Higher Education/University in Germany 


Germany is an incredibly famous non-Anglophone study global hotspots and with its cool student cities and unbelievably low (or no) tuition charges, it’s not difficult to figure out why.

Is Germany good for higher education? 

Yes, the European country is a haven for the seekers of higher education. With 380-plus officially world recognized universities, scattered throughout the country, providing 17,000-plus study programmes, in different subjects, the largest economy of Europe is indeed an excellent destination for the higher education students. 

Adding to the appeal of the destination as an education hub is the fact that living here is fairly reasonably priced, vis-à-vis other nations of Europe. What’s more: Germany provides a vast range of attractive study programs in English. Actually, contrary to the popular belief, you don’t even require conversing in the German language for study purposes in this nation. 

Over 500 degrees (bachelor’s and master’s programmes) are taught in English at the leading universities of the nation. Whichever subject you decide to enrol for, you have the option of studying that degree in English in the nation. 

Engineering is the most popular and one of the top courses to study even as it typically means that the student gets an MS degree. Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical Engineering, among others, are some of the engineering specializations that students choose here. 

As mentioned earlier, the leading German universities are located across the nation, with options to register for a study course in Munich, Berlin, among 40-odd German cities. While, in general, 50 universities in the nation find a place in the list of the finest in the world, the Technical University of Munich is the topmost university in the nation. Presently, it occupies the 30th position on the list of the leading global universities. LMU (based in Munich) comes next in Germany even as it’s placed at the 33rd position in the list of the finest international universities.    

Study Courses in English/MBA’s 

While the European nation offers numerous study courses Bachelor in Computer Science, Bachelor in Business & Management, and Bachelor in Natural Sciences, not to mention Bachelor in Social Sciences are some of the popular English-taught degrees here.  

Significantly, thanks to its extremely appreciated business schools and its strategic geographical position in the European continent, Germany is also an exceptionally popular hotspot for MBA programs. Several universities provide MBA programs in English. Hence, students from across the globe, move to the destination to benefit from an outstanding education system. 

Costs, Scholarships 

The state isn’t mainly pricey, vis-à-vis other nations of Europe. Still, if you want to successfully study overseas, you will have to properly calculate the costs and make certain that you don’t find yourself on a sticky wicket.  

Tips on keeping cost of living under check: We understand that the costs of living, here in Europe can be quite high, depending upon which part of the world you are visiting from. So an insider tip from us to the students here, to save at least some costs would be to use refurbished electronics like laptops/smartphones etc at least in the beginning, till you stabilise yourself. As not only are they pocket-friendly, Eco friendly but also come with guarantees etc. You can explore portals like  Asgoodasnew or Discount 24 ( Not just electronics but a lot more). . Using services of food delivery providers such as Lieferando,  or Asian speciality groceries from stores like AsiaFoodLand to your home could save precious time and effort.

Tuition Charges  

The state finances the bulk of higher education establishments in the nation. No wonder, you won’t have to pay anything for Bachelor’s courses or practically every Master’s course at the state’s higher education establishments. Although you may have to pay tuition charges for certain continuing education Master’s programmes, you won’t lose your sleep over these as these aren’t mainly high, in comparison with other nations. Private higher education organizations may ask for more considerable fees for their degree plans though. 

If we talk about scholarship, the majority of the major universities in the EU take part in the Erasmus plan, with the different universities from Germany taking part in several study programmes duly supported and funded by Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus+ scholarships. Enrollment, travel, the essential living costs… the helpful grants cover all. 

Pvt . Vs Public 

Like other places, Germany has two kinds of universities–public and private. While the former is funded by the government, the latter is subsidized by tuition costs and donations from alumni and businesses. In terms of the quality of teaching and infrastructure, in general, public universities in Germany are placed higher, in respect of private universities. No wonder, time after time, some of them find a place in the list of the world’s finest universities. 

How to Apply

Select a university 

To begin with, check the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It has a good database of close to 2,000 study programs even as this has over 1385 attractive study programs in English.

Check the requirements for admission 

Now find out if the university that you have selected recognizes your existing qualifications. To study in the overseas study hotspot, you require having a recognized Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB). It means ‘higher education entrance qualification’.

Ensure your finances are good 

Yes, this is very important! In fact, it’s the most vital part of the entire process. To fulfil Student Visa requirements, you will require furnishing evidence that you have, or have access to, close to EUR 11208 every year or Euro 934 every month, to take care of your living expenses, which is called the Blocked account. You can read about this in detail over here. Don’t be surprised if you find out that you require more. While the costs of living also fluctuate on the basis of the place; as per Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey, at present, Munich is the most costly city in the country. 

In case you’re still worried about the expenses, you have many kinds of helpful scholarships. These are meant to support students studying in the country at their different levels of study. 


For the majority of subjects, you may submit an application directly to the international office of the university. Alternatively, you also have the option of making use of the website www.uni-assist.de centralized admissions portal for global students. Please note: not every German university uses this. To multiply your chances of successfully getting admission in the nation, for your chosen study course, you may want to submit an application for the various study courses and universities separately. 


If you are planning to study abroad, Germany will be an excellent destination for you. Study here without spending much as basic education is almost free here even as numerous kinds of scholarships exist to support students, like you, at the different levels of their studies in the country.     


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