Five German Universities With Most Number of Students

Germany is an attractive place to study and is considered as one of the most popular destination among international students in the world.

Around 12% of students at German universities come from abroad.

Which German university has the most number of students?

Federal Statistical office of Germany has released the figures for the winter semester 2014/15.

The following list shows the top 5 of the German universities with most number of students.

5. Universität Bochum (42764 students)

Universität Bochum | ruhr universität bochum

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in Bochum with 42764 students is currently the fifth largest university in Germany.

The Ruhr-University Bochum is part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the most important German research funding organization.

4. Frankfurt University (45,455 students)

Goethe University of Frankfurt | Frankfurt University

The Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main is a university with more than 45,455 students (WS 2014/15).

The university offers 170 different courses in 16 different departments. More than 550 professors teach at the prestigious Frankfurt university.

3. University of Munich (49,494 students)

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Universität München or LMU ) is a university in the Bavarian state capital Munich.

It was founded in 1472 in Ingolstadt and named after its founder Duke Louis IX. and the King Maximilian I. Joseph.

About 50,000 students were enrolled in the winter semester 2014/15 at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Around 700 professors teach in 18 faculties with 150 courses. The University of Munich offers a particularly wide range of subjects, including some subjects otherwise not offered in Germany.

2. University of Cologne (53,933 students)

University of Cologne


The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is a university in Cologne founded in 1388 and considered as one of the oldest universities in Europe .

With 53,933 students in the winter semester 2014/15, it stands as the second largest university in Germany.

The University of Cologne regularly ranks among the TOP 5 German universities in the fields of in Business Administration, Economics and the Law.

1. Hagen University (70,632 students)

University of Hagen

The University of Hagen (FernUniversität Hagen) is the first and only state Open University in Germany. The university has its headquarters located in Hagen in North Rhine-Westphalia. Hagen university is primarily focused on distance teaching.

According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, it is the largest German university with 70,632 students enrolled in the winter semester 2014/2015.

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