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Come study in Germany!

Germany, the largest economy in the European Union and third in the world, is home to some of the most renowned researchers of the history, like Albert Einstein, Max Planck or Alexander von Humboldt, just to mention a few of them. Germany is also a highly popular educational destination among students from other states of the European Union as well as from outside Europe. In 2009, over 250000 international students chose to study in Germany. That's above 10% of all the student population at German higher education institutions!

Whether you plan to study in Germany as an exchange student, free mover or a full degree student, you will benefit from low tuition fees and the world-known quality of the higher education in Germany. And, what's your reason to study in Germany?

Study in Germany quick facts.


In Germany, the academic year at higher education institutions runs from September to June, with two intakes: one in January, for studies beginning in the summer semester, and July, for studies in the winter semester. Always try to apply for your studies in Germany as soon as possible in order to meet the deadlines.

Higher education study programs in Germany are categorized per cycles following the European Higher Education Area guidelines, i.e., first cycle programs = bachelor's degrees; second cycle programs = master's degrees; and third cycle programs = PhD degrees.

EU as well as Non-EU students are exempt from paying tuition fees in Germany for the majority of programs offered by public institutions. Tuition fees may apply only for some second cycle programs.

One school year in Germany equals 60 ECTS. First cycle programs are worth 180 - 240 ECTS; second cycle programs are worth 60 - 120 ECTS; while third cycle programs don't have a specific ECTS range.

Universities in Germany are mostly academic and scientific research-oriented. If you would like to have a more practical approach to your education, Fachhochschulen or Universities of Applied Sciences would be a good option.

Although the usual language of instruction at first cycle level in Germany is German, higher education institutions are increasingly offering a wider variety of study programs for international students, especially at second cycle level. Therefore, you may also study in Germany in English.


Here on StudyinEurope.eu we've taken the time to review thousands of study programs offered by state-accredited institutions in Germany so that your studies can be recognized internationally.

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