Studying in Germany

Humboldt Universität

Why Study in Germany?

Is it for the historic, world-class universities? The moderate tuition costs and abundance of scholarships? Or, perhaps, the chance to study the language of Herder, Hegel and Heine in the authentic locales where they lived and worked? Rising international student numbers attest to the many reasons for studying in Germany.

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Where to Study?

Göttingen, Heidelberg, Marburg, Tübingen: these classic college towns are renowned throughout the world for the academic excellence of their respective universities. But Germany’s higher education landscape today is incredibly vast, with approximately 15,000 courses of study at 400 institutions of higher learning. Fortunately, there are a number of online tools—in English—to help you decide.

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Funding and Scholarships

Americans wishing to study in Germany have what may at first seem a bewildering array of scholarship programs and funding opportunities available, to suit virtually every interest and background. The diversity and richness of these opportunities, provided by German and American institutions both public and private, reflect the impressive “bandwidth” of transatlantic relations.

Studying in Germany

German lecture hall

Education, Science, and Research in Germany

Facts about Germany

Germany, like the United States, is a world leader in scientific research and technological innovation. A close look at the German higher education and research landscape reveals significant differences in structures, funding, and strategy, however. To get an overview of the organization of higher education and research in Germany, visit Facts about Germany.