The title of this page may be a bit misleading because I am not on a study abroad program here in Munich. I am doing my whole Master’s Degree here, not just an undergraduate semester. However, I think that much of the information I will have here, as well as many of the experiences I’ve gone through in this process, can definitely benefit you college kids.

Life as a Master's Student in Germany

A crisp and sunny spring morning, not pictured: the omnipresent butter pretzel and coffee.


Life as a Master's Student in Germany, Moving to Germany

Master’s Student Life in Germany: Class and Exams

It is worth noting that in this post I portray student life in Germany from a master’s student perspective. My point of view is based on my personal experiences and what I’ve gathered from talking with other students. It’s probably also good to know what I’m comparing it to – …

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Study in Germany

Study in Germany: Applying to Master’s Programs

I’ve been meaning to write something like this for some time. I was finally spurred into writing about applying to study in Germany by being connected with someone currently looking to study here. This week, a friend of mine reached out to me on behalf of someone he knew was …

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Master's Programs in Germany, TUM

How to Find Master’s Programs in Germany

Before you can head to Germany for your master’s, you have to apply; but before you apply, you have to find a program to apply to. In this post, I’ll briefly explain the tools and process I used to find master’s programs in Germany. This won’t be a very long …

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Student Visa in Germany

How to Get a Student Visa in Germany

So you’ve been admitted to a degree program in Germany, and now you’re starting to think about the next steps. The first thing you’ll need to tackle is getting your student visa in Germany. Let’s start at the beginning, what’s a visa anyway? This kind of visa does not come with …

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Student Health Insurance in Germany

You know how everyone in the US always talks about “universal healthcare” and “single payer” over in “Europe”? Well, I’m over here in “Europe” – which I’ve put in quotes because there are just as many ways of structuring the healthcare market over here as there are countries. So before …

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student job in Germany

How to Get a Student Job in Germany

Even if you’re only paying 150€ to 300€ a semester to get a degree in Germany, you still need to make some money to pay for all that beer and Döner you’ll be buying. I suppose rent, groceries, health insurance, and maybe a haircut or two would also be necessary, …

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Scholarships in Germany and Financing Your Studies

Scholarships in Germany are something I really wish I knew more about before moving here. Really, not researching them thoroughly before hopping on that plane is something I really should have counted under the mistakes I made when I moved to Germany. There was a scholarship I could have applied …

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