Study in Germany: The Land of Ideas

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Not sure what to study?  Here’s a great resource to help you decide …

In 2019, Germany welcomed almost 400,000 international students and is on its way to joining the Top 5 most popular destinations in the world for international students, alongside the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

Here are just a few reasons students flock to Germany for their studies:

  • Free/low tuition fees; many public universities offer free tuition to all students, including international. The cost of living is also quite affordable, and students can support themselves on under E900 a month.
  • An excellent education system
  • Students can work part-time while they study and can work full-time for up to 18 months after graduation
  • Scholarship opportunities for international students; for example the DAAD Scholarship Program, Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships and DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarships.

Engineering is the most popular program choice for international students (in 2018/2019, 120,000 international students studied Engineering here), followed by Law, Economics and Social Sciences. However, Germany offers a full range of programs, many of which are taught in English.

If you’re not sure what subject to study, check the Study in Germany website for an overview of the most popular fields of study, and to learn about the requirements and career prospects. The subject areas covered on the website include Medicine, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Law, Social Science and Cultural, Art and Music Studies.

Also, think about what interests you and what your skill sets are. Are you interested in Medicine? Doctors are urgently needed, but Bachelor’s and Master’s courses in Health Sciences may be an interesting alternative for you. Do you have perfect grades in Math or Physics? Then maybe think about studying Engineering or Natural Science and Mathematics. Art is your passion? Then maybe that’s what you should study.  Maybe you’ll end up working in your own studio or in a graphic design agency.  There’s a program for everyone!

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