Number of students in German universities in winter semesters 2002/2003-2019/2020

This statistic shows the number of students in German universities in winter semesters from 2002/2003 to 2019/2020. In the winter semester of 2019/2020 almost 2.90 million students were enrolled in German universities, according to preliminary figures.

Number of students in universities in Germany during winter semesters from 2002/2003 to 2019/2020

Winter semesterNumber of enrolled students
2019/20*2,897,336
2018/19*2,867,586
2017/182,844,978
2016/17 2,807,010
2015/16 2,757,799
2014/15 2,698,910
2013/14 2,616,881
2012/13 2,499,409
2011/12 2,380,974
2010/11 2,217,604
2009/10 2,121,190
2008/09 2,025,742
2007/08 1,941,763
2006/07 1,979,445
2005/06 1,986,106
2004/05 1,963,598
2003/04 2,019,831
2002/031,939,233
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

Winter semester 2002/2003 to 2019/2020

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary figure.

Figures for semesters until 2017/2018 can be retrieved in the online Genesis database of the Federal Statistics Office. Type 21311-0001 in to the search.

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