Where and why should I study in Southern Germany?

In the heart of southern Germany, there are many opportunities to study.

If you want to study, you have to make many decisions. Which subject is right for me, which university suits me? How do I apply for a place to study? Much has to be considered and a lot to be clarified. We provide information on how to make your studies in Southern Germany a success across the board.

Advantages of southern Germany

The offer of StudyGer is aimed at anyone who wants to study in the heart of Southern Germany! We show you university locations and universities.

Why Southern Germany?

German universities offer excellent teaching and research, ranking among the best in the world.

Southern Germany is home to many internationally successful and well-known companies and has a very high economic performance. There are also many high-performance small and medium-sized businesses, as well as a some hidden campions.

There is much to discover in southern Germany. Beautiful green landscapes, the Alps and Lake Constance are on the doorstep.

Travelling in and out of the country promises surreal landscapes, great architecture and loads of historical sites to be revealed. The cultural diversity of the country and the large differences in the landscape make the exploration of Germany a valuable experience.

Which courses are available?

The StudyGer Study Guide lists more than 500 degree programs offered by the universities of StudyGer. A convenient search filter allows you to sort by university location, type of degree and duration of study. So you can easily find the right program for you.

Which university places are there?

At StudyGer, you’ll find 12 university locations in the middle of southern Germany. We offer further information to all cities, so that you can easily inform yourself.

On the StudyGer map, pick the places that are of interest to you.

country, language and people

Germany, your destination for a study stay in the heart of europe. Much will be new to you, but do not worry – everything will be fine!

Do I have to speak German fluently?

There are standards that dictate language skills. For studying in Germany, it is desirable to bring the language skills at least to level B1 (CEFR).

B1 means that you understand the main points of clearly formulated standard phrases on familiar topics that occur regularly at work, at school, at leisure and so on.
You will handle most of the situations that can occur when traveling in an area where the language is spoken. You will be able to write simple coherent texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. You will be able to describe experiences and events. Expectations, hopes and ambitions can be presented as well as reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Especially at the beginning of a stay in Germany, the language skills can still be very low. That should not be a problem – most Germans speak English very well. Of course you should then learn German during your stay. That way,  you understand learning content better, you can also communicate better with other students and interact socially.

Student life in Germany

Student life in Germany is colorful, full of adrenaline and curiosity. The Germans are friendly and respect the privacy of others. Mutual respect and courtesy are commonplace.

In Germany you can develop  your intellectual and personal skills freely. Determination, motivation and dedication can open many doors – both during your studies and after your studies.

Bureaucracy in Germany

The stereotype of the rule-compliant Germans, who want to do everything exactly according to regulations actually exist. The German bureaucracy can be a hurdle, from the registration at the city where you reside to the registration for exams.

The good news is that once you get your paperwork done properly, there is not much to worry about – but you will have to schedule a certain amount of your time for these organizational things. The good news is: Support is also available. Contact points at the universities, such as the Offices for Foreign Students, are well prepared for your questions and and are happy to help.

Projects in the study programs of the universities of StudyGer

From engine development to new e-learning offers to innovative health concepts. If you are curious, enjoy researching within team and want to bring in your ideas and put them to practical use, many projects at the StudyGer Universities offer you the opportunity to do so. Read more about selected projects – maybe this overview will help you in your decision for a study program in Southern Germany.


Predicate work

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Carolo Cup

The university competition named “Carolo-Cup” offers student teams the opportunity to explore the development and implementation of autonomous model cars. The challenge lies in realizing

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