To help you navigate the German higher education landscape, feel free to browse the selection of further links below. Find a university, learn more about admissions, check out current news and discover German culture.

Studying in Germany

General Information

Accreditation, Admission, Bilingual Studies (English/German), College Rankings, Statistics, etc.

Akkreditierungsrat
Accreditation agency for German higher education, listing both international degree programs (taught in English) and traditional curricula [Eng/Ger]
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research [Eng/Ger]
Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) / CHE-Zeit German University Rankings
Center for Higher Education Development, a thinktank for educational reform; produces the flagship German university rankings [Eng/Ger]
DUZ
An independent periodical with news on German and European higher education, research, and international cooperation [Eng/Ger]
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
E-Fellows.net
A community for students created by private entities, strong on internship and career development information [Ger]
Eurydice-Germany Page
An overview of the German higher education system from the European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems [Eng/Ger]
Excellence Clusters
At what are German universities best? Departments/degree programs elevated to "elite" status via the Excellence Initiative (see also Wissenschaftsrat) [Eng/Ger]
Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
German Rectors' Conference [Eng/Ger]
Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK)
Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs [Eng/Ger]
Uni-Assist
The common application for German university admission. [Eng/Ger]
Unicum
A magazine for German college students [Ger]
Wissenschaftsrat
For those interested in educational policy, the German Council of Science and Humanities provides advice to the federal and state governments on the development of higher education and research. There is a concise explanation of the Excellence Initiative in English. [Eng/Ger]
Wissenschaft Weltoffen
Annual statistical report on international academic exchange in and with Germany [Eng/Ger]
Zentralstelle für ausländische Bildungswesen (Anabin Database)
Central agency for the recognition of international education credentials in Germany; includes admission requirements for US/Canadian high school diploma holders [Ger]

Student Affairs

Bundesverband ausländischer Studierender
Federal Union of International Students represents the interests of international, immigrant, and stateless students in Germany with relevant official authorities on issues such as antidiscrimination and the rights of non-citizens [Eng/Ger]
Deutsches Studentenwerk
Student affairs including housing, student cafeterias (Mensa), handicap accessibility, etc. [Eng/Ger]
Freie Zusammenschluss von StudentInnenschaften
Consortium of 80 universities' student associations with regards to social issues such as sexism, student rights, etc [Ger]
Mobility International
A clearing house on disability and exchange [Eng]

Language and Entrance Examinations

Summer Course Catalogue
Multi-college course catalogue for summer language study at German universities; courses are open to the public, teach university curriculum, and all levels from beginner to advanced [Eng/Ger]
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Standards for language proficiency levels used in Europe [Eng]
Deutsch-Uni Online
Online German language courses and teaching resources [Eng/Ger]
Goethe-Institut
A premier German language learning center with courses open to the public and language examinations for university admission. The curriculum is standardised internationally. Also sponsor and host cultural programs; many locations have a library open to the public. There are locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto. [Eng/Ger]
Sprachnachweis
General advising on language requirements for university admission [Eng/Ger]
Studienkollegs
Preparatory courses for international student admission to German universities, including theFeststellungsprüfung assessment test and language proficiency examinations [Eng/Ger]
TestDaF
Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German as a Foreign Language) for university admissions, includes test locations, dates, and requirements [Ger]

Advanced Academics

General Information

Academics.com
Online job market for academic careers in German speaking countries, includes post-doc research position listings
Deutscher Hochschulverband
German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
DUZ Wissenschaftskarriere
Job postings for lecturers, researchers, and administrators in higher education.
German Academic International Network (GAIN)
A network of German professionals in science and academics in North America.
German Center for Research and Innovation
Deutsche Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus in New York, promotes international scientific cooperation with Germany, hosts a speaker series
German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/DFG)
Major funder of German scientists
Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
A collective source of press on German science and research
Research Explorer
A mapped directory of research centers at universities and non-university institutions in Germany.
Research in Germany
General information on the research landscape in Germany, with sections on funding, news, and events.
Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
Union of German Academies of Science, comprised of eight regional academies of science; an especially useful page lists the members by discipline, Expertenliste

