Berlin, Germany’s capital and cultural centre, is one of the world’s most engaging places to pursue an academic degree. There are a number of good reasons to study in Berlin: excellent higher education and research activity;lower costs;high quality of living;great diversity;fantastic nightlife;a lot of green space to relax in. In Berlin, you can complete your Bachelor’s and Master’s in almost any subject field you can imagine, advance your German language proficiency, and make international friends. Berlin is located in northeastern Germany, on the banks of Rivers Spree and Havel, and it’s Germany’s largest city, with over 3.5 million inhabitants.
Berlin is considered Europe’s startup capital, having a highly active entrepreneurial scene. Berlin’s economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector. Other significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering and biotechnology, construction, electronics, and tourism.
If you intend to start working in Berlin, you will greatly benefit from learning German, as it will widen you career progression. Some universities and colleges collaborate with local employers for internships or jobs for students, and offer helpful career services.
Berlin’s largest employers include companies such as: Charité, the Vivantes clinics, Siemens, Bombardier, Nokia, Herlitz, Kaufland, T-Mobile, Mercedes-Benz, Allianz, Axel Springer AG, the German Red Cross (DRK) etc.
Berlin provides endless recreation and entertainment opportunities. The city is well known for its diverse festivals, famous museums and art galleries, cheery nightlife, hundreds of parks, and numerous bars, clubs, restaurants and shops that cater for any taste.
Things to do in Berlin include:
Other major tourist attractions include: Brendenburg Gate, Cahrlottenburg Palace, the Reichstag Building, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Plaz, the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Zoo (has the largest range of species in the world), or Berliner Dom.
Over half a million Berliners participate in amateur sports in the State Sport Association's 2,000 clubs. Berlin is a great town for watersports as well, due to its many rivers and lakes.
Clubs range from very underground, jazz, and electro to posh. Berlin has great public transportation, and during weekends the subway is open the entire day.
With 190 different international communities, it is as though Berlin cracked the wall between nationalities. There is a long history of migration into Berlin and foreign-born residents make up around 28% of the city’s population. Large communities in Berlin include expats from Turkey, Poland, Italy, Serbia, Russia, France, U.S., Spain, U.K. and Greece.
The most-commonly-spoken foreign languages in Berlin are Turkish, English, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Kurdish, Vietnamese, Serbian, Croatian and French.
In the summer, the temperature average is around 20-24°C (68-75°F) and you can expect some rainy days, so visit Berlin equipped with a waterproof jacket or an umbrella. During the coldest months, December, January and February, the average temperature can drop to -1°C (30°F).
Types of accommodation in Berlin include:
Berlin is known for offering a high quality of life at low costs of living. You will need an average budget of 600-650 EUR per month (including accommodation, food, transport and leisure activities).Students report spending around 250 EUR/month on their basic grocery shopping and some 230 EUR/semester for a transport (the monthly ticket is around of 70 EUR).
The Hertie School of Governance prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. Our motto is “Understand today. Shape tomorrow.” We attract a highly talented student body from diverse national and disciplinary backgrounds—united by a desire to make a difference and to bring about a better future.
ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology.
The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our activities focus on building a distinctive profile, exceptional performance in research and teaching, excellent qualifications for our graduates and a forward-looking administration.
The Open School of Management (OSM) is an international business school. OSM instructors are recognized experts in their areas of expertise from all around the globe. Many of them teach at internationally renowned top-ranked universities.
Centrally located in Berlin, SRH Hochschule Berlin offers Bachelor, Master and MBA programmes in English and German. We are the most international management university in Berlin with 1,000 students from more than 70 countries. Our students receive a high quality education, get real work experience in projects and internships, study in small groups and benefit from a wide range of services.
Steinbeis is one of the world’s most successful providers of know-how and technology transfer. Central to all projects we work on: the success of our clients, co-workers and partners.
Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe's largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.
