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education in Germany is mainly funded by the state and as such it is literally free of charge for domestic and international students alike. The German higher education system consists of around 400 institutions, divided into public “tuition free” institutions that host over 2.4 million students across Germany, and a smaller number of private institutions that enroll less than 5% of the total student body.

The education in Germany consists of three different types of institutions:

  • Universities
  • Universities of Applied Sciences
  • Technical, Art, Film and Music Colleges
  • Universities in Germany now all operate under the Bologna reform, which ensures all students get a unified and internationally recognized degree such as bachelor’s, masters or PhD

  • BA/BSc equals 6 semesters of study
  • MA/MSc equals to 2-4 semesters, depending on the program
  • PhD equals 4-6 semesters, depending on the program
  • Studying in Germany not only comes for free, but you can also do it in English if your German language skills are not so good. English is an international and widely spoken language, taught as a second language in the majority of schools around the world. A fresh start in a new country, a new university AND a new language can be tougher than you think; therefore you might want to go easy on yourself and take up an international program taught in English while your German language skills advance, and then perhaps switch to studying in Germany.

    Regardless of the free tuition fee policy, studying in Germany doesn’t come entirely for free – you still need to meet the living costs. Therefore many international students tend to look for a job to support themselves while studying. It is very easy for EU students to find a job, as there are no limitations whatsoever. Meanwhile students from non-EU countries have to apply for a work permit, and their working hours are limited to 190 full days or 240 half days per year.

    German Universities

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Berlin University of Applied Science
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • HTW Berlin-MBA&E
  • Coburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Universität Wuppertal
  • Giessen Friedberg University of Applied Science
  • Karlsruher Institute for Technology
  • Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology
  • Universität Hamburg
  • HOF University of Applied Science
  • FH Mainz-University of Applied Science
  • University of Applied Sciences Bremen
  • Biotechnology Center TU Dresden
  • Charité University Medicine Berlin
  • International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences
  • Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • Kassel University
  • Fresenius University of Applied Science
  • Saarland University
  • European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)
  • Saarland University of Computer Science
  • Saarland University
  • Technical University of Kaiserslautern
  • Furtwangen University of Applied Science
  • University of Wuppertal
  • Goethe Frankfurt University
  • South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
  • University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Kiel University
  • Ostwestfalen-Lippe Applied Sciences
  • Munster University of Applied Science
  • Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg
  • University of Ulm
  • University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  • European Business School
  • Berlin School of Economics & Law
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Heidelberg university