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Study in Germany

Planning to study in Germany?

When it comes to technical and engineering courses (STEM), Germany is second to none. With its excellent reputation in terms of research, technology and innovation, a lot of students apply to Germany for higher education, especially for master’s and PhD. Also, Germany is becoming an upcoming destination for students looking to study an MBA.

The top 10 universities in Germany for the year 2021 as ranked by QS World University Rankings are:

1) Technical University of Munich
2) Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
3) Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
4) Humboldt University of Berlin
5) KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
6) Freie University of Berlin
7) RWTH Aachen University
8) Berlin Institute of Technology
9) Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen
10) Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Here is a list of the top business schools in Germany:
1) Mannheim Business School
2) Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
3) WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
4) ESMT Berlin
5) HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Why Study in Germany?


Germany is a large economy with countless opportunities for international students. Industrial hubs are scattered across the country. It is an emerging destination for international students offering one of the most cost-effective courses to study abroad. Globally known for its research and innovation, it is the only study abroad destination where most of the universities are funded by the government.

  • 11 out of the 16 German states have no tuition fees at all

    In times when the cost of attending reputable universities is swelling, Germany is the only top study destination whose universities do not charge tuition fees

    According to a policy implemented by the German Higher Education Policy Institute (2014)

    • Both native and international students attending a public university in Germany are not required to pay stipulated tuition fees

    • International students are only expected to pay a few administrative costs such as student contribution, student union fee and public transport (which account to not more than €250 per semester)

  • Low Tuition Fee at State-Funded Universities

    Germany is the only top study abroad destination where universities are largely state-funded. A majority of public universities in Germany usually don’t ask for fees or if they charge it is very nominal. Thus, it becomes easy to afford a stay while studying in Germany as students only have to bear the cost of accommodation, food, transport, and health insurance.

  • Top-Notch Quality of Education

    • With over 400 higher education institutions across the country, Germany offers students with the option to choose from more than 14,500 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes

    • As a matter of fact, German universities offer exceptional teaching and research options, which are considered of premium quality

    • Germany is a top-notch destination for courses like Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, etc.

    • The study programs, in terms of structure and delivery, are designed

      • To meet the most up-to-date scientific developments out in the world

      • To build well-informed individuals who can confidently tackle global challenges

  • Wide Range of Courses

    Studying in Germany allows you an opportunity to choose from a variety of courses such as engineering, physical sciences, biomedical sciences, and management. German universities provide outstanding academic programs, while universities of applied sciences offer a range of practice-oriented options. A lot of universities collaborate with companies to provide the best of theory and practical knowledge which facilitates a successful career start for the students.

  • Stay-Back Opportunities

    International students, post completion of their higher education, can stay back in Germany for 18 months, which makes it an extremely attractive destination.

Admission Season and Timeline

Application Start

The application start date(s) depends on the intake. There are usually two intakes offered in German universities: Winter Intake-September/October (Primary/Main intake); Summer Intake -March/April (Secondary intake)

Submission of

The application deadlines may vary between universities, courses and levels of courses. The application window for the Winter Intake closes by mid-July of the same year; for the Summer Intake, the application window closes by mid-January


Decisions for the Winter intake are out by September and for the Summer intake by March

Apply for

It is ideal to apply for the visa for a) Winter Intake – before September end and b) Summer Intake – before March-end. The visa decision is generally notified in around 3 weeks from the date of visa application.

Academic Session

There are usually two intakes offered in German universities: Winter Intake-September/October (Primary/Main intake); Summer Intake -March/April (Secondary intake)

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