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Why Study in Germany?

With approximately 240,000 foreign students, or one in ten of all university students, Germany is the third most popular destination after the United States and Great Britain among international students in the world. Why?

  • More than 400 German world-class universities with over 15,000 degree programs offer excellent opportunities for learning, research and teaching.
  • Unlike many other countries, no tuition fees are charged at universities in Germany. In addition, living expenses in Germany are very affordable and there are many and varied opportunities to receive funding and scholarships.
  • Germany’s economic power and associated career prospects attract people from all over the world. A German university degree is highly respected by employers around the world.
  • Germany is a very safe country with a high standard of living, a rich cultural history and a very diverse population. Located in the heart of Europe it offers endless possibilities of travel to other European countries.

Questions around courses, requirements, funding, student life in Germany? The DAAD-powered website Study in Germany will help!

Which scholarship program is right for me? Check the DAAD’s scholarship database. Here you can search for specific types of scholarships offered by the DAAD and other funding organizations as well.

Interested in research? The Research in Germany portal gives you an overview of the German research landscape and funding system. Practical information supports foreign scientists and researchers in their decision to collaborate with German research organizations or to complete a research stay in Germany. 

Find out more about studying and working in Germany! The “Make it in Germany” welcome portal of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy gives a great overview.
Students from all over the world explain what it means to study in Germany. Filmstill: Germany - new horizons © Goethe-Institut USA

Germany - new horizons

Watch this short film about six students from around the world and find out how studying in Germany has opened up new horizons to all of them…

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