Find a course of study

How do you find the study programme that is right for you? Here we will tell you how you can get an overview, where you can find all study programmes and these with a strong international focus.

Higher Education Compass

Are you trying to find the right degree course and the right place to study? The Higher Education Compass can guide you around more than 20,000 study programmes. It is an information service provided by the HRK, a voluntary association of state and state-recognised universities in Germany. You can find out all about the opportunities for studying at graduate or postgraduate level via this web portal.

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What to choose? © DAAD/ Henning Ross

International Programmes

Would you like to find a study programme that is taught in English, or one that has an international focus? Or would you like to come to Germany for a short stay (a few weeks or a semester) to improve your German language skills, for instance, or to get to know what it is like to study in Germany? Then International Programmes are the way to go!

Subject groups

Here you can find information about the various subject groups on offer at German higher education institutions and the career opportunities open to you after completing your studies.



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