Around 28 percent of the newly enrolled students come from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Approximately 49 % of the new students come from former Western Germany and 7 % from Berlin. Many of the students gained their higher education entrance qualification in the neighbouring federal states; 197 are from Brandenburg, 106 from Schleswig-Holstein, and 122 from Niedersachsen. 174 (10 %) of the newly enrolled students have foreign citizenship. Currently, 10,308 students are enrolled at the university. 900 of them come from a total of 105 countries.
In addition to medicine and dentistry, the degree courses in psychology (bachelor’s and new master’s degree courses), and Human Biology (bachelor’s degree) were the most popular courses amongst those with admission restrictions. Law and Political Science were particularly popular courses amongst those without admission restrictions. This autumn sees the introduction of the master’s degree courses “Psychology with a Focus on Research in Science and Practice” and “Psychology with a Focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy”.
“The University of Greifswald is once again starting the academic year 2023/24 with more than 10,000 students. I am delighted by this result, which shows that our Alma Mater continues to be an attractive study location for young people from Germany and abroad. Our students and members of staff take on responsibility and contribute towards the cosmopolitan and diverse image of our town. That is a matter that means a great deal to me, especially at these times,” says Rector Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel.
The opening ceremony ended with a “Welcoming Fair”, which was jointly organised by the University and Hanseatic town, and the University. The fair is traditionally opened by the Rector’s and Lord Mayor’s joint tapping of a keg of free beer.
The freshers were able to get to know the university and their fellow students during last week’s Freshers’ Week. A special thank you must go to the Students' Union (AStA), which organised an extensive welcoming and information programme.
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