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Posted on November 03 2022

Record-High 350,000 International Students in Germany in 2021-2022

By  Editor
Updated May 25 2023

Highlights: Increasing Numbers of International Students in Germany

  • Germany is hosting 350,000 international students in its winter semester of 2021-2022.
  • The number of international students in Germany has risen by 8% compared to previous records.
  • Germany is a popular destination to study abroad after the US, the UK, and Australia.
  • International students prefer to pursue education in natural science, mathematics, and engineering.
  • There has been an increase of 89% since the winter semester of 2010/11.

Abstract: Germany welcomed 350,000 international students in its 2021-2022 winter semester.

Germany has set a new record for welcoming a huge number of international students in the 2021/22 winter semester. There are 350,000 international students in Germany pursuing their higher education now, as per the data by DAAD or the German Academic Exchange Service.

According to the reports by DAAD, the figure of foreign national students in Germany has increased by 8% in comparison to 2020-2021. It puts Germany in the top 4 study abroad destinations, behind the USA, the UK, and Australia.

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International Students in Germany

The composition of international individuals pursuing education in Germany is given in the table below:

International Students in Germany
Country No. of Students
China 45,000
India 34,000
Syria 16,500
Austria 14,500
Turkey 12,500

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Popularity of Germany among International Students

Bettina Stark-Watzinger, the Education Minister of Germany commented that universities and research institutions in Germany have an outstanding reputation among students across the world.

The result of a survey shows that 70% of international students have enrolled in universities, whereas 30% of students are pursuing higher education in UAS or universities of applied sciences.

International students have an excellent potential of skilled professionals, which could be utilized for a better future.

Germany has been handling the times during and after the pandemic efficiently and the number of international students in the country is proof of that.

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