Why study in Germany? Reputation, Career Opportunities, Safety and low Living Cost

Germany is the most attractive study destination in Europe and the 4th most attractive study destination worldwide.

What makes Germany the perfect study location?

  • high quality tertiary education system
  • German university degrees are highly respected by employers around the world
  • high amount of English study programmes
  • moderate living costs
  • shortage of skilled professionals and low unemployment rate for university graduates
  • graduates from German universities are eligible to apply for an 18-month residence permit that allows them to find a job in Germany after their graduation
  • safe country with low crime rates

Life in Germany

  • Culture

    Germany is home to renowned poets and philosophers such as Goethe, Schiller or Kant but the country has a lot more to offer: a diverse arts scene, festivals and Oktoberfest. Big cities like Hamburg offer a wide range of recreational activities, such as concerts, film festivals, street food festivals or the famous Reeperbahn Festival.
     
  • Language

    The official language of Germany is German. Depending on the region in Germany there are also a range of different dialects that are spoken. In Hamburg, for instance, you say "Moin" to great someone. Although most Germans understand and speak another language such as English, we always advise our students to learn some German. A good command of German will make your life easier and will definitely facilitate your entry into the German job market after your graduation.
     
  • Living Costs


    Compared to other European countries, the living costs in Germany are very moderate. Students benefit from a lot of concessions. You can receive reduced prices at theatres, museums, opera houses, cinemas, swimming pools and other institutions. All you have to do is present your student ID.

  • Working as a student


    If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen with a residence permit for study purposes you are allowed to work for up to 120 full days (full day = 8 hours per day) or 240 half days (half day = 4 hours) during the calendar year. However, freelance work is not permitted.

    If you are an EU/EEA citizen you have almost the same rights as a German citizen. You are allowed to work maximum 20 hours/week during the semester. 

    Internships that are mandatory for the successful completion of your studies do not count towards the above-mentioned 120 full days. Employment that is considered “student part-time work” can be done without any timely restriction. For detailed information, please contact the Foreigners' Registration Office.

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