Welcome to Germany!

Germany is an attractive place to study and our university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide.

In a recent ranking compiled by Study.eu, Germany was deemed the most attractive study destination for international students in Europe. The high quality of the German tertiary education system, the amount of English study programmes and the moderate cost of living are factors that contribute to Germany’s ranking as the most attractive country in Europe to study in. Low crime rates in general and a low unemployment rate for university graduates make the nation in the heart of Europe a perfect study location. In addition, graduates from German universities are eligible to apply for an 18-month residence permit that allows them to find a job in Germany after their graduation.

Germany has a lot to offer as a place to study, including

  • Safe country
  • Strong economy
  • Good infrastructure
  • Good quality
  • High level and high wages
  • High demand of skilled professionals
  • Reasonable living costs
  • Good work conditions 
  • Great health system
  • Social security

After your graduation you will have many job opportunities and a 18 months stay back option.

German Higher education system

In Germany there are around 400 state-recognised universities. These are divided into:

  • Universities
  • Universities of Applied Sciences
  • Colleges of Art & Music

Universities embody the traditional form of higher education and combine research and teaching. They often offer a wide range of subjects. Studying at universities of applied sciences, on the other hand, is more practice-oriented. As a rule, the universities of applied sciences are also very well networked with companies.  The focus is on technology, business, design and the social sector.  Art colleges offer programmes in artistic and creative subjects such as visual art, music, graphics, fashion design, film, etc. In order to qualify for these courses, students must pass an entrance examination.

Student Visa

If you are not a citizen of the European Union, of an EEA state or of Switzerland and you are planning to study in Germany, you must apply for a visa at the German Embassy in your home country BEFORE you come to Germany. Without proof of a valid study visa for Germany universities are not allowed to enrol you. Please contact the German Embassy in your home country to find out whether you need a visa or not.  Here you will find a list of all German embassies and consulates with foreign offices.