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University of Wuerzburg

Home to just under 29,000 students, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. True to its motto ‘Science for Society’, JMU is committed to advancing research in fields that are relevant for the future

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



After its original founding in 1402 – the fourth founding of a university in present-day Germany and the first founding of a university in Bavaria – Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg was permanently endowed and established in 1582 on the initiative of Prince-Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn. The name “Julius” in JMU traces back to the Prince-Bishop. 


At the University of Würzburg, lecturers instruct more than 29,000 students in ten faculties and over 250 degree programs for high-skilled professions.

With a wide range of advisement and support programs, we accompany our students through the entirety of their studies, from the introductory phase to successful completion of their degree.

Our lecturers are committed to carrying out these support tasks to the best of their ability, and they actively endeavor to provide high quality, innovative teaching.


True to its motto ‘Science for Society’, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is committed to advancing research in a wide range of disciplines. Academic rankings confirm JMU’s place among the world’s high-performing research universities.


The Career Service - or Career Center how it is called in most other countries - is responsible for additional courses and events that facilitate students step into their future job life.The Career Service Office is the main platform where one can find information about study and career funding opportunities that are provided by the Würzburg University. In order to create a bridge between study and job, students are able to get acquainted with precise job images and requirements. The Career Service Office offers on this regular orientative and qualificatory seminars and activities

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

Students are provided with a list of tutors. Pick-up at the station and assistance in getting to accommodation is arranged. At the welcome meeting, information for 'First Steps' is offered, and day-to-day problems are addressed.The International Office at the University of Würzburg will arrange all aspects of enrolment. The local co-ordinator will assist the students with whatever questions and problems may arise.

Housing services

The Student Housing Service is responsible for ten dormitories in various locations in Würzburg.

  • Single and double rooms or rooms in apartments where two to four students share a kitchen and bathroom;
  • All rooms and apartments are furnished;
  • Dishes, cooking items, bedding, and towels are not provided;
Private: Of course you can also live in a shared apartment (WG – Wohngemeinschaft) or in your own apartment. Rooms and apartments for temporary rent are often furnished and can be of particular interest to you.

Library services

Würzburg University Library offers training courses on information literacy, for example introductory courses to the library and its services, for students, staff and the university-wide community as well as for all library users. The courses take place either in the main library or in the faculties and institutes.

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