Universities in Germany have recently increased efforts to recruit international students, and many courses are offered in English. The universities have implemented support programmes and international student offices support applicants and students, for example in finding accommodation. At the same time, Germany has been reluctant to charge international students tuition fees and a fairly new debate has emerged: how can the process of integrating an increasing number of students from abroad be made sustainable?
Education in Germany 2016: summary of important results.
The indicator-based national report on education is published on a biennial basis - it offers a systematic account of the entire education system in Germany, from early childhood to primary, secondary, tertiary and continuing education. In 2016, a focus was placed on migration to pick up on the report published in 2006, and enable comparisons.
The international study experience in Germany: Findings from the International Student Barometer 2016.
During the fourth quarter of 2016, the International Student Barometer (ISB) 2016 was carried out at 37 higher education institutions in Germany. This report provides a summary of the research findings as well as the main conclusions and suggestions for further improvement, set against a global and continental European benchmark. The main message is that internationalisation at German higher education has [...]
Attracting and retaining international students in Germany
The study describes the political and legal framework of attracting and retaining international students, outlines the relevant actors, challenges, measures and strategies in the context of internationalisation of the higher education institutions.
Germany has made great efforts to attract highly qualified international students, for example by networking abroad, offering easier access to visa and [...]
Education in Germany (World Education News and Reviews, WENR)
The aarticle presents a brief introduction to the education system in Germany and recent trends, particularly against the background of demographic change but also the so-called refugee crisis , and funding issues, e.g. the relationship between public and private programmes. With regard to higher education, Germany has only recently addressed an internationalisation strategy.
Integrating asylum seekers and refugees into higher education in Europe: national policies and measures
In recent years,a large number of refugees and asylum seekers have entered European countries and many wish to enrol in higher education. The document presents national policies and measures regarding access to higher education - even in cases where it is not possible to certify a qualification -and other means of support, e.g. mental health programmes.
Internationalisation of universities - the German way
Marijke Wahlers is head of the International Department, German Rectors’ Conference. She explains why the internationalisation of German universities has invoked a change of image, corresponding to competitive marketing strategies and most recently the search for funding models.