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      Germany has much to offer as a place of study with more than 350 state and private universities  and a colourful variety of courses. Germany is one of the leading countries in the field of research, science and technology. The renowned tradition of German universities dates back to the 14th century and continues with an outstanding level of education and research.

About 250,000 foreign students currently study in Germany, of which about 4,200 are Indians. Most of the German universities are sponsored by the state to keep study-fees affordable, and the number of scholarships available keeps increasing. Moreover, studying in Germany is not just restricted to the German medium alone. Over 500 International Degree Programmes (IDP) offer courses that are entirely or partly taught in English. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) provides information and counseling to students and scholars wishing to pursue higher studies in German.

Degrees in Germany are offered in the two-tier international system of bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
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Studying in Germany: DAAD alumni: forming dynamic links with experts worldwide / copyright Colourbox DAAD alumni: dynamic links with experts worldwide
Former DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship holders often assume key positions in the fields of politics, research, business and culture in their home countries. They are therefore important partners for Germany. In order to ensure these global ties remain active over many years, the DAAD, with backing from the Federal Foreign Office, supports its alumni after they have completed their studies. more
Studying in Germany: TU Dresden logs on to social media / copyright dpa TU Dresden logs on to social media
Germany's Technische Universitaet (TU) Dresden, with some 35,000 students and more than 400 professors, is launching its own Facebook fanpage in a bid to better engage domestic and international students as well as the public. more
Studying in Germany: The Environmental Policy Research Centre Berlin: engaging social sciences for environmental policy / copyright Colourbox Engaging social sciences for environmental policy
Founded on April 23, 1986, the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Freie Universität Berlin is older than Germany's Ministry for the Environment. The centre, which has Bachelor, Masters and PhD programmes, celebrates its 25-year anniversary in an atmosphere where environmental issues are more connected to political and economic challenges than ever before. more
Studying in Germany: Students of Goettingen University in the state library / copyright dpa - Report First English-language Bachelor Degree programme at the University of Goettingen
The University of Goettingen is offering its first Bachelor Degree study programme to be conducted entirely in English in 'Molecular Ecosystem Sciences'. Commencing for the first time in the 2011/2012 Winter Semester, the three-year programme targets prospective students from Germany and abroad. more
Studying in Germany: DAAD is set to launch an innovative computer game in early April / Copyright dpa - Report Study-City to engage international students in an online game
As part of a more interactive way to connect with potential international students, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is set to launch an innovative computer game in early April as part of its online offerings. more
Studying in Germany: Engineers Made-in-Germany / copyright dpa - Bildarchiv Engineers Made-in-Germany
Germany is a country usually associated with poets, thinkers and composers and with the sort of top-notch high-tech products manufactured there. Such products are in demand the world over and Germany owes much of its technological success to its engineers and to their ability to make practical use of their extensive know-how. To make sure that it remains a leader in technology and the worlds export champion, Germany needs a sufficient supply of fresh young engineers from other countries as well. more
Studying in Germany: Environmental idealists  students and the Green University in Germany / copyright TU Berlin/Pressestelle/Dahl Environmental idealists students and the Green University in Germany
What we need to secure our future are young and clever people. At a number of German universities students are working together on projects to look for new ways of dealing with our environment. more
Studying in Germany: At a Frankfurt university, students can learn about the religion in a scientific way / Copyright dpa German university breaks new ground with Islamic studies programme
Islam plays an increasingly important role in public debates in Germany. At a Frankfurt university, students can learn about the religion in a scientific way as part of the first bachelor's programme in Islamic theology. more
Studying in Germany: Germanys Humboldt Foundation promotes international climate protection research / copyright Colourbox Germanys Humboldt Foundation promotes international climate protection research
Germanys Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has granted the first International Climate Protection Fellowships in 2010, that allows scholars from non-European emerging economies and developing countries to undertake a one-year research project of their own choice with a German host. The programme aims to establish a network of German and foreign experts to meet the challenges of climate change and its consequences. more
Studying in Germany: First Helmholtz Graduate School of Environmental Health to open in Munich / copyright  picture alliance/Design Pics First Helmholtz Graduate School of Environmental Health in Munich
The first Helmholtz Graduate School of Environmental Health HELENA offers training in health research to approximately 400 doctoral students from around the world. A partnership of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Technische Universität München to promote junior scientists, HELENA will open its doors in Munich in November. more
  Germany's University city portraits  
  RWTH Aachen is the chosen university of exellence / © picture-alliance/dpa   University of Hamburg / © dpa-Report   Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt / © dpa-International  
  Marienberg Fortress in Wuerzburg / © Oswald Eckstein / OKAPIA   A student at Munich's Ludwig Maximilians University / © dpa-Report   View of the Duisburg city / copyright picture-alliance/ OKAPIA KG  
  Old market square in the city of Braunschweig / © picture-alliance, OKAPIA KG   The frauenkirsche in Dresden / © dpa-Report   The city hall square of the Freiburg city / © picture-alliance/ HB Verlag