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Goethe University

Frankfurt, Germany

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Goethe University in Germanywas established in 1914 as an innovativecitizens university, with funding from affluent citizens residing in Frankfurt.Goethe Universityowes its name to one of the city’s most iconic residents, namely Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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BSc in Computer Science

Frankfurt, GermanyCourse duration : 3 Years
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Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1, 60629 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Founded in 1914

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More About Goethe University

Some USPs of Goethe University

1. The university has 48,000 students on its rolls and is the country’s third-biggest university

2. It ranked among the leading 100-150 institutions globally and the top five to seven in Germany in the Shanghai Academic Ranking for 2019

3. Around 7,600 international students at the university come from 136 global nations

4. The institution offers a variety of activities, organizations, educational programs, and events for aspirants

5. There are diverse study program options across the four locations of the institution for students

6. There are top-notch clusters of excellence for scientific research in various fields

7. There are global cooperation pacts with universities in countries such as Israel, the UK, Korea, Canada, the USA, the Czech Republic, and Japan.


There are 16 faculties at the institution such as natural and social sciences, life sciences, and law. Other faculties include psychology and sports sciences, educational sciences, philosophy and history, computer science and mathematics, biological sciences, medicine, and more. Goethe University’s acceptance rate is 55%. 

The university helps students find suitable placements and career opportunities while helping them meet all employment requirements. A wide range of career services is available for students. Students also get access to internships throughout their study tenure and other part-time job opportunities. 

Famous Alumni

1. Jürgen Norbert Klopp, football manager and ex-player

2. Helmut Josef Michael Kohl, statesman, and politician

3. Erich Seligmann Fromm, social psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and sociologist

4. Peter Ferdinand Drucker, educator, management consultant, and author

5. Theodor W. Adorno, sociologist, philosopher, musicologist, and composer

6. Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard, German politician

7. Christian Heinrich Maria Drosten, virologist

8. Max Horkheimer, sociologist and philosopher  


60323 Frankfurt, Germany. 

Public or Private Status

Goethe University is a public institution. 

QS World University Rankings

The Goethe University ranking is =340 on the QS World University Rankings tally.  

Top Courses are Offered in the Following Streams

1. Economics

2. Law

3. Theology

4. History

5. Philosophy

6. Business Administration

7. Modern Languages

8. Computer Science

9. Biochemistry

10. Physics

11. Biological Sciences

12. Medicine

The Goethe University’s fees are 352.59 Euros (approximately INR 29-30,000) per semester. It covers the cost of public transportation tickets in Frankfurt and surrounding areas. It is the only fee payable at the institution which does not charge tuition fees. This is a big advantage for international students who only have to cover their living costs. 

Required Exams

The following language test scores are required to pursue programs at Geothe University: 

English Language Proficiency Exams

IELTS: 7.0

TOEFL: At least 100 

PTE: A minimum of 58

German Language Proficiency Exams

DS: Level 2

Goethe Certificate: C2

TestDaf: TDN4

Admission Requirements

Here are some of Goethe University’s requirements for admission: 

Bachelor’s applicants

1. University entrance qualification.

2. Applications to be done via uni-assist.

3. Proof of language proficiency.

4. Applicable qualifications include Abitur, a high-school diploma, A-Level, and others.

5. School-leaving or graduation certificate.

6. TestAS results if required for specific courses.

7. Passport copy.

Master’s applicants-

1. Highest level of education- proof of qualifications.

2. English or German language proficiency.

3. Program-specific requirements.

These are some of the requirements for Goethe University admissions that all aspiring students should keep in mind.  


All students at the institution may apply for the entrance scholarship. BaföG is the national law that regulates educational support and determines eligibility for funding in Germany, based on certain conditions. 

Alongside, there are many other scholarships offered by the university including the well-known Deutschlandstipendium and also Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service), Katholischer Akademischer Auslanderdienst (KAAD- Catholic Academic Service for Foreigners), and the Otto Benecke Foundation scholarships.  

About Placements

Goethe University has its own Career Service that ensures diverse support for students at all levels. Students can also find several short-term internships at leading companies or other part-time jobs. Various student-driven initiatives are also present, i.e., Goethe Finance Club, AIESEC, MTP Frankfurt-Marketing, GREEN finance consulting, Enactus, ROCK YOUR LIFE, and more. 

There are job fairs organized regularly for connecting with representatives from leading industries and companies. 

The institution also offers specialized career counseling solutions for students to help them understand their desires and the prevailing needs of the job market. They also get assistance with building up their main professional skills. There are specialized programs available for their benefit in this regard. They can also check out the Kompass program that is operated by the International Office of the university. There is also highly niche training offered under the Frankfurter Akademisches Schlusselkompetenz program. The university emphasizes career development and offers all the vital tools and resources for students.


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