Masters Study in Germany – 2023
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Masters Study in Germany – 2023

A Masters in Germany is one of the most sought-after postgraduate study courses in Europe. With a historic higher education system and a large number of courses in English, it's not hard to see why!

In fact, Germany has more top-ranked universities than any other country outside the UK or USA. Better yet, most of the Masters study in Germany is free.

Why study a Masters in Germany?

  • A history of innovation and ingenuity - Germany's developments in science and engineering are as renowned as its contributions to philosophy, theology and the arts.
  • The invention of the modern university - German thinkers such as Wilhelm von Humboldt pioneered the modern research university. Their philosophy emphasised academic freedom, rigour and integrity.
  • A proudly international outlook - Around 11% of students in Germany come from abroad. The country also offers generous post-study work opportunities to both EU and non-EU graduates.
  • World-renowned qualifications - Germany has more top-ranked universities than any country besides the UK and the USA. Its degrees are recognised and respected worldwide.
  • Affordability - The majority of postgraduate education in Germany is free. There are no tuition fees at most German universities. Living costs in Germany are also modest in comparison to other European countries.

If you’re interested in studying your Masters in Germany, we’ve covered everything you need to know in our selection of guides below, including applications, visas and funding.

Working in Germany: How to find work during and after your studies

Everything you need to know about part-time and full-time work in Germany as a student or recent graduate in Germany.

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Student Accommodation in Germany – A Complete Guide

The kinds of student accommodation available in Germany, how to secure one for yourself and some things to keep in mind when booking.

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Guide to Student Visas for Masters in Germany

Our guide tells you exactly what kind of visa you need to study a Masters in Germany and what you need to apply for it.

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Applying for a Masters in Germany

Want to study a Masters in Germany? We have all the information about how to apply for a Masters course including the required documents.

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What a Masters Course in Germany Actually Looks Like

This guide tells you everything about what a Masters course in Germany would look like from the academic calendar to the assessments.

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Top Universities for Masters Study in Germany – 2023

Interested in studying a Masters degree in Germany? Our guide tells you about the different universities that offer Masters courses and how they rank on global tables so that you can make the best decision.

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Studying in Germany: FAQ

Have a question about studying in Germany? Check if we've answered it in our detailed FAQ, covering fees, funding, accommodation, applications and more.

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Living in Germany – Postgraduate Guide

What's it like to live in Germany as a Masters student? Read a detailed guide to postgraduate accommodation, living costs and working whilst studying.

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Masters Scholarships in Germany - 2023

How much does it cost to study a Masters in Germany? Our guide covers fees, funding and living expenses.

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Masters | German Language Tests - a Guide for Postgraduate Masters Study

A useful article on the various German language tests approved by universities for international students entering postgraduate education in German-speaking countries.

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The Best Universities for Computer Science in Germany (2022)

Looking for the best universities for computer science in Germany? Compare ranking tables from top sources here, along with their methodologies.

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The Best Universities for Engineering in Germany (2023)

Looking for the best Engineering universities in Germany? Compare ranking tables from top sources here, along with their methodologies.

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7 Things You Must See as an International Student in Germany

Here are our top must-see attractions for Masters and PhD students in Germany!

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by Taru Medha

14 Mar 2023

5 Most Popular Subjects to Study in Germany

The top five searched for subjects to study in Germany from search data on

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by Taru Medha

17 Mar 2023

10 Interesting Facts about Germany You Should Know About!

Ten interesting facts about Germany you might not know about but definitely should!

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6 Things You Need to Know About Studying in Germany as an International Student

We cover six things you need to know before applying for a Masters or PhD in Germany.

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by Taru Medha

06 Mar 2023

5 Cheapest German Cities To Live In As a Student

Rent and living costs make up a large percentage of your postgraduate budget. Here are five German cities to live in as a student without running your savings dry.

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6 Ways to Make Postgraduate Study in Germany More Affordable

Planning to study in Germany on a budget? We have six tips to help you save as much as possible!

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by Taru Medha

20 Feb 2023

Graduate Employability: Top Universities in Germany as Ranked by Employers

A postgraduate course at these five German universities is likely to best prepare you for the real-world.

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Is Postgraduate Study in Germany Really Free?

Just how cheap is postgraduate study in Germany? We explain whether studying a German Masters or PhD is really free, and if there are any hidden costs.

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by Ben Taylor

05 May 2021

Spotlight on: Postgraduate Study in Germany

Applications for many PhD and Masters programmes at German universities are still open – this is what you need to know about studying in Germany this year.

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by Hannah Slack

21 Apr 2022

The Top 5 Universities in Germany for Postgraduate Study

Considering studying abroad in Germany? From Munich to Berlin, using the world rankings we've taken a look at Germany's best universities for Masters and PhD study.

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Postgraduate Study in Germany - a Q&A with Vanessa Huebner of DAAD London

Considering a Masters in Germany? We've 'sat down' (virtually, speaking) with Vanessa Huebner of DAAD London and asked some questions about postgraduate degrees in Germany.

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Studying a Masters in Germany? 6 reasons why that's an excellent idea in 2018!

As part of the FindAMasters Study in Germany Takeover, Vanessa Huebner of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) introduces postgraduate study in the land of ideas.

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Last updated: 17 March 2023