Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

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

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

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.

Start planning 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

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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