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).
ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs.
MetFilm School is a world-leading film, television and online media school which offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in London and Berlin.
CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Program of the European Union.
One of the world's best business schools, HEC Paris is a leader in research and education in management sciences. We offer a unique portfolio of programs designed for a carefully selected student body.
SIBE's employer-funded graduate degree offers you the the opportunity to hone your knowledge application skills by realizing a real business project together with your employer
Hertie School is an independent graduate school in Berlin, Germany that specialises in Public Policy and International Affairs, with highly regarded Masters programmes in each. If you have a background in Law, Economics, Political Science or International Relations and want to further your understanding and career in Berlin, a European political center, then read on…
GISMA was created with the help of local government as well as corporations including Continental, Siemens, TUI, and Volkswagen.
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.
Contech is a novel university of applied sciences focused on the software-based economy of tomorrow. “Contech Students” are provided with studying and take advantage of living and learning in four different world cities, San Francisco, New York, Berlin and Singapore (and vacation in Bali).
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’.
The University of Applied Sciences Europe trains tomorrow's designers and decision-makers in Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn (NRW).
The Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design is a high-performance and innovative educational and research facility with over 100 years of academic tradition. It is international, practice-oriented and entrepreneurially aligned and defines itself as 8.900 students in the field of lectures and distance studies as a state-run medium-sized university.
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 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.
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.
Steinbeis University Berlin is a state-approved university, working with high-profile academic institutions, enterprises, and non-profit organizations in Germany and beyond. Offering transfer and practice-oriented project competence studies, Steinbeis University Berlin has over 9,000 students of all ages and professional backgrounds.
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.
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.
Freie Universität is one of the eleven universities to have been successful in all three lines of funding in the German government's Excellence Initiative in 2012.
Study the Future. This is the motto of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, and with good reason, because an extensive programme of study in forward-looking subjects provides students with the best possible prospects for their professional future.
The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications.
WHU is a private, state-accredited business school based in Düsseldorf and Vallendar. Founded in 1984, WHU is now one of the most renowned German business schools with an exceptional national and international reputation. WHU stands for “Excellence in Management Education“ and pursues this goal in three core areas: Academic Programs, Research, and Executive Education & Corporate Connections.
Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe's largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.
2010 marked the 200th anniversary of the Humboldt-Universität. Numerous events from October 2009 to December 2010 honoured the ideas of its founding fathers. In dialogue with the city of Berlin, the alma mater celebrated science, research and teaching, and the relevance of Humboldt’s founding principles for the present day.
Quadriga empowers professionals regarding their occupational development and future competence. Being a company with an international focus, we act as a point of contact as well as a think tank for all topics and requirements concerning professionalisation: excellent education, expert information, professional networking and effective business IT solutions.
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.
The Postgraduate Programme in European Studies in Berlin was created in October 1998, following the initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office. The one-year Master’s programme (60 credit points) takes an interdisciplinary approach and aims to prepare highly qualified graduates for (leading) positions in work environments related to Europe, both at national and international level.
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.
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.
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.
Benefit from our dedication and expertise! HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management was founded by an experienced team of Higher Education professionals in 2008.
The institution of the university is the International Psychoanalytic University gGmbH, whose sole shareholder is currently the Foundation for the Promotion of University Psychoanalysis.
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.
The University of Law Business School offers CMI-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for online study, preparing students for real business environments with a focus on employability. Operating as a faculty of The University of Law, The University of Law Business School provides students with connections to prospective employers.
The EIT Digital Master School is an exclusive joint initiative by the leading technical universities and business schools in Europe with additional mentoring and partnering from excellent European research organisations and leading business partners.
As a cosmopolitan school that cooperates with numerous institutions throughout the world in terms of teaching, research, and practical work, we are particularly pleased that you are interested in coming to ASH, and would like to welcome you here!