Deutsches Studentenwerk

International students in Germany

How many international students are there in Germany? And where do they come from? Our social survey provides the answers. With our quiz we want to make the results available to the wider public - playfully and simply.

Unfortunately there's no prize, but you will be surprised by some of the answers.

Don't worry; most people who are not experts on the subject will have to guess the answers!

Where do you apply for a “visa for the purpose of studying”?

At home at the German Embassy or the German Consulate.
In Germany, at the Aliens Department of the place where you live.

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If you want to study in Germany you have to proof your knowledge of German. Can you take the language examination while you are still at home?

No, you have to take the German language examination in Germany.
Yes, for example the Test DaF. There are numerous test centres worldwide.

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How many international students live in student accommodation?

23%
41%
65%

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Are there any tuition fees in Germany?

Not everywhere, but some states have introduced fees.
Yes, all over Germany. Tuition fees cost 500 Euro per term.
No, tuition fees are forbidden in Germany.

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How many international students receive a grant?

25%
33%
45%

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How many international students want to graduate in Germany?

5%
11%
92%

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Which subjects are most often chosen by international students?

Language / cultural studies
Economics / law
Maths and natural sciences
Engineering
Social sciences, psychology, education
Medicine

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What is the percentage of international students in Germany?

3,4%
11,5%
20,6%

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How many international students come from Europe?

48.5%
6.8%
11.1%
32.5%

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How much money do international students have at their disposal each month?

845 Euro
725 Euro
646 Euro

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How many international students come to Germany on an exchange programme?

10%
19%
35%

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What do international students have the most difficulty with?

Orientation in the German study system
Performance requirements in studying
German language
Financing their studies
Making contact with German students

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How much time do international students invest in their studies?

25 hours a week
30 hours a week
36 hours a week

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University of applied sciences or university: how do international students decide?

78% Uni / 22% U of AS
84% Uni / 16% U of AS
63% Uni / 37% U of AS

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How many international students come from developing countries?

40%
37%
23%

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