International students are drawn to STEM subjects

Word has got around worldwide that you can study and do research effectively and, in general, free of charge in Germany. This is why more and more international students are coming to Germany. In the 2015-2016 winter semester, around 251,542 international students were enrolled at a German higher education institution. In 2015, some 36,370 international students successfully completed their studies. Of these, around 50 percent studied one of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), which are highly sought-after on the labour market. Moreover, international university graduates make an important contribution to covering the need for qualified professionals in Germany, as long as they stay and work in the country for a while after graduating.