Why study in Germany?

University education in Germany has a long tradition, with some universities over 600 years old. The philosophy of German universities speaks of Freiheit der Forschung und Lehre, in other words, academic freedom. This sometimes makes it difficult to compare German universities since each is unique in its structure. A good match of student abilities and university profile becomes crucial for successful studying and professional life. For students this also means the freedom to select majors and modules within the system. With the EU’s Bologna Process, German universities have introduced bachelor and master degrees, giving students the opportunity to apply for jobs worldwide.

The quality of university education in Germany is generally high, and some universities have particular strengths. Compared to tuition fees in other countries, the cost is very low, as public universities often charge little or no tuition fees. The reason international students choose Germany prior to study -

  • There are more than 800 International Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes.
  • Degree programmes “Made in Germany” are recognized world wide.
  • English is the medium of instruction for many programmes.
  • Combination of theoretical and practical/industrial experience (bridges the gap between Theory and Practice).
  • Low tuition fees when compared to other destinations.
  • It is an exciting opportunity to learn a foreign language and culture.
  • German education offers the possibility to study with students across the globe and hence establish international contacts.
  • Numerous scholarships are available.
  • Foreign students are allowed to stay for a year after graduation, in the event of looking for a job.
  • Students are allowed to work 90 full days or else 180 half days during the course of study.