Study Abroad

Australia and New Zealand

A semester abroad in Australia, in the land of koalas and kangaroos, or a master’s degree in New Zealand’s capital Wellington? Here we go! If you land on the other end of the world after a long flight, both countries of Oceania offer a multitude of possibilities and a special attitude to life.

Study in Australia and New Zealand

Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains and the cosmopolitan city of Sydney – all of these can be discovered in Australia. The sunny country is not only famous for its nature and wildlife, but also for the casual lifestyle that its residents cultivate. International students cannot just immerse themselves in this lifestyle. You can also benefit from the country’s world -class higher education, which is characterized by excellent study conditions.

According to various studies and surveys, New Zealand is one of the most livable countries in the world. Anyone who gets to know the breathtaking landscape as well as the relaxed way of life and friendliness of its residents will immediately understand why. In addition, New Zealand’s education system is considered to be one of the best in the world : The universities convince, among other things, with globally renowned research, the great practical relevance of the course and the good supervision of the students.

Nearby – Study in the UK and Ireland

Why wander far away when the good is so close? Great Britain and Ireland offer ideal study conditions for international students who want to complete an English-language course in another European country.

Study in the UK and Ireland

Great Britain consists of the countries England, Scotland and Wales. All three countries have their very own culture and there is a lot to discover in all three countries – in Wales even a very special language: Cymraeg is the second official language there. Scotland is known for its Highlands and England is of course famous for its vibrant capital, London. England is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Scotland and Wales are also home to universities with a long tradition. The high quality of teaching and good student support are just two reasons for the good reputation of British universities. Their internationality is another quality feature. Great Britain is a very popular study destination for German students.

Higher education in Ireland is British and respected for the quality education both Irish and many international students receive there. The universities score with a wide range of courses and high quality teaching. Most of the Irish universities are located in Dublin, the capital of the “Emerald Isle”. The city is one of the most exciting metropolises in Europe. Anyone who travels to Ireland discovers a country with a more than 8,000 year old cultural history, which is made tangible for visitors through druid stones, megalithic graves and places of worship.

Go East! – Study in China, Singapore or Malaysia

Asian countries play an increasingly important role in the global economy, which makes them very interesting for international students. That is why they should of course not be missing from a list of popular study countries for studying abroad.

Study in China, Singapore or Malaysia

China is a country with a culture that is thousands of years old. You can admire these by looking at the Great Wall of China or the Forbidden City. The “Middle Kingdom” is the most populous country on earth with around 1.34 billion inhabitants. The People’s Republic has developed into an economic power over the last few decades and is one of the most important economic and financial markets in the world. This makes China an interesting study country for international students, especially for students of economics, but also social science subjects as well as students of engineering. Chinese universities offer special to foreign students Semester programs. These courses are usually taught in English.

As Singapore was once a British colony, the city-state mixes Asian and European cultures. English is one of the four official languages ​​in Singapore. The universities of Singapore have a lot to offer:

  • English-language courses
  • modern equipment
  • good study organization
  • good student care
  • Curricula that are based on current scientific research and the current world of work
  • Cooperations with commercial companies and institutions

Singapore is one of the most important locations for science and research on the Asian continent. Through cooperation between universities and business, students can get to know the Asian market, which is becoming increasingly important worldwide.

Southeast Asian Malaysia combines wild, tropical nature with exotic fauna and large cities with modern infrastructure and architecture – the 452 meter high Petronas Towers are the landmarks of the capital Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is a relatively rich country for Asia and has invested a lot of money in its education system in recent years. The study conditions are particularly good in technical courses. In addition to Malaysian universities, British and Australian universities also have branches in Malaysiaopened. They offer almost the same degree program as their main UK or Australian campus, and courses are taught in English. This makes these branches particularly interesting for foreign students.

Medicine and more – Study in Latvia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

For many German high school graduates, the dream of studying medicine is associated with long waiting times due to the high numerus clausus. This can often be avoided by studying abroad. In addition to the field of medicine, universities in Latvia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic offer many other courses of study for international students.

Study in Latvia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Around two million people live in Latvia, around 40% of them in the capital Riga – the “European Capital of Culture 2014”. Indeed, the city, which is strongly influenced by university life, attracts with a wide range of cultural activities. Outside of Riga there is the multifaceted Latvian nature to discover, with large forests and swamps as well as the coast with its long sandy beaches. Several Latvian universities are now focusing on international students. English-language courses are becoming increasingly popular, for example in medicine. This is because admission to medical studies in Latvia is not subject to a numerus clausus.

International students also like to study medicine in Slovakia because applicants can avoid the long wait for a place to study. In general, the courses on offer at Slovak universities are broad. The capital of the 49,000 square kilometer country is Bratislava. About half a million people live here. Slovakia has a total of around 5.5 million inhabitants. The landscape is characterized by forests, mountains and rivers as well as idyllic towns and villages. Slovakia has been a member of the EU since 2004.

Mountain landscapes, forest areas, rivers and lakes also determined the landscape in the Czech Republic. The capital Prague is home to the Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe. The university, founded in 1348, is still a respected educational institution today. Czech universities offer English-language medicine, pharmacy, and business degrees that are very popular with international students. Study places are not allocated here solely on the basis of the Abitur grades. A good performance in the entrance exam is much more important.

Hablar español – Study in Spain, Chile and Argentina

Spanish is a world language spoken by around 455 million people. Studying in one of the Spanish-speaking countries not only offers international students the opportunity to learn this globally important language. It also enables immersion in a foreign culture.

Sunshine, beach and sea, the typical cuisine and a wide range of cultural activities attract numerous German tourists to Spain every year. While the Canary and Balearic Islands particularly attract beach holidaymakers, Madrid and hip Barcelona offer guests a huge range of galleries, concerts, museums and street art. So why not study in one of the most popular travel destinations for Germans and get to know the country better? A good reason to study abroad in Spain is the good level of the universities. These also increasingly offer courses in English. In addition, there is probably nowhere better for students to learn or perfect their Spanish than in the motherland of this world language.

Study in Spain, Chile and Argentina

A trip to Chile is literally a trip to the “end of the world”. Because that is what the name of the South American state means in the language of its natives. Chile not only inspires with an impressive landscape from the Andes to the desert to its Pacific coast. Cities like the capital Santiago de Chile also offer residents and visitors the full life. Santiago de Chile is the largest city and the country’s cultural and economic center. Nearby are the port cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. They are popular with both tourists and students from abroad. Chilean universities are among the best on the continent and can convince through a broad study program and close supervision of the students. They offer international students good conditions to gain valuable experience abroad and to improve their Spanish.

The higher education system in Argentina is considered to be the best in South America, the universities are known for their high level. The supervision of students and the quality of teaching are particularly good at private universities. In general, higher education is very important to Argentines. Around twelve percent have a university degree – more than anywhere else in Latin America. About 25,000 foreign students study at Argentine universities each year. Private universities often offer courses in English, but the language of instruction in Argentina is usually Spanish. In addition to studying, there is a lot to discover in Argentina: For example Buenos Aires, the capital of the country, its rainforests and deserts as well as the Andes. The wistful tango also unfolds its own magic. In the meantime it has even been named a Human Heritage Site.

Other exciting study countries around the globe

For students who want to discover the world, there are numerous other countries for studying abroad: As part of a study visit to Thailand, you can explore the capital Bangkok as well as the beautiful beaches and tropical rainforests of the Southeast Asian state.

Japan, the “Land of the Rising Sun”, is still an insider tip among German students. There are also a few English-language courses available as part of exchange programs or at particularly internationally oriented universities. Students in Vietnam, India or the United Arab Emirates can get to know very different Asian cultures.

Those who take part in a semester program at a university in Peru can discover the beauty of the South American country. The ruins of the Inca city Machu Picchu will be the highlight of this journey of discovery. Exciting destinations on the North American continent include the USA and Canada, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Even Europe offers numerous opportunities to study abroad. The education system in Denmark is considered to be absolutely exemplary and France attracts not only with its culture and way of life, but also with renowned universities. Why not study art or design in Italy, the home of da Vinci and Michelangelo, or spend a semester abroad in sunny Croatia ? Universities in Poland and Hungary also offer interesting study opportunities. Many scientists from all over the world work at the internationally renowned universities in Switzerland. And theNot least because of their proximity to Germany, the Netherlands is a popular destination for German students to visit abroad.

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