According to a 2018 study, Germany attracts the most international students, after the main English-speaking countries. In 2016, the most international students were officially registered in Germany, after the USA, the UK and Australia, and for the first time, France outclassed this chapter. According to "Wissenschaft weltoffen 2019", in 2016, almost 252,000 foreigners who had obtained the baccalaureate examination in the countries of origin. were enrolled in the higher education forms in Germany 

An important aspect that German universities emphasize is research. For students who wish to pursue a program in psychology, anthropology, philosophy or sociology, applying for one of these research universities can be very competitive and targeted towards students who have shown exceptional results in a particular field.

Another type of university that is very popular among international students is Fachhochschule (FH), University of Applied Sciences. The courses offered here prepare students to engage in certain professions that do not have an academic background, such as information technology, healthcare or business. Students cannot obtain a doctorate at a Fachhochschule.

In general, the language of instruction is German, so students who want to attend a university in Germany must have adequate knowledge of German, but there are also study programs with English teaching.


Study fees

Semester contributions for state institutions:

Study fees: 0 - 500 EUR

Semester contributions for private institutions:

Study fees: 9000 - 11000 EUR


Financing methods