Plan your Studies
Information for international scholarship holders and applicants.
Prospective students can choose between different types of higher education institutions in Germany: there are universities, universities of applied sciences ..
Whether Bachelor, Master, state examination or doctorate: the range of courses and degrees available in Germany is wide. It's worth knowing how they differ.
If you want to study at a German higher education institution you will have to meet certain requirements - here are important prerequisites for applying.
This ranking by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) allows you to find the right university for your subject of choice.
International students often need a visa to enter Germany - depending on where you come from and how long you plan to stay here.
Germany is not particularly expensive compared to other European countries. This page will tell you what education and living costs to expect.
The DAAD can help students and researchers with disabilities or chronic illnesses find the right answers, regarding how to go about studying abroad.
First steps in Germany
Once you have arrived in Germany, one of the most important things is to register at the residents registration office.
At the start of the semester, the new students enrol at their higher education institution. If you are already in your studies, you have to re-register.
How well you get through the semester depends mainly on how well organised you are. Our semester planning tips can help.
There are a number of things international students need to take care of once they have arrived in Germany. We will tell you what to do and where to go.
There are many opportunities to improve your language skills in Germany. Here is an overview of the options.
The most important points of contact – from the International Office through student services - are listed here.