The landscapes of Germany are diverse and charming. On the North and Baltic Seas, there are island chains with long sand dunes, swaths of heath and moorland. Dense forests and medieval castles are situated in the rolling mountains of central Germany. And in the south, the Alps with their sparkling lakes rise above the lowlands. This is where Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, towers at almost 3,000 meters above sea level.
Almost half of Germany’s inhabitants live in some 75 cities with populations over 100,000. The largest German cities are Berlin (3.3 million), Hamburg (1.7 million) and Munich (1.3 million). In all university towns in Germany – from the large, pulsating cities to the quieter towns – you can discover much about their long history. Historic city centers are frequently well preserved, along with their city walls which date back to the middle Ages. In some quarters, you can admire half-timbered houses or long boulevards lined with spacious and luxurious villas built during the “Gründerzeit”, the 19th-century period of German industrial expansion.
Germany’s economy is the largest in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. Germany is the 3rd largest export economy in the world. German companies exported goods valued at over one trillion euros. Most of Germany’s exports are products made for the areas of electrical engineering, mechatronics, heavy machinery, the automotive industry, environmental technology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
Innovative ideas have strongly shaped Germany’s past and will surely continue to do so in the future. Germany has produced a long list of revolutionary inventions, such as the automobile, the airbag, X-ray technology, Aspirin, the computer, the chip card and the MP3 data compression format. Science and research have a long tradition in Germany and are still highly valued today. The oldest German university was founded in Heidelberg in 1386. The list of German Nobel Prize winners is quite impressive as well. There are almost 70 German laureates in the natural sciences and medicine alone.
Finding a University
Anyone looking to study in Germany is spoilt for choice. There are many different types of universities, all of which provide outstanding quality.
Germany has public and private universities. They are usually divided into universities of applied sciences and colleges of art, film and music. About 95 percent of the universities are financed by the government and are therefore state-funded. Only 5 percent of the institutions of higher education are private universities. The vast majority of students are enrolled in state-run universities. Anyone studying at these universities pays no or only a nominal amount of tuition fees.
Some of the German Universities that AIC Students can gain admission out of over 450 State funded Universities are ;
Freie University of Berlin, Technical University of Berlin, Humbolt University of Berlin, Technical University Munich, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Heidelberg University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, RWTH Aachen University, University of Göttingen, Goethe University, Frankfurt, University of Hamburg, University of Bonn, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Why German Universities
Germany is one of the most popular countries for study abroad, and with good reason. In fact, it has been cited as one of the most supportive countries for international students. For one, it tends to be a very inexpensive country to study, as overseas students pay the same tuition fees as local students, and many universities do not charge any tuition fees at all.
= World Recognized Degrees – Higher Education in Germany is one of the best in the world and recognized throughout the globe
= Diversity in Specializations and subjects – 450 plus state funded Universities and institutions offering over 17,500 courses
= Zero Tuition Fees – 11 out of 16 states in Germany has no tuition fees for Local and international students. Rest of the states charge a maximum fee of EUR 500 to 1,000 per semester.
= Affordable Living – Compared to other European Countries Germany has a lower cost of living. Especially for students with many concessions on Housing, Travel and food.
AIC Campus in Partnership with German Pathway Providers will assist Sri Lankan students to enroll in German State Universities and complete their degrees at no Tuition costs. This is another unique service provided by AIC Campus.
Students with A/Levels can apply right away for the best higher education option in the country, Students who are pending A/Level results can apply for the Pathway program,
Please call 0766 759 669 for appointments and enrolments.