Study guidance

Did you know that one hundred years ago, half of all students abroad worldwide were enrolled at German universities? Since that time, Germany has been a centre of attraction for all those seeking a first-class education.

There are good reasons to study in Germany:

  • The first German university was founded in Heidelberg in 1386. Today, more than 350 German higher education institutions offer a first-class education.
  • With about 100 million native speakers, German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. The strength of the German economy and its increasing involvement around the globe make German a language that is constantly gaining importance on the global market.
  • The cost of living for students can be reduced through many forms of support.
  • The wide range of leisure activities offered by the universities is complemented by many opportunities outside the university.


Many universities in Germany offer degree programmes leading to an international degree. Among them are study options that cover almost everything: Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate courses (Bachelor's, Master's, PhD degrees). All courses meet high academic standards, are well organised, taught in English and accompanied by German courses.


Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) [German Academic Exchange Service]

In Belgium, the DAAD Regional Office in Ghent can answer your questions. Their main concern is the awarding of scholarships for university students from Belgium. It also provides information on studying and researching in Germany and publishes brochures on these topics.

DAAD Country Information Belgium