University of Goettingen





Founded in 1737, the Georg-August University of Goettingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. The University is distinguished by its wide range of programmes [particularly in the humanities] and its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research.

In 2007, the Georg-August-Universitat achieved success in the Initiative of Excellence of the German Federal and State Governments with its institutional strategy for the future entitled "Goettingen.Tradition; Innovation; Autonomy". This distinguishes Goettingen as one of the nine German universities officially rated as holding the potential for global visibility and, according to the university, "a place amongst the foremost institutions of higher education in the country".

Approximately 24,000 students currently study at the University, some twelve per cent of whom are from abroad.

Courses offered through English


The International Student Services help students to find accommodation not only in halls of residence belonging to the student services organisation (Studentenwerk) but also in private halls of residence and in private homes. Gottingen's rents are much lower than in comparable university cities. You should budget for about €100 - €150 per month