Berlin the capital of Germany is now becoming the centre of higher education. Students from across the globe seek chances to get admission in any of the top universities in Berlin. Berlin is the home some top class universities in Europe and students can take opportunities to take wide variety of courses. Many courses are either taught in English and German, so students get a chance.
Why Study In Berlin?
Berlin offers unbeatable culture and a hot financial market, making the place as perfect for history buffs and art aficionados as it is for budding financiers. In fact, the capital remains an affordable city for students to study higher education. With a high quality of living, affordability, a liberal atmosphere and a happening party and music scene, the German capital has a huge amount to offer international students.
Best universities in Berlin
More than 10% of students studying in this university consist of international students. In the year 2012-13, the university ranked 99th.The university is known for its hardcore research with offering opportunities to work with world renowned faculty in fields such as the history of science, quantitative economics. The university offers Bachelor’s degree which includes combined bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and other degrees. Students can also go for academics like humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, mathematics, the natural sciences, medicine and agricultural sciences.
Established in 1948 shortly after WWII, it is one of the largest universities in Germany. Due to its excellent track record and growth in student enrolment, it has gained the title of “University of Excellence”. It is a full university with 15 departments and central institutes offering over 150 degree programs across a wide range of subjects. As a research institute, there are 15 departments, central institutes offering with over 150 degree programs across wide range of subjects. As per Times Higher Education- the world ranking of the university is 86.
Scholarships: There are total 22 scholarships offered for UG and graduate students. The scholarship amounts to €2,500 per person. It includes the FUBiS program fee, course tuition for one FUBiS course, accommodation allowance, excursion fees, as well as the FUBiS insurance package.
This internationally renowned university concentrates majorly on building a distinctive profile, exceptional performance in research and teaching, excellent qualifications for our graduates and a forward-looking administration. Every year more than 20,000 students enrol, and offer top quality degree programmes in eight faculties. In the year 2013, the university was ranked 41st in engineering & technology by QS World University Rankings. Academic courses include-Humanities, Mathematics, Process Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
This is the most diversified university of arts world-wide. There are overall 40 courses offered at four colleges of Fine Art, Design, Music and Performing Arts as well as at the Central Institute of Further Education. Students seeking research course can enrol to Doctorate courses offered in various arts courses.
This is a vocational university in Berlin where students can earn Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy. The university offers five undergraduate BA programmes, two consecutive MA programmes, and nine continuing education MA programmes. University also offers research practice which is application based research. This research work is based on social care and healthcare fields.
This institute was built on the experience of offering courses from 6 different study areas in Berlin as part of the BAU Global Network. BAU International Berlin is a non-profit institution designed to enrich the higher education landscape in Germany. Programs offered are- Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts: Communication Design, Bachelor of Arts: Interior Design and Bachelor of Arts: Product Design.
This is the 2nd largest university of applied sciences in Berlin and offers wide range of courses in applied engineering, applied sciences and applied economics in the whole of Berlin and Brandenburg. It is the only public institution in Germany offering students to learn theatre engineering and event technology and management.
It is a state approved private university offering Bachelor Arts Programme and Master of Arts Programme. According to the CHE ranking, the university stands in 4th position out of 5. According to DAAD, the university comes under top 10 out of 400 universities. Some of the study programmes under International Business Administration are on E-Business & Social Media Management, Focus on Business Psychology, International Communication Management, Business Psychology and Executive MBA in Healthcare Management and Business Administration.
This private German university offers certificate courses on degree programs through to graduation. Although the university deals with economic courses, students can also achieve Bachelor of Engineering. The university is entirely owned by Steinbeis Foundation. Programs offered are- Doctoral Programs, MA, MBA, M.Sc, BBA, B.Sc and B.Eng. The university also has Institute Corporate Responsibility Management (ICRM) offering 15 month executive degree Master of Arts in Responsible Management, a Double Degree Program and various certificates.
