Statistics are collected every year to find out which countries are popular for international students. Universities in Germany are constantly improving their quality and offering more and more courses in English. The international students find this very good. It is also reflected in the international ranking. Germany has managed to move up a few places in the ranking and currently ranks as the most attractive non-English-speaking country.
In recent years, a positive development of foreign students in Germany has been recorded. This trend continues and brings the Federal Republic further ahead in the international ranking. The following chart illustrates the positive development in recent years.
In the previous year, 374,583 international students studied in Germany. In France, the most attractive non-English-speaking country until then, were about 6,000 students less than in Germany. Thus the Federal Republic has managed to overtake France in the international ranking. More detailed information on the most popular five host countries is now being shared:
Rate in %
If the numbers from the diagram and the table are compared, it can be seen that the number for Germany is not identical. This is because foreign students were defined differently. In the diagram, all students in Germany with a foreign nationality count as foreign students. Also the students who already originally live in Germany. Later in the table, only foreign students who came from a foreign country mainly to study are counted. Since only the second students influence the ranking, only these were considered.
5 reasons to study in Germany
Very low Tuition fees
Tuition fees have been abolished in almost all federal states. Thus there is only a small amount for the announcement and the administration fees to pay. This amount depends on the federal state and varies. The amount is between 100 and 300 Euros. The higher the semester fee, the more offers are included, for example a valid ticket for public transport.
High study quality
The universities in Germany are among the best in the world and offer a very high standard in their degree programmes. In addition, the universities are continuously optimising their range of study programmes. As a result, the number of English subjects has risen considerably in recent years.
Studying in Germany is everything but definitely not boring. Most universities offer students a wide range of courses, with many activities outside of their studies. For example, sports courses are used to meet new people or to inquire the country together.
Cooperation with companies
Many universities cooperate with companies. For the students, this means not only theory, but also practice. By working together, students can also benefit from this later in their professional lives.
The economically strongest country in Europe
Germany is a stable country from an economic and political point of view. Thus, students can only concentrate on their studies. Even if they want to get some fresh air, they don’t have to be afraid. Because Germany is considered safe in the international comparison.
The best German Universities
This part of the article deals to present the best universityies in Germany compared to the international universities. Several rankings are taken into account, as each one differs in the way points are awarded. Only the best German universities are considered.
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Ludwig-Maximilians University München
Technical University München
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technical University of Applied Sciences Aachen
All figures in this article are based on the statistics of “DAAD” and “Wissenschaft weltoffen”.