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Requirements, Application, Financing - here's everything you need to know about studying in Germany!

  • Student at the Airport, Link to the Article Visa and Residence Permit | © Ziegert/DAAD

    Visa and Residence Permit

    As an international student you may need an entry visa for Germany depending on where you come from and how long you plan to stay here.

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  • Group of International Students, Link to the Article Prep Courses and Foundation Courses | © Hagenguth/DAAD

    Foundation Courses

    If your school-leaving certificate is not recognised in Germany, you can still study at a German university by participating in a “Studienkolleg” (foundation course). Foundation courses take one year to complete, and conclude with the “Feststellungsprüfung” (university qualification assessment examination).

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  • International students, link to site Ten steps to studying in Germany | © DAAD

    Ten Steps to Studying in Germany

    Application, visa, enrolment - only ten steps to studying in Germany. Our guide helps you!

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Financing and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your studies in Germany. Students from Europe can take advantage of the Erasmus programme. To find out which programme is right for you, we recommend checking out the DAAD’s scholarship database.

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Prep Courses and Foundation Courses

If your school-leaving certificate is not recognised in Germany, you can still study at a German university by participating in a “Studienkolleg” (foundation course).

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Higher Education System

Learn more about the German higher education system, the different types of universities and the degrees they offer.

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Fields of Study

Here you find information about various fields of study like the requirements andcareer opportunities.

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PhD

Some 25,000 academics receive doctoral degrees in Germany every year and more and more young international researchers are choosing to write their dissertations or join a doctoral research team in Germany.

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