Study in Germany: Universities in Germany

Study in Germany: Universities in Germany

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If you want to study in Germany, here is a guide on how to choose a German university plus a list of the main universities in Germany.

Thinking of studying in Germany? Before you make your choice, be sure to choose a university in Germany that fits your needs and goals for studying abroad.

Tips for researching your university options:

  • Prioritise what is most important to you in the whole university experience.
  • Research using the internet, career advisory services and your contacts.
  • Research and compare course fees.
  • Research and compare the type and cost of accommodation available.

University size
Larger universities are not always the best, but a big one can offer you more options and conveniences (more labs, libraries, residence halls and varied sport facilities). Some universities are spread over more than one location.


Another consideration is where you are going to live. Many colleges and universities have their students in a residence hall, at least for the first and last year. 

Getting admitted to a German state university can be a trying process. Many programs are restricted regarding numbers of new students, and start only once per year. Acceptance of foreign credentials is difficult and credit transfers rarely happen without losses.

Finding more information
The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) explains the different levels of higher education studies, along with other essential information in English. Visit their website at

Some information about private universities can be found at (German language).

One of the best online resources for an overview of higher education in Germany is

A great resource for information on studying in Germany is, a German site that is sponsored by the German Provincial Commission for Educational Planning and the Federal Employment Agency. The site covers every aspect of studying in Germany and includes a complete list of colleges and universities in Germany.

Below is a list of universities in Germany.

Schiller International University
Heidelberg Campus
Bergstrasse 106 
69121 Heidelberg
Tel: 49 (0) 6221/4581-0
Fax: 49 (0) 6221/4027-03

The Open University (OU)

Jackie Schueller
c/o Carl Duisberg Centren
Hansaring 49-51
50670 Köln
Contact hours: Monday - Thursday from 10.00 - 14.00, Friday 10.00 - 12.00
Tel: 49 221 16 26 235

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

Kurfürstenstraße 56
10784 Berlin
Tel: 49 (0) 3053063549
Fax: 49 (0) 3053063551

Globe Business College Munich
Maximiliansplatz 5
80333 Munich
Tel: 00 49 89 5999 0845
For more information, contact Catherine at

Center For Management Studies

Gmunder Strasse 53
81379 Munich
Tel: +49 89 5502 9595
Fax: +49 89 5502 9504

Touro College Berlin

Am Rupenhorn 5
14055 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 300686-0

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