All students from abroad must apply for admission to a German university. This applies to freshmen, postgraduates and doctoral candidates alike. The admissions procedure ensures that applicants fulfil the necessary requirements to study at an institute of higher education.
The language of instruction at German universities is usually German. You therefore need to be proficient in German to study here. But German is also useful for students taking international degree programmes because it helps them cope with everyday life.
Compared to other European countries, it's not expensive to live and study in Germany. We tell you what individual expenses you are likely to incur.