1.8 million students around the world go abroad to attend a university. Nearly one tenth of those students choose to come to Germany. Germany has a lot to offer to foreign students, be they first year students or postgraduates.
Germany’s universities combine age-old traditions with modern technologies. More than 300 universities are featured on Campus Germany: from time-honored institutions offering students the classical repertoire of subjects such as Medicine, Law, English and German to innovative new institutions of higher education with inter-disciplinary study programs. German universities are open to anyone who fulfills the prerequisites and academic freedom is one of the basic principles of the German university system.
German universities combine research and study. They’ve been the scene of many groundbreaking discoveries and they’re internationally renowned. German universities attract faculty and students from around the world. Modern German universities also combine theoretical work with its practical application. They both educate and train – basic research is augmented by applied research. Interdisciplinary cooperation is common and many of them cooperate closely with multinational firms and with other research institutes in Germany and abroad. In the end, this increases the graduates’ chances on the job market.
Many of today’s students no longer want a purely theoretical education. A variety of universities of applied science in Germany offer balanced academic training necessary for a professional career. Practical experience in regional companies is often part of the curriculum. German companies are interested in attracting well-trained graduates from abroad. And in many cases, these former students can continue to work for the company as a foreign spokesperson once they return home.
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Germany has got a lot to offer. With more than 320 institutions of Higher Education, it is one of the leading countries in the field of research, science and technology
Each year more than 230000 international students (12% of all the students at German Universities) go to Germany for study and research. They are attracted by international study programmes and excellent research opportunities.
High Academic Standard
The standard of higher education in Germany is first rate. The renowned tradition of German universities dates back to 14th century and ensures an outstanding level of education and research. Products of German companies, especially machine tools, motor vehicles and electrical engineering products are leading in the international market.
Studying in Germany often includes interaction with industry. Close ties with companies SAP, Siemens, DPWN, Daimler-Chrysler, BMW or Bosch will increase your career prospects. Many universities in Germany give the students the opportunity to carry out research or do internship in the industry.
Germany is one of the world’s largest economic players- important especially for machinery, automobiles, chemicals, and electrical products as well as Information Technology. The economic cooperation between several countries is increasing and emphasizes the economic power of Germany in Asia.
Universities are state-funded, therefore, generally no tuition fees are charged. Students have to bear only their living expenses such as accommodation, food, transport and health insurance. Special discounts for various services help to make studying in Germany less expensive than one would have expected
In the heart of Europe
Germany lies in the heart of Europe- an excellent point to discover other famous European destinations. You are in London, Paris or Rome in no time.