Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main – University of Frankfurt am Main (GU) 


top General Information


Street:Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1

City:Frankfurt am Main

Post Code:60629

Tel.:+49(69) 798-0

Fax:+49(69) 798-18383



Other Sites

Also German language courses for advanced students

Institution Funding



Founded 1914 by public subscription and with the support of the City of Frankfurt. As a result of the Krach in the 1920s the University lost most of its capital. Financial responsibility accepted by the Prussian State and City of Frankfurt 1923. Title of Johann Wolfgang Goethe adopted 1932. An autonomous institution financed by the State of Hesse.

Academic Year

October to September (October-March; April-September)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent



Accrediting Agency


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Birgitta Wolff

Job title:President

Senior Administrative Officer : Holger Gottschalk

Job title:Chancellor

International Relations Officer : Martin Bickl

Job title:Head, International Office

top Divisions

Faculty : Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physical Chemistry

Faculty : Biological Sciences

Fields of study:Apiculture, Biology, Botany, Computer Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology

Faculty : Computer Sciences and Mathematics

Fields of study:Mathematics and Computer Science

Faculty : Economics and Business Administration

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Statistics

Faculty : Educational Sciences

Fields of study:Adult Education, Educational Sciences, International and Comparative Education, Primary Education, Special Education

Faculty : Geosciencs and Geography

Fields of study:Earth Sciences, Economics, Geochemistry, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Petrology

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Commercial Law, Criminal Law, History of Law, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Public Law

Faculty : Linguistics, Culture and Arts

Fields of study:African Languages, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Chinese, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, Ethnology, Fine Arts, Japanese, Latin, Music, Music Education, Oriental Languages, Philology, Phonetics, Slavic Languages, South and Southeast Asian Languages

Faculty : Medical Science

Fields of study:Dentistry, Medicine

Faculty : Modern Languages

Fields of study:English, French, German, Italian, Modern History, Philology, Portuguese, Scandinavian Languages, Spanish, Theatre

Faculty : Philosophy and History

Fields of study:History, Philosophy

Faculty : Physics

Fields of study:Applied Physics, Biophysics, History, Nuclear Physics, Physics

Faculty : Protestant Theology

Fields of study:Protestant Theology

Faculty : Psychology and Sports Sciences

Fields of study:Educational Psychology, Labour and Industrial Relations, Physical Education, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Sports

Faculty : Roman Catholic Theology

Fields of study:Catholic Theology

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Business Administration, Business Education, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, English, English Studies, Ethnology, Film, Fine Arts, French, Geography, German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Musicology, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religion, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Sociology, South and Southeast Asian Languages, Southeast Asian Studies, Spanish, Sports, Teacher Training, Theatre, Theology

Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung

Fields of study:Religion


Fields of study:Theology


Fields of study:African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Archiving, Art History, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Business Education, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religion, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Ecology, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Educational Sciences, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Film, Finance, Geography, Geography (Human), History, International Economics, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Social Sciences, Sociology, Southeast Asian Studies, Sports Medicine, Theatre


Fields of study:Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Sociology, Sports


Fields of study:Business Administration, Cultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Protestant Theology, Sociology


Staatsexam in Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy; Teacher Training Examination (Lehramt)

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Careers Guidance

Cultural Activities

Facilities for Disabled People

Health Services

Language Laboratory

Nursery Care

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals







Statistics Year:2013-2014



Foreign Total:7053

Updated on 10-03-2015