There has been a record growth in the number of Indians studying in Germany. The year 2014-15 had 11,860 Indian students enroll in German universities, a massive increase of 23% over the figure of the previous year. The number has more than doubled in the past four years.
In the recent years Germany has emerged as a top destination of higher education. International students account for over 12% of the student population in Germany. Germany is a favoured destination for students because it offers International Programmes taught in English medium, excellent quality of education and research at no or low tuition fees, promising career opportunities and above all a vibrant social and cultural milieu.
Today Indians form the 2nd largest group of international students enrolled in Masters and PhD programmes at German universities. 84% of Indian students going to Germany opt for programmes in the STEM i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subject fields.
About Study in Germany
Germany's higher education institutions enjoy an excellent reputation. Teaching and research provide key impulses for innovation and progress. German universities combine research and studies and have been the scene for ground-breaking discoveries such as the printing press, computer and mp3 that have become inseparable parts of our modern lives.
Every year, thousands of international students and scholars choose to study in Germany. There are very good reasons for this. These include among others International Programmes taught in English medium, excellent quality of education, no tuition fees, promising career opportunities and above all the vibrant social and cultural milieu.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding.
With German institutions of higher education and student bodies, its activities go far beyond awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, runs initiatives for universities in developing countries and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.Its budget is derived mainly from the federal funding for various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also from the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments.