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While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs, Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for German and international students alike. BBC's Franz Strasser looks at the increasing number of Americans who are taking advantage and saving tens of thousands of dollars to get their degrees. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Captain Ghost (9 hours ago)
I bet i would denied since im a white straight male
Jamie Davies (4 days ago)
I live in the UK I like Germany and Switzerland as well they are beautiful countries of the world German mates.
Pummy's World (6 days ago)
In the Medieval young pros were strongly encouraged to move and see the world outside of their home range. You couldn't get the Master of Craftmanship degree without being abroad several years. And you needed that degree to start your own business. That system guaranteed a permanent transfer of new technology to everywhere.
CreatorNite (22 days ago)
Where can I go to do this....I don't wanna pay anything the US for school.
1103 Musik Berlin (23 days ago)
nice video thanks
RideMyTruck (1 month ago)
min 1:15 "Hunters mother's GLAD he can get an education without taking any loans" ......yeah, lady probably voted DRUMPF. :/
Bill d (1 month ago)
We shouldn't have to go to college in the first place
corni wo (1 month ago)
Wait what?
Rogue E (1 month ago)
I decided to go to Europe too. I was deciding between France and German. Will go to France, but visit Germany.
Coolbread Rye (1 month ago)
So stupid, paying for foreigners to get their education. Fair enough its 'free' for citizens but foreigners? wtf..
corni wo (1 month ago)
A lot of foreighners especially americans often decide to stay in germany when the finished their studies. So it really pays off.
Simon Phönix (1 month ago)
Hi, free education is a human right. in europe it is normal. grüsse
ilmephax (1 month ago)
thats called investment. my wife made her master in germany for free and now she lives here and pays taxes....
omegadan (2 months ago)
Ich liebe Deutschland!
YOLO MAN (2 months ago)
I am an international student who came to the US for his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. The US treats its international students like garbage. We are not allowed to work outside the campus, we are give only 90 days after our graduation to find a job, which got really difficult after Trump was elected. Many US companies refuse to hire international students. Plus, Americans are really hostile towards international students and don't want any immigrants to come to the U.S.We pay at least twice as much money as US citizens. I got a scholarship, but my parents still had to pay a lot of money for my education. My friends in Canada and Europe have a much easier time studying and looking for jobs. Most of the time, it's much cheaper, and they have more rights than an international student in the US. The US is truly the birthplace of capitalism, you get what you have signed up for in the contract. No hard feelings, it's just business.
beageler (2 months ago)
Nor more german lectures? I'm guessing it's not a technical or scientific university. I can't imagine that one of those would want their students to sound like uneducated idiots in german. Everybody sounds like an uneducated idiot in a language he didn't study in, freely accessible resources for technical and scientific language are horrible. At least for german/english.
Ahmad Marzuqi (3 months ago)
Lol and they get mad when mexicans migrate to the US
Furkan Y. (3 months ago)
Can anyone please let me know if it is still free to Attend University in Germany?
ilmephax (1 month ago)
yes. you pay like 150 to 2000 dollar for 1 Semester, depending on the university and state. this inclueds free public transport(which is awesome in germany) in your region. https://www.hs-schmalkalden.de/studium/studienangebot-hs-schmalkalden/master-studiengaenge/international-business-and-economics-ma.html some small university like this costs around 130 dollar for 1 semester + around 150 dollar/month for health insurance
Lolo Future (3 months ago)
Wish I’d known this for graduate school. But my degree requires American accreditation for a lot of jobs so would have limited me. But medical school maybe...
Firgasz (3 months ago)
it bothers me that those people came here to study for free and after they graduate they move back home... there is no advantage or reason for this country to educate your future competitors. I understand that its hard to understand to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to study a few years on an Ivy league school and i do not blame the people who seek this opportunity to get free eduaction, i blame the government. Foreign students should pay 1500-2000 dollars per semester here that would be ok. But my question is, did the us accept a german bachelor or master degree? Is there a huge different beweteen german universties (Humboldt or Freie Universität or Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich or Heidelberg) and Ivy league schools like harvard?
Firgasz (1 month ago)
no they do not.
corni wo (1 month ago)
But a lot of these foreign students stay in germany after they finished their studies.
Husky SM (3 months ago)
If you are come legal in this country we all want you! We dont care where you come from. And all of us speak english aswell.
*ABC* *123* (4 months ago)
Germany A country For The People. All we are Taught in School in England is All the Bad stuff Germans Have done in the Past. They need to inform us of the Good Stuff they are doing Too. Education should Be free for all And if you pay for it, It shows what Your Country Think Of You.
