Germany is the fourth most popular international destination and the first popular non-English language destination for academic migration in the world. In 2018, more than 13% of the students registered at German universities, were immigrants and non-natives. Many of the courses at German universities are lectured in English, this representing an advantage for a non-native German speaker. To be considered is, that German academic and research centers have always been at the top of the world rankings, and also German university degrees are recognized and requested by the most reputable companies and organizations in the international labour market.
The benefits of studying in Germany
In addition to all benefits mentioned above, we can include the opportunity to find a job on the German labour market 18 month after graduation. Not to be forgotten is the unparalleled cultural diversity in the university environment, but also a very low cost of studying (and living) compared to many other European countries. Also, due to the very low unemployment rate and the presence of many world-class companies in Germany, you will have access after graduation to various job opportunities on the German labour market. In addition, you have the opportunity to do part-time work while studying, which allows you after graduation to receive permanent residency easier.
Higher education institutions in Germany
Among Germany’s education providers, recognized as Higher Education Institutions can be mentioned:
- Universities of public administrative sciences
- Technical universities and colleges
- Pedagogical colleges
- Theological colleges
- Universities of Applied Sciences
- Art and Music Colleges
- Higher Education Institutions for Federal Armed Forces
- Higher Education Institutions Offering Dual Studies “Berufsakademie” (BA). Institutions of Continuing Vocational Education “Fachschulen” and “Fachakademien” in Berlin. According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), the education received from these institutions is equal to the first level of higher education.
Important to be known is that most universities in Germany are public and their courses are mainly taught in German. Despite the coverage of English language in many academic courses, the number of free English courses and programs in this country is limited. For this reason, in order to study in English, you must generally be admitted to a private university in Germany.