Studying in Germany

The process of figuring out how and where to study in Germany is often complicated, as each university sets its own admission standards, and required German proficiency level. We have compiled a list of resources to help you

Germany Info - Official website of the Federal Republic of Germany

US Department of State Exchange Programs - Information about study abroad and exchange programs


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About Studying in Germany

AATG Summer Study Program - The German Summer Study Program for High School Students provides a 3-week homestay and school experience. Students attend classes at a Gymnasium, live with the family of a host brother or sister who attends the school, visit regional attractions, and experience the German language & culture firsthand.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange CBYX  - Scholarship Program sponsored by the US Congress and Deutscher Bundestag; CBYX is for motivated high school students who want to experience a culture and learn a language through full immersion

Congress Bundestag Vocational Exchange Program - 13th year abroad for HS graduates with a vocational background

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) - In addition to being a great first stop for foreigners studying in Germany, the DAAD also offers scholarships and grants to attract foreign students. Their pages on admission requirements and German proficiency are particularly helpful (links are in English).

Goethe-Institut Study Bridge   The Goethe Institut Studienbrücke program is specifically designed to prepare students from abroad wishing to embark directly on a course of study in Germany. 

Language Requirements - List of Universities and Hochschulen in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and which level Goethe Certificate is required; B2 Zertifikat; C1 ZertifikatC2 GDS Zertifikat

Study in Baden Württemberg - Information about Universities and studying in the southwest of Germany; Freiburg is a popular destination  http://www.studium.uni-freiburg.de/international-en

Studieren.de - Provides general information on studying in Germany, with a full list of university degree programs. In English and German.

Was studiere ich - German universities are not designed to spend a year or two taking general education requirements before declaring a major, this site provides an aptitude test to help you determine which field to pursue. 


Exchange Organizations

Youth for Understanding  - Exchange program started 60 years ago; YFU advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities.

CIEE is a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that transforms lives and builds bridges between individuals and nations by sponsoring a wide variety of opportunities for the exchange of ideas and experiences


Applying

Anabin - Helps you figure out what materials you need to have your foreign education (e.g. high school diploma) recognized. In German.

Hochschulstart - Similar to Uni-Assist, this German-only portal will help you apply to restricted ("Numerus Clausus") subjects such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Uni-Assist - Specifically designed for international students, this site (available in English, German, and other languages), helps you identify and collect all necessary documentation for admission to a German university and will allow you to submit the application directly through the site.


Living in Germany

Expatica - LIVE.WORK.LOVE - information about visas, working, traveling and studying in Germany

Toytown Germany -  English - language community website Germany


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