Germany is considered the third preferred destination for international study abroad aspirants, next to the United States and UK. Top-notch quality of education, scientifically oriented courses, nominal or zero tuition fee, and availability of numerous scholarships attract Nigerian students to pursue their higher education in Germany.
Germany as a popular tertiary education destination
Germany has more than 400 higher education institutes and they are mainly divided into:
Both individual and structured PhD programs are offered by German universities. In individual PhD programs, a single university professor serves as the supervisor, while in the case of structured PhD programmes, a team of supervisors advise the student
Roughly 1,600 programems offered by German universities are taught in English
Students generally prefer joining public universities since these are government-funded
About 120 private universities (mostly universities of applied sciences) charge a high tuition fee
Higher education system in Germany
|PhD||Minimum 3 years|
German universities are highly qualitative, and the admission process in these universities is highly stringent. For post graduate programmes, strong academic and research background in a relevant field is highly preferred. Students are generally expected to score 75% (aggregate) in their undergraduate degrees.
Also, for its post graduate and doctorate programmes, minimum 16 years of education is needed as an entry requirement. A language certificate in German (Goethe Certification) is required, if specified by the university. While most courses are taught in English, proficiency in German language is recommended to manage day-to-day life outside of classrooms.
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Cost of Education
Most of the preferred public universities charge zero or nominal tuition fees from international students. Students might have to pay a semester contribution of € 100-€ 500.
|Course||Approximate cost of tuition every year||Living Expenses|
|Undergraduate||Zero tuition fee||€7,000-€13,000 per year|
|Postgraduate||Masters Public universities: zero or a nominal tuition fee of €500 Private universities: €5,500-€6,500 per year||€8,000-€11,000 per year|
|Postgraduate||MBA Private universities: €30,000-€35,000 per year||€7,000-€12,000 per year|
€ is Euro; 1 €= #229 approximately
Post-education career opportunities
Germany offers international students a plethora of opportunities to pursue higher education in their desired field at a nominal tuition fee, and thus is a desired destination for several study abroad aspirants from Nigeria.