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All about Free Education in Germany


  • All about Free Education in Germany

    Germany - a country that is known for its quality of higher education. Germany offers its student community a wide range of study programs both in German & English. The degrees obtained are acknowledged globally and given high prominence when it comes to employability on an international scale.

    The country offers a rich heritage and culture and the standard of living in higher offering a further appeal to expatriate or foreign students.

    Not surprisingly, Germany is ranked among the world’s top destinations for international students consistent with the newest official statistics, there are over 357,000 foreign students seeking a university degree in Germany and the amount is steadily increasing with each passing year.

    At the time when the need for qualified manpower and the expenses for higher education are both on an upward trend, Germany remain to be one of the few countries to still provide free education to its international student community.

    The system that came into force a few years ago states that international students attending public universities in Germany will not need to pay tuition fees. The students will still be required to incur few administrative costs like student contribution, student union fee and a public transport ticket which account to approximately €500 per semester altogether.

    Surveys conducted on the reasons for international students choosing specific study destinations have shown Germany to be in the top ranking positions. Free education in Germany is among the top reasons why students would attend higher education in the country along with better job opportunities and living conditions as the next best reasons.


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