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Germany is home to a wealth of world-class universities (a total of 16 in the world’s top 250), and with both Munich and Berlin ranking among the world’s top cities for students, it’s easy to see why the country remains such a popular choice for students looking to study abroad.

Did you know that depending on your country of origin, you might not need a visa to study in Germany? Or that many universities in Germany offer free tuition for many of their undergraduate and postgraduate courses? Get the facts and start planning your application to study in Germany by clicking through the guide below:

 

Want to know more about universities in Germany, and how to get a place at one? Get the answers you need in our complete guide, How to Study Abroad in Germany.

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Hi, I am new to this forum. i am so glad that i finally able to ask questions regarding my interest in studying in German. i am currently doing my diploma in Malaysia and i am originally from Indonesia. is it possible for me to get full scholarship to study bachelor degree in German? and how are the chances for me to get it?

Hi Nunuk, bachelor's degrees in Germany are free but there are some scholarships available to help with living costs - here's our list of scholarships to study in Germany. Good luck!

Hello
Sabrina Collier,
This is Shahbaz from Pakistan,i have M.Phil in Technology Education specialized with ( Technical Vocational Education),I want PhD from Germany. Any supervisor related to my field?Please help me for find out supervisor .

Hi Shahbaz, our article on how to study a PhD in Germany should help get you started, and includes information on finding a supervisor. Good luck! 

Hi Sabrina, I am planning to Master's in computer science . I am confused in between Germany and Australia . How is job market for software engineers in Germany ?
I found that Berlin and Munich are quite god places for software engineers . But which country has good job prospective ? I would like to work for at least 3 years from the country where I do Master's . Which destination provides good opportunities with respect to job , visa ?

Hi Sabrina, I am planning to do Master's in computer science stream . I am confused in between Germany and Australia. Is Germany a good destination for software engineers ? How is the job market ? I know that Berlin and Munich are quite good places for software engineers . But which country has better opportunities with respect to job ? I would like to work in the country at least for 3 years .

Hi sabrina.I m from Pakistan.I want to ask that what is the procedure of doing tuition free masters in Mechanical Engineering in Germany?I've done Bachelors in Industrial Engineering with cgpa 3.5.

Hi Talha, I'm afraid you will need to pay tuition fees to study a masters in Germany, however you could look for a scholarship to help with costs. For more information on studying a masters in Germany, please have a look at this article. Hope this helps!

Hi Sabrina, may you recommend me the organizations/institutions where I can have the Scholarships for master degree in chemical engineering or other engineering courses where there's no need to TOEFL or IELTS tests as mandatory? I Speak Portuguese as my official and first language and I also speak English however I don't have TOEFL or IELTS tests. Otherwise, I would like to have free test of TOEFL/IELTS or other required tests to study in English. I'm Mozambican and I live in Mozambique. I don't have enought money to pay for the tests because I'm unemployed.

Hi Sabrina I wanna ask you that can I also get a scholarship, even if I'm studying at studiencolleg

Hi Sabrina ,may you please recomend me a public university in German where i can do my undergraduate studies in English for a degree in Petroleum engineering or Earth science in German.

Thank you.

hi sabrina
Muhammad umair shareef is here from Pakistan.
i want to know about M.phil in molecular biology or related discipline.
As i have done b.sc (hons) in Medical Lab technology.a four year program and my research topic was "frequency of hepatitis B virus infection in haemodialysis patients"
now i am want to continue my post graduation study in germany. tuitsion free university
what is the criteria or expense or scholarship etc
Or how i can get admission? ?
waiting for your positive response..

Hi Muhammad, I'm afraid you do need to pay tuition fees to study a masters in Germany. Please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in Germany. To find out more about studying in Germany at masters level, please read this article. You may also like to view our rankings by subject for biological sciences, with the results narrowed down to see only German universities. Hope this helps. 

Hi, I'm not a EU citizen and I'm planning to study a master degree in Germany. Does anyone know where in Germany has a good master degree in Event Management, Festival Management to offer?

Hello everybody. Mine is a weird case for which i am hoping to get some help. I studied a 3 years bachelor's degree in commerce in India, while i did attend all 3 years of the course, there were 2 papers which i did not complete, this was back in 1996. Now i would like to pursue an education and get myself a degree, if possible in Germany. Could someone please advise me on the possibilities of the same and if there are, what would be the course i can pursue. Thanks.

hello, can somebody help me i wanna study at germany as bussiness management
undergraduate. am from west african nigeria

Hi Opeyemi, our complete guide (mentioned above) can help get you started, and here's an article with step by step advice on how to apply to study in Germany. You might also like to take a look at our rankings by subject for business and management, with the results narrowed down to see only German universities. Hope this helps! 

Hi I'm velu from Tamilnadu.I want to study master degree (Robotics) in germany. I want to know which university is best and theirs requirements to study there.

Hi Velu, please take a look at our rankings by faculty for engineering and technology, with the results narrowed down to see only German universities. You can find the specific entry requirements on university websites' course outlines, but you can find general information on the entry requirements of masters degrees in this article - 'how to apply for a masters in Germany'. Hope this helps!