Languages: German & English
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 1hrs
Climate: Temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm foehn wind with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees in the summer to -5 degree in the winter
Calling Code: +49
There are very good reasons for this, which include among others International degree Programmes (IDP) taught in English medium, excellent quality of education, low or no tuition fees, career opportunities after graduation and above all social security. The large focus on research projects is also a reason for the good reputation of German universities. The state provides money for the research projects and this enables the student to do their own projects and learn in an actual real-life situation.
Germany’s higher education institutions enjoy an excellent reputation. Teaching and research provide key impulses for innovation and progress. German universities combine research and studies and have been the scene for ground-breaking discoveries such as the printing press, computer and mp3 that have become an inseparable part of our modern lives.
Cities don’t get much trendier than Berlin, which competes with cities like London and New York in terms of cool. It goes without saying this tolerant, multicultural and creative city is known for being a great place to be as a student – and it helps that it’s famously inexpensive.
And like any capital city worth its salt, it has quality institutions to back this up. Universities in Berlin include three within the world's top 250 in the QS World University Rankings: Freie Universität Berlin (87), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (130) and Technische Universität Berlin (207).
The universities and the obtained graduate degree are well-known all over the world and show the future employer that the student had a firm basic education and also got further knowledge. At German universities the practical part of the studies has an important part to play. Internships have to be done in many programs of study and every professor recommends doing one. The big industry and especially the large cities provide many opportunities for these internships. One can absolve them in the most different kinds of disciplines and companies.
In Germany there are the sea and beaches of the Nord- and Ostsee, cultural and historic interesting towns or buildings and winter sports areas in the south. There will definitely be no boring time during the studies in Germany.
The educational system of Germany is underlying to continuous changes and reforms. Main point in the last years was the reorganization of the Gymnasium. The nine year education was changed into an eight year education to get the Abitur. Furthermore, the academic system had changed because of the Bologna reform. The degrees obtained are now called Bachelor and Master.
There are mainly two types of institutions of higher education in Germany:
Universities (including Universities of Technology, abbr. TU) are research-oriented and offer a wide variety of subjects. These can award doctorate degrees.
Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen, abbr. FH), on the other hand, are practice-oriented and offer courses mainly in engineering, business administration, social sciences and design. These have strong links to the industry and offer possibilities like joint supervision of the professor and a company for a master thesis. Fachhochschulen do not award doctorate degrees, however as a master degree holder from a Fachhochschule, one is in principle eligible to apply for a doctoral position at a University.
Program taught in English • Technische Universität München
• Universität Ulm
• Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts
• Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
• University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
• Furtwangen University
• University of Freiburg
• Berlin School of Economics and Law
• Reutlingen University
• SRH University Berlin (University of Applied Sciences)
• University of Applied Sciences Offenburg
• Bordeaux Ecole de Management
• WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
• Berlin University of Technology
• University of Bremen
• Chemnitz University of Technology
• University of Augsburg
• Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
• Universität Heidelberg (University)
• Jacobs University Bremen
• Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
• University of Magdeburg
• University of Koblenz-Landau
• Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
• University Rhein-Waal (University of Applied Sciences)
• University of Giessen
• Leipzig University
• University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal
• University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde
• Technische Universität Dresden (University of Technology)