Universities in Germany


Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
It is ranked among the top Universities in Germany for Applied Sciences with especially strong business administration, mechanical, electrical engineering, IT and Engineering with Business Studies programs. The university cooperates closely with the local economy and has partnerships with well established companies such as Daimler, Porsche, Bosch, Festo, Eberspächer etc. which have major operations in the vicinity

Faculties:

  Natural Sciences
Management
Automotive Engineering
Graduate School
Basic Sciences
Information Technology
  Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering
Social Work and Healthcare
Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering

Master of Engineering Program in Automotive Systems:

The program aims to give students a specialized professional qualification in sophisticated automotive systems. Students have to choose one of the three electives: Vehicle Dynamics, Software Based Automotive Systems or Car Electronics. The lectures are complemented practically through cross-cultural, interdisciplinary student projects. Through these, students are given the opportunity to share not only their specialized knowledge but also their cultural backgrounds in real-life working scenarios

Eligibility TOEFL

Application Deadlines:

Intake Deadline
Winter March 31

MBA in International Industrial Management:

The MBA in International Industrial Management emphasises hands-on training and the application of analytical tools. Students are given theory on campus and gain experience through numerous company visits and their corporate project. They grow confident in different business situations and learn to grasp the essential nature of problems and to deliver solutions

Eligibility TOEFL

Application Deadlines:

Intake Deadline
Winter May 31
FH Aachen
The FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences is one of the biggest Fachhochschulen in Germany with roughly 10,000 students, 220 professors, 300 contract lecturers, and 340 assistants and one of the top Universities in Germany. It is specialized in certain topical areas (e.g. technology, engineering, business, design). It must not be confused with the larger RWTH Aachen, which is also located in Aachen

Academic Programs

  Biomedical Engineering
Energy Systems
Nuclear Applications

Masters in Biomedical Engineering:

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field in which the principles of engineering are applied to solving problems in biology or medicine. It applies quantitative, analytical, and integrative methods from the molecular level to that of the whole organism. This broadens our understanding of basic biological processes and enables us to develop innovative approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program at the FH Aachen / University of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus prepares students to apply engineering concepts to scientific and practical problems in biology, medicine, and health care.

The first M.Sc. course in Biomedical Engineering started in 2001.  Each year the about 30 students start in the program. The Master’s program is taught completely in English and meets the high standards of the internationally recognized Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree.

Five Fields of Study

  Artificial Organs / Cardiovascular Engineering (in German: www.cardiotech.fh-aachen.de)
Biomechanics (in English, French and German: www.fh-aachen.de/biomechanik.html)
Biophysics (in German: www.zellbiophysik.fh-aachen.de)
Chemical Sensors & Biosensors (in German:  www.fh-aachen.de/biosensorik.html)
Medical Informatics (in German: www.medizinischeinformatik.fh-aachen.de)
Eligibility Criteria GRE recommended, TOEFL or IELTS
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
March November 15
September June 15

Masters of Science in Nuclear Applications:

It is one of the Universities in Germany where the academic year is divided into winter and summer semesters. The Master’s program currently starts in both the winter (September) and summer (March)semester (each year in March)

The European Master of Science in Nuclear Applications program starting in March is only open to applicants with previous knowledge in the nuclear field.  Applicants from other fields of study should apply for the program starting in September

Study Focus

  Nuclear Energy Production
Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Radioecology
Radiation Measurement
Radionuclide Production
Biomedical Applications
Radiation Safety
Eligibility Criteria GRE recommended, TOEFL or IELTS
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
March November 15
September June 15

Masters of Energy Systems:

One of the main goals of the program is to bring foreign students to Germany by offering an English language engineering program in order to intensify international relations.
In some cases, students may be able to participate in exchange programs with partner universities and perform research or gain work experience in countries other than Germany.

The Master of Science in Energy Systems is a two-year degree program in English for graduate students from Germany and all over the world. Ranked amidst the top Universities in Germany for MS Programs, it is offered in cooperation with the Research Centre Jülich, a world-class research institution with highly-skilled experts in energy engineering

There is a world-wide shortage of well-qualified energy engineers. The Master of Science in Energy Systems program is of special interest for students from East European and developing countries.

