How to Study in Bavaria

Moving to a new country and adapting to a new lifestyle can be daunting at first. No need to worry, though! We will guide you through the most important steps to organise your time at university in Bavaria – from understanding the education system, to sending off your application and financing your studies.

German Higher Education System

How to study in Bavaria
How to study in Bavaria

If you are moving to Germany from a different country, you may not be familiar with its higher education system. Did you know that there are three different types of universities for example?

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Planning Your Studies

Plan your studies
Planning your studies

Depending on the particular subject you wish to study, different application routes may apply. Find out more about course requirements, information on applications and deadlines for different university types. With our checklist, it’s easy to keep track of your tasks.

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Financing your studies

Finance your studies
Financing your studies

From the winter semester of 2013, there are no university tuition fees in Bavaria. However, students still need sufficient funds to cover their living expenses. Bavaria offers a number of grants and funding opportunities for gifted students.

How to finance your studies


Tips for Student Life

Tips for student life
Tips for student life

When you have just arrived in a new country, there are many things you may not be familiar with. How do you look for accommodation? Do you need health insurance in Germany? We explain the most important steps to help you settle in your new home.

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Henry Peter in Nuremberg

I recommend taking part in a ‘buddy’ programme which provides you with a local contact in your university town.

Henry Peter from Tanzania

studies Economics at Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg

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