Study in Germany
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What can Germany offer students
The reasons to study in Germany are numerous: high quality education and professional academic staff; programmes in English language; countless job opportunities after graduation; stunning scenery; low-cost living and the fact it has 9 different borders, giving easy access to a plethora of European countries. It enjoys a global reputation as a world leader for technology, innovation and research, has a robust economy and a renowned tradition in fields such as engineering and manufacturing.
Germany has provides FREE higher education to ALL students, regardless of their nationality.
As of autumn 2017, the Baden-Württenburg state announced that all non-EU students are required to pay fees of £1,300 per semester, or, for a second degree, a reduced rate of £575 per semester. The other 15 states may follow suit in years to come but for now, they remain free.
Even if you take into account the small charges to cover enrollment and administrative fees and ‘Semestertickets’ (typically no more than £220 and £450 respectively, per semester), this is still a much lower cost of study than most European universities. As an added bonus, you’re allowed to work part-time to cover some of the living expenses!
Living expenses vary depending on where you are but typically you can expect to pay around £700 a month) to cover rent, food, transport, health insurance, telephone/internet, study materials and leisure activities.
Germany is one of the most popular destinations for postgraduate abroad, with around 3,600 international students completing their doctorate there every year.
Tuition fees for a Master’s degree remain free if you are continuing on from an undergraduate programme in Germany.
PhDs are free for all nationalities for a standard length PhD (3 years) and often have good funding opportunities. Beyond this, you may be required to pay fees. Again, you must make a semester contribution for administration but this will be no more that €250.
There are a handful of undergraduate programmes taught in English at public universities, however, most are taught in German. There are more options at private universities, however, the fees are considerably more. There are lots of different pathways and of course learning German is a great one and would be really important if you are looking to stay in Germany to build an exciting career in Europe’s largest economy.