Masters programs in Germany.

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The main aspects of a master's degree in Germany.

Tuition Fees:

Most public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees for graduate programs, especially for EU/EEA students. Non-EU students may pay tuition fees, but these are often much lower than in other countries. Private universities may charge higher tuition fees.

Language levels:

Many graduate programs are offered in English, especially in fields such as engineering, natural sciences, and business. Knowledge of German is often required for programs taught in German. Common language tests include TestDaF or DSH for German and IELTS or TOEFL for English. German language certificate is mostly for public universities, IELTS is also sufficient for private universities.

Living expenses:

Monthly living expenses for students are around 850-1200 euros depending on the city. Big cities like Munich and Frankfurt are more expensive.

Job opportunities:

International students can work up to 120 full days or 240 half days per year. After graduation, students can extend their residence permit for up to 18 months to find a job related to their field of study.

Popular master's programs in Germany:

RWTH Aachen University

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

University of Stuttgart

Business and Management:


University of Mannheim

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

WHU - Otto Beysheim School of Management

Natural Sciences:


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

University of Heidelberg

University of Göttingen

Social Sciences and Humanities:

Humboldt University of Berlin

Free University of Berlin

University of Freiburg

Medicine and health sciences:


Start preparing your application at least a year in advance. Check application deadlines, which vary by university and program.

Non-EU students may need to provide proof of financial resources, such as an escrow account, to cover living expenses.

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