Founded in 1914 as a citizens’ university, which means it was founded and funded by citizens, Goethe University is now a large public German university located in Frankfurt. The institution is named after the poet, philosopher and writer/dramatist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The university is a founding member of German U15: the association of the country’s leading research universities. It is also an active member of numerous international associations and networks, such as: the European University Association, the GATE Germany consortium and the Erasmus+ network. Goethe University is internationally recognized thanks to its good positioning in the major global universities rankings, such as the ones made by QS, Times Higher Education and ARWU.
Goethe University Frankfurt – Faculty of Social Sciences
- Frankfurt ,
Fall semester application deadline
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Semester fees (30 ECTS)
Subjects available to free mover students
Economics & Econometrics [English]Economics & Econometrics [German]Environmental Sciences [German]Politics & International Studies [English]Politics & International Studies [German]Sociology [English]Sociology [German]
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