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Germany most popular non-English speaking country for foreign students

Germany has become the most popular country in the world for foreign students in the non-English speaking world. A new study released by two academic services found that students were attracted by better prospects. Ben Knight of DW reports Germany has overtaken France as the most popular non-English speaking country for international students, according to a new study. Germany came …

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Germany’s Postgraduate Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students. Application opens for 2020

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers, is offering fully-funded postgraduate placements for Developing Countries. These programs are open to pursuing a postgraduate degree program at German institutions of Higher education. With its development-oriented postgraduate study programs, DAAD Development promotes the training of specialists of new industrial countries. The …

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Explainer: The university application process for refugees in Germany

For refugees and migrants seeking to access higher education in Germany, there are two major obstacles: The recognition of diplomas and other official certificates as well as the tedious process of assembling all documents required to apply. Benjamin Bathke of InfoMigrants takes an in-depth look at the admission process, required documents, application fees and more. In Germany, according to estimates …

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A quick introduction to studying in Germany for foreigners

Germany is called the land of ideas in academic circles and for good reasons. There are 427 state-accredited institutions of higher education – universities and polytechnics – in Germany. Together, they offer a total of over 18,000 degree programmes. In this piece Chijioke Kizito Onah, a postgraduate student of the University of Frankfurt and DAAD scholarship recipient, discusses strategies foreign …

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Germany is desperate for teachers, experts proffer solutions

German schools are short by nearly 40,000 in total, the teachers’ association says. One answer could be permitting people to become educators even if they didn’t begin their careers that way. Nancy Isenson reports. “We haven’t had such a dramatic lack of teachers in Germany in three decades,” Heinz-Peter Meidinger, the president of the DL teachers association, told media days …

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Germany supports African universities on knowledge production

The goal of the newly-founded “Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in Africa“ (MICAS Africa) is to develop an intellectual program and research agenda that can make the significance of African knowledge production more visible in its effect. The German Ministry of Education and Research is funding the centre with 1.7 million euros under the name “Maria Sibylla Merian Centre” …

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Foreign students in Germany: prospects for staying on after graduation

Because of unfavourable demographic developments, Germany is in dire need of foreign skilled workers. To persuade them to choose Germany over other countries, the Federal Republic is even reviewing its almost institutionalised reservations vis-à-vis migrants and foreigners. Migrants already living in Germany can get their professional certificates and degrees earned abroad recognised thanks to a special law, and the government …

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