Is it Possible to Study in Germany for Free? Know Here



Germany's 16 states have eliminated tuition fees for undergraduate students for all public German universities in 2014 which means that at present both domestic and international students can have free education in Germany at public Universities. It just have small amount of fees to cover costs for administration and other costs per year or semester.


Free Education in Germany attractive option for interested students for the low fees and the country has been ranked as the 4th most popular destination for international students in the world (after the US, UK and Australia).

International students need to give language tests such as IELTS or TOEFL if your college taught courses in English unless you are a native speaker or have previously studied in English.

Here is the list of Public Universities in Germany, which provide free education in Germany:

No Public Universities in Germany Location
1 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Munich
2 Heidelberg University Heidelberg
3 Technical University of Munich Munich
4 Humboldt University of Berlin Berlin
5 University of Hamburg Hamburg
6 University of Bremen Bremen
7 University of Cologne Cologne
8 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Karlsruhe
9 Frankfurt University Frankfurt
10 Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
11 GISMA Business School Hanover

Admission Process to Bachelors and Masters in Germany:

  1. Research for the universities
  2. Check Admission deadlines
  3. Check Eligibility & Required exams
  4. Start your Application Process

Documents: Study in Germany Requirements

There are some basic documents Requirements for Education in Germany at Public Universities. Keep in mind that the requirements for different courses at Public Universities in Germany are different and these are just the general requirements. To know the exact requirement of the course, visit the course page of the official University websites.

  • Test scores-  GREGMAT, and IELTS/TOEFL, estDaf/DSH
  • Academic transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Resume (mostly for business schools)
  • 2 -3 Letters of recommendations
  • Work experience certificates
  • Certificates of extracurricular activities

Study in Germany Scholarships:

As we have mentioned, free education in Germany is only available at selective public Universities. If you do not secure admission at one of the public Universities in Germany, there is no need to worry. There is a number of study abroad scholarships for Germany, helping the students with their Education in equally qualitative prestigious Universities in Germany.

Here are the Top Scholarships to Study in Germany:

  1. DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarship Programme
  2. DAAD Scholarship Program
  3. Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships
  4. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarships
  5. Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus+ scholarships

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