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Top 3 reasons to study in Germany

Europe's strongest economy

Germany has Europe’s strongest economy, with a GDP of €3,388 billion in 2018 (fourth in the world). Approximately 44.8 million persons were in employment in 2018, with an increase of roughly 562,000 over the previous year. In 2018, the economic growth rate exceeded the average rate of the last ten years. Almost all sectors contributed to this positive economic trend, with above-average growth rates in the information and communication; construction; and trade, transport, accommodation, and food services sectors.

All information taken from the German Federal Statistical Office.

Academic excellence

Germany offers high quality in education and academic excellence in many fields. An extensive choice of universities and degrees make Germany the ideal study destination for you. Various universities are excellent in different academic fields and are also ranked among the world’s top universities. Depending on the field of study, you can choose between public and private institutions.

18-month post-study visa

As an international non-EU student, you can stay in Germany on an 18-month post-study visa after graduation. This makes remaining in the country and searching for employment upon completion of your studies very attractive. Once you find a suitable job within this period and are offered a work contract, you can start the process of obtaining work and residence permits to remain in the country.

Well known for its efficiency, punctuality, and the Made in Germany-quality label, the country is not only famous for football, expensive cars, unique food and beer but also for its academic excellence. The quality of higher education along with moderate living costs, attractive post-study opportunities on the job market or in research make Germany the ideal study destination and is the perfect combination for your personal success! As companies from all over the world highly respect German university degrees as a sign of academic excellence and professional expertise, international graduates with a German degree are considered highly competitive on the global job market.

City of the month

Frankfurt am Main | October-November 2019

Inhabitants

more than 750,000 inhabitants
(as of June 2019)

Federal State

Hesse

Don't miss...

Old Town around Römer, Kleinmarkthalle (indoor market hall), local apple wine

Frankfurt am Main: Dynamic, global, and traditional

St. Catherines Church and the Hauptwache Main Guard building with famous Frankfurt skyscrapers. Frankfurt center in Germany.Home to Germany’s biggest and busiest airport, the European Central Bank, and the Commerzbank Arena, the stadium of the football club Eintracht Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main is located along the Main river in the federal state of Hesse. With more than 750,000 inhabitants (as of June 2019), it is Germany’s fifth-largest city and has a history that dates back to former Celtic and Germanic settlements around the 1st century BC. If you are looking for job opportunities after graduation, you are in the right city. Although Frankfurt is known as Germany’s banking and finance hub, it also offers numerous other industries, such as aviation, chemical manufacturing, consultancy, construction, law, hospitality, real estate, tax, tourism, and many more.

Clay jug with apples on bright background.Frankfurt am Main is home to over 65,000 students (as of the 2017/18 fall term) and hosts numerous higher education institutions, both public and private, including Goethe University Frankfurt (Goethe Universität Frankfurt), with its Goethe Business School; Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences; Frankfurt School of Finance & Management; Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts; and the Academy of Fine Arts (Städelschule). Frankfurt is a lively city where students can discover many wonderful spots in addition to the main tourist areas. Located by the Main river, the city has a lot to offer, from historic places, to international restaurants, to trendy cafés and bars, to traditional apple wine taverns, to many famous museums. The traditional local drink is apple wine (cider, called Ebbelwei), which is celebrated during a dedicated cider festival where you can taste different kinds of apple wine.

Frankfurt old town with the Justitia statue.In addition to its economic importance, Frankfurt am Main boasts many historic and cultural places that you shouldn’t miss during your time in Germany. These include its famous city hall, which was built in a traditional architectural style (Römer); the old town, which was recently reconstructed; the Main Tower, with its high observation deck; the Botanical Garden (Palmengarten); the Frankfurt Zoo; the Museum District, with its various renowned museums, including the Goethe-Museum and the Goethe-House; and the symbol of German democracy: St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), which served as the seat for the first German National Assembly in 1848. A favorite place for visitors and locals alike is the indoor market hall (Kleinmarkthalle), a real culinary heaven that features an extensive selection of fruits, vegetables, wines, special dishes, and exotic products. In your free time after your studies, we strongly recommend you to come here with your friends and buy some fresh ingredients for a nice evening spent cooking at home.

Bacharach aerial panoramic view. Bacharach is a small town in Rhine valley in Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyIn addition to the City of Frankfurt itself, the surrounding region offers various sightseeing opportunities for both day and weekend trips. The famous Rhine River Valley is just at the city’s doorstep, as is Heidelberg with its famous castle, and Wiesbaden, the capital city of the federal state of Hesse. There are also many other sightseeing spots, such as castles, wineries, and even remains from the Roman period. If you wish to explore the Rhine River Valley even further, you could also go for a river cruise to Mainz and even up to Cologne by starting on the Main River in Frankfurt and then connecting to the Rhine River. The rest of Germany and Europe can also easily be reached from Frankfurt, either through the high-speed train network with its direct connections to all major cities, including Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Vienna, and Zurich, or by air from Frankfurt International Airport.

Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board

The Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board is the official marketing company of the City of Frankfurt am Main. In addition to the city’s tourism sector, the company looks after congresses, conferences and events taking place in the city. Whether for leisure or business travels, the Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board promotes the city’s image on both the domestic and the international levels. In addition to its own many activities, the company partners with local, regional, and international stakeholders, making sure to stay ahead of the competition and make the City of Frankfurt am Main the preferred choice for leisure and business guests alike.

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