Do you want to study in Germany? Here we’ve assembled some of The Local’s best articles to help international students navigate the higher education system in ‘the land of poets and thinkers’. Here you can find all the information you need on everything from applying for student visas, reasons why student life in German can be rewarding to life-saving tips on how to navigate student life and culture in Germany.

Study visas

Germany offers an excellent quality of education for much lower fees than universities in most English-speaking countries. Plus, a student visa comes with a few extra advantages – if you can get your head around the bureaucracy.

This primer guide will give you all the information you need on student visas and residence permits, rules on working as a student, and what happens after you graduate.

Universities in Germany for international students

So you’re eligible to study in Germany but where should you apply? Among Germany’s most highly rated universities are the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich), Heidelberg University, and Humboldt University in Berlin to name just a few of the excellent institutions to consider. Make sure to check the links here to find a university that suits your needs.

Language courses in Germany

Whether you want to make learning the German language the focus of your studies or you need it as a basis for other studies or to better integrate in Germany, we’ve got you covered.

A language study visa or permit enables students to engage in intensive German language studies in Germany for between three months and a year. The application process is relatively straightforward, but there are certain limitations to consider. If you want to boost your German language skills and explore the possibility of living and working in Germany, the language study visa and permit could be the way for you to go.

You can learn German at many different types of institutions. To help you navigate that choice, we have written a guide on how to pick the right German language school for you.

Scholarships, grants, and PhD studies in Germany

If you want to find out about how to apply for scholarships, grants or PhD studies in Germany, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) plays a vital role in supporting international students and scholars.

According to DAAD, the primary incentives for pursuing a doctoral or master's degree in Germany include the affordable tuition fees, exceptional research atmosphere, and the high standard of living.

For Prospective PhD students we have written this detailed guide with all the information you will need to know when looking for post graduate course work in Germany.

Studying medicine in Germany

Germany is also a desirable and popular destination for medical studies and is popular for example among Indian students pursuing an MBBS degree. Several universities offer English-taught medical programs, providing international students with access to quality education and practical training.

For more, please visit our Studying in Germany article page. 

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