Life as a Student in Germany

Generally, the atmosphere in German universities is very much unlike that of universities in the USA, UK or Singapore. Students need to seek out information on their own and are encouraged to ask questions not only during the lessons, but also regarding administrative matters such as signing up for labs and how examinations will be held. In most universities you will get the chance to plan your own timetable and when to sit for your examination; in short, there is great flexibility. Students are also expected to be highly self-motivated and also highly independent.

There is a wide range of activites you can take part in outside of the classroom. Sports and other interest groups are generally very active; other than the regular movie outings and ball games, Germans also enjoy meeting for a drink, cooking together and going out of the city for day trips. Germany’s location in the heart of Europe also means that you can travel around the continent easily.

Still not convinced? Here are what some of our alumni and current students have to say about their studies here in Germany! In addition, do check out our Publications section to see what others have to say about their life here in Germany!