Why is Germany the Perfect Place to Study Abroad?


Meridean Overseas

Updated On 22 May 2022 & Read Time 4 minutes



German universities offer quality education at low rates, post-study work opportunities, and affordability. Over 400,000 international students study in Germany every year, making it one of the most popular study-abroad destinations in Europe. The student life in Germany is sure to be unforgettable, from enjoying the world's largest Oktoberfest to pulling an all-nighter to keeping up with academic excellence at German universities.

There are world-class museums, cathedrals, and the Berlin Wall in Germany, a country rich in history. German universities offer internationally recognized degrees with excellent employability and low living costs. Students enjoy the rural festivals in Germany and can travel in fast trains to explore student-friendly places like Amsterdam, Poland, and Italy!

Several German universities are internationally renowned, including the University of Munich, and RWTH Aachen University. German universities offer a wide variety of courses, including mechanical engineering, data science, neuroscience, German language, international relations, etc.

Language, Culture & Education

 We cannot answer whether the Germany’s People are proficient in English or not. No matter if you apply for a German or English-taught degree, professors and staff will speak English, and they will be well versed in it. You shouldn't have any trouble keeping up with your social activities in large cities like Berlin, Munich, or Cologne because most people speak excellent English. You have many options if you're looking for the best universities in Germany.

There are 45 universities which have a ranking in the QS World University ranking list. We can find the world’s top university in almost every major city of any country. The students in Germany organizes their studies so well and are also more independent. There are many students who continue their studies for more than three years and then combine their work with other departments, so that their studies become interdisciplinary.

There are only a few but increasing number of German-speaking programs in the country. The Germans are great in learning new languages as they know at least one language in addition to English, French, Italian, or Russian, so international students feel like home in Germany. With an online database that can be filtered by country and program, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers many scholarships to international students.

If we take an example of Baden-Württemberg scholarship, it is awarded for the academic excellence annually to 1500 students (approx.) in the world. In addition to working days (half a day), foreign students are allowed to participate in voluntary internships, regardless of whether they are paid or not.

What you need to know about applying to English-taught German universities?

The requirements for admission to the English language programs are almost the same as those for the German-language programs


Prior diplomas: high school, bachelor's, or master's Transcript

English Language proficiency proof i.e. IELTS, Duo-lingo or MOI

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LOR’s – Letter of Recommendation

SOP – Statement of Purpose

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Student Life In Germany

Besides its excellent quality of life and job opportunities, Germany has an interesting culture and traditions that attract people from all over the world. Due to the developed labor market and stable conditions, the German economy is one of the world’s largest. It's a place where people go to succeed. It's a place of hope, success, research, and innovation.

The money spent on housing in Germany is quite high and also depend upon the availability of rooms. Places like Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Hamburg have expensive housing. The earlier the students can reserve their rooms at university’s student union, the faster they will get the housing inside it. Student housing is available in most of the Germany colleges but have limited number of rooms. Around 40% of the students in Germany prefer to live in the Student apartment as it is less expensive and can cost 300 EUR i.e. 25,987 INR.

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