Background reports, statistical information
The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany: Higher education
A description of the responsibilities, structures and developments in education policy for the exchange of information in Europe - The excerpt focuses on higher education (tertiary sector).
document from: Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)
Federal Statistical Office: Higher Education
Official statistics of higher education provides fundamental information for planning and political shaping in the higher education sector. Non-monetary statistics of higher education include especially: the statistics of students (students and new entrants), the statistics of examinations (graduates), the statistics of non-enrolled students, the statistics of post-doctoral lecturing qualifications, the [...]
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 [...]
Practical guidance, websites for international students
German Academic Exchange Service
In its capacity as the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation, the DAAD, with considerable public funds at its disposal, simultaneously fulfils responsibilities in foreign cultural and academic policy, development co-operation policy and national higher education policy. Indeed German higher education policy focuses on the internationalisation of research, [...]
Study and Research in Germany - DAAD
The website informs first year students, graduate students and doctoral students on the application procedures necessary for entering a higher education institution in Germany.
My Guide: The gateway to your German university
The German Academic Exchange Service has compiled a guide for international students – they can select their interests, targeted degree and preferred language. The system will then navigate them to matching university courses in Germany, and it further offers links to funding programs and career support.
Courses of study in Germany. All academic programmes - DAAD
The site introduces the web information service by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). It provides information on studying and researching in Germany (types of universities and course, stipends). Furthermore, a Frequently Asked Questions section provides answers to typical problems students from abroad face when planning a period of research or study in Germany, such as finding a place to live, [...]
Studying in Germany in ten steps - vvideoclips
Ana, a student from Brazil, and Tim, her German study buddy, guide students from abroad across the ten steps needed to properly enrol in a study programme at a German university. The videos are subtitled in German respectively English.
Study in Germany - Land of ideas (DAAD portal for international students)
Study-in de is a modern website enhancing the information services by the German Academic Exchange Service: international students can find information about studying and living in Germany in a user-friendly environment that is enriched by Web 2.0 features. While the web structure itself provides access to information on aspects of preparing for study, learning German, choosing a university course, health [...]
Higher Education Compass (featured by: Association of Universities and other Higher Education Institutions in Germany HRK)
The Higher Education Compass is an information service on all German higher education institutions and the degrees they offer, it is published by the German Rectors` Conference. The information includes a list of universities with direct access to their websites, degree courses and doctoral courses, international degrees and a newsletter.
Higher Education Opportunities in Germany
This online service provides you with comprehensive information to prepare for studying at a college or university in Germany. Here you can obtain essential information on admissions and the application process, promotional possibilities as well as the various types of universities and degrees. You can find detailed information on the subject matter and structure of more than 70 courses of study. Please also [...]
Funding your study course in Germany
KfW information on loans for education and training
The KfW banking group in Germany offers student loans for higher education and professionalisation in VET in Germany, on reasonable terms. This website informs potential applicants on conditions and procedures.
Visa. Entry into the country - DAAD
The website is provided by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), it informs international clients on the visa conditions applying to students. Thus, it answers questions concerning the conditions that must be met for the admission to higher education institutions with regard to immigration legislation.
Study and Research in Germany: Expenses / Finance
The website by the German Academich Exchange Service, provides information on costs and fees higher education students are likely to face, respectively asked to ascertain.
Scholarships database Germany - DAAD
This is where you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding (e.g. scholarships) offered by other selected organisations.