Germany is a country in Central and Western Europe constitutionally known as the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany is a member of European Union covering an area of 357,022 square kilometres bordering Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. Germany is now a democratic federal republic headed by a chancellor. It is the most populous country in European Union, with a population of 83 million.


Berlin is Germany capital and largest city, while Frankfurt is Germany financial centre; Ruhr, the largest urban area.


Germany is a global power with a strong economy as it is Europe’s largest economy. As a global leader in various manufacturing and technical fields, it is both the third-largest exporter and importer in the world. It is a highly industrialized nation with a very high standard of living, providing social security and a universal health care program, environmental protection, and tuition-free higher education.

  • Germanic tribes and Frankish Empire
  • East Francia and Holy Roman Empire
  • German Confederation and Empire
  • Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany
  • East and West Germany
  • Reunified Germany and the European Union


SPRING     : March-April-May

SUMMER  : June-July-August

AUTUMN  : September-October-November

WINTER    : December-January-February




Benefits of Studying in Germany

1. Globally Recognized Degrees
All universities in Germany operate in line with the Bologna reform, ensuring all students obtain a  globally recognized bachelor, master or doctoral degree. In addition, most public universities in Germany are dated back in the middle ages. This sets a legacy of quality education and influential names in various academic disciplines. In the QS World University Rankings 2020 top 150, Germany has 46 top universities representatives. 
2. Pathway to Tuition Free Education in World Class Universities 
In Germany, the government subsidize and help fund higher education for both local and international students. There was an agreement decided on 2014 for free education access for all students enrolled in public universities regardless of student ethnicity. Students who are planning to enter public universities should enroll to a University Pathway Program of Studienkolleg / Foundation
3. Access to other European Countries 
As part of European Union, you will received a Schengen Visa that you can use to visit other European countries. You will be able to visit France, Belgium, Netherlands, Swiss, etc during holiday / semester break without having to apply for additional tourist visa.
4. Study & Work Opportunities

Qualified student studying for a degree in Germany will be eligible to receive a study permit that allows student to 

  • work up to 240 hours each year for part time job; or
  • work up to 120 hours each year for full time job 
5. Post Graduate Work Visa Opportunities for all EU Countries
Students who have completed their degree in Germany will be eligible to extend their residence permit for up to 18 months to find employment related to their studies in Germany. You can then apply for an Employment Residence Permit or EU Blue Card (which allows graduate to live in other states) once you have secure a job after graduation.
6. Pathway to Remain as a Permanent Resident in EU Countries

EU blue card is typically valid for 4 years, provided you are able to mantain you job for at least 2-3 years you will be able to qualify for a permanent resident permit. 

You can also bring your spouse to Germany with an EU blue card and your spouse will be able to work after you received your permanent resident permit. 
  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt
  • Munich
  • Dresden
  • Aachen
  • Hamburg
  • Freiburg
  • Oldenburg
  • Darmstadt
  • Münster
  • University Pathway Program (Pathway to Free Tuition Public Universities)
  • Study Abroad (Direct Pathway Program to Private Universities)

The Germans way of life 

  • Balance of traditional Christian values with progressive, liberal, attitudes
  • Although Germans are individualist, they generally have traditionally strong family values. For example, Germans have a tradition of being traditionally helpful by hanging out lost items on trees for it to be visible when the owner search for the lost item. On the other hand, the nation has some of the most progressive policies regarding gender equality and immigration. 
  • “Land of poets & thinkers”
  • Religion, composers, writers and thinkers have greatly influenced German culture. The country has been home to famous German composers and technical experts. 
  • Hardworking & highly organized
  • Germans place a high priority on structure and punctuality. The Germans value hard work and thriftiness. There is an emphasis on making sure that “the trains run on time.” Germans strive for perfectionism and precision in all aspects of their lives and rarely gave out compliments.
  • Neither live to work nor work to live
  • Germans value a healthy work-life balance, they value their day off and has a clear boundaries between working and private life. The average Germans work around 35-40 hours, one of the lowest in Europe. However, Germans pride themselves on their high productivity & doing their job well in the given amount of time. In addition, Germans generally get a minimum of 20 days paid Urlaubstage (vacation days) per year.


  • Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
  • Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)
  • The Black Forest
  • Neuschwanstein  Castle
  • Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
  • Rhine Valley
  • Museumsinsel (Berlin)
  • Bamberg and the Bürgerstadt
  • Zugspitze Massif
  • Rügen Island
  • Königssee (King’s Lake)
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Sanssouci Park
  • Insel Mainau
  • Berlin Wall

Transportation in Germany

  • Cycling
  • Bus
  • S-Bahn (Suburban Rail Way)
  • U-Bahn (Underground Subway)
  • Trams 
  • Train
  • Taxi 
  • Uber
  • Ferry
  • Aviation

Average Living Cost Expenses

  • Rent & Utilities (student accommodation):  €290-560/month
  • Phone, Internet, TV:  €30-50/month
  • Groceries: €160-180/month
  • Public Transport : €60-95/month
  • Leisure: €60/month
  • Health insurance, medical costs, medicine:  €80/month


You will typically need €850 – €1,000 a month to live comfortably. However, your living costs may vary depending on your location and spending habits. Students with study permit are allowed to work part time for 240 hours a year to pay for their living expenses.

Most affordable city in Germany for students

1. Dresden – Technische Universität Dresden 

Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in eastern Germany. Despite its tragic past of massive firebombing, Dresden is a beautiful city filled Europe’s great art and architectural treasures. Dresden is widely known as “Florence on the Elbe” with picturesque landscape. It is one of the most hip and vibrant cities in the East of Germany.

2. Passau –  University of Passau 

Passau is known as “City of Three Rivers” as it is located in the three rivers intersection- the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. It is a city of natural beauty and religious history. This is one of Bavaria’s oldest towns, the famous cruise ship stop in the Roman history, built more than two thousand years ago. The town is a picturesque historical hub with plenty of places to visit – a cathedral, churches and museums.

3. Halle (Saale) – Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Halle is home to a remarkable architectural heritage, from bourgeois houses to Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Halle (Saale) is also an important business, technology and scientific industrial center with heritage in salt mining, chemical industries and chocolate confectionery. It is the center of central Germany’s urban economy along with Leipzig. 

4. Jena –  Universität Jena 

Jena is German student city where you can relax, party, play sports and take advantage of a wide array of cultural programs and events. The character of the city is strongly influenced by its two universities. The city is well known for its optical instruments and glass products industry. The city has a numerous pharmaceutical and several biotechnology and microelectronics firms.

5. Leipzig – Universität Leipzig 

Leipzig is a lively economic and cultural center of the region located in the German state of Saxony. With a population of roughly 570,000, it’s the largest city in the state. It has even been given the nickname of the “New Berlin” for its rapid development with many interesting sights to see, shopping opportunities and nightlife. Leipzig also has a rich history known for its book fair, trading and famous composers, the home of famous musicians such as Bach and Mendelssohn.


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Best university for high achievers to study (QS World Rank 2020)

  1. Technische Universität München
    Ludwig-Maximilians – Universität München
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TOP Best PUBLIC University with free affordable tuition fee

  • Technische Universität Dresden
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    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
    Universität Leipzig

Recommended PRIVATE University for program in English

  • Arden University
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  • Kingston University London

Recommended private universities are located in Berlin, Hamburg & Hannover. Top cities for students rich in culture, history & entertainment. Enrollment for both public/private universities allow you to be eligible to apply for post graduate work permit after graduation. MBA fresh graduates in top student cities has a median salary of 40,000 EUR/YEAR, you will be able to gain return of investment within 1-2 years of working in Germany after you graduate. 

Student Benefits

The best study opportunities highlighted below

Pathway to Public Universities (Free Tuition)
Work part time up to 240 hours a year
Be eligible for EU work visa after graduation