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University Advice Service

Teaching German Goethe-Institut Irland © Ste Murray
Did you know that a hundred years ago 50% of people studying abroad were studying in Germany? Germany has attracted people looking for a first-class education ever since.

There are good reasons for studying in Germany:
  • Excellence in research and teaching
  • A wide and varied range of study options
  • No or low tuition fees.
  • Special support and mentoring of foreign students
  • Wide range of leisure activities at universities and many different opportunities off-campus to enjoy sport, culture or numerous other activities
  • Good career opportunities in Germany after graduating.
  • With about 100 million native speakers, German is the most widely-spoken language in Europe. The strengths of the German economy and its increasing global significance make German a language which is becoming ever more important in the world market.

International courses of studies

Many German universities offer courses leading to an internationally recognised qualification, covering a wide range of options: undergraduate, graduate und postgraduate courses (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD). All courses maintain high academic standards and are well organised; they are taught in English and supplemented with German courses.

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD), the library of the Goethe-Institut Dublin provides general information brochures about studying in Germany and grants which are available. The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD) has an office in London which can answer specific queries about studying in Germany. They are mainly concerned with awarding grants to university students from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The German Academic Exchange Service in London is also the liaison office for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (Association of universities and other higher education institutions in Germany), and is your first point of contact for information about the range of opportunities for studying in Germany.