Germany has a lot to offer as a place of study, with more than 400 state and private universities, and a wide variety of courses. About 300,000 foreign students currently study in Germany, of which over 20,810 are Indians.
In Europe, Germany is the most popular destination for international students due to International Degree Programmes (IDP) taught in English medium, tuition fee waivers and career opportunities after graduation. Germany tops the list of the most internationalised countries in the higher education erena.
Most German universities are sponsored by the state to keep fees affordable, and there are a growing number of scholarships available.
Updates on studying in Germany can be found through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The DAAD is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy. In 2014, 1434 Indian and 735 German students, academicians and scientists received financial assistance for their study and research from the DAAD.
Visa Information for students and scientists
Depending on the purpose and duration of your stay in Germany you can either apply for a short-term “Schengen visa” or for a long-term “German national visa” for stays over 90 days.