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This is the time when people are more focused on their higher study not because of gaining knowledge widely but also take the advantage to get a perfect job in their future life. There are so many benefits of being a higher educated person. The actual higher study increases people’s self-confidence level and helps them to become good human beings. A higher educated person knows well how to treat people and how to make themselves a good citizen. On the other hand, studying abroad has become the most common part of the way to pursue higher education now. Every day people are moving to better places to catch better education and opportunities. In this case, Germany is one of the most chosen countries to do higher education. People select different kinds of subjects from different fields. As like Science, Business, Literature.

"Mostly Picked Subjects by The Students From Different Backgrounds"

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Engineering
    • Mechanical
    • Industrial, 
    • Biomedical
    • Automotive
    • Environmental
    • Aerospace
    • Electrical
  • Computer Science 
  • Natural Science
  • Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Management
    • International
    • Fashion
    • Sports
    • Hospitality
    • Tourism
  • Business Finance
  • International Relations
  • Communication and Public Relations
  • National and Transnational Studies
  • English Studies
  • Literature – Art – Media
  • English Literature and Culture
  • Law

Top Universities in Germany For Higher Education

Top Universities in Germany

"Top 5 Public Universities in Germany for Higher Education"

1. Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich.

LMU Munich

LMU Munich (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) has the second-largest student population of any university in Germany. This is one of the oldest universities in the country which was founded in 1472, It has been playing a vital role in producing world-leading research, discoveries, and innovations. Scientists such as Otto Hahn, Max Planck, and Werner Heisenberg studied in this university. LMU Munich is ranked 63 in QS World University Rankings by Top Universities and has an overall score of 4.3 stars. Normally students don’t need to pay tuition fees for most programs except some English taught Master’s programs. Though there are no tuition fees for standard programs, still students are required to pay an amount of money (€129,40) which includes student service (€62) semester ticket (€67,40), and IsarCard semester 24 / 7 (€197,70).

2. Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Technical University of Munich (TUM) regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings. It belongs to the top 50 universities in the world and the top 20 universities in Europe. Times Higher Education World University Rankings published that TUM is ranked 43 in the world and 12 in Europe in 2020.

Technical University of Munich

On the other hand “QS World University Rankings” is saying TUM secured their position as 55 in the whole world and 14 in Europe in the same year. TUM was one of the principal universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. It is focused on greatness in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, and the dynamic advancement of promising young scientists. The university likewise fashions strong connections with companies and scientific institutions over the world. This institution began its excursion in 1868. Currently, more than 40 thousand students continue their own 43 different courses in this university. Even every year, 24% of students come from abroad to study here. Students from any country can study in the Technical University of Munich without tuition fees. However, students need to pay €115 for their student union fee and a basic semester ticket for public transportation in Munich.

3. Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University is known as the oldest university in Germany, founded in 1386. This is one of the strongest research universities in all of Europe. Heidelberg is the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire. Presently, the university has 28,653 students enrolled for different degree programs. 18.6% of the total student population of the university comprises international students. It has 4 different campuses and 27 research institutes & centres. 11 Nobel prize winners pursued their education from this university. Heidelberg University Ranked 72 in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The successes in two rounds of the Excellence Initiative and its universally perceived rankings prove that Heidelberg’s incredible reputation and leading role in the scientific community are well deserved. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-profession scholastics, Heidelberg depends on research-based educating and exceptional, very much organized preparation for doctoral up-and-comers. Heidelberg University is a complete university, offering the full range of controls in the humanities, law, and the sociologies close to the common and life sciences, including medication.

Heidelberg University

Like all other public universities in Germany, Heidelberg University does not charge students for tuition. The language of instruction is generally German, while a significant number of graduate degrees are offered in English as well as some in French.

4. Humboldt University of Berlin

The Humboldt University of Berlin is located in the middle of Mitte in Berlin, Germany. Frederick William III built this institution in 1809, and opened in 1810, making it the most seasoned of Berlin’s four colleges. From 1810 until its conclusion in 1945, it was named Friedrich Wilhelm University (German: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität). During the Cold War, the college wound up in East Berlin and was accepted as a part of two when the Free University of Berlin opened in West Berlin. The university got its present name out of Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt appreciated the university in 1949 that is why Humboldt University is its current name.

Humboldt University of Berlin

The university is isolated into nine resources, including its clinical school imparted to the Free University of Berlin, has an understudy enlistment of around 32,000 understudies, and offers degree programs in exactly 189 controls from undergrad to post-doctorate level. Its principal grounds are situated on the Unter lair Linden avenue in focal Berlin. Humboldt University Berlin positioned 74th on the world’s university rankings in 2020. The university is known worldwide for spearheading the Humboldtian model of advanced education, which has firmly impacted other European and Western universities. It was viewed as the world’s transcendent university for the regular sciences during the nineteenth and mid-twentieth century, as the university is connected to significant achievements in material science and different sciences by its teachers, for example, Albert Einstein. Previous personnel and striking graduate classes incorporate prominent logicians, sociologists, specialists, legal counsellors, government officials, mathematicians, researchers, and Heads of State. Among them, the university has a relationship with 55 Nobel Laureates. Even Albert Einstein is on this list.

5. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is an open exploration university and one of the biggest examination and instructive establishments in Germany. The pack was made in 2009 when the University of Karlsruhe, established in 1825 as an open exploration university and known as the “Fridericiana”, converged with the Karlsruhe Research Center, which had initially been set up in 1956 as a national atomic examination community. The pack is an individual from the TU, a joined society of the biggest and most striking German organizations of innovation.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

As a feature of the German Universities, the Excellence Initiative KIT was one of three universities that were granted a great status in 2006. In the accompanying “German Excellence Strategy” KIT was granted as one of eleven “Greatness Universities” in 2019. The pack is among the main specialized universities in Germany and Europe and built up the primary German personnel for software engineering in 1972. Starting in 2018, six Nobel laureates are associated with KIT. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is notable for some creators and business people who contemplated or educated there, including Heinrich Hertz, Karl Friedrich Benz, and the organizers of SAP SE.

Top 5 Private Universities in Germany for Higher Education

1. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin is a private Medical University which is Europe’s one of the biggest medical hospitals. It was established in 1710. This higher educational institution is situated in the urban setting of the metropolis of Berlin. This university is officially recognized by the Senatskanzlei Wissenschaft and Forschung, Berlin. This institution is a medium-sized coeducational higher educational place with an enrollment range of 6,000-7,000 students. It was ranked by Focus as the best of over 1000 hospitals in Germany from 2012 to 2020. In the last 2 years (2019-2020) Newsweek ranked the Charité as the fifth-best hospital in the world and best in Europe. The greater part of all German Nobel Prize victors in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich, has worked at the Charité. A couple of government high profile officers have the experience to study or work with the Charité. Even German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced meniscus treatment at the Orthopedic Department. Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin charges different amounts of fees for different types of courses which depend on  ECTS points and elected study programs.

2. Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is the largest private university in Germany. It is a Roman Catholic research university that was built in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany in 1980. This university has 2 campuses. Its main campus is in Eichstätt and the other one (the Faculty of Economics) is in Ingolstadt. As it is a catholic university so they have some courses related to catholic studies such as Catholic Theology but they also offer subjects like Philosophy and Education, Languages and Literatures, History and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Geography, and also Business Administration and Economics. There are likewise two coordinated organizations of Higher Education for Religious Education and Church Educational Work Social Work. They have done a great job since they started to teach in different types of courses. Currently, the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt ranks 1865 in the world’s top university ranking. ERASMUS-, DAAD-, ISEP- and KAAD- Students (as well as program students, from partner institutions with tuition waivers, etc.) do not have to pay any tuition but only the current social services fee of €44,50 per semester. 

3. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is a non-profit private university located on the urban side of the large city of Frankfurt. This institution was founded in 1957. It was formally certified as well as perceived by the Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Hessen Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts). FS (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management) is a very small coeducational higher education institution with an enrollment range of 500-999 students. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management offers courses and projects prompting authoritatively perceived advanced education degrees, for example, four-year certifications, ace degrees, doctorate degrees in a few territories of study. This university has a specific confirmation strategy dependent on placement tests and understudies’ previous scholarly records and grades.

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Frankfurt School ranked 2nd in Germany in the Quacquarelli Symonds Global MBA Rankings 2020, 41st globally, and 17th in Europe. Students who want to attend courses in this school will have to pay an annual tuition expense of €27,000- €47,500.

4. European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin

ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin (European School of Management and Technology) is a private higher education institution located in Berlin established in 2002. This university has branch campuses in Erftstadt and Berlin. ESMT Berlin is a very small coeducational higher education institution with under-250 students. This university has courses and projects prompting authoritatively perceived advanced education degrees, for example, ace degrees, doctorate degrees in a few zones of study. It has ranked 95 in Europe and 1936 in the whole world. In this university, students don’t need to pay for undergraduate courses (both for Local and international students). But if anyone wants to pursue a postgraduate course from this university then they would need to pay €14,700. 

5. Witten / Herdecke University

Witten/Herdecke University

University of Witten / Herdecke is a private university in Witten. It was the first private university in Germany which began teaching in 1983. After 5 years of their starting, they declared the institution as a non-profit organization. This is the only non-state university to be a member of the Rectors’ Conference. Both local and international students need to pay the same amount of tuition fee (€9,000- €12,000) to do undergraduate (€11,000- €12,000) and postgraduate (€9,000- €11,000) courses. From the information or Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), the University of Witten / Herdecke ranked 1289 in the 2019-2020 passing year. This university is highly preferred by those who want to study the human body and health care. This university offers subjects like Model courses in human medicine, Nursing Science, Dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine, Implantology, Aesthetic facial surgery, Psychology, etc. But it also has Economics, Management, Philosophy, cultural reflection related courses.

Few Other Private Universities, Where a Huge Number of Students Comes For Higher Education"


University Names 

Main Campus 

Other Campuses in Germany


Arden University 

London, UK

Berlin, Germany


GIAMA Business School

Hannover, Germany 

Berlin, Germany


University of Law 

Birmingham, UK

Berlin, Germany


BSBI (Berlin School of Business and Innovation)

Berlin, Germany


According to our research, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is the highest demand public university for both local and international students. People from the Asian continent used to come to public universities and fewer students come to private universities. Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin is the highly preferred private university in Germany. But there are also some universities like Gisma Business School, Arden University, the University of Law where students come to pursue different kinds of courses.

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Article Writer | Author: Tawsif Ahmed Imon

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