TREFFPUNKT Students' Guide to Germany
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Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKTHere students will find some useful resources for their study life in Germany. In most cases, you firstly try to socialize, to orient oneself at University, to get a job or to meet other obligations. Here, you will find some ways which might make some things easier.
Note: In order to benefit from this kind of information as much as possible, you should have a solid knowledge of German.
Here are the most practical tips if you decide to study in Germany. By the way: Germany is one of the most attractive locations for international students worldwide because of the safe enviroment and low study costs.
- The German government with their informative page www.make-it-in-germany.com and their "Five steps to studying in Germany".
Read also at www.study-in.de: "Ten reasons for Germany"
- DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) with their tips "10 steps to studying in Germany"
- Mastersportal.eu about " Tips and Tricks You Should Know When Studying in Germany"
- Studying-in-germany.org/learn-german/ contains detailed and accurate information about learning German. It is also translated in 10 languages.
Participation in a virtual network is indispensable for any student more. Here are the most importants:
- list of networks of Germany-Alumni worldwide
- facebook, THE international social network with millions of people from all over the world
In every German university and canteen you will find a lot of information on students' everyday life: Learning tips, summer jobs, going out. Here are the online versions of the most popular student magazines:
- Audimax.de: Good service information about student life in Germany and fresh news daily
- Academix.de: very reasonable student subscriptions for many newspapers and magazines
- JuraMagazin: Juramagazin is a law magazine published by German students.
- Unicum.de: The oldest German student magazine with good tips for learning techniques, careers and advanced education
- Allmaxx.de - the blog for students
- Unister: universities, students, career, knowledge, Encyclopedias, internships, jobs, flat-sharing community (in German: "WG"), study abroad, professors...
- www.collegeclub.com: the American community, also with offers for international students
- www.studentadvantage.com: here you will learn about living on a campus in the US
- Allstudents.de: Everything what students in Germany need (in German language)
- Studis.de: The portal for student associations and other useful student information
- Reasons why you should learn German is an article about reasons why you need to learn German language
- The Deutsche Welle provides a wide range of information for international students in English and many other languages. Very helpful for decision making.
- If you are looking for student related addresses
in Germany, have a look at the Bundesweiten
Studentischer Adressreader with the following
- Student agencies
- Students and youth
- University and science
- Unions, parties and politics
- Political groups
Studentenwerk, this organization takes
care about the social, economical, cultural
and physical support of students.
An extra website with all information for foreign students intending to study in Germany www.internationale-studierende.de
- Deutsch@YG - Young Germany is a website supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs specially for young people from abroad. There are also texts and exercises for learning German: www.young-germany.de
- International education resources on the internet. Located at www.worldwide.edu
- Cheap travel opportunities in Germany and Europe with Eurotrip.com
- Studienkredit.de helps you find the best way to finance your studies in Germany with a private or state student loan. Students can find all the details and selection criteria of more than 80 student loan offerings. We have some really great tools to calculate the costs of living during your studies, find the most appropriate student loan for your stay in Germany and calculate how much the student loan will cost you. Foreign students coming to Germany must have a look at: www.studienkredit.de/studium-finanzieren/student-loans/
- Stuvia.com is an online marketplace for study notes, where students can buy and sell their summaries, class notes, reports and other study material. Sign up for free today and starting earning through selling your summaries and notes!
- Univillage.de - offers interesting information, jobs and whatever matters for students
- Websites offering comparisons between schools and universities:
- AIESEC, the international association of students studying economics
- ELSA, the international organization of students studying law
- IAESTE, the international organization of technical students
- RCDS (Ring christlich-demokratischer Studenten): religious-orientated student association
- if you are looking for local organizations, please have a look at the internet directory of www.yahoo.de with the keywords "Studentische Organisationen", "Politische Hochschulgruppen", "Religiöse Gruppen", "Kirchliche Gruppen" or "Studentenverbindungen"