Study programmes at Goethe University

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With 16 faculties, approximately 140 undergraduate programmes and 70 Master programmes, Goethe University offers a wide range of academic options. Some Master programmes are taught entirely in English, though most undergraduate and graduate programmes are taught exclusively or predominantly in German. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and law courses are completed with a state examination. Goethe University also offers a wide range of teaching degrees (“Lehramt”) for various types of schools. In addition to this, there are postgraduate studies and summer courses available.

You can find an overview of all available courses of study and means to research your options  here

Please find further information on the application process here.

Our recommendation: research the subject and course you are interested in, and the style of teaching and learning at a German university, very thoroughly. Surveys have shown that international students are more likely than German students to discontinue their studies.


Choosing your university and field of study

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Make sure that your chosen field of study is compatible with your interests, abilities, and your career plans. You can find a variety of online selection assistants or tests for courses of study in Germany below.



Academic assessment test for international applicants (TestAs)

Although participation in this test is not compulsory, we strongly recommend taking the TestAs to assess your academic aptitude. A result of a minimum of 100 standard points (in core and subject-specific tests) suggests a good foundation for studying at a German university.

>> TestAs – further information

Should you already be in Frankfurt, you may attend an introductory lecture of a course of your choice and interest. Please refer to the course catalogue, ask the  Application Advisory Service or the “Fachschaft” (the body representing the students) of the study course you are interested in.