Studying in Germany
Germany has much to offer as a place to study with more than 350 state and private universities and a wide variety of courses. About 250.000 foreign students currently study in Germany including about 700 from Nepal. Most German universities are funded by the state in order to keep study-fees affordable. The number of scholarships available is increasing steadily. Moreover, studying in Germany in not just restricted to German language alone. Over 500 International Degree Programmes (IDP) offer courses that are entirely or partly taught in English.
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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.
Science, Research and Universities
Starting mid-October, Berlin-based iversity.org, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.
Online courses in higher education
There are numerous ways to obtain a scholarship for studying in Germany. The biggest scholarship programme is run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Please note the updated info leaflet on the DAAD Scholarship Programme available for download below.
The website Campus Germany offers a great overview of available scholarships and grants in Germany. However, the German Federal Foreign Office does not award any scholarships, grants for travel costs etc. directly. Instead, it has transferred this task to independent cultural organizations, which are receiving funds from the German Government to carry out the pogrammes in question.