What is a Studienkolleg? If you aren’t quite where you need to be to be admitted directly to university, you can participate in a Studienkolleg for a year beforehand to prepare a qualification exam for the university. This is a prep course in the area of the subject you want to major in, consisting of […]

In short, if you have a 3.0 GPA or better on your US high school transcripts and at least a 1300 SAT or 29 ACT score, you will be accepted to German university. If you don’t meet these requirements, there are still ways to be admitted to university, so I’ll try and give a general […]

Doing a PhD in Germany can seem difficult at first because of the number of decisions you have to make before you even apply. However, it really only seems like a ton at first because the US just doesn’t work exactly the same; once you’ve read a little bit about how it works you’ll see […]

Why apply for school in Germany?¬† 1) Cost. For me, this was biggest factor was hands down. Because of a belief that education must be open and accessible to everyone, most public universities in Germany offers free (or next to nothing) tuition for everyone. Although this varies depending on what Bundesland you choose, currently only […]

In the US, the university provides students with millions of opportunities to meet and greet, to get to know each other in a nice little bubble of safety, such as orientation week. After getting here to Germany, I quickly learned you have to be a lot more proactive if you want to meet your fellow […]

When I thought of college, I had always envisioned the typical roommate struggles and weirdness in a tiny room in a big residency hall. The sheltered life of a college campus offered so many choices, be it co-ed floors, honors floors, liberal arts floors, whether to apply for the RA position someday, do I go […]

Can’t I just hop on the plane and start my new life? If you are coming from¬†Andorra, Australia, Brasil, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, or the US, then yes, you can totally do things hippy style and hop on a plane without a (visa related) care in […]