Study and Research in Germany

Studies – Important Contact Points

  • DAAD: Study and Research in Germany ( Information on the German higher education system and on studying in Germany, on funding opportunities, on language and short courses, on language tests and on living in Germany
  • DAAD: Portal ( Information about studying and living in Germany, search option for degree programs, useful links, dates of upcoming student fairs and information videos
  • DAAD: International Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Programs in Germany ( The database presents more than 1,800 bachelor, master and doctoral programs, preparatory courses and language and short courses
  • DAAD: Contact form to get in touch with the platform (
  • HRK – Higher Education Compass ( The database provides information on and links to all state and state-recognized higher education institutions in Germany
  • ( Short descriptions of all the academic fields offered in Germany along with a database containing information and links to all the degree programs
  • National Association of Student Services Organizations: Information for foreign students ( Practical tips and information for foreign students on topics like how to enter Germany, on accommodation, health insurance, financing, matriculation, and registration, or residence permit

Admission to German Universities

  • DAAD: Admission database ( Whether or not your higher education entrance qualification is recognized in Germany
  • Preparatory courses: Studienkollegs ( Studienkollegs prepare international students for the Feststellungsprüfung; the test has to be taken by international students whose school-leaving certificate does not qualify them for a course of study in Germany.
  • Application Services for International Students (uni-assist) e.V. ( Processes applications for admission to German higher education institutions for a fee, as long as the higher education institutions in question are uni-assist cooperation partners
  • Test for Academic Studies ( Applicants from abroad can improve their chances of getting a study place in Germany by achieving good results in the Test for Academic Studies

Scholarship-awarding Organizations

Higher Education System

Doctorates and Research

General Information on Germany

Entering, Living and Working

Internship Placement Agencies

Learning German

Accommodation and travel

Germany-ticket for all public transport (