Berlin, Germany’s capital and cultural centre, is one of the world’s most engaging places to pursue an academic degree. There are a number of good reasons to study in Berlin: excellent higher education and research activity;lower costs;high quality of living;great diversity;fantastic nightlife;a lot of green space to relax in. In Berlin, you can complete your Bachelor’s and Master’s in almost any subject field you can imagine, advance your German language proficiency, and make international friends. Berlin is located in northeastern Germany, on the banks of Rivers Spree and Havel, and it’s Germany’s largest city, with over 3.5 million inhabitants.
Berlin is considered Europe’s startup capital, having a highly active entrepreneurial scene. Berlin’s economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector. Other significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering and biotechnology, construction, electronics, and tourism.
If you intend to start working in Berlin, you will greatly benefit from learning German, as it will widen you career progression. Some universities and colleges collaborate with local employers for internships or jobs for students, and offer helpful career services.
Berlin’s largest employers include companies such as: Charité, the Vivantes clinics, Siemens, Bombardier, Nokia, Herlitz, Kaufland, T-Mobile, Mercedes-Benz, Allianz, Axel Springer AG, the German Red Cross (DRK) etc.
Berlin provides endless recreation and entertainment opportunities. The city is well known for its diverse festivals, famous museums and art galleries, cheery nightlife, hundreds of parks, and numerous bars, clubs, restaurants and shops that cater for any taste.
Things to do in Berlin include:
Other major tourist attractions include: Brendenburg Gate, Cahrlottenburg Palace, the Reichstag Building, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Plaz, the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Zoo (has the largest range of species in the world), or Berliner Dom.
Over half a million Berliners participate in amateur sports in the State Sport Association's 2,000 clubs. Berlin is a great town for watersports as well, due to its many rivers and lakes.
Clubs range from very underground, jazz, and electro to posh. Berlin has great public transportation, and during weekends the subway is open the entire day.
With 190 different international communities, it is as though Berlin cracked the wall between nationalities. There is a long history of migration into Berlin and foreign-born residents make up around 28% of the city’s population. Large communities in Berlin include expats from Turkey, Poland, Italy, Serbia, Russia, France, U.S., Spain, U.K. and Greece.
The most-commonly-spoken foreign languages in Berlin are Turkish, English, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Kurdish, Vietnamese, Serbian, Croatian and French.
In the summer, the temperature average is around 20-24°C (68-75°F) and you can expect some rainy days, so visit Berlin equipped with a waterproof jacket or an umbrella. During the coldest months, December, January and February, the average temperature can drop to -1°C (30°F).
The business and media industry today is characterised by constant change. How can we deal with the future of the media and business world? How do we identify new opportunities brought on by digital change? Macromedia University conceives itself as a place for reflecting on all aspects of media and management. Our programmes cover the broad spectrum of modern media careers, from management and communication to the creative fields of design. With about 100 professors and around 3500 students, we train the next generation of talent that will lead the digital transformation.
MetFilm School is a world-leading film, television and online media school which offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in London and Berlin.
As part of Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences, the International Business School offers Bachelor and Master programs which are specifically intended to meet the business and intercultural challenges presented by globalization. Students receive an English-language education that specifically enables them to start their career in an international company or even abroad.
The University of Applied Sciences Europe trains tomorrow's designers and decision-makers in Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn (NRW).
The International School of Management (ISM) ranked as a top university in the categories ‘overall study situation’, ‘contact with real situations during bachelor’s courses’, ‘academic program’, ‘support and assistance for new students’ and ‘support and assistance for studying abroad’.
GISMA was created with the help of local government as well as corporations including Continental, Siemens, TUI, and Volkswagen.
We at IUBH strongly believe, that a great education institution can only create a successful study experience in an environment of motivation, innovation and excellence. That is why we place such a strong focus on quality – in our faculty, our courses, our services and our students.
SRH Hochschule Berlin was founded in 2002 and was the first provider of Bachelor programmes in the Berlin area. SRH Hochschule Berlin is famous for its international orientation. 45 % of our students come from abroad and provide different cultural perspectives from around the globe.
CODE is a state-accredited private University of Applied Sciences in Berlin that offers three Bachelor’s Degree programs: Software Engineering, Interaction Design and Product Management. As an international and inclusive learning environment, CODE aims to attract digital pioneers from all over the world and empower them to live up to their full potential. CODE stimulates transformative innovation by fostering creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and curiosity-driven learning in a community setting.
Located in the heart of Berlin, The Berlin School of Business and Innovation is dedicated to helping graduates become exceptional leaders in their chosen field. We strive to deliver the best educational experience for our students. That's why we collaborate with other leading academic institutions from the world of academia who provide guest speaker events, mentoring and employment opportunities.
The vision of the ESCP Europe Business School is to produce and disseminate world-class research in international/comparative management that shapes the way organisations and leaders think and behave; producing culturally and digitally smart graduates equipped to shape and connect tomorrow's business worlds.
Touro College was founded in New York City in 1970 by Dr. Bernard Lander as a Liberal Arts college. Since the 1970’s, the expansion of the college has reached California, Nevada, Israel, Russia, and Germany.
More than 11,000 students have recently decided to study at HWR Berlin. We are happy about that and take the responsibility seriously. Some of what makes this success and what is important to us can be found here.
Bard College Berlin is unique by virtue of its small size, intimate atmosphere, coherent and imaginative curriculum, and decidedly international composition. Students, faculty, and staff from different cultures share the facilities of a residential campus. Open, interdisciplinary academic debate and sound scholarship are the hallmarks of Bard College Berlin's programs. The learning experience is highly interactive throughout, substantially based on small-group seminar collaboration and dialogue.
If you’re looking for a successful and sustainable career in the music industry, then the modern music college, BIMM Berlin, might be just what you’re looking for. Opened in 2015, the college runs a selection of bachelor’s degrees across the disciplines of vocals, guitar, bass, drums, songwriting and music business, with all courses validated by the University of West London.
Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. All of our clinical care, research and teaching is delivered by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich.
HTW Berlin offers over 70 study programmes in the areas of technology, computing, business, culture and design. It is the largest university of applied sciences in Berlin. Subjects range from classical disciplines such as mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and business administration to new and innovative study programmes such as facility management, economic policy and game design.
After an intense round of discussion in the university committees in 2012, involving all the various status groups, the original mission statement of the university, coined at its founding in 2007, was subjected to a rework. The new version was then adopted by the Academic Senate, with confirmation from the curatorium.