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Studying in Germany is a great experience. To make sure that you have one as well, this page gives you an overview of everything you need to know, depending on your study plans.

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Getting Started



Before you study in Germany, make sure to familiarize yourself with Germany’s higher education system. This will help you find a study program and university and make an informed choice.


Degree Seeking



Requirements for study programs in Germany vary depending on your educational background and what your study plans are. Check out the categories below for more information.


Non-Degree Seeking



This is where you can find everything you need to know in order to plan a semester or year abroad or if you are planning an internship in Germany.

  • Checklist for Study Abroad
  • Internship Basics
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Financing your Studies



While tuition is largely free at public universities in Germany, you still need to cover your cost of living. Find information on how much to budget, university fees, and scholarship opportunities below.