Berlin for students\r\n\r\nGermany has been growing steadily in popularity as a study abroad destination, and in this year\u0027s QS Best Student Cities 2024 ranking, its capital Berlin, earns its place in the top 10.\r\n\r\nBerlin’s growing appeal as an international study destination is also partly due to having a large number of courses in English, particularly at postgraduate level.\r\n\r\nWhile the German capital is not an academic hub on the scale of cities like London, Paris or Boston, three universities in Berlin feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2024. The highest-ranked of these is Freie Universitäet Berlin, ranking 98th in the world. \r\n\r\nIs Berlin your ideal student city? Tell us why.\r\n\r\nBest universities in Berlin - QS Best Student Cities ranking: =8th\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tWorld ranking\r\n\t\t\tInstitution\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t98th\r\n\t\t\tFreie Universitäet Berlin\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t120th\r\n\t\t\tHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=154th\r\n\t\t\tTechnische Universität Berlin\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Berlin\r\n\r\nThree of Berlin\u0027s universities feature in the most recent QS World Universities, including Freie Universitäet Berlin in 98th globally. This year, Berlin earns its highest score in the student view indicator, ranking in first place.\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t3\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tFreie Universitäet Berlin (98th in the world)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t3,574,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$500\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t11th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer Activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t23rd\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t61st\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Mix rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t45th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Voice rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1st\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.\r\n\r\nWhy study in Berlin?\r\n\r\nStudent diversity\r\n\r\n20 percent of the students in Berlin come from outside Germany, meaning it\u0027s easy to make friends from all around the world.\r\n\r\nAffordable\r\n\r\nAll undergraduate fees are free at public universities in Germany for both domestic and international students. \r\n\r\nHigh quality of living\r\n\r\nBerlin is known for its high quality of living, with affordable housing and travel and excellent healthcare.\r\n\r\nGood job prospects \r\n\r\nGraduates enjoy great job prospects as international firms want to hire graduates from German universities. \r\n\r\nCost of studying in Berlin\r\n\r\nBerlin ranks 61st for affordability this year. All undergraduate degrees (and some postgraduate programmes) are free at public universities in Germany, even for international students.\r\n\r\nLife and culture in Berlin \r\n\r\nHaving flourished into one of the world’s coolest urban hubs – a major centre of design, fashion, music and art to rival even New York or London – Berlin offers both unbeatable culture and a hot financial market, making it as perfect for history buffs and art aficionados as it is for budding financiers.\r\n\r\nBerlin ranks first in the student view indicator. With a high quality of living, affordable costs, a liberal atmosphere and a happening party and music scene, the German capital has a huge amount to offer international students of all backgrounds and interests.\r\n\r\nCareers in Berlin \r\n\r\nStudents from countries outside the EU and EEA who hold a residence permit can extend it for another 18 months after graduating while they search for a job in Germany. \r\n\r\nJob prospects are good for graduates in Berlin. The most in demand roles are health care practitioners, engineers and IT specialists. For this reason, Berlin ranks 23rd for employer activity.