IAU Member


top General Information


Street:Friedrichstrasse 39
P.O. Box

City:Freiburg im Breisgau

Post Code:79098


Institution Funding



Founded 1457 by Archduke Albrecht of Austria and confirmed by the Emperor and the Pope. Now academically autonomous whilest financially supported by the State of Baden-Württemberg and under the jurisdiction of its Ministry of Science and Research. Teaching staff employed by the State (Land), independent in teaching and research, responsible to the above mentioned Ministry. The status of the University is guaranteed by the Constitution of the State (Land).

Academic Year

October to July (October-February; April-July)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent. For international students, good command of the German language



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Kerstin Krieglstein

Job title:Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Matthias Schenek

Job title:Head of Administration

International Relations Officer : Katharina Aly

Job title:Director, International Office

top Divisions

Centre : Integrative Biological Signalling Studies

More details:CIBSS

Centre : Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies

More details:FIT

Faculty : Biology

Fields of study:Biology

Faculty : Chemistry and Pharmacy

Fields of study:Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy

Faculty : Economics and Behavioural Sciences

Fields of study:Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Economics, Education, Finance, Psychology, Sports

Faculty : Engineering

Fields of study:Engineering

Faculty : Environment and Natural Resources

Fields of study:Botany, Crystallography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Forest Economics, Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry, Geography, Hydraulic Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Meteorology, Soil Science

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Ethnology, History, Musicology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Sociology

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, International Law, Law, Private Law

Faculty : Mathematics and Physics

Fields of study:Mathematics, Physics

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Dentistry, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Pathology

Faculty : Philology

Fields of study:English, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philology, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages

Faculty : Theology

Fields of study:Bible, Theology

Graduate School : Biology and Medicine

Fields of study:Biology, Medicine

More details:Spemann

Institute : Advanced Studies

More details:FRIAS

Institute : BrainLinks-BrainTools

Institute : Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems

More details:livMatS

Research Division : Anthropology and Gender Studies

Fields of study:Anthropology, Gender Studies

More details:ZAG

Research Division : Biological Signalling Studies

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences

More details:Bioss

Research Division : Business and Law

Fields of study:Business Administration, Law

Research Division : Cancer

Fields of study:Oncology

More details:Comprehensive

Research Division : Chronical Immunodeficiency

Fields of study:Immunology

Research Division : Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

Fields of study:Computer Science, Neurosciences

More details:Bernstein Center Freiburg

Research Division : Data Analysis and Modelling

Fields of study:Data Processing

More details:Freiburg - FDM

Research Division : French Studies

Fields of study:French Studies

Research Division : Interdisciplinary Ethics

Fields of study:Ethics

More details:Freiburg

Research Division : Linguistics

Fields of study:Linguistics

More details:Hermann Paul

Research Division : Materials

Fields of study:Materials Engineering

More details:Freiburg - FMF

Research Division : Medicine and Society

Fields of study:Medicine, Social Studies

Research Division : Medieval Studies

Fields of study:Medieval Studies

Research Division : Neurosciences

Fields of study:Neurosciences

More details:ZfN

Research Division : Popular Culture and Music

Fields of study:Cultural Studies, Music

Research Division : Renewable Energy

Fields of study:Energy Engineering

More details:ZEE

Research Division : Security and Society

Fields of study:Protective Services

Research Division : Systems Biology

Fields of study:Biology

Research Division : Transcultural Asian Studies

Fields of study:Asian Studies

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Forestry, French, French Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Islamic Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Romance Languages, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Water Science, Wood Technology

Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung

Fields of study:Catholic Theology, Theology


Fields of study:Catholic Theology, Theology


Fields of study:American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dental Technology, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English, English Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, European Languages, European Studies, European Union Law, Foreign Languages Education, Forest Management, Forestry, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, German, Germanic Studies, Health Sciences, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Musicology, Native Language Education, Neurosciences, Nordic Studies, Nursing, Periodontics, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Sports, Taxation, Water Science, Welfare and Protective Services


Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Law, Energy Engineering, Engineering, History of Religion, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Pathology, Physics, Psychology, Robotics, Social Sciences


Also Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree programmes; Statsexam in Dentistry, Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, Secondary Education (Biology, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Danish, Educational Science, English, French, Geography, Geology, German, Archaeology, Greek, History, Italian, Latin, Mathematics, Norwegian, Philosophy, Ethics, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Economics, Spanish, Swedish)


Statistics Year:2018-2019


Updated on 12-02-2020