Top Universities in Germany for International Students

Top Universities in Germany for International Students

Top Universities in Germany for International Students
If you plan on studying in Germany, you would be attending prestigious and reputable universities and even new technical institutions. Highly recognized education providers in Germany are spread throughout the country, from cities including Berlin, Munich, among others.

Overall, 48 universities are considered among the best in the world, according to the Times Higher Education Rankings. The top university in Germany is LMU Munich, with the Technical University of Munich at the next spot. Meanwhile, Berlin’s top university is Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Offering quality education with more than 500 degrees (both in the bachelor’s and master’s), all of which are taught in English. So, you can study what course you like without having to struggle with language barriers. Here are five of Germany’s top universities:

LMU Munich

Established in 1472, the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich is considered one of the oldest institutions in Germany. It is home to a large population of students, making it the second-largest student population university in the country. About 13% of which are international students. The university has shaped 42 Nobel laureates including well-renowned scientists.

LMU Munich is popular for its focus on natural sciences at the end of the 18th century, while in the middle of the 19th century up until the present, it has brought outstanding innovations, research, and discoveries to the world.

Technical University of Munich

This university is the only state university in Germany that is dedicated to science and technology. In the former years, the Technical University has specialized in engineering but has extended its learning in agriculture, social sciences, natural sciences, food technology, and medicine.

Currently, the institution is home to 15 departments on three campuses all over Munich. The University has produced 17 Nobel prize affiliations in chemistry, physics, medicine, etc.

Heidelberg University

Founded in 1386, the Heidelberg University is known as Germany’s oldest university. Heidelberg offers 160 study programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A big portion, almost 20%, of the university’s student body is international students from 130 countries. In the doctorate, more than a third of the population is international.

Through its intellectual legacy and innovative research, the university has turned 27 learners into Nobel laureates, nine of which won the Nobel prize. In fact, Max Weber, the founder of modern sociology, is an alumnus of the university.

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

One of Europe’s largest university hospitals, this education provider traces its roots back to 1710 when it was built to aid the plague in Eastern Prussia.

A lot of prominent physicians and scientists like neurologist Carl Wernicke, and psychiatrists Rahel Hirsch and Karl Leonhard, have studied or worked here. More than half of the German Nobel prize winners in the fields of physiology and medicine have studied or worked in the university.

With a long list of excellent education providers, Germany proves to be one of the world’s best in terms of providing top-notch education and a quality way of life.

Explore more of Germany and its education system by reading our other articles here at MSM Unify.


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