Universities Portal

Universities Portal serves as a platform for all the students from around the world, who are willing to pursue their higher education in a university of their choice.  Our team consists of faculty members, alumni and students from prestigous universities.  

Higher Education System in Germany

Germany is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. More than twelve percent of students at German universities come from abroad. Germany is an attractive place to study and German university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide. Universities are also divided into private and publicly funded institutions. The quality of instruction, however, is high at all institutions of higher education.

In Germany you can study at universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges of art, film and music. Choosing the right type of university largely comes down to what you would like to study. Germany is home to around 425 higher education institutions. There are 427 state accredited universities in some 180 towns and cities around Germany. Together, these universities offer a total of over 18,000 degree programs, out of which many are in English.
Universities of Applied Sciences, or Fachhochschulen, focus on providing practical and professionally oriented education, awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fields such as engineering, computer science, media and communications, business and management, and art and design. They are known for their strong focus on applied knowledge and close relationships with businesses; internships, work placements and practical projects are often core course components. While many Fachhochschulen also have a strong research focus, they can only award doctorate degrees through partnerships with universities or research institutes.


If you want to study at a German university, you will need a “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung” – or “university entrance qualification”. This is a school-leaving certificate which qualifies you for university study. If your secondary-school certificate is deemed insufficient for study in Germany, you will have to attend a foundation course (“Studienkolleg”) before you are allowed to enrol. The DAAD entrance qualification database and the Anabin website can help you with this. You can specify your country and certificate when searching the database

In the end, the university itself is responsible for making the final decision on admissions. Therefore, we recommend inquiring in advance at the International Office at the University of your Choice as to whether you meet all the necessary prerequisites.



Applying for undergraduate studies

If you have a European qualification, such as a baccalaureate or A-levels, then you will only need to prove you can speak German (unless you’re enrolling on a course taught in English) and you can then apply directly for a university level course. Students with qualifications from outside Europe may have to sit the Feststellungsprüfung entrance examination after attending a preparatory Studienkolleg. High-achieving students may be able to bypass this.
For most subjects, you can apply directly to the international office of the university. Alternatively, you can use the website www.uni-assist.de, a centralized admissions portal for international students, run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

For some subjects, there is a nationwide cap on the number of students who can enrol. For these subjects (mostly life sciences), students from the EU (plus Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein) need to apply through the Foundation of Higher Education Admission. Non-EU students should apply as normal.

Applying for postgraduate studies

At master’s level, you will need to have completed (or be about to complete) an undergraduate degree. Specific requirements will vary depending on the course, institution and where you have previously studied. For some master’s degrees, applicants are required to have earned a minimum number of credits in specific fields of study.

Applications for master’s programs are either submitted directly to the university, or via the online portal www.uni-assist.de. Bear in mind that not all German universities use this service, and those that do may require applicants to complete their own application process as well. For PhDs, applications may be made directly to potential supervisors, by submitting a project proposal, or – for “structured” PhDs – via the official application process detailed by the university.

Master’s degrees in Germany are usually categorized as either “consecutive” or “non-consecutive”. Those of the first category are designed to build on the academic knowledge gained during a related bachelor’s degree, while the second tend to have a greater focus on professional development, often requiring applicants to have both an undergraduate degree and some relevant work experience. Most master’s degrees take four semesters (two years) to complete, though some are shorter or longer.

PhDs can be completed in one of two pathways. The “traditional” route involves finding a supervisor at a university, and completing an individually defined research project with support from this supervisor, over a period of around four years.

The alternative is a “structured doctoral program”, which means following a clearly delineated program of study and research as part of a larger cohort of doctoral candidates, under a team of supervisors. This route can be followed within universities, graduate schools and research training groups supported by the German Research Foundation, usually taking three years to complete

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