Study in Germany – a good choice

                                                          philological library of the FU Berlin Enlarge image Studying in Germany (© picture-alliance/dpa)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you’re looking to study or research abroad, why not come to Germany, Land of Ideas?

Higher education in Germany stands for numerous innovations, increasing internationality and strong support for cutting-edge research. 

Many degree programmes have already been converted into internationally recognised bachelor’s and master’s as part of the Bologna Process, and the trend is continuing. Among them are a large number of joint programmes run in collaboration with universities in other countries, as well as more than 1,000 programmes offered in English that take an international approach and are aimed particularly at international students. And the benefits of German universities don’t stop there: you’ll find quality service, good support and no tuition fees.

A varied higher education landscape

Studenten im historischen Hörsaal am Institut für Anatomie der Universität in Leipzig Enlarge image (© picture-alliance/ ZB)

Prospective students will find high-quality programmes all over Germany that will cater for their particular interests and needs. Our 423 institutes of higher education, including universities and colleges of applied sciences, fine arts, education, theology and public administration, offer a huge choice of subjects and degree courses. There’s something for everyone in the complete spectrum of disciplines: languages, media studies, cultural studies, economics, the social sciences, art, music, theatre, design, medicine, agriculture, forestry, home economics and nutrition science. For every interest, you’ll find a corresponding course. Use the selection assistant to help you choose:

Vorlesung im Anatomie-Hörsaal der Universität in Leipzig

Studying in Germany - Step by Step

This guide provides you with information about studying in Germany.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften an der beleuchteten Rostlaube der FU in Berlin-Dahlem


When it comes to organising and funding a period of study or research in Germany, your most important point of contact is the German Academic Exchange Service.

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My German Study Experience

You are not yet sue if studying in Germany is the right decision for you? Maybe hearing from students who have made this decision in the past will help you.

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.

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Update of the scholarship database!

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst  - DAAD) has updated its scholarship database. Scholarship programmes are available for graduates in the following areas: Architecture, Performing Arts, in the field of Music and Fields of Fine Art, Film, Design/Visual Communication and Film. 

Scholarships of other kinds are available as well for PhD, research, scientists, professors.

Comprehensive information is provided at this link .

Recognition of educational qualifications obtained abroad

German course for foreign students

Higher-Education Compass


Information of the Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Universities and other Higher Education Institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany