Record Number of International Students In Germany

By Hans Esser, for 22 July, 2014

A new report has highlighted that the number of overseas students studying at German universities has passed the 300,000 mark for the first time.

In particular, there has been a dramatic rise in international enrollments in Master's programs, particularly for courses involving engineering.

The findings appear in a new joint report from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Center for Research on Higher Education and Science Studies (DZHW), and the Federal Education Ministry.

The report shows that Germany is now the third-most most popular host country for international students, after Canada and the UK in the case of American students, and after the USA and the UK for the rest of the world. Margret Wintermantel, who is DAAD President, said that Germany is attracting talent from around the world.

Germany's Federal Education Minister, Johanna Wanka, observed that it is now a matter of course for students to study abroad, and that excellence in research requires international exchange. She explained that this in turn requires cosmopolitan universities, where lecturers and administrators provide a welcoming environment.

There are also around 35,300 foreign employees at German universities. The 2014 Budget increased funding for international academic exchange and cooperation by EUR10m (USD13.5m), to EUR140.5m.

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