Germany is the ideal country to be studying abroad, it has a rich and complex history, an invigorating culture and fun loving people, and something every student looks forward to in a new country. On the other hand, its Universities are ranked among the best in the world, it offers innovative and international programs as well as the work discipline every professional shall dream of having. Germany is a very diverse and interesting country in almost every aspect therefore it’s worth exploring its natural as well as intellectual resources.
International Student Mobility
Factors like the absence of tuition fees and a reputation for high-quality education, particularly in engineering and natural sciences, have helped Germany become an increasingly attractive country for mobile students seeking education abroad. According to UNESCO, Germany in 2013 attracted five percent of the world’s international students and was the 5th most popular destination country after the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and France. International student arrivals have since increased. Germany is also an increasingly significant source of outbound international students.
One of the most significant developments for the further internationalization of German higher education is the recent mass arrival of Indian students on German campuses. India is, after China, the second largest sending country of international students worldwide, and the number of mobile Indian students is projected to grow. Between 2014 and 2015, Indian enrollments in German institutions of higher education grew by a remarkable 24.4 percent to a total of 11,655 students, and India overtook Russia as the second largest country of origin for foreign students studying on German campuses. In light of these trends, some researchers predict that Germany could soon overtake the UK to become the largest market for international education in Europe.