Many international students come to Bavaria every year. Read their stories and find out why they have decided to study here.
Marie-Charlotte from France
Marie-Charlotte is from France and studies International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau. "I am so happy here, that I always say, my home is here in Bavaria", she says.
Juliet from Palestine
Juliet Altork is from Palestine and studies Medicine at Julius Maximilian University Würzburg. She says she decided to come to Bavaria, because “it is the biggest and safest state in Germany.”
Henry Peter from Tanzania
Henry Peter Bulengela from Tanzania studies for an MSc in International Finance at Ohm University in Nuremberg.“The university offers an international environment,” he says.
Jelena from Serbia
Jelena Opricic from Serbia studies English and American Studies at the University of Bamberg. She is particularly fond of her university town: “The magnificent medieval houses spread across the narrow cobbled streets make me gasp in wonder,” she says.
Mohammad from India
Mohammad Moonis, 30, from India, is a doctoral student in Environmental Science at the University of Bayreuth. He decided to enrol for a degree in Bayreuth after spending a semester on an exchange programme here, which he really enjoyed.
Erdenechimeg from Mongolia
Erdenechimeg Dashsonom from Mongolia, studies Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Kempten in the Allgäu. Since moving here, she has become a fan of Bavarian food: “‘Schweinshaxe mit Kraut’ has since become my favourite dish,” she says.
Chenyan from China
Chenyan Zhou, 24, from China, studies Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Kempten. He decided to come to Bavaria, as his home university, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, has a partnership with UAS Kempten.
Mélanie from Canada
Mélanie Barbeau, 28, from Canada studies Business Administration at Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS). She decided to come to Munich because of the city’s excellent location in the heart of Europe. “Close to Austria, Switzerland and France it was my obvious choice,” she explains.
Sudarshan from India
Sudarshan Madhavan from India studies for a Master’s degree in International Automotive Engineering at Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences. He chose Bavaria, as it is the home of famous car manufacturers like BMW and Audi.
Stanislava from Bulgaria
Stanislava from Bulgaria studies German as a Foreign Language, German Linguistics and Pedagogy at the University of Augsburg. She was particularly attracted by the programmes for international students.
Wenfei from China
Wenfei from China is spending an exchange semester at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. She studies Innovation Business Service and plans to open a clothing and cosmetics store after she graduates.
Nicholas from Canada
Nicholas from Canada studies for a master’s degree in Wood Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. In his spare time he likes skiing and walking in the Alps.
Rosanna from Italy
Rosanna from Italy spent two semesters as an exchange student at the University of Passau. The only things she missed during her stay were "the Italian weather, the sea and pizza," she says.
Loic from France
Loïc from France is pursuing a doctorate at the Technical University of Munich. "You can get to know people from so many different nationalities here," he says.
Beatriz from Spain
Beatriz Gómez Pérez is from Spain. She is currently studying medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. “This is perfect. It is better than I expected, and I don’t want to come back home so… I hope you’ll visit me,” she says.
Rodrigo from Mexico
Rodrigo Aguilar is from Mexico. He is a student of economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He particularly likes the fact that he “can enjoy two cities at the same time, because the university is situated in Nuremberg as well as in Erlangen.”
Ekaterina from Russia
Ekaterina from Russia is currently studying M.S. Consumer Affairs at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). At her university, Ekaterina particularly enjoys the “variety of courses offered, and the opportunities to study by doing project work”, as well as the overall flexibility and autonomy of the students.