University studies

Information in English

Doktorhut und Urkunde auf blauem Hintergrund

Recognition of academic degrees and titles earned abroad

Have you earned an academic degree abroad and would like to know whether the degree is recognized in Germany or whether you can use your academic title here? More information

Information in German

Leseterrassen im Grimm-Zentrum der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

University studies today

Berlin’s colleges and universities offer an extraordinarily broad range of study programs. Despite their diversity, however, the basic structure of higher education in Berlin is straightforward. Find out more about bachelor’s and master’s programs, teacher training, and doctoral programs. More information


University admission requirements

If there are more applicants than places for a particular degree program, the university may put restrictions on admission. Places in some degree programs are allocated by a central office; others are regulated by the universities themselves. More information

Teenager arbeiten in der Schule am Computer

Classes open to high school students

Many of Berlin’s colleges and universities give students in the 10th through 13th grades the chance to take selected regular classes or classes designed especially for this group. More information

Antrag auf Ausbildungsförderung (Bafög)


BAföG grants and loans are aimed at making it possible for any young person to get an education. High school students receive grants, while eligible college or university students receive half of their funding in the form of grants and the other half as an interest-free loan. More information


Stipends and scholarship programs

State-funded stipends are available for talented students; other sources are Germany’s political parties, churches, and other civil society groups. The amount of funding each student receives is usually dependent on the parents’ income. More information

Logo des Studierendenwerks Berlin

Services provided by the Studierendenwerk Berlin

The Studierendenwerk Berlin (student welfare services) runs cafeterias and student dormitories on behalf of the federal state of Berlin, processes applications for BAföG and integration assistance, offers psychological and social counseling and placement services for students seeking jobs, and runs daycare centers for students’ children. More information