Preparation is everything!
The better your preparation is, the more successful your time studying in Germany will be! Clarify the most important questions well in advance:
- Where and what do I want to study in Germany?
- What conditions do I have to fulfil in order to enrol at the university of my choice?
- Do I need a visa?
- How do I find affordable accommodation in the German university town of my choice?
- How do I finance everything?
You will have to contact several authorities or institutions to answer all these questions. Your most important contact will definitely be the German university that you choose. But in the German university system, there is a clear division of responsibilities; the universities advise international students on all questions that have to do with admission, enrolment and academic support. The Studierendenwerke are responsible for the social aspects around studying. They offer many important services for international students, including inexpensive accommodation.
Studying in Germany
German universities are manifold and diverse. There are more than 400 universities and over 21,000 courses of study.more
Prerequisites for studying
Good knowledge of German and a qualification for university entrance are the minimum requirements you need.more
How to apply
The application procedure for German universities is a little complex. The universities have a relatively free hand in the arrangement of the procedure and for individual subjects there are different conditions and practices.more
Study courses and Graduation qualifications
The study courses on offer in Germany are extremely varied. The point of contact for questions to do with your choice of studies is the students' advisory service and the international offices at the university.more
Entry into Germany
Students from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and from some other countries can enter Germany without a visa. As a rule, all other international students need a visa.more
A room in a shared flat? An apartment in student accommodation? The possibilities for international students are varied.more
The financing of studies is one of the most difficult and important subjects that international students have to deal with. As early on as when you apply for a visa and later on for a residence permit you need a proof of financing.more
Students with disabilities
Students with disabilities and chronic illnesses must clarify additional important questions in the preparation for their studies in Germany.more