Germany Overview

Deutschland

Europe's most industrialized and populous country, which possesses one of the largest and most technologically advanced economies in the world.

On this page you will find the following information:

Important facts for international applicants

Country interesting facts

Main German Industries

Fun facts about Germany you probably didn’t know

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Important facts for international applicants

Population

83.24 million people live in Germany, its population density is high in comparison with most other European countries.

Scholarship

Germany offers some of the best conditions to pursue a degree and is truly budget-friendly. In comparison to other study destinations outside, living in Germany as an international student comes at a lower cost due to great scholarship programs that can cover almost all living expenses.

Post-study work rights

Students from non-EU countries who wish to work in Germany after graduating can extend their residence permit for up to 18 months to find work related to their studies. To apply for the extended residence permit, you’ll need: passport, university degree certificate or official document from your university confirming that you successfully completed your studies, document proving you have health insurance and proof that you have means of supporting yourself financially.

Work while studying

867 EUR a month is, on average, what you will need to cover your living costs as an international student in Germany.

Unemployment rate

The average unemployment rate in Germany for March 2022 was 5.4%, remaining at pre-pandemic levels, and in line with expectations.

How expensive is it?

International students are able to work in Germany alongside their studies, for 120 full days or 240 half days per year. If you take a job as a student assistant or research assistant at your university, this is usually not counted in your limit. The minimum hourly wage in Germany is around 9-10 EUR and students can earn up to 450 EUR per month tax-free. If you earn more than this, you will receive an income tax number and have automatic tax deductions from your salary.

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Interesting facts about Germany

Public universities are often free for everyone (even non-Germans)

Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation

Germany is a member of the European Union

One-third of Germany is covered in forests and woodlands

Main Canadian industries

Machine building

Automobiles

Electrical engineering and electronics

Chemicals

Food processing

Fun facts about Canada you probably didn’t know:

n Germany, there are 1500 different types of beer, 300 types of bread and 1000 types of sausage

In the state of Bavaria, beer is actually considered a food

The most famous German food exports are sauerkraut, sausages and brezeln (pretzels)

German is the most popular third language that’s taught in the world

Germany is the largest car producer in the world and sells more than 6 million cars a year

There are over 2100 castles in Germany

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