An increasing number of US students are applying to study in Germany. This year the number stands at more than 4,600 US students, an increase of 20% over three years. Why? It’s simple economics. As the cost of undertaking higher education in the US increases, the free education and lower living costs in Germany look increasingly attractive.
Health insurance for students in Germany is €80 ($87) a month, much less than any add-on plan in the US. Rent is very reasonable – in most cases half that in the US. And there’s no tuition charge – as compared with at least $10,000 per year in the US.
Here are some student views: