Study in Germany

About Germany

Germany (German: Deutschland, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe. It is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, and the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is situated between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south; it covers an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), with a population of over 83 million within its 16 constituent states.

 It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The nation’s capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

Germany is a great power with a strong economy; it has the largest economy in Europe, the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP. As a global leader in several industrial, scientific and technological sectors, it is both the world’s third-largest exporter and importer of goods. As a developed country, it offers social security and a universal health care system, environmental protections, and a tuition-free university education.

The German school system is divided into 5 levels:
  • Early Childhood Education.
  • Primary Education.
  • Secondary Education.
  • Tertiary Education.
  • Continuing Education.

German tertiary education in Germany provides higher education for qualifying individuals, who before all, have completed secondary education in Germany or abroad which entitles them to enter higher education studies.

Germany’s education providers, recognized as Higher Education Institutions are:

  • Universities “Universitäten” and Equal Institutions.
  • “Technische Hochschulen”/”Technische Universitäten”.
  • “Pädagogische Hochschulen”.
  • Theological colleges.
  • Universities of Applied Sciences “Fachhochschulen”.
  • Art and Music Colleges.
  • Higher Education Institutions for Federal Armed Forces.
  • Higher Education Institutions Offering Dual Studies “Berufsakademie” (BA).
  • Institutions of Continuing Vocational Education “Fachschulen” And “Fachakademien” In Berlin.According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), the education received from these institutions is equal to the first level of higher education.
Bachelor Study Fields in German Universities and Equivalent Institutions.

German universities and equal institutions are recognized for providing the widest range of study courses compared to other institutions offering tertiary education. Bachelor Degree is considered as the  First German Higher Education Qualification.

Master Degree – Second German Higher Education Qualification.

The second higher education qualification in Germany is the Master degree. It takes 2 -4 semesters to complete studies in a German master degree program. In universities and equal institutions as well as college of art and music, this period is mostly 4 semesters. In Fachhochschulen this period is 3-4 semesters.

To complete a Master degree, students must achieve 300 ECTS credit points also including the points received by the earlier qualification. To complete a Master degree, a student whose earlier qualification is a Bachelor degree, must achieve 360 ECTS points.

Why study in Germany

Though education from Germany is among the best in the world, it costs less than in many other countries. In 14 German states, you do not have to pay tuition fee at all. You are required to pay a small charge the semester contributions. It also includes a semester ticket that allows you to use public transport in that region. A lot of Education for Little Money.

World famous Institutions

German universities are famous for delivering high-quality education – a lot of these universities even rank among the best in the world.

By choosing to study in Germany, you can be sure to get an education that is well above the global average, which will come in very useful when looking for a job after graduation.

Safe country

Compared to other study destinations, Germany is a very safe country. 

No matter if it’s day or night, or if you’re in the city or the countryside, being out and about is fairly safe taking common sense precautions.

Stable country

Germany is very stable when it comes to its politics and economy. In recent polls, Germany was ranked 9th in the world for its perceived stability. 


Germany is a liberal and welcoming country that is full of diversity.  Each university will have students from 70 to 80 countries.

Wide range of study programmes

No matter what point of your studies you’re in, there’s a study programme for you in Germany. 

Because we have so many universities, there’s a large number of Bachelors, Masters, PhD, language courses, etc. to suit every students’ needs.

English-taught programmes

Just because you’re studying in Germany doesn’t mean that you have to study in German! You’ll easily be able to find English-taught programmes at most German universities suited for international students.

Practice-orientated studies


Most German universities believe that the best way to learn is by applying your knowledge in practice, so a lot of the study programmes – especially at Universities of Applied Sciences – will be very practice-orientated.

No fees / Lower tuition fees

University fees can be expensive, but luckily in Germany the tuition fees are a lot lower compared to other countries like the US or the UK. So here in Germany, you can study at top-ranked universities at affordable tuition fees. And at Public universities you can study without paying tuition fee.


Depending on your situation, you may need to use financial aid or apply to a scholarship programme to help finance your studies.

In Germany, there are lots of different options for financing your studies – both from private institutions and from the state government.

Affordable cost of living

The cost of living in Germany is surprisingly low when you compare it to other nearby countries like France, The Netherlands, and the UK. It’s even lower if you are a student due to various student discounts.

Social life

When you move to Germany you’ll quickly realise that it’s the perfect place for young people, especially if you live in one of the major cities.

A lot of the cities have a vibrant nightlife, plenty of restaurants and bars, as well as lots of festivals and events throughout the year to keep students entertained. 

We’re sure you’ll never be bored studying abroad in Germany. 

Work while you study

Unlike some other countries, international students are allowed to work part-time during their studies in Germany. You can work up to 20 hours a week, or 120 full days a year.

Working alongside your studies is a good option for those who may need extra money to fund their time abroad, but it can also be helpful to gain work experience and increase your employability.

Connect to rest of Europe

Germany is in the heart of Europe and has excellent travel links with surrounding countries like France and The Netherlands. There are lots of great cities that are no more than a few hours away that you could easily make a day trip to visit. 

Once you’re in Europe it’s relatively easy to travel around countries by plane or train, so make the most of it while in Germany.

Learn German

There’s no better way to learn German than by living in Germany. Even if you’re not taking language lessons, you should find it easy to pick up some phrases throughout your daily life.

Not only will knowing German help you when meeting new people, or going to the supermarket, but it will also help with your future employability. If you plan to work for a German company, you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd if you know German. 

German culture

Germany has a rich and diverse culture that you can easily soak up while living here. Some of the most important literature, inventions, and scientific discoveries came from Germany so there are lots to learn about.

Lots for sight seeing

Germany is a big country with many major cities that are all unique and special in their own ways, so make the most of it and visit as many as you can.

Career after studies

Germany has a thriving economy and high employment rates for international students, and by studying in Germany you will increase your chances of being able to take advantage of this.

There are lots of big companies in Germany, all looking to hire the best new graduates.

Post study Work Visa

Finally, once you’ve finished your study programme at a German university, there is a good chance you will find employment.

After the initial period of your residence permit ends, you can extend it for an additional 18 months while you find a job – once you find a job, you can stay for even longer.

Popular German Universities for Indian Students
  • RWTH Achen
  • TU Chemnitz
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • University of Magdeburg
  • FH Rhein-Waal
  • TU Munchen
  • TU Darmstadt
  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • University of Stuttgart
  • TU Dresden




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