Is it for the historic, world-class universities? The moderate tuition costs and abundance of scholarships? Or, perhaps, the chance to study the language of Herder, Hegel and Heine in the authentic locales where they lived and worked? Rising international student numbers attest to the many reasons for studying in Germany.
Göttingen, Heidelberg, Marburg, Tübingen: these classic college towns are renowned throughout the world for the academic excellence of their respective universities. But Germany’s higher education landscape today is incredibly vast, with approximately 15,000 courses of study at 400 institutions of higher learning. Fortunately, there are a number of online tools—in English—to help you decide.
Americans wishing to study in Germany have what may at first seem a bewildering array of scholarship programs and funding opportunities available, to suit virtually every interest and background. The diversity and richness of these opportunities, provided by German and American institutions both public and private, reflect the impressive “bandwidth” of transatlantic relations.