University advice service
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:
- The first German university was founded in Heidelberg in 1386. Today you can choose from over 300 further education institutions offering a first-class education.
- 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.
- The costs of living for students can be reduced thanks to a range of support.
- As well as a wide range of leisure activities at universities there are many different opportunities off-campus to enjoy sport, culture or numerous other activities.
International courses of studiesMany 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)
In Kenya the DAAD has an office in Nairobi that can answer your questions. The office is mainly concerned with awarding scholarships to college and university students from Kenya and the neighbouring countries. It can also provide information about studying and research in Germany, and publishes brochures on these topics.