Eligibility Criteria GRE recommended, TOEFL or IELTS
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
March November 15
September June 15
HS Aschaffenburg
The university is ranked in Aschaffenburg prestigious university ranking by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) among the best universities of applied sciences in Germany. The University of Aschaffenburg has succeeded in gaining the 10 years of its existence today is a leader in regional and national comparison. The latest results of the prestigious, by the time published CHE rankings speak for themselves. Both the degree programs in engineering and the faculty of economics and law could occupy top positions nationwide

Their library, as the backbone of the teaching and research establishment, was at the same time even at BIX-Ranking for scientific libraries of the Bertelsmann Foundation to win over Germany in first place.

Faculties:

  Engineering
Business and Law

Bachelors of Engineering in Mechatronics

The Faculty of Engineering offers its six programs a total of 12 majors. In the mechatronics course, students can currently choose from the following areas:

  Production Technology
Information and automation technology
Drive technology and robotics
Applications of microelectronics
Microelectronic Systems and Design
Automotive Mechatronics
Microsystems Technology
Design and Development
Renewable energy sources (in preparation)

The study of mechatronics provides skills for practical application of scientific methods in mechatronics. It prepares future engineers from self-responsible careers. Students experience a comprehensive education in basic subjects and are thus able to recognize the important relationships and gain the flexibility needed in the wake of rapid advances in technological development.

Eligibility Requirements German
Application deadline May 2- June 15
Cost of Attendance € 414
Financial aid None
Jacobs University Bremen
It is a highly selective, top ranked, private, independent research university in Bremen, Germany. It is one of the best Universities in Germany which combines aspects from the American, British and German academic systems to form an environment with a “transdisciplinary” approach between diverse disciplines and subject areas. There are currently 1245 students from 105 countries pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees. The students and the academic staff demographic are proportionally more international than at other German universities. The university’s profile in research and teaching focuses on the general topics of Energy/Water, Nutrition, Health/Information, Communication, Education/Peace and Conflict Management.
Jacobs University has established student exchange programs with Universidad de Murcia Spain, Rice University, Washington State University, Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, Sciences Po in France, Lafayette College in the USA, Thammasat University in Thailand, Università degli Studi di Cagliari and Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" in Italy, and more recently with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and Instituto de Empresa in Spain.

Schools and Centers:

  School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development (JCLL)
  School of Engineering and Sciences (SES)
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

Graduate programs in Marine Microbiology

The International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic) is an M.Sc. / Ph.D. graduate program for highly qualified and motivated national and international students. MarMic is a joint program of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI-MM), the University of Bremen (UniB), the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), and the Jacobs University Bremen (JUB). MarMic teaches students to take an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of marine prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology, offering training in physiology, ecology, evolution, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and other related subjects

MarMic students are trained to think globally and to choose from both holistic and reductionistic research approaches. The breadth of theoretical and practical experiences at MarMic enables students to address questions ranging from biogeochemistry to genomic analysis, from single-cell interactions to behavior in mixed communities. These abilities make MarMic students attractive scientists for international research teams, institutes, universities, and industry.

Eligibility Requirements TOEFL
Application deadline January 1
Cost of Attendance Depends
Financial aid Available

Masters program in Molecular Life Science

The school of engineering and science offers a regular M.Sc program in the field of Molecular life science. The Faculty at Jacobs University from the Molecular Life Sciences and the neighboring disciplines have combined their expertise and resources to create this exciting graduate program. Students will be exposed to vibrant, multidisciplinary research across a range of topics and areas. The following five Specialization Areas are currently available which reflect the expertises of the Faculty members and their research groups:

  Cellular and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Genetics
  Computational Biology
Molecular Biotechnology

MoLife ensures that students are prepared and equipped to pursue a PhD in a related discipline. The MoLife program at Jacobs University Bremen is the first stage of an international scientific career in academia, government institutions, commerce or an industry where an excellent education in the Molecular Life Sciences is an essential ingredient of professional advancement.

