Particularly German universities in English are keeping pace with the mobility of international students and are on the verge of globalisation with a wide variety of study programmes in English, so it is hardly surprising that leading universities are moving more and more to study programmes in English - and thereby opening their doors to international students at universities in Germany.
So how good are the chances for English speakers to study at a university in Germany as an international student with German as language barrier? And much more, what English Master's programmes are there in Germany, what Bachelor's degrees are taught in English in Germany?
We'll go through a list of universities in Germany that are suitable for international students and show you the different private and public Bachelor's and Master's programmes.
The vision of German universities centres on creating tomorrow's top managers; and in times of globalisation, programmes in English at (leading) universities in Germany are essential to realise this dream. More and more universities are now transferring from programmes taught in German to programmes taught in English, or are introducing combinations of the two.
So, for international students who would rather tackle the 4Ps in Marketing in English than deal with the declensions of German words, there certainly are study programmes to study in English in Germany.
At a glance at the universities in Germany, it is evident that the vast majority of degree programmes are still taught in German, but according to the DAAD (German academic exchange service),
Almost 116 Bachelor's programmes at German universities are now taught in English.”
A paradise for every international student who wants to study at a German university without any proficiency in German! A little tip: when looking for universities taught in English, try to narrow your search down to the big cities.
Yes, universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees to their domestic or international students. In 2014, 16 federal states in Germany abolished tuition fees at public universities. For you, this means that at public universities, all you have to pay is a small fee to cover the bureaucratic formalities and a minor contribution. In return, you will receive a semester ticket which entitles you to use public transport 'for free'.
Good news: Tuition fees belong to the past!
Bad news: Private universities are clear pioneers when it comes to programmes taught in English in Germany. In other words, these private universities certainly continue to take tuition fees from their students.
To give you a better grasp of the range of universities in Germany that teaches in English, it's worth first giving an overview of the universities for international students in Germany. In other words, the universities that enable you to study in Germany in English.
List of universities in Germany for international students:
Now that we have a sound outline of the various parameters for international students, we can now take a deeper look at the opportunities for studying in English in Germany: Which Bachelor's programmes are taught in English and which are the English universities in Germany?
We have compiled a list of universities in Germany for international students, with a focus on the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt am Main. Here you'll find a shortlist of private and public universities. So, let’s dive into the different bachelor degrees in Germany taught in English.
|University||Studies||Private or public||Tuition fees / semester|
|Freie Universität Berlin||Bachelor of Arts in North American Studies||Public||None|
|HTW Berlin||Bachelor International Business (BIB)||Public||None|
|Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin||Business Administration/ International Service Management (BA)||Public||None|
|Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin||International Business Management (BA)||Public||None|
|SRH Berlin (University of Applied Science)||International Hotel Management (BA)||Private||€950/ month (EU/EEA) €4500/ semester (Non-EU/ Non- EEA)|
|SRH Berlin (University of Applied Science)||International Business Administration (BA)||Private||€590/ month (EU/EEA incl. Albania, North Macedonia, Switzerland)|
|4500€/ semester (Non-EU/ Non- EEA)|
|Hochschule Fresenius (University of Applied Science)||Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design (with internship)||Private||€4,500|
|Hamburg University of Applied Science||Bsc Information Engineering||Public||None|
|Hamburg University of Technology||Engineering Science||Public||None|
|Technische Universität Munich||Management & Technology (BSc)||Public||None|
|Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Science||International Business Management (BA)||Private||€5,370|
|Frankfurt School of Finance & Management||Business Administration (BSc)||Private||€6,950|
|International School of Management (ISM)||Finance & Management (BSc)||Private||€5,280|
Different from the search for Bachelor's degree programmes taught in English in Germany, you'll soon discover that most universities for master degrees in Germany taught in English charge tuition fees here. One reason for this is the fact that private universities tend to be ahead of the game when it comes to universities that offer degrees in English.
You might also realise that there's a much wider choice of master's programmes in Germany taught in English compared to the bachelor's programmes. The Freie Universität in Berlin serves as a paradigm example: just one bachelor's programme in English is followed by almost 25 master's programmes.
|University||Studies||Private or public||Tuition fees / semester|
|Freie Universität Berlin||Biochemistry (MSc), Data Science (MSc), Medical Neuroscience (MSc), Sociology - European Societies (MA)||Public||None|
|HTW Berlin||Business Administration and Engineering (MBA)||Public||€12,500|
|HTW Berlin||International Business (MA)||Public||None|
|HTW Berlin||Professional IT Business & Digitalization||Public||€14,259|
|HTW Berlin||Project Management and Data Science||Public||€16,000|
|Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin||Business Intelligence and Process Management, International Marketing Management, Political Economy of European Integration||Public||None|
|Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht||Political Economy of European Integration||Public||None|
|SRH Berlin (University of Applied Science)||Computer Science - Focus on Cyber Security||Private||€800/ month (EU/EEA), €6.450/ Semester (Non-EU/ Non-EEA)|
|SRH Berlin (University of Applied Science)||Software Engineering||Private||€800/ month (EU/EEA), €6.450/ Semester (Non-EU/ Non-EEA)|
|Humboldt University||Business Administration (MSc), International Health (MSc)||Public||None|
|Hamburg University of Applied Science||Biomedical Engineering (MSc)||Public||None|
|Bucerius Law School, Hamburg||Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM/MLB)||Private||€11,000|
|Technische University Munich||Biomedical Neuroscience (MSc)||Public||None|
|Munich University of Applied Science||Business Administration: Digital Technology Management||Public||None|
|Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich||Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (MSc)||Public||None|
|Frankfurt University of Applied Science||Information Technology (IT)||Public||None|
|Goethe University Frankfurt||LLM Legal Theory (with the European Academy of Legal Theory)||Public||€3,600|
|Frankfurt School of Finance & Management||Applied Data Science||Private||€8,125|
Not yet the best match? Use the DAAD search engine, which has put together a full list of universities in Germany for international students.