Where in Germany would you like to study? There are plenty of study opportunities in the country.
Below is a selection of state-accredited universities and colleges in Germany organized by type and location. You will also find information on tuition fees, language of instruction or financial assistance available about some of the study programs we have picked for you.
Main differences among higher education institutions in Germany
Universities and similar institutions (Universitäten)
Universität as well as similar higher education institutions such as Technische Hochschulen and Technische Universitäten are the only institutions in Germany that are able to award third cycle degrees (PhD). Universities in Germany are mostly academic and scientific research-oriented and offer studies within a wide range of subjects.
Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen)
This type of institutions offer a more practical approach to their study plans. However, the range of subjects is narrower compared to the one at Universities and usually only within the fields of engineering, social sciences and business.
Colleges of Art and Music
This type of institutions enjoy a similar status to that of Universities and offer studies within the fields of music, visual arts (film, television and media), fine arts, creative arts as well as performing arts. It is also possible that these subjects are also offered by specific departments and faculties of Universities.