Bixlow Cromwell (4 months ago)
Is it still free for international students?
ilmephax (1 month ago)
yes. you pay like 150 to 2000 dollar for 1 Semester, depending on the university and state. this inclueds free public transport(which is awesome in germany) in your region. https://www.hs-schmalkalden.de/studium/studienangebot-hs-schmalkalden/master-studiengaenge/international-business-and-economics-ma.html some small university like this costs around 130 dollar for 1 semester + around 150 dollar/month for health insurance
Bernd Schneider (4 months ago)
Graduate programms ONLY in english? I can´t believe that. it´s simply a self degeneration of our cultural and science heritage. If he knows that Max Planck would rotate in his tomb.Those who want to study here should learn german.
corni wo (1 month ago)
Yes they should. But english is the lingua fracta at the moment and they are going to speak english at their jobs anyway so why don't teach them in english?
CyberFell (4 months ago)
Welp, I wanna do the same thing. College in America is stupidly expensive.
Yomama Tumadre (4 months ago)
fuckin white imigrants hahahahahah
Audrian Rafaladhika (4 months ago)
Everyone goes to Germany for free degree, just sayin'
Freigeist2008 (4 months ago)
There are no fees, but mention that our system is totally different. In the system you are totally alone. No pampering by profs, no campus with room service etc. You must make your studies and your life by yourself
Erik Bakker (4 months ago)
A mate of mine came from the US to study here. After getting his degree, landed a very very nice job in the US. Was able to buy a house. Baffled all his now big in debt ex-high school classmates.
Angel Campbell (4 months ago)
Okay so like I'm really interested in staying over seas I live in America now is this true? It could or will be free
ilmephax (1 month ago)
yes. you pay like 150 to 2000 dollar for 1 Semester, depending on the university and state. this inclueds free public transport(which is awesome in germany) in your region. https://www.hs-schmalkalden.de/studium/studienangebot-hs-schmalkalden/master-studiengaenge/international-business-and-economics-ma.html some small university like this costs around 130 dollar for 1 semester + around 150 dollar/month for health insurance
waqas aslam (5 months ago)
Find scholarships in USA https://www.scholarships-center.com/scholarships-in-usa/
Keep out Americans and reserve this great resource for your own. Americans always exploit these kindhearted welfare giveaways and in the future Germany will have to cut the budget for subsidized degrees.
corni wo (1 month ago)
I know a lot of americans who stayed in germany after they finished their studies. After all germany is much nicer and safer place than the US.
ClarksonsinUSA (5 months ago)
I hate to burst the European Bubble,but on average we/Americans make much more money than they do!!!! Lower taxes/in most cases lower housing cost,ECT..Add to the Advantage of Americans.. Examples... 56,990 $ 4,749 $ United States 56,850 $ 4,738 $ Iceland 56,760 $ 4,730 $ Sweden 54,770 $ 4,564 $ Australia 54,230 $ 4,519 $ Ireland 53,970 $ 4,498 $ Singapore 51,880 $ 4,323 $ Netherlands 46,610 $ 3,884 $ Austria 45,880 $ 3,823 $ Finland 45,040 $ 3,753 $ Germany 43,940 $ 3,662 $ Canada 43,880 $ 3,657 $ Hong Kong 42,940 $ 3,578 $ Belgium 42,610 $ 3,551 $ United Kingdom 42,370 $ 3,531 $ France 38,720 $ 3,227 $ New Zealand 38,640 $ 3,220 $ Japan 38,000 $ 3,167 $ Israel 36,250 $ 3,021 $ Italy 31,700 $ 2,642 $ South Korea 27,600 $ 2,300 $ Spain 27,580 $ 2,298 $ Saudi Arabia 21,720 $ 1,810 $ Portugal 19,870 $ 1,656 $ Greenland 19,290 $ 1,608 $ Greece 18,880 $ 1,573 $ Czech Republic 17,630 $ 1,469 $ Chile 13,540 $ 1,128 $ Poland 12,680 $ 1,057 $ Hungary 12,570 $ 1,048 $ Croatia 12,130 $ 1,011 $ Argentina 11,970 $ 998 $ Turkey 11,230 $ 936 $ Syria 1,840 $ 153 $ India 1,670 $ 139 $ Pakistan 1,500 $ 125 $ Kenya 1,380 $ 115 $ Ghana 1,380 $ 115 $ Bangladesh 1,330 $ 111 $ Nepal 730 $ 61 $ Ethiopia 660 $ 55 $ Afghanistan 580 $ 48 $ Democratic Republic of the Congo 460 $ 38 $ Madagascar 400 $ 33 $
corni wo (1 month ago)
+ClarksonsinUSA Please make the same evalutation on a PPP basis :D You will find that there are quite a few countries who outrank you.
