Study in Germany

Students in a library

Prepare for your future: study in Germany!

Is it the top quality universities, the choice of academic programs, the attractiveness of Germany as an economic engine, the welcoming feeling you'll get in small towns and large cities—or all of the above? There are many reasons to study in Germany. Here, we guide you through some key resources to get you on your way.

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Student Visa

Would you like to go to Germany for the purpose of studying or conducting research at a German university? Are you interested in attending a language course with a duration of more than three months? If that is the case, you are required to apply for a student visa. For detailed information on the application process and the required documents, please click here.

Study in Germany: Land of Ideas

Study-in.de: Your One-Stop Shop

Questions about studying in Germany? Chances are, you'll find the answer on this comprehensive portal by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). From finding a university, to pre-requisites, information on costs and housing, scholarships and more--visit Study-in.de today!

Study-in.de

Higher Education Landscape

Hochschulkompass

A Compass for German Higher Education

The Higher Education Compass of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) provides extensive information on Germany's higher education institutions, on the range of studies and programs that they offer, on whom to contact locally, and on the institutions' international cooperation. These data are maintained and updated by the institutions themselves and are made directly available to you by Germany's state (public) or state-recognised universities of applied sciences, colleges and universities of the arts and music, and traditional universities.

Higher Education Compass

The CHE University Ranking

The CHE University Ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of German higher education institutions (HEI). It includes 35 subjects and serves more than three-quarters of all first-year higher education students. In addition to facts about study programs, teaching, equipment, and research, the ranking also includes the assessments of 250,000 students on the study conditions at their HEI as well as an evaluation of the reputation of the departments by professors of the individual subjects.

Since its launch in 1998 by the Centrum for Hochschulentwicklung think tank, the CHE University Ranking has provided useful information for the primary target group of first-year students, as well as existing students and HEIs.

The CHE University Ranking

TU9: The German Institutes of Technology

Excellence in research and teaching, internationally attractive

TU9 is the network of the leading Institutes of Technology in Germany: RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, TU München, Universität Stuttgart.

All of the TU9 universities have a long tradition to look back on and enjoy an excellent reputation among universities at home and abroad. Founded in the age of industrialisation, they have played a significant part in the development of engineering science ever since. Their scientific potential, range of courses and student numbers have grown continuously over a period of almost 200 years. This common ground forms the basis of their cooperation in the university association TU9.

Learn more about TU9: The German Institutes of Technology

German University Applications Made Easy: UNI-ASSIST

Originally called the "Application Services for International Students", UNI-ASSIST functions as a reliable partner for international students and its member universities. UNI-ASSIST supports the universities, enabling them to take more time for the qualitative selection of their international students and to provide them with more personal support during their course of study. UNI-ASSIST is a partner for international university applicants, helping them to apply in the right manner. That way, suitable applicants are significantly more likely to be accepted and to successfully complete their degree in Germany. An additional advantage for international applicants is the possibility of applying for admission to several universities with only one set of application documents.

UNI-ASSIST

Funding & Scholarships

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

The Deutschlandstipendium: Best of both worlds for students

300 euros per month for international top-class talent

The Deutschlandstipendium provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world. Modelled after the principle of public-private partnership, businesses, foundations or private individuals sponsor young talent with a pledge of 150 euros per month. The Federal Government matches this amount with another 150 euros. But there is even more: Many universities and private sponsors also support Deutschlandstipendium holders through concurrent mentoring programmes, networking events and internships.

Learn more about The Deutschlandstipendium

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Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives

Established in 1994 as a sign of gratitude to the Allied Forces who occupied, befriended and protected Berlin and its citizens for almost fifty years after the end of World War II, the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives (Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin) awards 15 10-month grants each year to young academics from France, Great Britain, the United States and Russia, as well as other successor states of the former Soviet Union. The scholarships are primarily awarded to researchers in the social sciences and humanities who wish to investigate Berlin-specific topics or German/international issues. The application deadline is December 15 of each year.

Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives