My GUIDE - The gateway to your german university

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Prepare for your studies and learn more about Germany as an excellent study location

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Discovering Germany

What makes Germany the top location for your stay abroad? Excellent higher education providers that best prepare you for the working world. Here you can concentrate fully on your goals and reach your full potential.


Your link to Germany

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Get to know the higher education system

Find out more about the German higher education system with its various state and private institutions and learn about the different courses of study and degrees. Which higher education institution is right for you depends, among other things, on what you want to study.

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Find a degree programme

How do you find the degree programme that suits you? My GUIDE shows you the way to more than 20,000 offers and supports you in your search for a suitable degree programme. Information on the different subject groups at German higher education institutions will help you with your initial orientation.

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Get to know the requirements

To be able to study at a German higher education institution, you need a so-called university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB). This is usually your high school diploma. If this is not sufficient to apply to an undergraduate programme in Germany, you must first attend a Studienkolleg or take the Feststellungsprüfung (university qualification exam).

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Start preparing for your studies

Many small steps will lead to success: This also applies to your stay in Germany. From the moment you make your decision to the moment you reach Germany, there are a lot of things to do.

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Doing research in Germany

You want to do research in Germany? There are many good reasons for coming to Germany. It is a leading research nation and its universities and research institutions are among the best in the world. Learn more about career and funding opportunities for international researchers and plan your research stay in Germany.

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