Eligibility Requirements TOEFL
Application deadline February 1, May 1
Cost of Attendance € 26.330,00
Financial aid Available
RWTH Aachen
A research based university with roughly 33000 students enrolled in 101 study programs, RWTH Aachen is one of the few Universities in Germany which has achieved international recognition in several fields of engineering and science, especially mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, computer science, physics and chemistry. RWTH Aachen also stood on top among universities in Germany in the aforementioned fields of engineering and computer science in CHE University Ranking 2010 published by DAAD

On the national level, it is amongst top Universities in Germany and two prominent German newspapers,"Handelsblatt" and "Wirtschaftswoche", currently rank RWTH Aachen the first place in Germany in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and computer science. In 2010 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 158th in the world, making it the eighth highest ranked university in Germany. Its global subject rankings were: 39th in Engineering & IT, 257th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 59th in Natural Sciences, and 283rd in Social Sciences

In 2010 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 158th in the world, making it the eighth highest ranked university in Germany. Its global subject rankings were: 39th in Engineering & IT, 257th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 59th in Natural Sciences, and 283rd in Social Sciences.

Notable Alumni: Helmet Zahn

Academic Programs:

English-Taught Master’s Programmes

Masters in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering,
with Specialization in:

1. Communications Engineering :

This two-year programme consists of three semesters of courses, 18 weeks of industrial internship, and a six-month period for the Master’s thesis. The third semester comprises only 1-2 courses and the industrial internship. The course is taught in English. The courses comprise lectures, exercises, seminars, and experimental laboratories in communications engineering. In addition, the students have to attend German language courses. Furthermore, the students can take any voluntary elective courses offered by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Eligibility Criteria GPA of atleast 75% , GRE recommended,TOEFL or IELTS
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
October March 01

2. Electrical Power Engineering

Structure of the Programme

The programme is comprised of three semesters of lectures, exercises and practical courses, along with a three month industrial internship and a final Master thesis. During the three month industrial internship, students are trained in practical engineering problems. The final master thesis is an independent, pre-defined scientific project to be completed in a fixed period of three months. The master thesis is concluded by an oral presentation. Students are assessed through six single exams. Additional credits will be earned in seven further courses. In addition, the programme consists of several excursions to industrial plants or power utilities.

Students are assessed through six single exams. Additional credits will be earned in seven further courses. In addition, the programme consists of several excursions to industrial plants or power utilities.

Eligibility Criteria GRE recommended, TOEFL or IELTS
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
October March 01

Masters in Biomedical Engineering: 2 years Program

The course of studies has a modular design and consists of a core curriculum, elective courses and a work placement in hospital or in industry (eight weeks) . During the first semester basic modules (Medicine, Engineering, Natural Sciences) create a common platform for the further studies. Depending on their qualifications, students compensate the differences in their knowledge by choosing appropriate courses. The specialised modules (Tissue Engineering, Medical Imaging/Guided Therapy, Artificial Organs/Devices) in the second and third semester of the programme are characteristic for RWTH Aachen. The master thesis typically occupies the final six months of the programme. The curriculum and course contents are structured according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Eligibility Criteria GRE, TOEFL or IELTS
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
October March 01
Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin)
It is a research university located in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1879 and, with nearly 30,000 students, is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. It also has the highest proportion of foreign students out of universities in Germany. Amongst the top Universities in Germany, TU Berlin is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network, which allows for student exchanges between leading European engineering schools. The new common main library of the Technical University of Berlin and of the Berlin University of the Arts was opened in 2004 and holds about 2.9 million volumes.
Notable alumni include ten Nobel laureates including Carl Bosch, ex-NASA engineer Krafft Arnold Ehricke, German rocket pioneer Klaus Riedel, famous biochemist Jakob Karol Parnas, physicist Erwin Wilhelm Müller; to name a few

Faculties:

  Humanities
Process Sciences
Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems
Economics and Management
  Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Planning - Building – Environment
Central InstituteEl Gouna

Faculty of electrical engineering and computer science: Ranked 48th in the world by Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings

The faculty offers three courses at the Bachelors level, viz. electrical engineering, computer science and technical computer science; and two courses at the Masters level, viz. Computational Neuroscience and Automotive Systems. The disciplines of the faculty are characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinarity. The faculty in teaching and research covers the entire spectrum and focuses in information and communication technology. The future research of the faculty are in the areas of micro/nano-system, automation, electrical power engineering, software engineering and machine intelligence. All courses benefit from a unique network of research institutes, in which the faculty is involved: five Fraunhofer Institutes, Ferdinand-Braun-Institute, German Telekom Laboratories, Daimler Automotive Systems – a unique research environment of information technology.

For foreign students, the Center for International and Intercultural Communication is there, which serves as a platform for  international and intercultural issues in the information technology (IT).

