Studying in Germany
If you’re looking to study or research abroad, why not come to Germany, Land of Ideas? Higher education in Germany stands for numerous innovations, increasing internationality and strong support for cutting-edge research.
Studying in Germany
Higher Education in Germany
Germany is an increasingly attractive place to study, offering international degrees such as Bachelor's and Master's degrees, courses taught in English and a system which enables credits for attendance and examination passes to be accumulated and transferred.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau provides information on Germany as a study and research destination, offers consultation and support for study and research in Germany, and promotes co-operation between higher education institutions in Hong Kong and Macau and their German counterparts.
In addition to weekly consultation at its centre, the DAAD holds a monthly session at the German cultural institute, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, giving basic information on study in Germany mainly to school leavers. Details can be found under:
Good career opportunities, an international working and learning atmosphere, low unemployment – for people from abroad the German labour market is highly attractive and opens up first-class perspectives. There are highly diverse possibilities for vocational training, studying or working. Those interested can find out about the options and offers available, how to apply, what is important when starting out in Germany and what role the German language plays in the “Career Compass Germany – the app for vocational training, studying and working in Germany”.
App „Career Compass Germany“
Germany's ten most popular universities for foreign students
Germany is the most popular destination for foreign students among non-English speaking countries. Check out the top ten universities in Germany foreign students opt for.
Starting mid-October, Berlin-based iversity.org, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.
Online courses in higher education
Germany among the five most popular places to study
In the 2012 “Student Pulse” survey carried out by the German Rectors’ Conference and the German Academic Exchange Service, foreign students interviewed in 2011 ranked Germany fifth when it came to their favourite place to study. As to the reputation of university degrees, Germany came fourth after the United States, Great Britain and Canada. In the 2010/11 academic year, one in ten students in Germany was from abroad. Most international students in Germany are from up‑and‑coming countries such as China (2010/11 academic year: 23,000) and the regions of Central and Eastern Europe.
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Excellence in Engineering and the Sciences Made in Germany
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The Bauhaus University in Weimar, Thuringia, describes itself as being eager to experiment, open and creative, and it seeks proximity to industrial practice. But now, it can also boast the title of “best international university 2011” in Germany. This year the university came first in the “international university” competition.
A look at the latest figures shows that the number of international students graduating from German universities rose to 38,300 in the 2011 examination year, eight per cent more than in 2010. Around 13 per cent of foreign graduates were Chinese, seven per cent Turkish and five per cent Russian nationals.
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International students in Germany
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From welcome breakfasts to friendship programmes, German universities come up with lots of interesting ways of making it easier for international students to settle into their new surroundings. The DAAD offers them a combined scholarship and support programme (STIBET), which is funded by the Federal Foreign Office. It supports introductory events and country evenings as well as specialist support for foreign doctoral students. Projects like Die Brücke (The Bridge) in Münster have developed their own special approaches and act as examples for other universities.
Scholarship and support programme
There are numerous ways to obtain a scholarship for studying in Germany. The biggest scholarship programme is run by the German Academic Exchange Service. The German Federal Foreign Office does not award any scholarships, grants for travel costs, etc. directly. Instead, it has transferred this task to independent cultural organisations, which are receiving funds from the German Federal Government to carry out the programmes.
Scholarships for a study or research stay in Germany are offered in Hong Kong by the following institutions:
School and Youth Exchange
Various schools and institutions are offering exchange programmes for participants to experience life in Germany. You may learn more about the German culture, people and language while living with a German host. To find out more about these programmes, please visit the following websites: