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Top German Universities in World University Ranking 2021

Despite the non-English speaking country, Germany is among the top study destinations where Indian students go to complete their higher education. As per the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, around 25,149 were studying in Germany in the Winter Semester 2019-20, which is 20% higher than the previous year. Moreover, the total number of international students has also increased by 4.3% to 411,601.

German institutions are known for quality education and excellent study programs.They offer several international programs which are specially designed for international students and are in the English language. In other words, international students can Study in Germany without knowing the german language. For some courses, students do not even require to take the IELTS exam. Moreover, the tuition and living cost in Germany is very nominal due to which international students choose Germany as their study destination.

There are around 426 universities in Germany, out of which several are consistently ranked among the top by world university ranking agencies such as QS, Times Higher Education, US News and The Center for World University Rankings. Here is the list of some of them whose names are present in the latest world university rankings 2021.

World University Ranking 2021 - Top German Universities

German Universities

QS 2021

Times Higher Education 2021

US News 2021

CWUR 20-21

Technical University of Munich

50

41

76

81

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

63

32

46

49

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

64

42

54

70

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

117

80

82

66

Freie Universitaet Berlin

130

118

111

59

KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

131

201-250

197

239

RWTH Aachen University

145

107

184

218

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

148

140

338

370

Technische Universität Dresden

173

152

186

217

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

175

78

180

215

Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

175

83

168

127

University of Göttingen

195

130

158

108

Universität Hamburg

228

135

155

167

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

240

114

114

141

Technical University of Darmstadt

267

301–350

543

467

University of Cologne

282

145

232

194

Universität Mannheim

307

140

706

973

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

311

251-300

222

129

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

317

198

238

224

Universität Jena

323

251-300

395

322

Universität Stuttgart

333

351-400

564

430

University Ulm

344

140

316

314

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

356

195

236

192

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

403

301-350

214

204

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

437

140

186

202

Before listing universities, the ranking agencies generally consider various factors such as teaching environment, reputation, student-faculty ratio, International student ratio, the volume of research, publications, citations, research income, international outlook, subject ranking etc. Additionally, the weightage given to these factors also plays a decisive role in calculating the rank of a university.

The selection of a university plays a vital role in shaping the future of students. Acquiring detailed knowledge of foreign universities and choosing the best one can be a tedious task. Therefore it is highly recommended that students take guidance from the study visa counsellors of Pyramid eServices. Students can contact us by calling 92563-92563 or visit a nearby branch.

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