One of the most popular places to study for international students worldwide is Germany. One in ten students at German universities are internationals – this is why Germany is the third most popular study destination worldwide. What makes Germany such an attractive destination for students? And why should you study in Germany?
When studying in Germany one receives a top education with plenty of opportunities. German degrees are recognized and valued all around the world. The higher education system is also considered to be one of the best in the world. A German degree is seen as a seal of quality with which you can set the base for your career with a highly respected degree. When choosing the field of study, there are plenty of degree options – to be precise 17.500, the number of degree programs offered at Germany universities. Many of the programs are taught in English, reducing the language barrier. There is something for everyone, whether you are going for your bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Your options are plentiful!
Finance your studies!
Tuition fees in Germany are either nonexistent or considerably lower than in other countries. State universities are funded by the government and charge no or very low tuition fees. On top of that, even private universities that do charge tuition have considerably lower fees than other countries. While a bachelor’s degree at the EMS costs around 26.000 Euros (US$30.000) in total, the average tuition cost in the U.S. is around US$23.000 per year alone and about US$18.000 in Australia. Compared to these very popular study destinations, Germany presents a much more affordable option. Besides the tuition fees cost of living is equivalent to the EU average. Furthermore, as a student you can get various discounts and deals:
- Entertainment: Restaurants, swimming pools, cinemas etc.
- Culture: museums, theaters, opera houses etc.
- Necessities: transportation, phone plans, insurance etc.
Visiting historic cities and beautiful countryside while studying
When studying in Germany you choose to live in the heart of Europe. You will move to a vibrant and diverse country and you will also have the rest of Europe at your door step. Weekends and breaks can be spent travelling all over Europe and exploring the many facets of Germany with its historic cities and beautiful countryside. This study destination definitely holds something for everyone: beaches, mountains, nature, historic cities or modern metropolises. This experience will broaden your horizon and even learning a new language in the process will have several advantages. While most Germans speak English and you technically do not need German in order to study here, it will make everyday life a much easier. It will not only benefit you during your time in Germany, but it also looks great on your CV and could open new career opportunities.