ilmephax (1 month ago)
in my german average salary are included: healthcare, pension, free education, 30 days paid vacation, child support and and and.... overall we have more than americans;)
ClarksonsinUSA (3 months ago)
A window to our World..We love,we travel,we Live.. .My wife /7 sons and I...
ClarksonsinUSA (3 months ago)
:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=tH51t4noY68
MultiCrispyChicken (3 months ago)
Who are you even answering to? Unlike americans most europeans know about the world outside of thier country. We know that people in the US earn on average more than thier counterparts in most european countries. But we also know that there is less/none guaranteed paid vacation days, worse health conditions, extreme costs for education, a much higher crimerate, badly trained cops and no free healthcare in the US. Also why didnt u add Switzerland, Luxemburg and Lichtenstein to your charts? Probably because they rank way above the US in terms of income? God, theres a reason why so many people think bad about the average US American.
Nasir Mazhar (5 months ago)
Scholarships for USA Students are available at: https://www.scholarshipsupdates.com/tag/usa/
Virgin Mojito (5 months ago)
I live in Berlin and I am German - l always wondered why so many young Americans are running through the city! 😊 Tourists? Exchange-Students? Now I know.
Satai4561 (5 months ago)
Even the students that only study here pay for their rent, food etc. and pay into the lokal cash flow. So they contribute to the german economy even if they dont stay. They are like tourists if you want to call them like that. That is apparently something many people dont understand here in the comments.
MultiCrispyChicken (3 months ago)
But unlike tourists they also cost the state money cause they´re studying. Also they´re spending much less than tourists.
But living costs
Bellöck_Grithlus (5 months ago)
i learned about this in 2014 but never went because my parents told me i could never make it.
Lydia Kälin (5 months ago)
I am very surprised because my dream is it to study in the US. It must be very hard to adapt to German culture xD Anybody wants to switch citizenship? I would work my ass off to be able to study in America *_*
JL Stout (5 months ago)
Germany is paying for foreigners to get degrees, failing countries like Greece have been bailed out for their own mismanagement of funds and Refugees are being taken in on mass.....And they wonder why AFD is winning elections.
corni wo (1 month ago)
First of all: You win an election the moment you are the governing party so the AfD didn't win sh*t. Furthermore a lot of foreigners who studied in germany stayed in germany afterwards. So overall this really pays off for german society.
Astrea Macgregor (6 months ago)
I want to go to medical school in Germany.
Caramelo (6 months ago)
This is proof that American high education has become so expensive that even the middle class cannot afford it any longer. The USA ends up losing its future talent to Europe. Without affordable education, things will only get worse and worse and there will be more presidents like Trump.
TheBrass18 (6 months ago)
Hunter, came to Germany to get drunk lol. Fine think that, but why the fuck did he say that to the camera? Way to set your priorities, dude. 😂😂😂 Your parents must be so proud.
Jesus Gonzalez (6 months ago)
By the way, Munich is considered an "expensive" city by most Germans
Toni Al (6 months ago)
I have 45K for my undergrad degree. It might as well be a million, there's no way ill ever pay 45K back.
Mxyzptlk -25% (6 months ago)
Why for??? English sucks ass , make the lazy stupid Americans learn a second language ffs... Spanish however much better
JohnRegis (6 months ago)
The average American still makes 20,000 more than the average German, even though the US doesn't have free college. Plus the average German is taxed 32% of that income, while an American is taxed somewhere between 18-24% of their income, not to mention that daily routines such as shopping, eating, transportation, and other common utilities are much more expensive in Germany compared to the United States.
corni wo (1 month ago)
Well the thing about your facts is that they are wrong. First if you look at the GDP on a PPP basis germany is only 10% behind the US. Furthermore shopping, eating and transportation is way cheaper in germany. Food at the supermarket is way cheaper than in the US and it only coasts about 40 Dollars for me to take a high speed train from munich all the way to berlin. Nobody has the idea that communism works and yes the rest remains capitalist. And yes medicare for all works. In germany we pay about half of what the average american pays why our quality of medical services is equal.