Research Institutions

Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften e.V. (AWMF)
A portal for medical sciences
Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
An organisation for scientists/scholars, students, and practitioners in communications and media studies
Fraunhofer Institute (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)
Application-oriented research centering on health, security, communication, energy and the environment
German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
An organization promoting dialogue between science and industry
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
A body of scientists who advises the government, parliament, and public about socially relevant scientific issues
Graduiertenkollegs (Research Training Groups)
Research programs for highly qualified doctoral students
Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres (Helmholtz Gemeinschaft)
Research and development in science, engineering, biology, and medicine
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Institute for Contemporary History. National research archive of unpublished works by politicians, scholars and journalists, as well as records of political parties and private associations with documents from the Weimar Republic, Nationalist Socialist dictatorship era, and former East Germany
Institut für Zeitungsforschung
Institute for Newspaper Research
Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V)
A conglomerate of 87 research institutions covering five major focus areas: 1) humanities and education, 2) economic and social sciences, 3) life sciences, 4) physical sciences, and 5) environmental research
Max Planck Florida Institute
The first Max Planck branch in North America, focuses on neurosciences
Max Planck Society
Leading research in natural sciences, arts and humanities
Wissenschaftsforum Ruhr
An association of research institutions in the Ruhr area, especially those involving the local mining and other industries
Euraxess Researchers in Motion A website developed by the European Commission as a portal for researchers seeking to advance their careers and personal development

German Studies

Other Funding and Exchange Organizations

German Organizations

AIESEC
International Internships

ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT-STIFTUNG
Research Fellowships
German Chancellor Fellowship
International Climate Protection Fellows
American Friends of Humboldt

AMERICAN PHILILOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Fellowship (for travel to the institute in Munich)

ANDREA VON BRAUN STIFTUNG
Andrea von Braun Prize (for uncommon interdisciplinary cooperation)

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG STIFTUNG
Baden-Württemberg Stipendium for University Students

BAYER FOUNDATION
Otto Bayer Scholarship (natural sciences)
Carl Duisberg Scholarship (medicine, veterinary medicine)
Kurt Hansen Scholarship (science education)

BAYERISCHE BETREUUNGSINITIATIVE DEUTSCHE AUSLANDS- UND PARTNERSCHULEN (BayBIDS)
Motivationsstipendien for graduates of German schools abroad going to universities in Bavaria

BAYERISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FÜR WISSENSCHAFT, FORSCHUNG, UND KUNST
Stipendium zur Förderung der Internationalisierung

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM FONDS (For Basic Research in Biomedicine)
PhD Fellowship
Travel Grant
MD Fellowship

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG (BMBF)
Germany Scholarship (for undergraduate study at select German universities)

CULTURAL VISTAS (formerly Carl Duisberg Society, CDS International)
Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP-Landtag Internship Program
IAESTE Internships
Internships Abroad
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship
Baden-Württemberg Stipendium Work Immersion Study Program (WISP)

DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Initiierung und Intensivierung bilateraler Kooperationen
Internationale Graduiertenkollegs
Mercator Fellows
NIH-DFG Research Career Transition Awards Program

DEUTSCHER BUNDESTAG
International Parliamentary Scholarship

ECONOMIC HISTORY ASSOCIATION
Arthur H. Cole Grants in Aid, Exploratory Travel and Data Grants

GERDA WEILER STIFTUNG
Förderung für feministische Frauenforschung

GERMAN AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Internship Program Germany

GOOGLE GERMANY
Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities (math, science, technology)

GUSTAV PRIETSCH STIFTUNG
Fellowship for Religious Tolerance

HANS BÖCKLER STIFTUNG
Studienstipendien
Promotionsförderung

HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
HAUS Scholarship for US undergraduate and MA/MS students to study at Heidelberg

HERTIE STIFTUNG
Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

HERZOG AUGUST BIBLIOTHEK WOLFENBÜTTEL
Post-Doc Fellowships, Lower Saxony Sr Fellows, Digital Humanities, Lichtenberg-Kolleg Göttingen

HISTORISCHES KOLLEG
Forschungs- und Förderstipendien
Honorary Fellowships

INSTITUT FÜR AUSLANDSBEZIEHUNGEN
Forschungsprogramm Kultur und Außenpolitik

INSTITUT FÜR EUROPÄISCHE GESCHICHTE
Research Fellowship

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR JOURNALISTS
Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

KÖRBER STIFTUNG
Various

KLASSIK STIFTUNG WEIMAR
Weimar Awards
Gerda Henkel Scholarships in the History of Ideas

MTU STUDIEN-STIFTUNG
Förderung für MINT (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft, Technik) Studentinnen

PRUSSIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz)
Research Grant
Ernst Waldschmidt Prize (for Indology Studies in Germany)

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
Ambassadorial Scholarships

SCHOEPENHAUER STIFTUNG
Arthur Angelika Hübscher Memorial Scholarship

STIFTUNG DER DEUTSCHEN WIRTSCHAFT
Studienförderung
Promotionsförderung

STIFTUNG MERCATOR
Mercator Fellowship in International Affairs
Lüneberg-Arizona State University Global Classroom
Mercator Research Groups

VOLKSWAGEN STIFTUNG
Postdoctoral Fellowships in den Geisteswissenschaften
Freigeist Fellowships

WILHELM & KARL MAYBACH FOUNDATION
Protégés & Mentors

ZEIT-STIFTUNG EBELIN UND GERD BUCERIUS
Bucerius PhD Scholarships in Migration Studies

Political Party Foundation Scholarships
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (SPD/Social Democrat)
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung (FDP/Liberal)
Hans Seidel Stiftung (CSU/Christian Social Union)
Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Green)
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (CDU/Christian Democratic Union)
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (PDS/Democratic Socialism aka Left)

US Organizations

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BERLIN
Berlin Prize Fellowships

AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN GERMANY
US-German Internship Program for students of select colleges in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON GERMANY
Dr Guido Goldman Fellowship for German/European Politics, Political Economy, & Int'l Affairs
Dr Richard Hunt Fellowship for German History, Politics, Society, and Culture

CORINNE JEANNINE SCHILLINGS FOUNDATION
For Gold/Silver Award Girls Scouts in foreign languages
Academic Scholarship to Study a Foreign Language
Scholarship to Study Abroad

DELTA PHI ALPHA NATIONAL GERMAN HONOR SOCIETY
Spring/ Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
Fall/Winter Study Abroad Scholarship
National Award for Outstanding Senior

GERMAN HISTORICAL INSTITUTE
Fellowships & Programs (mostly funds German Studies & History activity in the United States)

GERMAN SOCIETY OF MARYLAND
Dr. Carrie-May Kurrelmeyer Zintl Award - for college German majors in Maryland

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIEE)/ German American Fulbright Commission
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program
Lecture and Research
Senior Specialist
International Education Administrators
Teaching Assistantships
Manfred Woerner Fellowship
Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, Division of International Programs
Postdoctoral and Junior Investigator Research Fellowships
International Research Fellowship Program

SOM FOUDATION
Travel Fellowship Awards in Architecture, Design & Urban Design

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Institute For Contemporary History (Berlin/Munich)—Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Exchange of Scholars Program

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY
Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship
(for African-American women to study abroad, sorority membership not required)

German Culture

General Information

American Council on Germany
Beeline
Free online German television
Deutsche Kultur International
German resources outside of Germany assembled by the Cultural Section of the Foreign Ministry
Deutsche Presse-Agentur
German press agency
Bundesverband Deutscher Zeitungsverleger
Federation of German Newspaper Publishers, with links to regional and local newspapers throughout Germany, from the Aachener Nachrichten to the Zweibrücker Rundschau
Deutsche Welle
Europeana
A digital archive of works held by Europe's cultural institutions
Facts About Germany
German Book Office
German Canadian Directory
Myriad German, Austrian, and Swiss resources located in Canada
German National Tourist Board (US) / German National Tourist Board (Canada)
What to see and do when you are in Germany, includes interactive maps, weather reports, and a crowd sourced Youth Hot Spots App
German World Magazine
Bilingual German-English magazine published in the US
GermanyInNYC.org
German events around New York City from historic to eclectic
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations promotes artistic exchange and dialogue, and provides information about foreign cultural policy
Jugendpresse
German youth press, which includes Schülerzeitung site of school newspapers
Listen Live
German radio stations streaming live on the internet
Magazin-Deutschland.de
From the Frankfurter Societät Medien in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office
Make It In Germany!
Official website from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Federal Employment Agency
SoGerman!
Young Germany

Visas and Diplomatic Missions

German Embassy, Washington DC
German Embassy, Ottawa
Check with the German Embassy several weeks prior to departure for information on visa and legal matters regarding travelling to and living in Germany.

United States Embassy, Berlin
Canadian Embassy, Berlin

Other Embassies
For services available to you while in Germany.