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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

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Founded in 1665, the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Kiel University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Kiel (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Schleswig-Holstein. Officially recognized by the Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. The acceptance rate range is 100% making this German higher education organization a non-selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Control Typepublic


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Entity Typenon-profit


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenon-selective

University Identity

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

Address Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
24118 Schleswig-Holstein
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Phone Number +49 (431) 880 00
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Fax Number +49 (431) 880 2072

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's admission information.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel a selective admission policy? None, open admission policy.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's acceptance rate range is 100% making this institution a non-selective higher education institution.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Admission Office Admission Office

Westring 400
Kiel 24105
(431) 8 80 37 18

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 2,000-2,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Control Type Control Type

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel is a public higher education institution.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Entity Type Entity Type

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel is a non-profit higher education institution.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Library

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's main services:

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • European University Association (EUA)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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