Facts & figures

How many students attend the German Sport university? How many applicants pass the physical aptitude test? How large is the campus? Facts and figures on the German Sport University Cologne.  

Did you know…?

  • that the Cologne Cathedral would fit into the area of the campus (187,000 m2) 26 times 
  • that there are more than 1,600 trees on the campus 
  • that the German Sport University has the largest specialised sport and exercise library in the world 
  • that the campus has 61,000 square metres of sports areas 

Number of students

Students    winter term 2023/24 summer term 2024
Physical Education Bachelor1.088994
Physical Education Master619644
Programme students1829
Master degrees in advanced studies299164
Guest students2926
German language course--
Total6.171 (female: 36,4%)5.786 (female: 36.1%)


Academic staff307
Non-academic staff326
Research & student assistants236
Assistant lecturers181

Summary of staff head count (12/2023)  

Physical aptitude test

February 2022

Total873 420 (48,1%)453 (53,9%)


In the President’s Office report for the German Sport University Cologne “KOMPAKT”, the University sets out important key data for the past academic year and budgetary year, set out in exciting interviews and reports and a figures section. 

The topics range from introducing current research projects about study and teaching developments to construction measures on the campus or staff changes. The figures section, for example, supplies information on budgets, external grants, staff posts and developments in student numbers. It is a summary of the year at the German Sport University Cologne. 


The German Sport University Cologne stresses the importance of quality management and thus aims to become independent from external accreditation processes. The further development and achievement of quality objectives for study and teaching is therefore in the university’s hands alone. 

The QM REPORT is a comprehensive report on the quality of study and teaching development at the German Sport University Cologne. It offers a summary of the instruments and procedures of quality assurance as well as an evaluation of quality in study and teaching.