FrEaMcIiNsItSM is (4 months ago)
You have to post comments that help liberals beat off to themselves.  they aren't interested in data, or facts.  just ideas.  the idea that communism works. even if just in college, medical, food, educating services and job placement.... as if somehow, what little is left, can remain capitalist. and it will work.  You're on BBC after all.
mTube (6 months ago)
*Not only US but also other developed countries doing this*
Noah (6 months ago)
And this is why their country is being taken over by Islam...
Beautiful Monster (2 months ago)
Noah lol some naiv dude who believed much media
iJustFlyDammit (6 months ago)
How do they not impose work requirements after completing your degree? Germans, have you gone mad??
corni wo (1 month ago)
Because we don't need to. A lot of them stay in germany anyway.
New Goliard (6 months ago)
Free of charge my ass............taxes pay for it............nothing is free
Jesse W. (6 months ago)
Now I want to move my family there and go back to college.
MuhRoads (6 months ago)
wait wut I know the people at 0.37. we studied physics at the tum in munich. I am probably somewhere in that room.
Joshua Smith (6 months ago)
This is stupid government policy from the German government tho good for us from America. It is irresponsible for the German government to use German tax dollars to pay for foreign students and the degrees ought to be in German to help preserve German language and culture. It might be good for German's to know English for international science work but this is going a bit far.
Mikey Finggaz (6 months ago)
There is not even enought places in the universitys for germans so piss off
tebario (6 months ago)
I think its bad just to study in Germany with the purpose of saving money and not because of the probably better German education system. Especially when you turn back to the USA after you finished and not stay a while until you at least paid a bit back to Germany.
Mbale Patrick (6 months ago)
Graduating soon for my BSN and I will be moving to Germany for my MSN. Very inspiring 😍
Nenntmich McLovin (6 months ago)
1:37 Always refreshing to hear bavarians speak English
JollyCoOp (6 months ago)
Yes. Yes. Stay. This way we will get our elite back which was brain drained after WW2
Standartt (6 months ago)
Watch as capitalism crumples to nothing.
Ivan Salvatore (6 months ago)
HAHAHA FInally some good news! Americans are not actually "Americans", because most of their family trees come from Germany, Poland, France, Italy.... "We feel here comfortable"= what do you expect, when your routes are from those nations.
Zaxaris Petixos (6 months ago)
When colored people want to go to germany, THEY ARE RAPING OUR WIFES when white people want to go to germany, sure stay
Daniel M (6 months ago)
guys mb the school is free but you get no housing
Satai4561 (6 months ago)
Even the students that only study here pay for their rent, food etc. and pay into the lokal cash flow. So they contribute to the german economy even if they dont stay. They are like tourists if you want to call them like that. That is apparently something many people dont understand here in the comments.
Gonzalo Araujo (6 months ago)
Svetlozar Shenkov (6 months ago)
Why these poor used to misery Americans stay eat study for free in Europe having comfortable life here not fruitlessly futurless moneyless hardships in USA? Get out Germany go USA don't come back
max kraus (6 months ago)
Berlin is a shithole. Migrants and Arab Gang Violence and all that nice stuff.
Sixte (6 months ago)
They don't let dumb-dumbs into German universities like they do in America. If American only admitted the very best students, then it could afford to have free universities as well.
Kansas Man (6 months ago)
I am wanting to go to college still but could never decide where and for what. Now after watching this, I am strongly thinking about going to Germany for my education. Plus, I am half German as well.
Romy Ilano (6 months ago)
Wow the secret is out of the bag! Is it good for all graduate classes to be in English though?
Moss Linden (6 months ago)
Can we really call the U.S. a first world country anymore? Kids in Oklahoma are only going to school four days a week, and Germany is educating the entire planet for free. Wow.
smoke hazard (6 months ago)
Good we helped liberated Germany. Munch off their economy
Tom S (6 months ago)
Now to do this in the U.S., Bernie 2020!
Gingy Gingerson (6 months ago)
I Don’t Look At Replies how do you suggest we make this happen in America?
Daniel Does Random Stuff (6 months ago)
Berlin is a shithole
TotalMayhem (6 months ago)
exclusively english lectures in german universities? da hell?
Ricardo Maggiore (6 months ago)
in Europe, education is a right. So the governments have to provide it for free (or almost for free). In the USA the education system is crazy! I get scared to hear how it works over there! they are creating a debt generation...(together with a poor youth mass). Imagine if the most intelligent icons from the history had to pay for their university degree?? We probably would not hear about Einstein and other brain genius... They would have to grab the first job for decades for paying the university loan. no chance for personal development..
