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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 undergraduate courses in Germany (not from India though), master’s in Germany, and PhD in Germany. In addition, Germany is becoming an upcoming destination for students looking to study an MBA.

  • As per the annual trends report from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the number of international students in Germany in the year 2018 was 374,580.

Most German universities are public institutions. Heidelberg University, established in 1386, is the oldest university in Germany. Other old and prestigious institutions are Cologne University (founded in 1388), Leipzig University (founded in 1409), Rostock University (founded in 1419), Greifswald University (founded in 1456), Freiburg University (founded in 1457), LMU Munich (founded in 1472), and the University of Tubingen (founded in 1477).

The Technical University of Munich is one of the best universities in Europe. It has four campuses in Bavaria- Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan, and Straubing. When it comes to research-focused universities, TUM is among the best. It has collaborations with some of the best firms like Audi, BMW, Siemens, etc

1. The Technical University of Munich

Situated in the highly populous old city of Munich, The Technical University of Munich is one of the best universities in Europe and no second when it comes to its world ranking. With about 15 academic departments, excellent faculty and resources, students are offered admissions in undergraduate, graduate and research programs.


2. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

The University which was established in the year 1472 was closed down by the American Troops for most of its faculties supported the Nazi movement. Earlier known as Ingolstadt University, LMU is home to inspiring scholars who are guided by excellent faculties across various disciplines.

3. Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

What would it feel like to study at a university that dates back to 1386? Heidelberg University is the place that you need to enroll to experience it. This public research university in Heidelberg has been providing word class education and has produced excellent alumnus from the very beginning and continue to do so.

4. Humboldt University of Berlin

The Great German Philosopher Karl Heinrich Marx, attended this prestigious Humboldt University in Berlin in the 1800s. The University offers admission to about 190 courses for students interested in pursuing their undergraduate, graduate and scholarly education. You could be the next Karl Marx. So, what are you waiting for?

5. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

KIT is one of the largest educational and research institutes in the whole of Germany which has been in the forefront delivering an excellent education for students in different field of technology who come from all over the world to witness this world-class education.

6. The Free University of Berlin

Would you like to study at a university where they charge absolutely no tuition fees and provide you with the best facilities and education in the world? Then the Free University of Berlin is the one you’ve been looking for. They do not charge any tuition fees for students except in a very few graduate and postgraduate programs. That is not all, they also provide a lot of opportunities for the students to broaden their area of study and become even more successful in their respective fields.

7. RWTH Aachen University

Would you like to be part of the largest technical university in Germany? RWTH in Aachen is your call then. With about 145 study programs, this is the best university for a student looking for the right exposure. They offer undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate research programs for students who would like to learn from the best.

8. Technische Universität Berlin

In the heart of the city of Berlin is the Technische Universität Berlin which has been excelling in providing quality education to students from across the world in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate research programs. They are a pioneer education centre in the whole of Germany and happens to be the first amongst them to adopt the name of ‘Technische Universität.’

9. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

One among the eleven German Excellence Universities, The University of Tübingen is highly known for its approach of teaching and getting the best out of the students by making sure that the focus lies on the keys: Innovation, International and Interdisciplinary, which ought to provide the best for the students and lay a foundation for the future of the world.

The Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg has been home to many famous philosophers, researchers, laureates, ever since its foundation in the year 1457. Many Students flow from across the world to study in this prestigious university which is very much known for its excellence across different subjects. They offer about 180 courses across undergraduate, graduate and research programs.

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