October 27th, 2020: Winter Semester of 2019-20 showed a record-breaking growth by 20.85 percent in the number of Indian students in German Universities over the last year.
According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, there were 25,149 India nationals registered at German universities, which is higher than the previous 20,810 Indian students in Germany, which is a 20.84% increase.
- The total number of international students in Germany has grown by 4.3%.
- The rate of growth in the number of Indian students going to Germany is thrice that of the global average.
- Indians form the second largest group of international students enrolled at German universities (Bildungsausländer).
- The number of Indian students in Germany has also almost doubled in the last five years.
- Subject fields: Engineering: 70%, Mathematics and Natural Sciences: 12%, Law and Social Studies: 13%, Other: 5%
- Enrolment according to the type of HEI: Universities: 67%, Fachhochschulen (Universities of Applied Science): 33%
- Male to Female Ratio: Male: 74%, Female: 26%
Heike Mock, Director Regional Office New Delhi, DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service said: “It is heartening to see that the Indian student fraternity continues to see Germany as their trusted destination for higher education par excellence year on year.”
“Top health care services, proactive response to the pandemic situation and the low cost of education are some of the factors inspiring students to consider Germany as a preferred higher education destination,” says Amandeep Singh, who is pursuing his master’s degree at the RWTH Aachen University.