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Study in Germany for free

germanyGermany has become a popular destination for foreign students looking for an international education. German Universities offers internationally recognized programs at a relatively cheaper cost compared to UK, USA or Australia. Moreover, there are a significant number of available scholarships that allows foreign students to study in Germany for free.

There is no need to break the bank to get a good education. It is possible to get very good quality education in Germany, FOR FREE, even as an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT! A good knowledge of German may be a requirement, but investing in learning German, may be cheaper than paying fees for a whole program. Opportunities for further studies and employment in Germany are also very good, so it is a good option to look at.

Tuition Free Colleges and Universities in Germany »

As of October 2014, all Universities in Germany will not charge any tuition fees for undergraduate studies.  In some Federal States, Universities will charge a semester contribution (about 50 euros) and/or administration fees (about 50 euros). This tuition fee structure can change in the future, you should check their page for updated information on tuition fees in different federal states in Germany.

Unlike undergraduate studies, most Master’s or PhD studies in Germany are fee-based. The costs for postgraduate studies are in addition to the enrollment and confirmation fees.  Fortunately, there are a good number of scholarships for Masters and PhD study in Germany.

DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarship Programme »

The Germany Scholarship Program provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world. The Germany Scholarship supports highly talented students at all participating universities in Germany. The scholarship is awarded without consideration of personal or parent income and one’s nationality is not material to award either.   The scholarship amounts to 300 EUR per month and is granted for at least two semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study.

To find out which institutions of higher education in Germany offer the Germany Scholarship, go to the interactive map of Germany at: www.deutschlandstipendium.de/de/1970.php

DAAD Scholarship Programs »

DAAD is a joint organisation of Germany’s higher education institutions and is responsible for promoting international academic relations, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and researchers.  The DAAD scholarship database contains scholarship and funding opportunities for foreign students, graduate students and scientists  who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programmes offered by a wide variety of institutions.

The most popular DAAD scholarship program for developing country students is the DAAD Scholarships for Postgraduate Courses with Special Relevance to Developing Countries. Another popular example is the DAAD Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance.

Germany Foundations’ Scholarship Programs »

A number of political and religious foundations in Germany  offers scholarships to international students from various backgrounds, interests, and qualifications.  studentwerk-berlin.de outlines them in this list.

Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships is an example of a scholarship offered by a German political foundation while KAAD Scholarships is an example of a scholarship offered by a religious foundation in Germany.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Germany »

German Universities participate in quite a number of study programs which are funded by Erasmus Mundus Scholarships.  The scholarships can finance international students to pursue a participating Erasmus Mundus study program in Germany.

Find the complete list of Erasmus Mundus Master Courses and PhD Courses. In these lists you will find Erasmus Mundus funded courses that are conducted in Germany.

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  1. July 24, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Reblogged this on Zimdev and commented:

    SO, they always say that Zimbos don’t like to see others succeed. We talk about the pHD syndrome, pull him down! Well, don’t say we never told you. Learn in Germany for FREE. Not some backyard or backdoor degree wooo, a real bonafied German degree from any state university. Mind you, Germany has a very good educational system. Think about German engineering, they have to have learnt it from somewhere, and you can get all that for free!!!

    The only catch is that you will have to learn German!. Please, like is that the only catch? Yes, plus obviously, they are not going to buy you a ticket to go there!! duh…. But as for learning German, you can learn while you are still in at home, as hard as it may be. Gees, so much software available these days to teach you anything. A lot of it is free, plus learning a language will put you ahead of the game. I will post of language resources another time.

    All the best, and don’t say we never told ya…

  2. arnold
    June 29, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Id like to learn German in Germany how do I go about it

    • August 15, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Hello, check out schools that teach German in Germany.

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