German higher education institutions are internationally accredited - according to the Institutional Ranking of World University (ARWU), 6 of the top 100 and 18 of the top 200 universities in the world are German. The readings here will place you among the oldest and most established universities in the world, as well as some of the most innovative and innovative universities.
Public and Private Universities:
There are 400 public universities in Germany, which are available to 95% of university students. These institutions are funded by state funding, which means students do not pay tuition fees (except for small administrative expenses at the beginning of each week). There are also about 120 private institutions that do not receive government subsidies and are not state-owned, which means that they have to raise their own funds.
Higher education in Germany has recently evolved into a three-level European Higher Education Area program established under the Bologna System. Instead of the old one-tier 'long' programs, Germany now offers postgraduate courses leading to Bachelor's degrees, and postgraduate studies leading to a Master's or PhD (Doctorate). The program is designed to be synonymous across Europe, stimulating the movement of international education and improving the flexibility of learning goals.
The German higher education system distinguishes between different types of universities in different categories:
- Technische Universität (Schools of Technology) teach science, technology and engineering
- Fachhochschulen (Applied Sciences) focuses on business, engineering and social sciences
- Kunst- und Musikhochschulen for universities that are creative and creative, music, media and communications
Master's degrees are taught by subjects (unlike research-oriented PhDs), and usually for two years (four semesters). It may be 'chronological' or 'chronological'. The successive Master’s program builds upon an obtained Bachelor’s - they follow from a related degree and do not charge a fee. Subsequent programs focus on a specific area of study. These courses may cost a fortune, and may require work experience or more than an undergraduate degree.
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