Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

country rank  25
world rank  444

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University Overview

Founded in 1665, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Kiel University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Kiel (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Schleswig-Holstein. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Wissenschaft und Gleichstellung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein (Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of Schleswig-Holstein), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Kiel University
Acronym CAU
Founded 1665
Motto Pax optima rerum
Peace is the greatest good
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
Kiel (population range: 50,000-249,999)
24118 Schleswig-Holstein
T +49 (431) 880 00
F +49 (431) 880 2072

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Westring 400
Kiel 24105
+49 (431) 8 80 37 18

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported



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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018