Top courses to study in Germany
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When we talk about the automotive industry the one country that comes to our mind is Germany. Being the largest industry in Germany, the country invests nearly 1/3rd of its Research and Development funds in the automotive industry making it an attractive destination to pursue your studies. Importantly, it is not just engineering that Germany is known for. The country has been attracting a large contingent of international students to pursue Management, Computer Science, Maths, among other subjects, thanks to its highly ranked institutions which offer quality education at an affordable price.

Here we bring you some of the top courses to study in Germany and the best universities in that domain.

Top programmes to study in Germany:

No.

Top courses

No. of students

1

Engineering

71,352

2

Business Management

52,168      

3

Humanities

37,619      

4

Maths and Computer Sciences

29,748

5

Fine and Applied Arts

24,412

Below are the top courses to study in Germany discussed in detail:

Engineering:

By far the most popular and one of the top courses to study in Germany, engineering which mostly translates into an MS degree, attracts nearly 25% of international students to the country or over 71,000 international students reflecting the popularity of the course in the international circles.  Some of the engineering specialisations that students opt for are Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical Engineering, among others. Some of the top universities in Germany like Technical University of Munich, RWTH AACHEN and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology rank among the top 100 in almost every engineering specialisation. Further, the country is most recognized for its contribution to the automotive industry. With a workforce of over 700,000, the automotive industry in Germany is perhaps the biggest employers in Germany and also the largest industry in the country.

 

Top courses to study in Germany- Best engineering colleges

No.

University

Ranking

1

Technische Universität München

30

2

Technische Universität Berlin

47

3

RWTH AACHEN

53

4

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

62

5

Universität Stuttgart

107

Business Management:

While engineering dominates the scene, management studies don’t stand too far in the list. In fact, business schools in the country are well known across the world offering one of the top courses to study in Germany. Take the Manheim Business School, for example. It is not just the best business school in Germany but also falls among the top 100 business schools in the world according to major rankings like FT and QS. Interestingly, it is not just the full-time MBAs that German universities are known for. Many German universities also rank among the top executive MBA providers in the world.

Top courses to study in Germany- Best Business schools

No.

University

Ranking

1

Universität Mannheim

101-150    

2

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

101-150    

3

RWTH Aachen University

101-150    

4

Technische Universität München

101-150    

5

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

101-150    

Humanities: Social sciences and humanities might not be fields you might associate with Germany given its huge popularity in engineering studies. However, the country has quite a number of reputed universities in the humanities field too with many rated by top ranking agencies like QS and THE. In fact, 5 universities from Germany are ranked among the top 100 humanities colleges in the world.  No wonder then that over 37,000 international students are currently pursuing social sciences in the country making it one of the top courses to study in Germany. Good news is that international students have the option of pursuing their programme in English.

Top courses to study in Germany- Best Humanities schools

No.

University

Ranking

1

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

27

2

Freie Universitaet Berlin

37

3

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

53

4

Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg

56

5

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

94

Maths and Computer Sciences: This is another field where Germany scores high. Nearly 30,000 international students study either Mathematics or computer science in the country making them the top courses to study in Germany One of the best things about studying computer science in the country is that Germany being a technologically strong nation, international students pursuing the subject have access to high tech labs and computer stations to explore their passions. Again, it is universities like Technical University of Munich and Technical University of Berlin which make a mark in the ranking tables. These subjects too are offered in English for international students.

 

Top courses to study in Germany- Best computer science schools

No.

University

Ranking

1

Technische Universität München

36

2

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

51-100      

3

KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

51-100      

4

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

51-100      

5

RWTH Aachen University

51-100      

Top courses to study in Germany- Best schools for Maths

No.

University

Ranking

1

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitt Bonn

41

2

Technische Universität Berlin

45

3

Technische Universität München

45

4

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

51-100

5

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

51-100

Fine and Applied Arts: Fine Arts is an unusual field to be listed among the top courses to study in Germany. With 24,000 international students pursuing the course, it is popular in a country where technology is king. Interestingly, arts and design in Germany are taught less in a theoretical structure. Students are, in fact, allowed to work independently in their studios, and classes are organized through discussions among students where they can put forward their projects for critique. Professors in this case become more of feedback givers than teachers.

Top courses to study in Germany- Best schools for Arts and Design

No.

University

Ranking

1

Technische Universität Berlin

51-100

2

Universität der Künste Berlin

51-100

Also read:

Study in Germany– Know all about studying in Germany

Germany’s Free Education: Myths and Realities

 

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which all universities in germany provide ms in embedded systems??

Nikki Nair 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Aswin

Well German universities offer a variety of courses,According to your preference

Some of the German universities that provide MS in Embedded Systems are

1.TU Chemnitz

2.University of Sttutgart(Infotech branch)

3.RWTH ACHEN

4.TU BERLIN

Well you can find many more public and private university on the official website

www.daad.de/en/ (//www.daad.de/en/)

In this website you can sort your preferences ,location,and subject

I hope this helps

Thanks and Regards

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i am planning to do ms in engg in germany !!! so how do i start?

Nikki Nair 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Aswin

Getting into German universities can be quite tough,As the give you world class education they also expect you too be quite advanced with your work

Here are some tips to start preparing

1.Complete minimum A1 and A2 exam in German language(Basic requirement),they have 2 types of course English taught and German taught

Even if you are getting into English Program they will still need German language for basic interaction

2.Get a good score (2.5 on German scale)

3.Collect your documents right away(All important marksheet)

4.Show your X-factor(can be anything from playing guitar to writing a book)

5.Apply at all German univ of your chioice

and then sit back and relax.

I hope this helps

Thanks

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iam completed my diploma mechanical engineering I want to study higher education in Germany so plz give me some information about this

deepika bala Student Expert 11th Feb, 2020
Hello Susan,
The diploma degree u pursued is validated in Germany but with the standard equivalent to German school of mechanics. You can contact the concerned university for diploma students acceptance and moreover the practical based learning  is essential for engineering courses which is not so common in india so you should definitely give it a try for great experience and exposure.
Best of luck .
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Tell me some good universities in Germany for MS in electrical

Megha Mehta 14th Feb, 2020

Hey there !

Here are few  good universities in Germany for MS in electrical -

  • Technical University of Munich. Technische Universität München. ...
  • RWTH Aachen University . Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen. ...
  • Technical University of Berlin. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ...
  • KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. ...
  • Dresden University of Technology.
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no.of universities in Germany for MS

Akshat Sidharth 30th Jan, 2020
Hello Chaitanya
There are a lot of universities in germany for MS degree. But some of the top one are as follows:

Heidelberg University
Leipzig University
University of Rostock
University of Greifswald
University of Freiburg
University of Munich
University of Tbingen
University of Halle-Wittenberg
University of Marburg
University of Jena

Hope this might help.
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