Germany is the ideal destination to study abroad: World-class education, exciting urban life embedded in beautiful landscapes, and a welcoming culture with people from all over the globe.
Before we talk about how you can Study in this Country, let’s talk about the Country itself.
Country Rank (2018)
Facts and figures on Germany’s higher education system
Germans somewhat ironically call their own country “the country of poets and thinkers”. Nonetheless: There are around 400 institutions of higher educations in Germany, many of which offer English-taught study programmes – about 1,000 in total. Many German universities score high in international rankings.
Not only can you expect a world-class education when you study in Germany. At most universities, it is even for free. That’s right: No matter what country you come from, most schools offer their education completely free of charge. There are, of course, some exceptions: mostly private schools, or study programmes for students with prior professional experience. Good to know: If you decide to stay and work in Germany after graduation, you can often deduct previous tuition fees from your income tax.
Masters in Germany
With all these benefits, getting a Master’s degree in Germany is a popular choice. Masters typically last 1.5 to 2 years and are either tuition-free (at public universities) or cost between €8,000 and €20,000 (at private schools).
Tuition Free Universities in Germany for International Students
- Free University of Berlin.
- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
- Technical University of Munich.
- Humboldt University of Berlin.
- RWTH Aechen University.
- University of Bonn.
- Georg August University of Göttingen.
- University of Hamburg.
- University of Cologne.
- Goethe University.
There are many scholarships available for students who wish to study in Germany. Some of the most popular scholarships include:
- DAAD Scholarship – This scholarship is offered by the German Academic Exchange Service and is available to students from all over the world who wish to study in Germany.
- Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – This scholarship is offered by the European Commission and is available to students from all over the world who wish to study in Europe.
- Deutschlandstipendium Scholarship – This scholarship is offered by the German Federal Government and is available to students from all over the world who wish to study in Germany.
Living costs in Germany are relatively modest when compared to other Western European nations. On average, students can get by on 800 euros per month.
Rents in certain metropolitan areas, such as Hamburg or Munich, may be high, although in no way comparable to cities like Paris or London, especially with some flexibility regarding the part of town to live in.