If you’re looking for a popular international destination to study, you should add Berlin to your shortlist. Germany has long been renowned for its visionary contributions in the fields of technology and education, attracting students from all over the world who are looking for a progressive learning environment, and exciting career opportunities after graduating.
While there are many reasons to study in Berlin, here are just a few factors that make it such a student-friendly city.
Quality of education
Berlin has long enjoyed an excellent reputation for being home to world-class and inclusive educational institutions. The city boasts several internationally recognised and respected institutions, and has even produced 43 Nobel Laureates.
Berlin attracts versatile and highly experienced educators who are equipped to teach students from all backgrounds. Studying in an international setting will also help you get acquainted with a global approach to organisational challenges. You will have the opportunity to enhance your networking skills and communicate with your peers from all over the world.
Berlin is an affordable city to live in, especially when compared with other European capitals. It’s not hard for students to find affordable housing, inexpensive recreational activities, and cheap food. Students can also easily share accommodations with others to share rent costs. For groceries, supermarkets like Aldi, Lidl, and Netto offer affordable groceries, and you can also enjoy a good meal in Berlin for 10 EUR or less in the cheaper, yet no less tasty, restaurants.
Student life in Berlin
Berlin is a wonderfully vibrant city where students can comfortably settle in without many issues. Students enjoy studying in this city for the multicultural atmosphere and endless number of things to do.
There are famous landmarks to visit like Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, East Side Gallery, Berliner Fernsehturm, and so much more. You can also go clubbing in one of the city’s many famous night spots, enjoy coffee in a local café, and even catch a show at a local theatre or opera. Given the pleasant weather of the city in the Spring and Summer, you can enjoy a good afternoon in one of its greener areas in the centre and outside of the city.
Students in Berlin enjoy the freedom to explore exciting job opportunities during and after their studies. The city has earned itself the title of ‘the new-age Silicon Valley’ for its rapid technological advancements, attracting corporations from around the world.
Students can also find part-time jobs while studying in Berlin. International students are permitted to work 20 hours a week in Germany and can work full-time during holidays. According to countryeconomy.com, the national minimum wage in 2020 is 1,584 € per month, which is a liveable income for students in Berlin.
As Berlin is a diverse city, it only makes sense that the universities here offer a wide variety of courses. At Arden Berlin students can choose from bachelor’s and master’s programmes ranging from business and healthcare management, to data analytics and finance. Each programme offered at Arden’s Berlin campus is designed to help students progress in their chosen field, and is delivered in English to be accessible to students from every nation.