Germany is a great place to complete your studies or study abroad.  While the process of figuring out how and where to study in Germany can be daunting, we have compiled a list of resources to help you.

Germany Info  Official website of the Federal Republic of Germany.

U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs
Information about study abroad and exchange programs.


About Studying in Germany

AATG Summer Study Program
The German Summer Study Program for high school students provides a 3-week homestay and school experience. Students attend classes at a Gymnasium (German high school), live with the family of a host brother or sister who attends the school, visit regional attractions, and experience the German language and culture first hand.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange CBYX
Scholarship program sponsored by the US Congress and Deutscher Bundestag. CBYX is for motivated high school students who want to experience a culture and learn a language through full immersion.

Congress Bundestag Vocational Exchange Program
13th year abroad for high school graduates with a vocational background.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
In addition to being a great first stop for foreigners studying in Germany, the DAAD also offers scholarships and grants to attract foreign students.

Live Work Germany
A guide to study abroad in Germany for international students.

Goethe-Institut Study Bridge
The Goethe-Institut Studienbrücke program is specifically designed to prepare students from abroad wishing to embark directly on a course of study in Germany.

Study in Baden Württemberg
Information about Universities and studying in the southwest of Germany; 
Freiburg is a popular destination

Studying in Germany
The largest information portal about studying in Germany for foreign students.
Provides general information on studying in Germany with a full list of university degree programs. In English and German.

Was studiere ich
German universities are not designed to spend a year or two taking general education requirements before declaring a major, this site provides an aptitude test to help you determine which field to pursue.

Language Requirements

List of Universities and Hochschulen in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and which level Goethe Certificate is required;
B2 ZertifikatC1 ZertifikatC2 GDS Zertifikat

Exchange Organizations

Youth for Understanding
Exchange program started 60 years ago. YFU advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families, and communities.

A nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that transforms lives and builds bridges between individuals and nations by sponsoring a wide variety of opportunities for the exchange of ideas and experiences.


Helps you figure out what materials you need to have your foreign education (e.g. high school diploma) recognized. In German.

Similar to Uni-Assist, this German-only portal will help you apply to restricted (“Numerus Clausus“) subjects such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Specifically designed for international students, this site (available in English, German, and other languages), helps you identify and collect all necessary documentation for admission to a German university and will allow you to submit the application directly through the site.

Living in Germany

LIVE.WORK.LOVE—information about visas, working, traveling, and studying in Germany.

Toytown Germany 
An English-language community website for Germany.