Germany is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. More than twelve percent of students at German universities come from abroad.
- 1. YOU HAVE A TOP-CLASS DEGREE RECOGNISED AROUND THE WORLD!
- 2. YOU HAVE DIVERSE RANGE OF STUDY OPPORTUNITIES!
- 3. YOU CAN STUDY IN ENGLISH!
- 4. YOU PAY VERY LOW TUITION FEES AND SOMETIMES NONE AT ALL!
- 5. YOU HAVE VERY AFFORDABLE LIVING EXPENSES!
- 6. YOU LEARN A LANGUAGE WHICH CAN OPEN MANY DOORS!
German higher education is one of the best in the world! Whether it's cars or education, people everywhere recognize "Made in Germany" as a seal of quality. You can benefit from Germany's long and famous university tradition especially in the fields of engineering and science. A German university degree is highly respected by employers around the world.
Germany's higher education system has something for everyone! There are almost 450 state-accredited universities with some 17,500 degree programmes in Germany. German universities offer degree programmes in every possible subject and academic level-be it bachelor's, master's, state examinations or doctoral degrees. General universities focus strongly on scientifically oriented study in a wide range of disciplines. Universities of applied science, on the other hand, are very practice-oriented. If you're more interested in artistic subjects, you can enrol at a college of art, film or music.
More and more courses and degree programmes are being offered in English, especially at the master's degree level. This is good news if you don't know any German or if your German isn't good enough yet. You'll find an overview of international degree programmes in Germany in the large DAAD database.
Students normally don't have to pay tuition fees at German universities, and if so, the fees are very low. Most German universities receive considerable financing from the government. Bachelor's degree programmes are usually tuition-free at public universities. Some master's degree programmes, however, come with tuition fees, but they're not as high as in other countries.
Compared with other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is reasonable. The cost of food, rent, clothing and cultural activities are equivalent to the EU average. There are also a number of concessions available to students. You can receive reduced prices at theatres, museums, opera houses, cinemas, swimming pools and other institutions. All you have to do is present your student ID.
German is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Some 185 million people worldwide can speak German. You can still study in Germany even if you don't know German, but having some knowledge of the language can make everyday life easier and help you make friends faster. Knowing a foreign language also looks great on a resume! Nobody says that German is an easy language, but there are many ways to learn German-in a course, with a tandem partner or with German flatmates.