German citizens have a very high quality of life due to a low unemployment rate, a relatively low cost of living, high wages, and rich cultural offerings.

With a population of over 83 million, Germany is the second-most populous country in Europe. Whether you’re attracted to the business center of Frankfurt, the liberal and open-minded city of Berlin, or the historic port city of Hamburg, Germany’s 16 states are diverse enough to suit any taste. Its citizens have a quality of life that is considered one of the best in the world due to the low unemployment rate, high wages, a relatively low cost of living, and a rich cultural offering that means you are rarely going to get bored! In many ways, Germany lies at the apex of European culture and European business, offering a combination of the two that is unlikely to be bettered elsewhere.

As the undoubted financial powerhouse of the European Union – in large part due to its world-renowned manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and construction industries – job prospects for graduates are promising in Germany. It is increasingly becoming a hub for international students, having been named the most desirable country to study in Europe for two years running. Although the lure of free tuition for undergraduate programs (and some master’s degrees) is an obvious attraction for many, the country backs that up with world-class teaching and universities that are growing in reputation each year.

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FAQ about studying in Germany

The price of a Master in Germany ranges between EUR€30,000 and €50,000 (and more for an Executive Master). For living costs, international students need a minimum of EUR€10,332 per year (or EUR€861 per month) to study in Germany.

Germany has some of the most welcoming visa requirements in the world. Citizens from the EU/EEA can enter the country without a visa and apply for their right to remain after arriving. Here’s a useful tool to quickly check whether you need a visa to study in Germany. If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, you need to supply documents, including proof of health insurance, proof of sufficient funds, and a letter of acceptance from your university.

German universities are steadily becoming some of the most reputable in the world. According to the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2021, Germany has five schools ranked in the top 50. This includes ESMT Berlin, ESCP Business School, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Germany has the largest economy in Europe with significant manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and construction industries. German graduates have an employment rate of over 90%, one of the highest rates in Europe.

The country is second, only behind the UK in Europe, when it comes to international students. There are currently over 400,000 international students in Germany.


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