Study in Germany

Welcome to Know About Study in Germany

We provide complete information regarding to study in Germany. In Germany there are world’s most prestigious universities. According to Academic Ranking of the World Universities [ARWU] six of the top 100 Universities are present in Germany.

Germany is home to the third-best education system globally, right after the United States and the United Kingdom. It is one of the most sought after countries for pursuing education because of its low tuition rates, numerous international communities and affordable living. 

With more than 400 courses and degrees being offered in English, Germany has emerged as the third-most popular study destination for international students.

  • Acceptance Rate  – 92%
  • Average Study Cost – USD 12000
  • Total Institutions – 400

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Why Study in Germany?

Germany is known as a free education provider at the Undergraduate level, which attracts a lot of international students to study. It is also famous for offering the best Engineering degree. Promising a safe stay for its students, there are other reasons as to why students can plan to study in Germany:

  • Tuition-free university education : There is no tuition fee. Students have to pay a nominal fee of 235 USD per semester, which covers the administrative costs.
  • A Wide array of courses : There are more than 1,800 international programs along with 18,000 Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degree programs to choose from.
  • World-class universities : There are above 400 institutions of higher education.Out of which, 150 universities offer courses and degrees in English.30 universities are ranked in the world’s top 500 universities.
  • Dual Education System : Allows students to pursue an apprenticeship in a company along with a vocational course at a vocational school. International students can earn up to 17-23 USD per hour
  • Economical cost of living :  The cost of living in Germany amounts to 1,000 USD – 1,530 USD per month, which is quite low as compared to its European counterparts.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships : Plenty of scholarships are offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Germany by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and other non-governmental foundations. 
  • A Massive Job market for graduates : Germany has a graduate employability rate of 2.3% – which is the lowest in Europe. Nearly 69.2 percent of international students choose to stay in Deutschland.
  • Multicultural atmosphere : From trendy Berlin to traditional Munich, Germany harbors a rich diversity. The most popular non-Anglophone study destination welcomes more than 350,000 students from various countries annually.
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Germany University Ranking
UNIVERSITYTHE 2018QS 2018US World 2018
 University of Freiburg76186163
 University of Wuerzburg159197521-530
 Humboldt University of Berlin6712190
 Technical University Munich – [TUM]446180
 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich6246
 Free University of Berlin – [FU-BERLIN]104130116
 University of Bonn110255109
 RWTH Aachen University – [RWTH]87144179
 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – [KIT]135116183
 Heidelberg University476454
 Technical University Berlin – [TU-BERLIN]131147310
 University of Muenster184329204
 Technical University Dresden – [TUD]151191185
 University of Hamburg – [UHH]135223148
 Ulm University149332289
 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg – [FAU]175299228
 Paderborn University501-600837
 University of Duisburg-Essen190601-650286
 University of Passau201-250
 Technical University Ilmenau601-800
 Ruhr University Bochum – [RUB]251372330
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Cost of Studying in Germany
Tuition Fees & Other Charges
FeesUnitAmountCurrency
Average Semester Fees at Public Universities (UG)Per Year470USD
Average Semester Fees (PG)Per Year470USD
Average Semester Fees (Doctorate)Per Year400USD
Health insurancePer Year1,129USD
TOTAL Cost for UGPer Year1,599USD
TOTAL Cost for PGPer Year1,599USD
TOTAL Cost for DoctoratePer Year1,529USD
Food Cost
Groceries CostMonthly350USD
Three Course Meal in a RestaurantMonthly792USD
Transportation Cost
Public transport for semester-ticket holders (Free)Monthly0USD
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)Monthly155USD
Bicycle on RentMonthly30USD
Other Cost
UtilitiesMonthly200USD
Internet PassMonthly34USD
Gas & ElectricityMonthly190USD
Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Pub)Monthly100USD
Books, Supplies & Other learning MaterialMonthly50USD
Total Living Cost (Rent Excluded)Monthly882USD
Room Charges/Type to Choose
Home StayMonthly352USD
Student Halls of Residence (Dormitory)Monthly275USD
Apartment on RentMonthly588USD
First Time Charges
VISA FeesOne Time70USD
Living Expenses for One Year as GuaranteePer Year10,236USD
Return AirfareOne Time3,448USD
TOTAL13,754USD
Earning
Allowed 20 Hours Per Week of EmploymentMonthly1,016USD

Note: During Vacation You Can Get Full Time Work Permit

Top courses to study in Germany
CourseEnrollments Per Year
Engineering71,352
Business Management52,168 
Humanities37,619
Maths and Computer Sciences29,748
Fine and Applied Arts24,412
Top Universities in Germany
UniversityQS World Ranking
Technische Universität München#64
Ludwig-Maximilians – Universität München#66
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg#68
KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie#107
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin#120
High Quality of Education, Faculty, and Infrastructure

Germany has the third best education system in the world, after the United States and the United Kingdom, according to US News & World Report. It can be attributed to the country’s research-intensive curricula and world-class infrastructure.

More than 1,300 international Master and Ph.D. degree programs in various disciplines are taught in English. So if you do not have knowledge of German, you can still study in Germany.

Under the Bologna reform, universities in Germany provide all students with a uniform and internationally-recognized degrees. The country also practices a dual education system wherein students can do apprenticeships in a company while pursuing a vocational course at a vocational school.

The three major type of German higher education institutions – Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences Technical, and Art, Film and Music Colleges – cater to specific needs of students. Most importantly, Deutschland is very lawful and hence, there is no question of fake universities.

Highest paying degrees in Germany
Executive MBAUSD 131,000
Masters in FinanceUSD 125,000
MBAUSD 124,000
DoctorateUSD 123,000
Masters in ManagementUSD 118,000
PhDUSD 117,000
Great Job Opportunities

Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world and largest in Europe, producing thousands of new jobs every day. It immensely values talent and knowledge, providing numerous international students with decent job opportunities.

They have relaxed the rules for work visa and residence permit which are not at all stringent if you have studied in Germany. 69.2 percent of international students choose to stay in Germany after graduation.

Many universities allow students to even work while studying to support themselves. EU students can easily take up a job. Students from non-EU countries must apply for a work permit. They can work for 190 full days or 240 half days per year. They can earn up to USD 30 per hour.

Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany have contracts with big companies to offer students with apprenticeships. These apprenticeships may not always be paid but could provide students with relevant work experience, essential for immediately entering professional lives.

Top graduate jobs in Germany
ProfessionAverage Annual Salary
EngineerUSD 56,126
Medical professional (including nurses)USD 66,900
Hospitality industry professionalUSD 45,260
Teacher/TutorUSD 50,574
researcherUSD 60,336
A Plethora of Scholarships and Financial Aids

Universities in Germany charge no to low tuition fees and yet offer a number of ways to fund your studies. Many waive or pay for expenses such as semester ticket, admission fees, examination fees, and even German language courses.

The state-funded BAföG includes zero-interest government loans. You have the option to start repaying this government loan five years after graduating.

DAAD scholarships are highly popular among students too. In 2018, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offered nearly 200 scholarships and funded more than 130,000 students across the globe.