Program Bachelors Masters
Eligibility Requirements TOEFL TOEFL, German
Application deadline July 15 July 15
Cost of Attendance    
Financial aid    

Masters program in Global Production Engineering for Solar technology: One of it’s kind program

GPE-Solar is a two-year master program in English, offered by the TU Berlin. The degree program belongs to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems, which draw together engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, transport technology and social sciences and offers comprehensive qualification in the solar technologies photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. The course of studies is oriented around the requirements in commercial practice and takes all steps of the value-creating process into account; from production technology for solar components and planning, installation and operation of solar facilities to management, financing, law and marketing. The degree program is directed at engineers with a Bachelors degree whose goals are leadership roles and international careers in production, management or engineering within the field of solar technology.

Cooperation partner of GPE Solar is RENAC (Renewables Academy AG); which  is an internationally active provider of education and training in the fields of photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind energy, biogas and energy efficiency. RENAC's knowledge base covers technology, financing, management and environmental considerations. For practical seminars RENAC has a well equipped Training Center.

Eligibility Requirements GRE,TOEFL,German
Application deadline May 31
Cost of Attendance € 13,900

TU Darmstadt
It is well known internationally for its achievements in the areas of engineering, political science, and computer science. The close cooperation between science and economy is an indispensable prerequisite for success. For that reason students are encouraged to learn how to put scientific ideas and principles into effect and to demonstrate in their essays and dissertations how to tackle, analyze and solve problems, e.g. in the areas of industrial processes and practices. Research projects at the University are initiated and financed to a large extent by industrial and commercial concerns. Moreover, the University’s successful collaboration with local companies is also based on a twofold strategy: the appointment of distinguished scientists and engineers to the post of professor at the University and the University’s commitment to management development in companies.

Masters in Electrical Power Engineering:

“Electrical power engineering” is a specialisation discipline of electrical department with special focus on electrical power and its management. It is jointly organised by the five energy institutes of ETIT department (namely “Electrical Energy Supply”, “Electrical Energy Conversion”, “Renewable Energies”, “High Voltage Technology” and “Power Electronics and Drive Control”).

The EPE masters course is mainly taught in English. However, (basic) knowledge of German is very helpful in many social and daily situations and for the optional courses as well. Hence, the program includes two mandatory German language courses: “German as foreign language”.

Eligibility Criteria TOEFL or IELTS
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
Winter July 15

International Master Programme in Information and Communication Engineering:

The International Master Program – Information and Communication Engineering (iCE). is a study program tailored to foreign students intending to study in Germany, as well as to German students intending to pursue a degree with an international focus. It is a four semester program: three semesters with lectures, seminars and projects; and a master thesis in the fourth semester. All the lectures in the first year are given in English, in parallel with courses about German language and culture. After that, in the third semester – which comprises of elective courses – the students can choose courses in German or English. The technical courses cover the following areas:

  • Electronic System Design
  • Device Technology and Circuit Design
  • Communication Technology
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Science & Media Technology
  • Information Technology

Like many other in the list of Universities in Germany as per ranking, you only need to be proficient in English to apply. All mandatory lectures and many optional lectures, labs and seminars are in English. However, lectures and seminars in some particular topics are offered in German language only. To make possible to all students to take advantage of the whole range of offerings, the program includes a mandatory German course for those without good German skills. This German course is offered free of charge to all iCE Master Program students and is organized by the Language Center of the TU Darmstadt.

Eligibility Criteria TOEFL
Cost of Attendance ( Annual ) Depends on the program

Application Deadline

Intake Deadline
Winter July 15
(TUBAF)Freiberg University of Mining and Technology
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology remains successful in respect to its founding goals since 1765: It focuses on the practical approach to education and research that meets the requirements of the economy.

Faculties:

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Chemistry and Physics
Faculty of Geosciences, Geotechnology and Mining
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Process and Energy Engineering
Faculty of Materials Science and Materials Technology
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Interdisciplinary Ecological Center

International Management of Resources and Environment:

This MBA Program focuses both the environment and the natural resources providing the students useful and practice-oriented knowledge on the management of both. IMRE-MBAs work as managers, experts, scientists, in national or international companies, research institutions, organizations etc. Graduates find job soon after completing the program.