The Postgraduate Programme in European Studies in Berlin was created in October 1998, following the initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office. The one-year Master’s programme (60 credit points) takes an interdisciplinary approach and aims to prepare highly qualified graduates for (leading) positions in work environments related to Europe, both at national and international level.
Studying at HMKW, University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Business, opens up exciting prospects in all of these areas - media, communication and business.
With approximately 10,500 students, the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Germany’s capital city.
The business and media industry today is characterized by constant change. How can we deal with the future of media and business world? How do we identify new opportunities brought on by digital change? Macromedia University conceives itself as a place for reflecting on all aspects of media and management. Our programmes cover the broad spectrum of modern media careers, from management and communication, to the creative fields of design. With about 70 professors and over 2000 students, we train the next generation of talent that will lead digital transformation.
The University of Applied Sciences Europe educates tomorrow’s designers and decision-makers on its campuses in Iserlohn, Berlin and Hamburg. The four departments of Business, Art & Design, New Media & Communication and International Services & Sports Management interact across disciplines through teaching and research to offer students their best prospects in a digital and global job market.
The EIT Digital Masters Programme is a two-year programme with eight technical majors and a Minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 21 European top universities, renown researchers and leading business are partnered with EIT Digital to provide technical excellence leading to two master's degrees, the EIT Digital Master's Certificate and hands-on experience.
To support the rapidly developing markets for renewable energy resources, RENAC offers educational services and training covering the whole value chain of renewable energy technology. We deliver customized educational content tailored to the needs of the different target groups along the value chain; starting from the setting up of political frameworks through a suitable renewable energy policy, to economics and finance of renewable energy, through to design, installation, operation and maintenance of solar installations, wind turbines, bioenergy plants or energy efficiency devices.
As a cosmopolitan school that cooperates with numerous institutions throughout the world in terms of teaching, research, and practical work, we are particularly pleased that you are interested in coming to ASH, and would like to welcome you here!
HEC Paris is a world leading Business School, recognized for the quality of its programs, the excellence of its faculty, and its close relationship with the corporate world.
The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is Berlin's oldest university, founded in 1810 as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, whose university model has strongly influenced other European and Western universities.
ESMOD International is comprised of 21 international fashion schools based in 14 countries. This provides students with the opportunity to take part in an intercultural exchange. ESMOD Berlin is the esteemed International University of Art for Fashion, which is recognized for its unique and innovative take on teaching the global fashion trade.
Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the oldest business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is wholly-owned by the Federal State of Berlin, and records a turnover of €1.6 billion per annum.
The HTK - Academy of Design is the place for creative people, designers and visual storytellers. Here you learn to develop and visualize your ideas, so you can share your inspiration with the world. Together with your creative talents and skills, our design courses enable you to begin a journey in which your imagination becomes the basis of a successful career.
Soft Skills such as cross-cultural competences and presentation techniques are also important subjects at EBC University. We also want our students to develop an understanding for the complex issues of sustainability and ethics. Because such aspects are an integral part of all EBC programs, internships and projects will not lead to a prolongation of the period of study.
The HTW Berlin is one of the youngest universities in Germany. It gained its legal independence in 1994. Currently the university has 11756 students. They are taught in 70 bachelor's and master's programs. Though it gained legality in 1994, the root is in 1874 when the college was found. Then it was the college college sample drawing for decomposing, composing and, later, Textile and Fashion Institute of Berlin, and later school of engineering for garment making, since 1990.
Study the Future. This is the motto of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, and with good reason, because an extensive programme of study in forward-looking subjects provides students with the best possible prospects for their professional future.
You’re a creative mind, love advertising, or want to be a planner? This is your place to be! Miami Ad School is reckoned among the best and most successfull Ad Schools worldwide.
Freie Universität Berlin is a leading research institution. It is one of the German universities successful in all three funding lines in the federal and state Excellence Initiative, thereby receiving additional funding for its institutional future development strategy.