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Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges, and the North Sea beaches. Known as ‘the land of ideas’, Germany is continuing to grow in popularity with international students, and it’s not hard to see why – it offers reputable universities, relatively low costs, and high quality of life. Beyond that, every major German city you can think of has at least one university ranked among the world’s best. A total of 14 German universities make the world’s top 250, and 32 are included within the world’s top 500. This establishes Germany well within the world’s higher education elite.

In addition to world-class universities, Germany also offers a high quality of life, relatively low tuition fees, extensive support and scholarship schemes for international students, and decent post-graduation employment prospects.

While most programs are taught in German, there are opportunities to study in Germany in English, with a growing selection of English-language programs designed for international students. English-language programs are already fairly common at the master’s level, particularly within the social sciences and business-related subjects. They’re now also becoming more widely available at the undergraduate level – so with a bit of patience and research, you too might get the chance to study in Germany in English.

You’ll notice that some subjects are more often offered in English than others. For instance, there are a good number of English-taught options in subjects such as business, English/American studies, and engineering.

There are currently only a limited number of undergraduate English-language programs at top universities in Germany. Due to the scarce nature of these programs, if you really want to study at a leading university, you may have to be a little bit flexible on your choice of program.

International students living in Germany can generally live on €750–€950 a month: accommodation €230–€400, food €220, books/stationery €50 and other €250 (e.g., transport, entertainment, laundry, telephone) depending on location and type of housing. Tuition fees, where applicable, are an additional cost. Health insurance is usually around €50–€60 a month.

Intakes – March / April / Sep / Oct / Feb /May /June
Work Permit - 20 hr/week (during class timings) and 40 hr/week(vacations)
Stay Back - 18 months stay back
IELTS: Overall 6.5
Cost of Study: Private Universities - € 5000 to € 7000 per semester
Living cost: € 10,000 per year


SRH Hochschule Berlin
GISMA Business School
University of Applied Sciences Europe
MetFilm School Berlin
Berlin School of Business and Innovation
IUBH University of Applied Sciences


You need not know German if you intend on enrolling in an international degree programme which would be taught in English. But it is an added advantage in social acceptability, getting part time jobs while studying and full-time jobs on completing the course.
The cost of living in Germany is quite economical as compared to other European countries.
On completion of their studies,studentsmay extend their residence permit for up to 18 months to find work relating to their area of study.
The Technical Universities mainly impart theoretical knowledge.At a university, you can also pursue a doctorate (doctoral degree) which is not possible in a University of Applied Sciences.
Universities of Applied Sciencesoffer practice-oriented academic courses. The focus is more on professional application rather than theory and the training is adapted to the requirements of professional life.As at universities, the first degree is the bachelor's and the second is the masters.
Non-EU/EEA students are able to work in Germany alongside their studies, for 120 full days or 240 half days per year.