The University of Gottigen was founded by King George II of Great Britain. It is a public research university in Gottingen, Germany. It is the oldest in the state of Lower Saxony and the largest in student enrollment. The University of Gottingen is a member of Coimbra Group and association with around 40 Nobel Prize winners. In the 20th century, the university achieved its academic peak and focused on natural science especially mathematics.
The University of Gottingen library has around 8 million media units and precious manuscripts. The university offers shops and Mensas for lunch at an affordable price for students. The students also have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs and partnership with reputable universities outside Europe.
To know more about The University of Gottingen, please check out their website for admission requirements and tuition fees.
I like that my programm is very international, my classmates are from all over the world. The topics we discuss in classes are very interesting and I think that they are going to be very important in my future job. I’m glad I chose this university.View more
Well, the years I’ve spent in Göttingen were a hell of an experience with a lot of ups and downs, but overall it was an awesome experience. The program was diverse and easy to follow, even though the modules were a bit confusing at first. The teachers are the best part, they were helpful, super polite and were always there whenever I needed assistance and guidance. I’m not going to talk about the facilities because well…it is Germany. The only bad thing I want to highlight is that finding a job in a small city like Göttingen can be a little challenging, especially for someone who doesn’t speak German.View more
The program itself is very challenging, which at times can seem rather discouraging, but in the long term, I think it would be very good for personal and professional growth. However, the professors can seem a bit unapproachable. Many resources are being provided. The university and program are very good for networking since the program works closely with the Max Planck Society. The university is very international, and even though German speaking would be recommended, English works just fine. I would highly recommend my university and program to other people.View more
For me, the academic side is what matters the most. For this side I would say that the whole program and also professors that we have in this program help us in every way possible to equip us with materials as well as the blue print to be the best version of ourselves.View more
As a student coming from Turkey, I was afraid that I would not be able to catch up with the workings of German higher education. Upon seeing the various topics the programme offer, I was astonished by how many different subjects I could focus on from Medieval Studies to North American Studies. Having the freedom to choose between a variety of courses enhanced my enthusiasm to study. Since I am planning to pursue an academic career, the approach of my professors was highly important for me, and one of the reasons why I am content with this programme is the friendly and encouraging behaviour I encounter each time I talk to the professors. The module system that is organized in a way that enables the students to proceed from the beginner’s level to an advanced one is highly effective in creating a classroom environment where everyone feels competent and encouraged. That’s why I definitely recommend this programme to my colleagues who are in search of a friendly environment where they can improve themselves and have fun thanks to the well-designed seminars and lectures offered by the University of Göttingen.View more
The programme I am currently enrolled in is in partnership with the Erasmus Programme that aims to train students in the field of Plant and Animal Genetics. Thus far the programme has sparked great interest as it is tailored to have me well rounded as a future Animal Geneticist aiming to increase food production, animal welfare and food security. The subject matters covered are intriguing and it pushes me as a scientist to want to understand and learn more, more importantly, it gives me the zeal to want to improve what already exists in terms of methods or technologies being used for genomic prediction for example. Overall the programme is a five star ranked programme.View more
The Master’s Programs at the University of Göttingen are specially designed for students with a keen interest in research. The curriculum provides a wide range of topics helping the students gain knowledge in depth.View more
The program, masters in Cardiovascular Science is a recently founded course and I belong to the 6th cohort. Having already studied for almost a year, I find the course is helpful in understanding cardiovascular matters even though I am from a biotechnology background. Moreover, as part of the program, we have to work in three different laboratories and it improves one’s research skills to a great extent. Also, the availability of extraordinary labs and Max Plank Institutes provides a competitive environment and a great experience. The only drawback I felt is that the curriculum seems so hectic but it could be managed.View more
I am a student of the Cardiovascular Science program and it offers me a great scope of research in the field of cardiovascular science and medicine. Furthermore, my program has also prepared me for my career in industries as well. What I can say about my program is that students can gather practical experience from working in numerous labs according to their career goals.
Overall the academic environment is very good, the faculties and professors are very welcoming as well. We also have an amazing campus with lots of green and a very student-friendly city.
I would highly recommend students to apply to my university if they are opting for a good career may it be in academia or in industry. Who knows they might end up with a noble prize someday. 🙂View more
I did my erasmus in Goettingen 2 years ago and it was one the best experience of my life. Coming from an Italian university it was a real breakthrough for me!
Lectures: since classes were so interesting and well thought and organized, I had to dedicate to studying much less time than I was used in Italy. The typical day consisted in 2-3 hours of traditional lectures in the morning (all students together, powerpoint and so on), and then groups activities (about 10 students in each group) in the afternoons, like seminars and the so called “lecture at the bed of the patient”, where specific topics or clinical cases were discussed.
Internship: I found the best environment to learn where all the doctors were interested in teaching and involving students in their clinical practice. I was always assigned to a tutor and I was allowed to examine patients, help in the OR and assist doctors in all their activities. All doctors were very friendly and invited always me other for lunch, even offered me to go back and work there at the end of my studies.
Facilities: the hospital is organized around students, all students need is there: lectures room, offices, lockers, canteens, libraries. Also the sport center and the campus is very close, so you can make the most out of your time without downtimes for moving from a place to another or waiting.
Students’ offices: even if I was a foreign student, I didn’t have any difficulties in finding everything I needed every time since everything was efficiently organizes (schedules, websites, classes,…) and in case I had any doubt the erasmus office was almost always open and available to help, as any other office.
Overall, I had the most amazing experience, I learned a lot even if the language was not my mother tongue and I found passion for studying medicine again.View more