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Germany welcomes Record Number of Indian Students

Indian student numbers in Germany continue to be on the rise. The latest figures released by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany reveal that the number of Indian students in Germany has grown by 20.85% over the last year and stands at 25,149 (Winter Semester 2019-20). The total number of international students in Germany has increased by 4.3% reaching 411,601. The rate of growth in the number of Indian students going to Germany is close to five times that of the global average with Indians forming the 2nd largest group of international students enrolled at German universities.

The largest number of Indian students joined German universities to study engineering (67%) followed by management and social studies (15%), mathematics & natural sciences (12%). Of these, 63% chose universities or technical universities (TU) and the remaining 37% enrolled themselves at universities of applied sciences (FH). 72.6% of these are male students and 27.4% are female.

Despite Covid-19, the interest of international applicants in studying in Germany in 2020 remains unbroken. According to recent figures released by the uni-assist, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), almost 60,000 prospective international students from over 180 countries, applied for admission to a German university for the upcoming winter semester 2020. This number of applications is around 80% of the previous year’s figure, which is an insignificant change given the current global health crisis.

“Top health care services, proactive response to the pandemic situation and the low cost of education are some of the factors inspiring students to consider Germany as a preferred higher education destination,” says Amandeep Singh, who is pursuing his master’s degree at the RWTH Aachen University.

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