Being Europe’s first and the world’s fourth largest economy, with the second to lowest unemployment rate in Europe, Germany sounds like the land of plenty.
But a thriving economy is not the only thing that’s great about this place. The country is home to forests, mountains, rivers, lakes and coasts. It has characteristic villages, dynamic cities and world famous festivals. Plus they have great beer, sausages and bread.
And still, that’s not all. Studying in Germany is free and this privilege is not just for locals to enjoy. Because the Germans believe that studying is a right everyone should be able to claim, foreigners can enjoy free education in Germany too.
After graduating, non-EU citizens usually get an 18-month extension on their residence permit to give them a chance to find a job. And with about 20% of the German population having a migration background it is clear that plenty of them succeed.
Many different sectors in Germany are flourishing and although there are a lot of vacancies for English speaking employees, learning the German language and about German culture will definitely give you a head start on other suitable candidates when looking for a job.
Germany is part of the EU so people with citizenship of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) can move, live and work freely in Germany.
Here are some of the ways to live in Germany if you are a citizen of a non-EEA country:
Through your family
Working Holiday Visa
The German government have a fantastic website here to take you through all of your options to study in Germany.
Here are some of the ways to become a citizen of Germany:
The passport for Germany allows you to travel to 162 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 3.