Next autumn, the new winter semester will start at German universities and those who are interested can still apply for admission-free study programmes. Which university would you like to study? and which course suits you? We would like to help you and have collected some useful informations for you.
You can find an first very good overview of the topic on our portal at the page Study. Further information on the various courses of study can be found on the information portal www.hochschulkompass.de. The Hochschulkompass (Higher Education Compass) provides information on current courses of study at all state and state-recognised universities in Germany and offers tips on choosing a course of study.
If you do not yet have any idea in which direction your studies should go. Then it makes sense, first to find out in which field of study you are interested. Fields of study can be e.g. social sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics & natural sciences, medicine & health sciences, linguistic and cultural sciences or economics and law. Be aware of your interests, preferences and talents and which course of study suits you best.
The Hochschulkompass offers you a free Study-Interests-Test (only in German). This test provides you with a detailed evaluation of your interests and matching courses of study.
You've got an idea of what you want to study. Great! Now it is important to find the right university. You can use the Hochschulkompass to find the right university for you. Once you have chosen the university of your choice, it is advisable to take advantage of the study guidance service (Studienberatung). Almost every university has a student guidance service, often called the International Office or central student advisory service (zentrale Studienberatung). You can find an overview of all International Offices of the universities in FrankfurtRheinMain at our portal under Universities and technical colleges.
The most important requirement for studying at a German university is a university entrance certificate (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung), which means that you must have a school leaving certificate that is comparable to the German Abitur and also entitles you to study at a university in your homeland. The admission database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will tell you which foreign degrees are recognised as university admission in Germany.
The student guidance service of the university of your choice can answer any further questions you may have.
We hope we were able to help you with your study orientation and wish you every success in your academic career.