Plan your Studies
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.
Germany is a popular destination for international students. This section will tell you everything you need to know about planning and organising your visit.
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.
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.
PhD Studies and Research in Germany
Germany’s research infrastructure is internationally celebrated. Read on to find out how you can start your research career in Germany.
Germany’s reputation as an outstanding research destination continues to attract the world’s finest minds. Discover your best route to a PhD in Germany, including financing options and advice on how to prepare for your research stay.
Excellent opportunities are on offer to the postdoc or junior researcher in Germany. Complete the habilitation process and become a professor, or lead a junior research group…the choice is yours.
Senior researchers can find an excellent and diverse range of opportunities in science, teaching and research. Find out more about your research and funding opportunities in Germany.