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Why study in Germany

Employers worldwide value German degrees. And there is a huge range of courses on offer: Germany boasts more than 400 higher education institutions with over 19,000 different study programmes. Whether you want to study medicine, environmental engineering, robotics, agricultural sciences or peace and conflict research.

Every years sees new, innovative, practice-based and above all international study programmes are launched in Germany. In Berlin, for example, the new “Code University” was opened in 2018. Here, founder Thomas Bachem outlines how they want to train the creative digital class of the future.

Moreover, since 2014 German and international students at state universities have not had to pay study fees – only a small semester fee is charged. As you can see, studying in Germany is not only highly diverse, but also virtually free of charge.

Requirements to study in Germany

You need to fulfil certain requirements to study in Germany on undergraduate or doctoral programmes. What is more, applications differ greatly from those for a job, for instance. Your first port of call is the Akademisches Auslandsamt (AAA) of the university you wish to attend in Germany. At some universities it is called the “International Office” or “International Center” (IC). There advisers are on hand to provide comprehensive information on the application process: admission requirements, deadlines, application requirements, language courses and much more besides.

Study in Germany in English

There is a wide variety of international programmes on offer, meaning you don’t have to be able to speak German to study in Germany. The DAAD database International Programmes in Germany lists more than 160 mostly English-language Bachelor’s courses and around 1,100 international Master’s programmes.

And should you nonetheless want to learn German before studying or undertaking a research trip in Germany.

Study in Germany with a scholarship

Numerous organisations offer scholarships for international students in Germany. These tips will help ensure that you too have the best chances at winning a scholarship and studying in Germany with success.

Applying for a student visa in Germany

Obtaining a visa is one of the most important and first steps for prospective students from abroad. Germany offers various kinds of student visa, for which you can apply from the German Embassy or German Consulate in your home country. Make sure you get one before arriving in Germany.