Study in Germany

With hundreds of respected universities to choose from as well as its location in the heart of Europe, it’s no wonder that Germany consistently ranks as one of the most popular countries in the world in which to study. There’s Berlin, steeped in history while maintaining a laid-back, trendy feel, and then there is Munich, with its industrial heart and conservative approach to life - which also plays host to the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival.

It’s easy to see that Germany is a country of contrasts. Some of the most prestigious institutions in Europe are dotted throughout the country, with universities including LMU Munich, Heidelberg University and the Humboldt University of Berlin ranking among the world’s best.

Germany’s position as a European powerhouse means that many of its universities offer great job prospects – in fact, a lot of foreign students love the country so much that they choose to continue living in Germany after their studies. What’s more, Germany can be a relatively inexpensive country to study in, as a lot of undergraduate courses do not command any tuition fees for both domestic and international students.

If you end up deciding to study in Germany, you will be joining a host of world-famous names who have also come through Germany’s impressive education system, including philosopher Immanuel Kant, poet and novelist Novalis, and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx.

Humboldt University of Berlin

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Top universities in Germany

UniversityRank*
LMU Munich=30th
Heidelberg University=43rd
Technical University of Munich46th
Humboldt University of Berlin=57th
Free University of Berlin75th
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

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Statistics about Germany

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 11.22%
  • Of which, on higher education 26.78%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 65.47%
  • Population 81,413,145
  • Unemployment 5%
  • Annual GDP 1.69%
Data source: The World Bank