"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."

Why Germany?

As being one of the smallest economics within Europe in matters of its surface, Germany plays a key role in European economics and is one of the leading political nations. Once having been the export champion, Germany still is an important trade partner on global scale. The demand for products “Made in Germany” constantly increases and also German manpower and employees are highly attractive due to characteristics such as high quality and reliability.

Employment rates of the last decades show the high demand for German labor so that studying in Germany can be a strong argument for a successful career planning.

German University System

The basis for this excellent initial position as a first step into working environment is the well known German education and university system.

There is a general and widespread recognition of the German Universities and its degrees in the whole world which serve as a proof to potential employers for a solid and well-founded education. German universities of applied sciences are characterised by a high pragmatic basis. By this, students are thought not only in theoretic sciences but also in its pragmatic application so that graduates possess high expertise as well as implementation experience. Practical internships in different business areas of industry and trade build essential components of academic studies. These internships serve for orientation to the students and facilitate the access to potential employers. Direct engagements after the periods of internships are no exceptions.

The first level of university education can be reached after 6 to 8 months by graduation as Bachelor with 180 to 210 ECTS Credits. 210 ECTS Credits enable the entrance into a Master program with 3 to 4 additional semesters to pass, collecting another 90 ECTS Credits.

Both degrees require a successful participation in written examinations and/or comparable performance records as well as the composition of a written thesis. Having collected 300 ECTS Credits or more, students are permitted to apply for a doctorate programme whit a study duration of another 3 to 7 years.

Living in Germany

Living and studying in Germany is as diverse as in almost no other country in Europe. There is activities from swimming in the sea to skiing in the Alps and also the cultural landscape of Germany with its many castles and museum is an impressive one.

Living expenses in Germany can be lowered by numerous student discounts in public transportation, entrance fees etc.. Average expenses range around € 700,- per month.

Its central geographic location within Europe can be used as a perfect starting point for travelling its diverse countries within short travel time.

German school system

The last decade brought fundamental changes in the German school and university system being based on the so called Bologna Process. The German “Abitur” as the highest scholar degree and therefore the university admission permit got shortened from 9 years to 8 years only.

The former university degree changed from the Diploma to the internationally acknowledged Bachelor and Master system.

Foreign study applicants must possess a degree similar to the German “Abitur” in order to get admitted to a German academic study on Bachelor level.

Till today, there is no central organisation or authority in Germany which coordinates the allocation of university places, so that each university has its own and individual application process. Due to this, applying at German universities is often very complex and unclear. Application documents have to be adapted to the different processes and must match with the existing regulations in order to be considered. In addition to the high level of bureaucracy at German universities more than 43% of all applicants fail in their attempts.