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1. You have a top-class
around the world!
German higher education is
one of the best in the world!
Whether it's cars or education,
people everywhere recognise
"Made in Germany" as a seal
You can benefit from Ger-
many's long and famous uni-
versity tradition especially in
the fields of engineering and
A German university degree
is highly respected by employ-
ers around the world.
2. You have a diverse range
of study opportunities!
Germany's higher education
system has something for
everyone! There are almost
450 state-accredited universi-
ties with some 17,500 degree
programmes in Germany. Ger-
man universities offer degree
programmes in every possible
subject and academic level --
be it bachelor's, master's, state
examinations or doctoral de-
grees. General universities
focus strongly on scientifically
oriented study in a wide range
of disciplines. Universities of
applied science, on the other
hand, are very practice-ori-
ented. If you're more inter-
ested in artistic subjects, you
can enrol at a college of art,
film or music.
3. You can study in English!
More and more courses and
degree programmes are being
offered in English, especially at
the master's degree level. This
is good news if you don't know
any German or if your German
isn't good enough yet. You'll find
an overview of international de-
gree programmes in Germany
in the large DAAD database.
Further information about
DAAD are provided at Nr. 7.
4. You are not alone!
Around twelve percent of
Ten reasons for Germany: Studying in Germany -- the right
choice for you! Germany is the third most popular destination
among international students in the world. Germany is an at-
tractive place to study and German university degrees are
highly respected by employers worldwide.
students at German universities
come from foreign countries, just
like you. You can make friends
from around the world, become ac-
quainted with different countries
and expand your horizons. The uni-
versities offer support to make
your start in Germany as easy as
possible. There are many mentor-
ing programmes available, such as
"Buddy" and "Tandem" pro-
5. You pay very low tuition fees --
and sometimes none at all!
Students normally don't have to
pay tuition fees at German univer-
sities, and if so, the fees are very
low. Most German universities re-
ceive considerable financing from
the government. Bachelor's degree
programmes are usually tuition-
free at public universities. Some
master's degree programmes,
however, come with tuition fees,
but they're not as high as in other
6. You have very affordable
Compared with other European
countries, the cost of living in Ger-
many is reasonable. The cost of
food, rent, clothing and cultural ac-
tivities are equivalent to the EU
average. There are also a number
of concessions available to stu-
dents. You can receive reduced
prices at theatres, museums,
opera houses, cinemas, swimming
pools and other institutions. All
you have to do is present your stu-
7. You can benefit from many
As an international student with
outstanding academic achieve-
ment, you have good chances of
receiving a scholarship to finance
your studies in Germany. The Ger-
man Academic Exchange Service
(DAAD) is one of the largest schol-
arship organisations in the world
and offers countless scholarship
8. You live in a safe country!
Germany is a safe country -- also
on an international scale. The po-
lice are reliable and help you in
every situation. Whether you live
in a big city or in the country, you
can move freely.
9. You live in a diverse country
in the heart of Europe!
Beaches and mountains, me-
dieval city centres and pulsating
metropolises, and above all, lots of
nature. Germany is a diverse coun-
try with many facets! Living in
Germany means living in the mid-
dle of Europe surrounded by many
other countries. Whether you'd like
to visit Paris, Prague, Rome or
Copenhagen, you have a wide
range of destinations at your
doorstep. Within a couple of hours
by train or plane, you can experi-
ence an entirely different culture
and language. Weekend trips are
no problem and affordable.
10. You learn a language which
can open many doors!
German is one of the ten most
spoken languages in the world.
Some 185 million people world-
wide can speak German. You can
still study in Germany even if you
don't know German, but having
some knowledge of the language
can make everyday life easier and
help you make friends faster.
Knowing a foreign language also
looks great on a résumé! Nobody
says that German is an easy lan-
guage, but there are many ways to
learn German -- in a course, with a
tandem partner or with German
Career Compass Germany -- the app for vocational
training, studying and working in Germany:
Good career opportunities, an international working and learning
atmosphere, low unemployment -- for people from abroad the Ger-
man labour market is highly attractive and opens up first-class per-
spectives. There are highly diverse possibilities for vocational
training, studying or working.
Those interested can find out about the options and offers avail-
able, how to apply, what is important when starting out in Germany
and what role the German language plays in the "Career Compass
Germany -- the app for vocational training, studying and working in
Germany." The app, with its contemporary and clear-cut design, also
lists the most important websites and contacts.
The "Career Compass Germany" is a service provided by Frank-
furter Societäts-Medien GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, in cooperation with
the German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin. The app can be down-
loaded for free onto smartphones, tablets and BlackBerrys via
Google Play, iTunes and the Amazon Appstore.
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