Studying in Germany

A number of dedicated websites have all sorts of useful information for prospective students at German universities.

 

These sites give you an overview of everything from details on visas to background information on life in Germany:

  • www.akkreditierungsrat.de (in English)
    The Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany has the statutory mission to organise the quality assurance system for study programmes and teaching by accrediting study programmes.
  • www.bas-ev.de (in German)
    The National Association of Foreign Students/Federal Union of international Students in Germany (Bundesverband ausländischer Studierender - BAS) is a nationwide special interest group for foreign and stateless students and for students with immigration background in Germany.
  • www.bmbf.de (in English)
    Websites of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for research funding, supporting the specially gifted, promoting up-and-coming scientists and funding international exchanges in the fields of initial and continuing training, higher education and research.
  • www.daad.de (in English)
    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) web site (in a wide range of languages) offers news and views on studying in Germany, the German university system, scholarships, summer courses, learning German and language exams, plus general information on life here.
  • www.hochschulkompass.de (in English)
    The Higher Education Compass (in English or German) details Germany's higher education institutions and offers a degree programme search function.
  • www.internationale-studierende.de (in English)
    This websites runed by the Deutsche Studentenwerk and offers information especially for international students.The Deutsche Studentenwerk is the umbrella organisation of all Studentenwerke in Germany. The Studentenwerke are partner organisations of the universities and support the ca. two million students with lots of help and services around their studies.
  • www.just-landed.com (in English)
    Information (in a number of European languages) on living and working in Germany. The site also contains details on everything from visa and entry/work permits to how to get a landline.
  • www.kmk.org (in English)
    Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany unites the ministers and senators of the Länder responsible for education, higher education and research as well as cultural affairs. It is based on an agreement between the Länder. One key task of the Standing Conference is to ensure the highest possible degree of mobility throughout Germany for pupils, students, teaching personnel and those working in the science sector by means of consensus and co-operation.