Always 29 (6 months ago)
Germany 🇩🇪 I’m coming
Thomas (6 months ago)
damn american immigrants
Vyth Riel (6 months ago)
I'm studying German and I'm out in a couple months baby.
Jamo (6 months ago)
Come to the UK, Its free here too and you dont gotta learn German, And the Governent even pay to to study! (In scotland anyway, Not too sure about the rest of the uk)
briantravelman (6 months ago)
A degree that you can whipe your ass with.
Shadow (6 months ago)
The German university system is great but when you look at employability rankings, there are only few internationally prestigious universities like Oxbridge or Ivy League ones, which is why I'm considering studying abroad
SebMcpepp (6 months ago)
Don't come to Germany! We german folks have to pay with our taxmoney for you foreigners and that is not ok. Our stupid goverment have to take action for this. We cant pay the whole world. But we do it already..
B VLampe (6 months ago)
JanTube (6 months ago)
I am German and I don't think non-EU-students should be able to study in Germany for free. Foreigners don't pay any taxes and most of them leave the country again after studying. My dream was always to do my Master's degree at Stanford University in the USA. But I was never able to afford it. And foreigners can just come here and take everything for free? nah.
McDev (6 months ago)
Ha the title of the next suggested video is "Hopelessly overcrowded - German universities"
Absaalookemensch (6 months ago)
It's wrong for someone outside of a country to get freebies at the cost of the taxpayers in that nation. Sure they are glad they get something for free. I'm also sure the German taxpayers are NOT happy that the money comes at the cost of extra taxes for them. If the person immigrates to that country and works/pays taxes there, then that's morally acceptable.
lleo (6 months ago)
What about the american dream?
alansjf33 (6 months ago)
I wish I had the vision and foresight to do this.
HunterShows (6 months ago)
I wish I could have done this, but I thought it would never work financially.
Fabiola Valdez (6 months ago)
Kenneth Ng (6 months ago)
Danke, Deutschland. Ich bin von Hong Kong.
Dusan Veselka (6 months ago)
When I found out that Germany introduced a free uni education, I was surprised - I thought that it had been free for ages. In central and eastern europe, free university education is taken for granted, same as free health care. Education there is your right, not a privilege. But there are a few countries in Europe which provide education as a privilege and charge for it...
JewsLikeFunk (6 months ago)
I'm very well aware of Germany's tuition free universities. However what are the prospects of staying in the country, getting a job after graduating? Especially those who're into the Liberal Arts/ Humanities streams like Media, PR, Advertising, Music, Theatre etc. Given the current trend, STEM degrees are the fashion these especially in Germany I assume given their automobile industry. For example, I always wanted to study in US, and got very close to applying too but the thought of racking that massive debt and having the US Govt. telling me to fuck off in a year because I'm a non-stem graduate irks me from even considering the US in the first place. Any inputs will be great.
Chrischi4598 (6 months ago)
The problem of the free university's in Germany is that the professors main goal during the first 4 or 5 semesters is not to teach you something but to get rid of the majority of students, instead of helping them pass with good grades This results in higher dropout rates, harder exams and gpa with an way worse average then compared to other States
Mangafan47 (6 months ago)
That's a misunderstanding in some parts. German university education is based on the principal of self-work and self-discipline. In the US you get a teacher helping you with everything & checking on you; in Germany it's just assumed you're an adult and you go to them if you noticed something's not working and you can't help yourself. It's the students responsibility to earn good grades, not the teachers/professors to just give them out on sale. That's why the exams are harder & the drop out rate is high, as well as the one switching mayor after the 1st year. The idea of college education from US to Germany is different. Germans have a 2nd educational way through apprenticeships in some jobs you can study and in craftsman jobs. You can be a federal certificate computer scientist without setting a foot into Uni as well as a bank manager. In the US there just college or high school degree jobs so you get more pulled through uni, make it easy so everybody can get a degree. Right now Germany is moving toward that, but it's highly criticized since it devalues the degree.
Vanta Music (6 months ago)
The US is a third world country lol
Gingy Gingerson (6 months ago)
Vanta Music come through and see yourself
I ́m the real hater (6 months ago)
Good they come, the more the better. Maybe we (Germany) can raise US education level on a proper standard once again. Since Trump it´s clear that there´s a big lack of well educated people over there so PLEASE!!! COME TO US AND GET EDUCATED FOR FREE!!!
