Germany, in particular, has emerged as a promising destination to pursue higher education among international students. According to 2016 reports, Germany attracted around 340,000 international students. with the number of Indian students pursuing their higher education in German universities has grown significantly by 24.3% to 11,655 last year. Keeping in mind the growing numbers of Indian students choosing to study in Germany, let us highlight what gives Germany a place among the top study abroad destinations of the likes of USA, UK or Australia.
The country’s higher education framework is divided into two types of universities- Public, that are state-governed and Private, which are governed by independent organizations. The only difference between them lies in their funding structure and the fact that majority international students prefer to study in public universities because they cover a wide range of courses suitable to their requirements. There are around 43 Universities in the country that have been listed among the elite in the QS World University rankings of 2016-17.