What Is It Like To Be a Student in Germany?

What Is It Like To Be a Student in Germany?

What Is It Like To Be a Student in Germany?

Germany is a country booming with plenty of opportunities for students all around the globe as they get to experience a comfortable lifestyle, career opportunities, rich culture, and traditions. 

People often come to this country to succeed, as Germany holds one of the world’s largest economies. It is also not surprising that many expats are lured by its gorgeous scenery, numerous castles, and unique architecture, making Germany one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. 

Whether you are a visiting tourist or an international student, Germany has so much to offer as a lively country with an enthusiastic and innovative society.

Let’s take a look at what life is like for international students in Germany through the following:


Commonly, In Germany, summers are hot, winters are frigid, with temperatures dropping below freezing, and spring and fall are often the right balance of the two. If you’re planning to stay for a whole year in Germany, do not forget to bring appropriate clothes for each season.

Living expenses

According to 2020 estimations, an international student in Germany will require roughly 853 EUR per month to cover living expenses. If you require a visa to enter Germany, you must show proof of financial stability while applying for one.

International students generally find their way during their studies in Germany, especially while earning their income with one of the many part-time jobs available in Germany specifically for international students.

Lifestyle and leisure

Like many other countries, Germany has its own unique experiences to offer. The majority of German cities have vibrant nightlife with plenty of recreational activities to choose from. Although larger cities such as Munich and Berlin have many intriguing locations to explore, the beauty of smaller towns cannot be matched.

German is the country’s official language, with more than 95 percent of the population speaking it as their first language. Although many people speak English, especially in the larger cities, it is always easier if you can speak a little German or even just the basics.

But if you’re not proficient in German yet, you’ll be okay because locals are used to international visitors.

Healthcare system

If you consider staying in the country (or even entering it), you would need health insurance, which is required in Germany. Germans are serious about health insurance, and their healthcare system is regarded as one of the best in the world.

Health insurance for students in Germany is often inexpensive, you will receive a variety of benefits without having to worry about the costs. However, before getting health insurance, review the advantages and costs covered, as some health insurance plans may not cover all charges.

It may appear challenging at first, but once you get used to the German lifestyle, everything will become natural. After you’ve become comfortable living and studying in a foreign country, you’ll realize you had nothing to be concerned about in the first place.

Find out more about this amazing country by checking out our articles here at MSM Unify.


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