Eligibility Criteria TOEFL/IELTS
Living expenses Euro 400-600
Financial aid options Not available

Application Deadlines:

Intake Deadline
Winter April 15

Master program of International Business in Developing and Emerging Markets:

The program provides future Eastern and Western Managers with theoretical and practical insights into business administration and economics.

It will permit the students to understand and participate in todays and future opportunities in the transition and development issues of worldwide business. The program has a duration of 2 years in 4 semesters and starts each year in the first week of October. The first two semesters are held in Freiberg, the third in a partner university with a complementary program. The location of the fourth semester can either be Freiberg or the partner university.

Eligibility Criteria TOEFL/IELTS, GMAT/GRE
Cost of attendance EURO 650
Financial aid options Not available

Application Deadlines:

Intake Deadline
Winter April 30
University of Bonn
It is a public research university located in Bonn, Germany. The University of Bonn is today one of the leading universities in Germany, offering a large number of undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of subjects. Its library holds more than two million volumes. In the year 2010, the Times Higher Education ranked the University of Bonn as one of the 200 best universities in the world. The University has 27,800 students, and 3,800 of these are international students.

University of Bonn researchers made fundamental contributions in the sciences and the humanities. Strong fields as identified by the university are mathematics, physics, economics, neuroscience, medical genetics, chemical biology, Asian and Oriental studies and Philosophy and Ethics.

Notable alumni include seven Nobel Laureates, Karl Marx, Constantin Carathéodory, Joseph Schumpeter, Pope Benedict XVI ; to name a few.

Faculties:

Graduate program in Economics: Ranked 1st in Germany, 16th in Europe by CentER for Research in Economics and Business

Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE)

The school offers a doctoral program in Economics an outstanding reputation for current faculty as well as research tradition. Inter-collaboration between doctoral students at BGSE as well as international orientation particularly by being globally connected to other institutions makes BGSE an inspiring environment not only for cutting edge research but also for individual enhancement. Major research areas of the program include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance and Econometrics / Statistics. BGSE has intense cooperations with the following institutions:

Eligibility Requirements GRE , TOEFL/IELTS
Application deadline April 30
Cost of attendance Depends
Financial aid Available

Graduate program in Life Sciences: One of the topmost in the world

The department offers a wide range of course in various sub-fields of life sciences:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Doctoral Degree (Ph.D., Dr. rer. nat.) “Degrees awarded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences”

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

PhD, Dr. rer. nat. “Degrees awarded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences”

Eligibility Requirements Depends on the program
Application Deadline Depends on the program
Cost of Attendance Depends on the program
Financial aid options Depends on the program
University of Heidelberg
University of Heidelberg is one of the oldest Universities in Germany. It consists of twelve faculties offering degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in altogether 100 disciplines. It is a German excellence University(The Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation aims to promote cutting-edge research and to create outstanding conditions for young scientists at universities) with as well as a founding member of league of European Research Universities.

Notable alumni include writer Jean Paul, creator of periodic table of elements Dmitri Mendeleev to name some.

Faculties:

Graduate Program in Molecular Biosciences: ranked 45th as per QS World University ranking

The graduate program in molecular biosciences is taught in English. The MSc degree qualifies for entry to European doctoral programmes, and also for a variety of other careers. This particular course places a strong emphasis on original research and is therefore ideal for students who wish to obtain a PhD in relevant subjects

It covers molecular aspects of fundamental cellular processes, including gene expression, pathways and mechanisms of protein trafficking, protein folding, intracellular organisation and communication, macromolecular structures and interactions, and control of biochemical pathways, using a range of prokaryotic and eukaryotic model systems

Eligibility Criteria TOEFL
Cost of attendance 1100 EUROS per month
Financial aid options available

Application deadlines:

Intake Deadline
Winter March 15

Graduate Program in Computer Science: ranked 24th as per QS World University ranking

The Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences offers a graduate program in Computer Sciences. The Master degree allows the graduates to take over challenging tasks in the field of information technology and is highly sought after as few of the top Universities in Germany for MS programs. It also qualifies for a PHD. The successful participant will be enabled to take over positions with a leading character in industry science and administration. The program has a large number of business partnerships with organizations such as IBM and SAS to name some. The department also boasts to be the first business partner of SAP

Eligibility Criteria Language test

Application Deadlines:

Intake Deadline
February Intake December 1
April Intake April 1
October Intake August 1

Other Popular Programs:

Master of Sciences in Physics
Master of Arts in Political Science