This is an international non-profit business school in Berlin. Founded by 25 global companies and institutes, the university offers Master’s in Management, a Full-time MBA, an Executive MBA, as well as executive education in the form of open enrolment and customized programs. ESMT is accredited by Association of MBA, AACSB, Foundation for International Business Administration. In the year 2014, ESMT was position in 89th place by FT MBA.
HTW Berlin is the largest university for applied sciences in eastern Germany. It has about 12,000 students studying in the areas of engineering, computer science, business and graphic arts. There are a number of specialized programs in fashion design, restoration engineering, communication design or Media and computing that are in high demand with students and are very selective in admissions. The school has its own fashion label, 30paarhaende and it awards a prize for business communication (DPWK) once a year. Both projects are entirely run by the students.
The Berlin School of Economics and Law is a leading German business school founded on 1 April 2009 through the merger of the Berlin School of Economics and the FHVR Berlin. The BSEL portfolio provides a wide range of professional qualifications. BSEL is an academic centre of excellence specialized in business and administration for the public and private sector, as well as public security, the law and engineering. The majority of programmes lead to a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Degrees have been quality controlled and are accredited by the German state.
The Berlin Weissensee School of Art is one of a kind school to engage students with themes and develop ideas, students are offered a broad range of courses in theory as well as opportunities to do practical as well as project-oriented work. The exchange of ideas between the different disciplines is encouraged and supported all the way to the point when students finish their degrees. It enables them to develop the ability to think across boundaries, to take responsibility for contemporary problems, and to cooperate with a diversity of social groups.
In 2007, the Bildungswerk der Wirtschaft in Berlin and Brandenburg (bbw) founded a private university in response to the rise in the demand for well-qualified academic professionals. The BBW University of Applied Sciences offers both Bachelor and Master programs. The school has grown quickly since then and has now established itself as the second-largest private institution of higher education in the region with currently over 900 students.
The Hertie School of Governance is a German private university with the right to confer doctorates in Berlin’s Friedrichstraße. Half of the students in the Hertie School come from abroad, and the working language is English. The school offers to its students the opportunity to complete a professional year at a multinational corporation, government ministry or an international organization. The Hertie School was awarded state recognition as an institution of higher learning by the Berlin Ministry of Science, Research, and Culture.
Protestant University of Applied Sciences is located in Berlin, Germany. It is locally known as Evangelische Fachhochschule Berlin. The university was established in 1971. It is accredited by Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung, Berlin. There are 1,000-1,999 students studying in various courses offered by Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (IPU) is a private non-profit university in Berlin, Germany. Its primary task is to provide information for its students, academic staff and professors as well as to support them in their studies and teachings.
Scholarships: ESMT offers partial-tuition scholarships for MBA applicants. Based on academic excellence and personal skills, students can apply for fund available. Some of the available funds are- Allianz Scholarship Funds, Alumni Network Fellowship, ESMT Academic Excellence Scholarship and few others.
Not every university in Berlin and other parts of Germany offer scholarships. However, there are few foundations including DAAD, German Foundations Scholarship Programs and few others. They have a database of scholarships offered for students pursuing courses in various streams.
DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, offers many scholarships for international students to study in Germany at various degree levels. Every year 20 scholarships are awarded to international students for a stay in Berlin of usually one year.
Some of the fellowships offered under non-government are
This fellowship is offered keeping young researchers in mind. The programme also seeks to attract international postdoctoral researchers to Berlin by offering them the opportunity to work in the city for up to five years.
The Volkswagen Foundation is supporting Global Challenges Fellowship to conduct research for journal articles and/or policy papers and participate in a series of small working group discussions and seminars. Applicants must hold an academic degree (master’s, PhD or equivalent) in the social sciences, humanities and/or law.
Graduate School of East Asian Study is offering up to twelve PhD fellowships to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region. Fellowships will initially be granted for one year, and contingent upon a positive evaluation after each year of study, fellowships will be extended for another year.
This fellowship is for scientists and scholars of all nationalities. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers.
Applications are invited for Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP) for a maximum of eight months for the 2016–17 academic year. Fellows will spend about 75% of their time at SPP and CEU IAS in Budapest and 25% at GPPi in Berlin.