Max Jacobs (6 months ago)
Ayye, that was some good ol diffeq on that chalk board, looks like they are studying harmonics
V S (6 months ago)
I'm studying at TU Munich and I am a bit pissed that graduate programs are going to be english exclusively. Like if those students want to get a job in Germany they have to learn German anyway.. And what is wrong to offer it in two languages? Also the way some professors pronounce english words makes me doubt their ability to hold the whole lecture in english.
Nicholas Zhang (6 months ago)
Ich bin glücklich, dass ich ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen kann :)
Falk M (6 months ago)
Germany is the most retarded state on the earth.
MrXIV3 (6 months ago)
Tæüręn Čømprēssòr (6 months ago)
This is stupid. Germans paying for literally 7.6 billion potential students. Wow.
Jasc Random (6 months ago)
In Germany, you can't get into University even if your Rich parents can afford Harvard, if you don't have an Abitur, Which you can only get if: -You Graduate from a Gymnasium School. -You Complete 2-3 years of Ausbildung. -In the Case of Foreigners, they ought to have Equivalent qualifications to a Gymnasium Graduate, or do Ausbildung. So no, its not so easy to get into a German University. It increases Germany's soft power. And its also important for Germany's Mittlestand that German's get to know students from abroad, and have contacts/potential partner in other countries, making it easy for German exporters/importers to conduct business.
Mangafan47 (6 months ago)
Translation for non-german speakers: New study shows: the public cost for foreign students equalize if 30% of graduates stay 5 years [... explaining how the ministry for education made the study and that they compare Germany with the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Swiss and Spain] In the year 2011 the 160,702 students from abroad in Germany consumed goods value 1.531 billion euros - compared to other countries this is the highest value. This consum leads to a federal tax income of 400 million euros, that are 2,500€ per student. This value added also affects the employment rate, equals 22,000 new jobs. [... / people like economy minister giving statements] @ Tæüręn Čømprēssòr I have a german passport, but I'm a so called abroad German. My parents are german, but I'm raised abroad. I just lived the 1st year of my life in Germany until I came back to make my final high school year and my university degree in Germany. So i can tell you from friends it's not that easy to get into uni. Even though the language barrier is the biggest problem for the mayority. Mayors like psychology or medicine, who are requested a lot, are only offered in german. Means you do not only have to be able to follow lectures and writing exams in german, but also learn all the technical terms in german. Mayors in English, like in this movie, are basically in economy/business, language or engineering. Everything else you have to pass the Goethe exam on a high level or got your A-level exam from a german or european high school.
B VLampe (6 months ago)
"why the fuck should Germans pay for a bunch of foreigners to come study there." Because it means economic return. If you speak german, read this: https://www.bmbf.de/de/auslaendische-studierende-ein-gewinn-fuer-deutschland-438.html If you can't, well basically, it shows we profit from foreign students.
Tæüręn Čømprēssòr (6 months ago)
Mate, I don't know where you're from. But in Belgium, for instance, colleges (not so much as they just add an extra group) and universities literally overfill their classes, psychology is famous for this. It doesn't even matter what you need to achieve before getting in, as long as it's relatively easy. Since Germany had 300'000 foreign students in 2014, it's not like it's too hard to get in. The amount of foreigners is literally getting so big that Germany is going to reintroduce tuition fees for non-EU students. As they should, why the fuck should Germans pay for a bunch of foreigners to come study there.
Mangafan47 (6 months ago)
Hahaha sure, because entrance exams, undergraduate qualifications and the maximum amount of students each uni can accept do no longer exists ... (irony) To get registered as a student you have to get qualifications first and in the mayors with a big run you need a specific grade (or better) to be accepted, a degree equivalent to the standard german one or pass international entrance exams. You can not just come across saying "Hi, I want to enroll here."
Sese Talitau-Tio (6 months ago)
Come to New Zealand too :)
purple Reddit (6 months ago)
Ho-ly-crap some of the discussions here are just way too unworldly and delusional "propaganda in germany is still as strong as during the world wars" "the us-military is providing each and every piece of economical benefit european states receive" "other states n countries can afford not to have a huge military but we are forced to and it's a 'huge honor' thus we encourage unaffordable education" by now you'd think humanity as a whole had evolved a bit on a cognitive level but - reality check - here comes the nope train
Dolly Schwall (6 months ago)

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