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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 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  

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

In New Zealand, the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD) has an office in Auckland that can answer your questions about studying in Germany. They also provide information about study and research in Germany and distribute brochures on these topics.

The DAAD Office is situated in the School of European Languages and Literatures at The University of Auckland. For further information about studying in Germany or DAAD Scholarships, please go to
DAAD Auckland office
or e-mail DAAD@auckland.ac.nz

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