Studying In Germany

Germany has much to offer as a place to study - courses geared to international needs, internationally recognized qualifications, a credit system which allows the accumulation and transfer of study and exam modules. Some two million young people study at 372 higher-education institutions across the entire country.

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There are numerous ways to obtain a scholarship for study in Germany. We have compiled the most important information for you here.

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Studying in Germany – a good choice

If you’re looking to study or research abroad, why not come to Germany, Land of Ideas? Higher education in Germany stands for numerous innovations, increasing internationality and strong support for cutting-edge research.

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Facts about the German higher education system

Some 1.98 million students are currently studying at German institutions of higher education. Almost half of the them (48%) are women. A total of 376 higher education institutions offer study programm...

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Online courses in higher education

Starting mid-October, Berlin-based, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.

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Weimar has the best international university in Germany

The Bauhaus University in Weimar, Thuringia, describes itself as being eager to experiment, open and creative, and it seeks proximity to industrial practice. But now, it can also boast the title of “best international university 2011” in Germany. This year the university came first in the “international university” competition.

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.

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Studying in Germany

Study in Germany

Do you want to study in Germany? On Young Germany we have tips on where to start, how to enroll, finding a scholarship, and more! 

The Higher Education Compass

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The Higher Education Compass provides extensive information on Germany's higher education institutions, on the range of studies and programmes that they offer, on who to contact locally, and on who the higher education institutions cooperate with around the world. These data are maintained and updated by the higher education 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.

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This online service provides you with comprehensive information in order to prepare for studying at a college or university in Germany. Here you can obtain essential information on admissions and the application process, promotional possibilities as well as the various types of universities and degrees. You can find detailed information on the subject matter and structure of more than 70 courses of study.