Christian Albrecht University of Kiel or Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) - public higher education institution in Germany. CAU began its activity in 1665. It has an urban campus located in Kiel.

University ranking. In the recent years Christian Albrecht University of Kiel has a stable position in the top 20 universities of Germany and does not plan to give it away. Christian Albrecht University of Kiel is among the oldest and the most prestigious universities of Germany. Christian Albrecht University of Kiel is in the top 5% according to the international rankings. The most popular programs of CAU are: «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science».

Application process and the cost of tuition. The academic year is traditionally consists of semesters. Studying bachelor’s at CAU is relatively inexpensive - only 1,000 USD per year. Those who wish to continue their studies at a master’s level should expect to spend at least 1,000 USD per year. It is important to check for current tuition fees on ( with the desirable faculty in mind.

The composition of the university. Christian Albrecht University of Kiel is among the largest universities that educates more then 24 thousand students. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. At CAU there are about 7% of foreigners. The teaching staff consists of more than 2500 specialists. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of CAU. The library is available to all of the students. The university is a part of the European University Association (EUA).
Ranking   267   18
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Country Germany
City Kiel
Bachelor (foreigners) 1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 1,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 1,160 USD/year.
Living expenses $644 -1,243 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1665
Abbreviation CAU
Teachers 2,545
Students 24,713
Foreigners 7%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
In Christi lumine pro mundi vita
• Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Verkehr und Technologie des Landes Schleswig-Holstein
• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking 267
Country ranking 18
Quality of teaching 271
Ranking in world by sphere
Life Sciences and Medicine 246
Natural Science 296
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 267
QS World University Rankings 403
ARWU Academic Ranking 151
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة كييل
German Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Spanish Universidad de Kiel
French Université de Kiel
Japanese キール大学
Korean 키엘대학
Portuguese Universidade de Kiel
Russian Кильский университет имени Христиана Альбрехта
Chinese 基尔大学
old University of Kiel
Location on map

Christian Albrecht University of Kiel - Official Description

When Herzog Christian-Albrecht von Holstein-Gottorf decided to found a university in 1665, the devastating Thirty Years' War was not long over. The university to which the duke gave his name was the a response to his country's need for well-educated young men able to serve the state. 140 students enrolled in the faculties of Theology, Law, Medicine and Philosophy initially established. Just as the body of students attending the CAU has increased to over 20,000, so the range of subjects offered has long been extended to include economics, the natural sciences, agriculture, engineering, and science of education. In the former workplace of Max Planck and Heinrich Hertz, a teaching staff of 600 passes on its knowledge to students from Germany and more than a hundred other countries. Kiel is well aware of its special role as the only university in Schleswig-Holstein offering a spectrum of subjects sufficiently wide to serve the requirements of school-leavers in the region seeking university education within their own federal state. At the same time, its clear academic profile and areas of specialization reflect a determination to accept the challenge of national and international competition among universities.

Universities related to Christian Albrecht University of Kiel
Universities in this city
Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
270Muthesius Kunsthochschule1,000 USD1,000 USD
Universities in this country
Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
401Technical University of MunichMunich135 USD135 USD
412Heidelberg UniversityHeidelberg328 USD1,000 USD
503University of MunichMunich261 USD1,000 USD
1134University of FreiburgFreiburg328 USD328 USD
1305Georg August University GöttingenGöttingen738 USD738 USD