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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

About Studying in Germany

Germany Info - Official website of the Federal Republic of Germany

Study in Germany - The official website of DAAD and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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).

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

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 - 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. 

Studying in Germany  - A study guide for international students

Study in Baden Württemberg - Information about Universities and studying in the southwest of Germany
Freiburg is a popular destination

Bard College Berlin - German-American liberal arts college in Berlin. Bard College is accredited in both Germany & the United States and offers 4-year undergraduate degree programs in the humanities and social sciences. Classes are taught in English, and German language courses are incorporated into the curriculum. 

Sprachnachweis - For students who need to German language proficiency. It will also allow you to reverse-search if you have a language certificate to see which universities will accept that specific exam. In English. Note: the GAI offers the Goethe-Zertifikat for levels A1-C1.

Goethe Zertifikat Sprachnachweis  Provides a list of Universities and Hochschulen in Germany and Austria, and which level Goethe Certificate is required


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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