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5 good reasons to study in Göttingen

Wide range of courses – Excellent teaching – Super guidance: That’s a given. Here are five further reasons to study in Göttingen.

1. Small city – short commutes

Everyone feels at home in the small city of Göttingen, and you, too, will soon feel the same way. The distances are short, to campus for your morning commute, to the cafeterias at lunchtime or to town in the evening. As far as nightlife, almost all the pubs and bars are easy on the small student wallet. After all, students make up about a quarter of our population.

2. Much to experience

Three theatres, four cinemas and lots of music festivals – our cultural life reflects the fact that we are a university town. Students benefit from the Kulturticket, which gives students free or reduced admission to almost all events. Those who need exercise after long days in the library and lecture hall will find it in the excellent range of our university sports, including climbing hall and fitness center.

3. Very international

Around 280 partner universities offer excellent exchange opportunities to almost every country in the world. Those who prefer to stay local benefit from the intercultural exchange at the University. The international students who make up 16 percent of the student body, the lecturers from all over the world, and the many degree programmes taught in English broaden students’ horizons and prepare them for the international job market.

4. Inspired by tradition

For more than 280 years, we have been making the world a little smarter every day – in a measurable way. More than 40 Nobel Prize winners have either studied, taught or conducted research in Göttingen. Many companies in the region are spin-offs from the University. Lightning rods, MRIs and super-resolved fluorescence microscopy were invented here. We look forward to your ideas!

5. High level of research

Do you want to learn more? Then come to Göttingen! Bachelor students benefit from access to cutting-edge research; master’s and PhD students benefit from the superb networking opportunities with the excellent local research institutions. With four Max Planck Institutes, the German Primate Center, and the German Aerospace Center, the Göttingen Campus offers a high concentration of top-level science that is unique in Germany.