What Challenges do Foreign students in Germany Face?

Challenges faced in Studying in Germany

At the top of student worries in Germany is financing their studies 38% and interactions with German students 38%. At the very bottom of the worries is acceptance to a German Uni, seems foreign students are confident enough in getting admission.

Other challenges many have faced include (from the top):

  • Orientation into the German Education System
  • Looking for a room or apartment
  • Getting a work permit
  • Interaction with Germans outside the Uni
  • Applying for the visa before arriving and extension issues at migration offices in Germany
  • Interaction with German Professors
  • Recognition of academic qualifications from the students’ home countries
  • Performance demands from their study course
  • Understanding German

Are you a student in Germany? What else do you think should be added to this list of challenges?

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