Life in Germany

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Life in Germany


Staying in Germany for studying or doing a research project you are not only going to be at the university or your research institute all the time, but you are also going to live there. Therefore, the following pages deal with life in Germany. You will get general information about what you need to consider before going to Germany, about how to find a suitable accommodation. You can inquire living expenses in Germany and what you can do there in your leisure time

Germany is situated in the heart of Europe and shares its borders with more neighbouring countries than any other European state - namely 9 in total. Indeed, you are sure to notice this when you walk along its streets. People from all the countries of the world live there. Of the 82 million or so inhabitants, some 7.2 million come from abroad, i.e. almost 9 per cent of the population is of foreign origin.

Germany is a country blessed with an extremely efficient industry and possesses an education system which not only needs to meet the requirements of this industry but has an ethical commitment, too. The country's history is thrilling and ever present, the landscape is varied, and the range of cultural offerings unparalleled in Europe. In Western Europe, German is the mother tongue of almost 100 million people and Germany's very powerful industry and the increasing global activities of companies are lending more and more weight to the German language, even at international level.