Studying in Germany

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Studying in Germany – a good choice

If you’re looking to study or research abroad, why not come to Germany, Land of Ideas? Higher education in Germany stands for numerous innovations, increasing internationality and strong support for cutting-edge research.

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There are numerous ways to obtain a scholarship for study in Germany. We have compiled the most important information for you here

Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Higher education in Germany

Germany is an increasingly attractive place in which to study, offering international degrees such as Bachelor and Master degrees, courses taught in English and a system which enables credits for attendance and examination passes to be accumulated and transferred. The following websites provide more information for foreign students, who plan to study in Germany.

The headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD in Bonn, Germany

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from all disciplines and with at least two years' professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master's degree at a state or state-recognized German university.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

German Academic Exchange Service

For more than 90 years now, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has been committed to advancing academic relations between Germany and other countries as well as, more generally, to promoting the fields of education, science, culture and research. The 200 and more programmes of the DAAD pursues range from short-term exchanges for research or teaching purposes through to doctoral scholarships lasting several years for graduates from developing countries, from information visits by delegations of foreign university vice chancellors through to the long-term regional programmes conceived to establish efficient higher education systems in the Third World.

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation- AvH

The aim of the foundation is to award research followships and research awards to highly qualified academics. Annualy about 500 grants are awarded worldwide to allow foreign junior scholars with at least a Ph.D. and who have a number of scientific pubilcations to carry out a long-term research project of their own choice at a German research insitute. Applicants should not be more than 40, respectively 45 years of age.

Since 1953, a total of 27 scholarships have been awarded to Philippine nationals. The AvH maintains contact with former AvH scholars by inviting them to spend further short periods conducting research in Germany, by donation of academic literature and scientific equipment and by grants towards printing costs and the cost of attending academic conferences . 

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assist- Application Services for International Students

The service of assist is to provide support to international applicants to more than 50 German universities. With assist multiple simultaneous applications to more than one university can be handed in with only one set of authenticated and officially translated documents. As quality mark assist wil pre-check the application to make sure they are complete and fulfil all necessary formal requirements. Only if all requirements are met assist will pass in the applications to the universities applied to. Applicants to assist-universities will be informed quickly whether their prior academic record fulfils the formal requirement of the course and university they desire. Furthermore, in all programs without restricted admission, univerisities will now be able to issue their relieved acceptance sooner than before. Through assist the university of your choice will be relieved from paper-work so that they can spend additional time for personally counselling their international students. Since 2005 assist also offers the option to submit online applications.

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.

Studying in Germany


German Institutes of Technology

Excellence in Engineering and the Sciences Made in Germany - TU9 is the alliance of the leading institutes of technology in Germany. They offer a wide range of courses in engineering and the sciences as well as an excellent all-round education.

STUBE - Studienbegleitprogramm für Studierende aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika

STUBE - a program geared towards "free-movers" from Africa, Asia and Latin-America. It offers seminars that complements the students' university studies. Beside the development-related component, the seminars offer a place for intercultural exchange, which is very important for the success of the studies of a foreign student.

Returning Experts Programme

Young people from the developing countries, who have studied in Germany have a big potential  in their homeland. The Returning Experts Programme supports the professional integration of university graduates and experienced experts from developing, emerging and transition countries, who have completed their training in Germany and are interested in returning to their countries of origin.

Research in Germany

Ideas and the results of research are the basis of Germany's successful export trade. The foundation of this success is a broad-based research network of universities, research establishments and the world of commerce.