Due to its excellent system of education, affordable and diverse programs and qualifications which open many doors around the world, Germany is one of the most popular European study destinations. There are around 400 institutions of higher education in Germany which offer around 20.000 study programs in German and English language. Around 390.000 new international students each year is the best indicator regarding popularity and quality of studies in Germany.
Academic year in Germany starts in September and it is divided in 2 semesters. September intake is the most popular, but you can also start your program in March, at some institutions even in July.
Germany is traditionally known for superb education system, highly ranked institutions and study programs which offer theoretical as well as practical knowledge. Germany offers various study programs in all study fields, numerous specializations and interdisciplinary programs which give the opportunity to gain wider knowledge as well as specialized skills.
Students coming from EU/EEA and Switzerland are allowed to work 20 hours per week during studies. Students coming from third countries can work 120 days full time or 240 days part time. Upon graduation, students can extend their residence permit up to 18 months in order to find a job and settle in Germany.
Germany is a very affordable study destination, public institutions offer very low tuition fees and beside that living costs in Germany are among average in Europe. Students who opt for Germany have the opportunity to receive some of the many scholarships, public or private or those offered by education institutions in order to ease study costs for students.
Germany stands out for its excellence regarding research and innovation as well as great funding for this areas. There are more than 1.000 institutions for science, research and development funded by the state and more than 100 billion of euros are invested in this sector annually. German universities and research centers rank highly, they are known for excellent research conditions, experienced researchers, wide range of research fields etc. Research in Germany is characterized by interdisciplinary approach and international character as well as cooperation of numerous institutions, both academic and private.