The long and short-term academic programs are available in Germany across many universities and educational centers. International students and researchers may apply to BA, MA, Ph.D., and postdoctoral research programs in Germany. Moreover, summer schools and conferences are excellent academic activities that make Germany an attractive destination for scholars and scientists. Many programs also come with fully-funded scholarships and fellowships and travel grants, and financial aid; thus, every student, researcher, and professor can always find a suitable program in Germany and apply.
Scholarships in Germany
- Goethe University International Office Scholarships
- CBS Financial Aid for International Students in Germany
- Technische Universität Berlin Scholarships
- University of Heidelberg Scholarships for Students
- HfM Scholarships
- The Frankfurt School Scholarship Program
- The Green Political Foundation Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students
- Study in Bavaria Scholarships
Scholarships in Germany Offered by Foundations and Organizations
- Vodafone Stiftung
- Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
- Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
- Bronnbacher Stipendium
- Friedrich Naumann Scholarships
- Heinrich Böll Scholarships
- KAAD Scholarships
- Hanns Seidel Stiftung
- Alfred Toepfer Stiftung
- Volkswagen Foundation
- Alfried Krupp Foundation
- DAAD Scholarship Database
Fellowships in Germany
- German Chancellor Fellowship
- Gerda Henkel Stiftung Fellowships
- Bonn University Fellowships
- Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship
- The Robert Bosch Foundation fellowship Program
- Humanity in action the Berlin Fellowship
- Heidelberg University Doctoral Fellowships
- IEG Fellowship Programme
- Minerva Fellowship
- University of Freiburg Fellowships in Neurology
- GEI Fellowship Program
Grants & Awards in Germany
- Osnabruck University Scholarships and Grants
- Justus-Liebig-University Giessen Grants
- Bonn University Dissertation Awards
- Humboldt Research Award
- BMBF Research Funding
- Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Research Grants
- Minerva Short-Term Research Grant
- University of Tubingen International Research Funding
- Gerda Henkel Stiftung Grants
Summer Programs in Germany
- Heidelberg University Summer Program
- AATG German Summer Study Program
- TU Berlin Summer School
- Frankfurt Digital Summer School
- Summer Stuttgart University
- Bard College Berlin Summer/Winter Programs
- Bucerius Law School Summer Program
- NYU Summer in Berlin
- University Freiburg Summer and Winter
Germany as an academic destination
Germany is the most popular academic destination among many students worldwide. With its academic attractiveness, Germany comprises a line with countries like the US and the UK.
An interesting fact about Germany's competitiveness as a study abroad destination is that it's the most popular non-English academic speaking destination. That is possible because around 40-45% of the university education programs are taught in English, which helps every student find something of interest in the international language.
Germany is an attractive study abroad destination, as its universities are famous worldwide and included in the global university rankings. Actually, one can even state that Germany has one of the most globally ranked universities. Around 50 German universities were ranked in QS ranking's 2021 edition.
The start of such a rich portfolio of academic institutions was in 1386. At that time, the oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg University, was founded. It prepared professionals who played a vital role in Germany both during and after the studies. There are 27 Nobel Laureates among the university alumni, some of which won the prize when there were still studying in Heidelberg. The university mainly specializes in the spheres of genetics, sociology, physics, etc.
The top ten German universities include the following:
International Student expenses in Germany
Germany did an excellent step in 2014. Tuition fees for undergraduate programs were completely eliminated both for international and domestic students. The offer is related to public universities, and students only should pay a symbolic annual fee for the university maintenance costs.
However, private universities still have the opportunity to set tuition fees. Also, the fees for domestic and international students vary. Non-EU students pay more than Eu students. In the universities where there are tuition fees, a non-EU student should expect to allocate around 3,500$ per academic year to pay for the education.
Due to the low costs of studying fees, international students in Germany pay more to living and staying costs than they do for the hosting university. Living costs in Germany may vary around 11,000-14,000 $ a year. Munich is the most expensive country in Germany.
The sharing student accommodations are pretty close to other European countries. If you are not principal to live in an individual apartment and share a house with others, the approximate monthly rent will be around 280-350$.
Along with student expenses in the country, Germany offers many scholarships, research, and grant opportunities to fund your studies. You may explore some of the opportunities above. One of the most popular education funding programs in Germany is the DAAD scholarship. ARMACAD has detailed instructions on this scholarship and how to get it, which you can quickly check here.
Post-graduate opportunities in Germany
Many people refer to German medical specialists in case of serious diseases. That's because Germany is widely popular globally in the sphere of health & medicine, both as a provided service and as an academic direction. Therefore, if you chose to study medicine in Germany, your post-graduate opportunities will be in a location with the highest demand for your profession.
Other highest paying academic directions in Germany include Math, Engineering, Natural Science, Business and Economics, etc.
The above-mentioned spheres are essential to consider before applying to university and choosing a major in Germany. Being a part of the demanded career field in the country increases your chances to receive an offer and stay working in the country after graduation. There is good news that the after-graduation student unemployment rates are very low.
Germany allows both EU and non-EU students to stay in the country and find employment after the end of their academic program's term. In this regard, conditions are more beneficial for non-EU students. They can stay in the country and find a job without time restrictions or a residence permit. Non-EU students have restrictions. Yet, they also can stay and apply for work in Germany after graduation. However, they can apply only to works related to their field of studies, and they have 18 months for that. If international students manage to find employment during that term, they can apply for a permanent residency in the country and continue their career there.
Therefore, besides being one of the countries with the highest quality of education, Germany also offers opportunities to construct your career. If it's your dream country, don't miss the opportunity to apply for education there and stay for work after that. We hope this section of ARMACAD will help you with that!