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10 Reasons Why Germany Is The Best Place To Study (International Students)

Germany is not just a popular travel destination but also sought-after for higher education. There are various reasons why this amazing country is gaining popularity. Some of them are as follows:-

It provides quality education
Germany is aptly synonymous of world-class education. It homes top-ranked universities of the world that also organizes globally recognized study programs. A degree from its elite universities marks its students ‘the best’ by default. Germany is pretty famous for providing the top-quality education especially in the fields of science and technology and renders the top engineers to the world.

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been ranked No. 1 in Germany in the Top 500 Global Universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2019. CEOWORLD magazine ranked 500 universities in 53 countries. The top 5 on the list in Germany include Heidelberg University, LMU Munich, Humboldt University of Berlin, and Free University of Berlin. 32 German universities are among the top 500 in the world.

Top 10 Universities In Germany For 2019:

  1. The Technical University of Munich – TUM.
  2. Heidelberg University.
  3. The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich).
  4. The Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).
  5. The Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin).
  6. Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
  7. The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
  8. The University of Freiburg (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg), Baden-Württemberg.
  9. The University of Gottingen, Göttingen, Germany.
  10. The University of Tuebingen, Tübingen, Germany.

A huge international community
International students join this country in a large number for studying. The international community makes it pretty easier for the students to adjust to Germany. It also sets a platform for them to interact with diverse cultures for various countries. Universities also organize mentoring programmes that help their students a big time in getting adjusted.

Nominal tuition fees
This is turning out to be one of the prime reasons for students to opt Germany for their higher studies. The rest of the countries levy high tuition fees but Germany charges low or no tuition fees for a bachelor’s degree, making it quite feasible for most of the students. Foreign students have to bear just a few administrative costs. Although most of the master’s programmes charge tuition fees, which is markedly lower than that of other countries.

High exposure to Degree Courses
Germany provides multifarious degree courses in its 400+ universities. Although being an industrialized country, Germany has a strong base for engineering students; they can still go for art courses for their bachelors, masters or doctorates in its leading universities. Due to the ongoing advancements, the universities keep adding new courses every year.

Affordable cost of living
Your main financial concern, as a student, here remains the rent of your accommodation, the burden of which you can easily reduce by sharing your room with someone. Food, transportation, and other expenditure are easily affordable. You can also avail some concession in entry fees to museums, theatres, and various other institutions and buildings.

Job opportunities for international students
This one also magnetizes foreign students for studying in Germany. German law permits foreign students to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week or 120 full days a year. This enables them to cope with their living cost or to minimize the burden of education to a certain extent. They can work as bartenders, tutors, babysitters, administrative staff, etc., which doesn’t require any sort of qualification.

Higher acceptability
The degree issued by a German university is well recognized globally, which is quite evident from the fact that German graduates are very well placed in the global market with lucrative pay. Their professional credentials are never questioned. Irrespective of the course they opted and the country where they want to work, their German degree will inevitably help them get the best job.

Add to your historical knowledge
Apart from being rich in education and economic perspective, the country also has a detailed, rich, complex, and unmatched history. The students here, have a wide scope in exploring its history, which they might have not known till date.

A large number of scholarship programs
Academically strong and brilliant students can apply for various scholarship programmes to self-sponsor their further studies. There are certain German organizations which they can connect to, for financing their studies in Germany.

Globally acceptable language
Learning the German language will not only help you in your studies but also strengthen your backbone during placement. German has turned out to be one of the most powerful economies of the world and opting for higher studies in Germany as one of the educational goals for supreme students in the world. So, learning this language will not only ease their study in this country but also set them in a position to attract remunerative job options.


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Ryan Miller
Senior associate editor at ​the CEOWORLD magazine. Raised in Boston with a Brooklyn accent.
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