Higher Education Compass: Studying in Germany

Studying and earning a doctorate in Germany

If you are interested in doing a degree, we can give you all the latest information about the courses offered by German higher education institutions – from undergraduate level through to doctoral studies. The information you’ll find here is first hand, because all the details in the Higher Education Compass are entered and updated by the higher education institutions themselves. For more help choosing your course, why not use our course of study interest test (SIT), or the Studienplatzbörse, the German clearing system for study places.

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Degree Programmes

The most comprehensive Information on degree programmes offered by German higher education institutions. In addition to a database, you will find useful information about all aspects of studying.

Studying in Germany

Doctoral Studies

Are you looking for opportunities to complete a doctorate at a higher education institution in Germany? We've got comprehensive search options, along with guidance and tips for your search.

Doctoral Studies
Universität Leipzig (Foto: Jan Woitas/Universität Leipzig)

Our over 600-year-old university with 29,000 students offers a full spectrum of subjects, with more than 150 degree courses in a wide range of fields ranging from humanities, social sciences and natural sciences right through to medical science.

Prof. Dr. med. Beate Schücking, Rektorin der Universität Leipzig

Studierende der Technischen Hochschule Deggendorf (Foto: Technische Hochschule Deggendorf)

Studying is a unique life experience, therefore, the decision what and where to study is important. DIT students benefit from excellent programmes and international orientation.

Professor Dr. Peter Sperber, President of the Technische Hochschule Deggendorf

Studierende an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Foto: Jens Hausprung/Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

Study in an experimental environment: the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers a creative atmosphere where innovative ideas and a passion for experimentation are taken seriously.

Prof. Dr. Winfried Speitkamp, President of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Research Map

The Research Map allows you to search for the research areas that are of strategic institutional importance for each institution.

Research Map