Studying in Germany is a great opportunity not only for Europeans, but for students from all over the world. Whether, spending just a term abroad in Germany of their whole studies, students benefit from a high quality educational system, as well as the opportunity to learn a new language and gain experience from this amazing country.
Diverse Range of Study Opportunities
Germany’s higher education system has something for everyone. There are around 450 state-accredited universities with some 17,500 degree programmes. German universities offer degree programmes in every possible subject and at every academic level – be it bachelor’s, master’s, state examinations or doctoral degrees. General universities focus strongly on scientifically oriented study in a wide range of disciplines. Universities of Applied Science, on the other hand, are very practice-oriented. If you’re more interested in artistic subjects, you can enrol at a College of Art, Film or Music.
Low Tuition Fees
Students normally don’t have to pay tuition fees at German universities, and if so, the fees are very low. Most German universities receive considerable financing from the government. Bachelor’s degree programmes are usually tuition-free at public universities. Some master’s degree programmes, however, come with tuition fees, but they’re not as high as in other countries.
Affordable Living Expenses
Compared to other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is reasonable. Food, rent and clothing prices are equivalent to the EU average. There are also a number of concessions available to students. You can receive reduced prices at theatres, museums, opera houses, cinemas, swimming pools and other institutions. All you have to do is present your Student ID.
Tuition Free Colleges and Universities in Germany
Before 2006/2007, Germany has been one of the European Countries with tuition free programmes. Since then, German universities have been allowed to charge tuition fees for undergraduate study programmes. Currently, only four out of 16 Federal states charge tuition fees of up to 500 Euros per semester. These states are Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hamburg, and Lower Saxony. All other federal states do not charge tuition fees and only request a certain amount of money as a semester contribution (about 50 euros).
In most cases, you need to pay tuition fee for Master’s programmes. The fees vary between 650 Euros and several thousand Euros per Semester. As outlined below, there are a good number of scholarships that can fund Master’s Programmes in Germany.
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