subject areas consistently.

We hope that this blog gave you some insightful information regarding the oldest universities in Germany. Hoping to study in Germany? Get in touch with Leverage Edu experts to get assistance in getting admission in your dream university. Sign up for a free session with us now!

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *



20,000+ students realised their study abroad dream with us. Take the first step today.
Talk to an expert