Study in Germany

Germany Statistics
Geography-Population Berlin study_abroad.area: 357,021 km ² study_abroad.climate: Temperate; winters and summers alike are fairly cool, with snow in the winter and rain the summer; occasional warm winds from the mountains study_abroad.population: 82,329,758 (est. from July 2009) study_abroad.languages: German


Type of Government: Federal RepublicIndependence Day: October 3, 1990 (Unity Day) GDP: $2,863 million (estimated from 2008) GDP – per capita (PPP): $34,800 (estimated from 2008)

Information for Foreign Students in Germany
In general, the property prices are quite high in the main German cities, especially in the central neighborhoods. Students usually chose between the WG (Wohngemeinschaft) and university housing. Finding a WG is fairly easy as there are many advertisements displayed on billboards located around the university and city. In addition, it is common to find spacious rooms in large apartments located near campus with all-inclusive prices ranging from 200-300€.

Cost of Living
The cost of living in Eastern Germany remains lower than in the West, including Berlin, although prices of certain products (primarily services) have long since overtaken those charged in the West. Apart from a rent between 190-207€, month expenses consist of expenses related to the university (30-40€) in addition to about 150€ for shopping and buying books and manuals. In regards to dining, the food is relatively cheap in most categories. A complete meal in a restaurant can vary between 2-3.5€.

Bank Account
It is recommended to open a German bank account at one of the banks that is a member of the Cash Group in order to avoid paying fees at each withdrawal from an ATM. Opening an account is free fairly simple. However, please keep in mind that a number of stores do not accept Visa cards and it will be necessary to pay in cash.

Most students choose to open a contract with a German telecommunications company in order to avoid being charged international fees on their personal portable phone. This is a particularly good idea as when purchasing a contract with a local operator, all of the calls made within an area of four square kilometres around the place of residence are free. Subscription packages are cheap as well, although sometimes termination can be problematic, so it is advised to make sure you choose a company that will meet your needs.

Health RequirementsFor a temporary stay in Germany, it is advised to have a European health insurance card.

The transportation network in Germany is very dense; the Berlinlinien Bus company ( is in partnership with a number of other European companies, allowing connections between 350 cities in Germany and Europe. Germany has one of the best road networks in Europe, but work in the East has slowed the pace considerably. An ideal way of getting around town is by bicycle.

Official Selection of the best Business Schools in Germany

5 Palmes of Excellence - UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

University of Mannheim - Mannheim Business School

1 335 ‰

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

2 320 ‰

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

3 251 ‰

4 Palmes of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

Tu München - Tum School Of Management

1 222 ‰

University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

1 222 ‰

Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin School of Business and Economics

3 207 ‰

ESMT - European School of Management and Technology

4 192 ‰

Goethe Business School - Goethe Universität Frankfurt Am Main

5 158 ‰

3 Palmes of Excellence - EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin) - School of Business and Economics

1 167 ‰

EBS Universität Für Wirtschaft Und Recht - EBS Business School

2 163 ‰

Business School Pforzheim - FH Pforzheim University

3 148 ‰

HHL- Leipzig Graduate School of Management

4 143 ‰

ESB Business School - Reutlingen University

5 138 ‰

University of Münster School of Business and Economics

6 123 ‰

Universität Hamburg School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

7 113 ‰

LMU München Munich School of Management

8 108 ‰

RWTH Aachen University School of Business and Economics

9 89 ‰

TU Dresden - Faculty of Business and Economics

9 89 ‰

Universität Freiburg Faculty of Economics and Behavioural Sciences

9 89 ‰

Fh München University - Department Of Business Administration

12 79 ‰

Universität Bremen - Faculty of Business Studies and Economics

13 74 ‰

Georg-August Universität Göttingen Faculty of Business and Economics

14 69 ‰

University of Passau School of Business, Economics and Information Systems

14 69 ‰

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - School of Business and Economics

16 59 ‰

Universität Kiel - Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

17 54 ‰

University of Tübingen School of Business and Economics

17 54 ‰

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Department of Economics and Management

19 44 ‰

Technische Hochschule Köln - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

20 39 ‰

2 Palmes of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

Fh Münster University - Münster School of Business

1 99 ‰

European University Viadrina Frankfurt - Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

2 74 ‰

Gisma Business School

3 59 ‰

Universität Regensburg - Faculty of Business Economics & Management Information Systems

4 39 ‰

ZU - Zeppelin University

5 34 ‰

Universität Hohenheim - Faculty Of Business, Economics & Social Sciences

6 30 ‰

WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt

6 30 ‰

1 Palme of Excellence - BUSINESS school with considerable local influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

Kühne Logistics University - KLU Hamburg

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