7 reasons why you should study in Germany

To go, or not to go, that is the question. In our experience consulting students to study in Germany, we heard the following many times:

  • German is a tough language
  • It takes too long to master German
  • German universities have very tough entry requirements
  • Germany is too far from home
  • Don’t have relatives in Germany
  • Afraid of fluctuation in the currency exchange rate
  • German universities are not as prestigious

Studying in Germany is definitely not a walk in the park. Having said that, do consider the following 7 reasons why you should study in Germany.

Tuition-free education

Free education? Excellent. You are a savvy, intrepid individual who knows how to get the best out of life.

Source: dw.com. From the original article titled “10 things to know before studying in Germany”

If you don’t know already, most public universities in Germany will accept international students without charging them a tuition fee. That means an opportunity to study in a world-ranked university without getting into debt.

Disclaimer: 2 out of the 16 states in Germany do impose a tuition fee to international students, but other states are maintaining their tuition-free policy.

All-English Bachelor and Master degrees

In fact, German universities have drastically increased all-English classes to more than 1,150 programmes across many fields.

Source: bbc.com. From the original article titled “How US students get a university degree for free in Germany”

Germany is getting more progressive and has been introducing English courses to attract the best minds from all around the world. It is now possible to study in Germany without first mastering the German language.

At the same time, there are more German courses compared to English ones. Mastering the German language will maximise your chances to be accepted to a university.

Free travel within the city

Most universities also include a free city-wide travel ticket as part of the registration fees.

Source: theguardian.com. From the original article titled “What’s it like to study in Germany?”

Most universities will issue their students a city-wide travel card. This card allows students to travel within the city without paying extra. In some universities, this coverage can be quite wide as the university has campuses in multiple locations. That means that students can even explore nearby quaint villages without paying extra!

Study in Germany with enthusiastic students worldwide

I found German people to be extremely sociable and welcoming and ready to do whatever is in their power to make the stay of non-German-speaking students enjoyable.

No lazy student would take the bold initiative of going to an ‘unknown’ country, so the mere application and selection process acts as a filter to retain only the most engaged, challenged and enthusiastic students.

Source: telegraph.co.uk. From the original article titled “Why British students are heading to Germany”

By studying in an international environment, you will have new perspectives and this will give you an edge. You will be able to handle challenges in unique ways.

Great job opportunities after graduation

Nearly 50 percent of all visitors from abroad remain in the country after their degree, paying taxes and providing the labor market with skilled workers.

Source: nbcnews.com. From the original article titled “Why American Students Are Flocking to Germany — and Staying”

Graduates are allowed to stay in Germany for up to 18 months to search for a job as the government is eager to absorb qualified professionals. That makes studying in Germany the easiest way for a foreigner to get a job in Germany.

Work part-time to cover living expenses

They can work – 120 full days or 240 half days per year…

Source: nbcnews.com. From the original article titled “Why American Students Are Flocking to Germany — and Staying”

Students are allowed to work part-time to support themselves in Germany. Students can work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. However, on-campus jobs such as tutoring or helping out at the library is an exception – students can work on-campus as much as they want.

In addition, students will have to intern for a semester during their studies and their internship allowance is usually enough to cover their monthly expenses.

Challenge personal boundaries

Many students come to Germany because of the high-quality education and low costs, but an important benefit of studies here is the opportunity to expand your boundaries and challenge your perceptions of the world by integrating yourself into another culture.

Source: blog.young-germany.de. From the original article titled “Want to study in Germany? A look at German- versus English-language programs.”

Although international students could study in Germany without learning German, the biggest benefit comes from fully immersing themselves in the German culture. And that can only be done if the student has sufficient language knowledge.

The benefits of learning German far outweigh the effort and time to learn the language. So if you do consider to study in Germany, do start your journey by learning German.

Interested to further your study in Germany? Contact us at [email protected] to find out more.