Germany To Make College Education Free For All, Including International Students

Last week the hub of higher education in Europe, Germany, officially stated that it would make college education free for everyone including international students.

Europe is one of the most desired destinations for students who wish to pursue higher studies.

And Germany among all the European destinations, has been known for having low and affordable tuition costs.

However, last week the hub of higher education officially stated that it would make college education free for everyone including international students.  

Explaining the reason for such a move, a government official called tuition fee ‘unjust’ adding that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up higher studies. It’s core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Even before the decision was made, Germany was the only European country, which offered the most nominal rates for tuition and lodging fees. Not only was the tuition inexpensive, discounts on food, lodging, and other necessities are quite reasonable among top university systems in Germany, with few colleges providing free transportation to all its students.

Though the experience of studying in a German University isn’t any different from studying in an American one, there are several cultural and infrastructural factors that exists between the two systems of education.

The move to make college education free for international students, though has a twist to it. Apart from the usual credentials and records needed for applying to any other universities, a fluency in German language is one of the prerequisites for applicants coming from outside the country.

Learning German, is not only going to enhance your language skills on your resume, but can also act an entry ticket to pursue higher studies in Germany. All you need to do is to register yourself for a course that helps you learn German, fluently.

Education in Germany is for an ideal, mature and self-driven learner. For those autonomous students who cannot afford high-profile prestigious institutions, Germany is the place to go.

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