Your student experience

Join us in Berlin and start the next chapter of your professional success story

Making the decision to study overseas is one of the most important life decisions you will make. At Arden University Berlin, we’re committed to ensuring that our students have the best experience possible during their time with us. Our academic and student support teams are here to help you adjust to your new life in Germany, and to make sure you fulfil your academic potential so that you can apply the knowledge, skills, and business acumen that you gain while studying us to your professional life.

  • Centrally located campus in the heart of Berlin’s International Business District
  • Programmes taught entirely in English
  • A dedicated careers and employment centre
  • Free beginner's German classes for all students 
  • Flexible payment plans and scholarships available

Take a look at our modern campus in central Berlin and get a taste of what it’s like to study in Germany with Arden University Berlin


The No.1 European country for international students*

*Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

Germany is a fantastic destination for international students. The capital city Berlin’s long and rich cultural history and relatively low cost of living, along with the fact that English is widely spoken, make it one of Europe’s best choices when it comes to deciding where to study, work, and live. Additionally, Germany is renowned for its high-quality education system. You’ll find that as a student travelling from overseas you’ll quickly become part of a diverse and multicultural community of ambitious students and professionals who have decided to make the country their home. In fact, in 2017 alone, Germany welcomed more than 350,000 international students to its educational institutions nationwide.

  • Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, statistics from the ICEF show
  • According to Business Insider, Germany has the best 4th best graduate starting salary in Europe
  • Statista reports Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3.4%

Student life in Berlin

Berlin is a vibrant city where you can comfortably settle in and enjoy a high standard of living. Students enjoy studying in Berlin due to its multicultural atmosphere and the wide range of opportunities available to overseas visitors.

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.

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. 

Chibueze Dunstan Iheoha Arden University Berlin study Centre

Chibueze Iheoha - Arden University Berlin student

Arden offered me the opportunity to put my years of engineering and technical experience into an academic background. I recommend studying with Arden because of how interactive and engaging the courses are. Thanks to Arden for making my dreams become reality.

Work in Germany while you study

As an international student living in Germany you’ll be able to work part-time for up to 20 hours a week, or 120 full days per year. The flexible nature of our course scheduling here at Arden University Berlin will leave you with plenty of opportunity to earn a living while you study.

There are a wide range of jobs available to students, which gives you the chance to gain valuable work experience over the duration of your course. Many international students studying in Germany  secure roles working as academic assistants, library assistants, production assistants, as well as in a variety of positions in the hospitality and retail sectors. Taking up online jobs is also becoming a convenient option for many international students.

The amount you can earn as a working student in Germany largely depends on your position, place of work, and your previous academic and professional experience. Becoming proficient in the German language will help you access higher paying jobs as an international student.

After receiving your degree in Germany, you can apply for an 18 month extension of your residence permit to enable you to find a job that qualifies you for a longer term work permit.

Sathesh Paramasivam - Arden University Berlin graduate

My course at Arden University Berlin had a lot of flexibility, which helped me concentrate on my employment and industry exposure. I was able to work in two different firms in Berlin at the same to time due to the flexible timing of the course.

Arden Berlin Student Sathesh Paramasivam

Applying for your visa to study in Germany

There are five steps to getting your visa.

  1. If you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course and all the required documents have been submitted, you will get an acceptance letter from Arden University Berlin confirming your place on the course.
  2. You should then contact the German embassy or consulate in your home country to find out how the visa application process works, including which documents they will require.
  3. You will be called in for an interview at the embassy to give some background information about who you are and your reasons for travelling to Germany.
  4. Your visa confirmation will take, on average, 2-3 months depending on the country you live in.
  5. You will then receive your Student Visa, ready to start your studies with us in Berlin!

Sarah Bejkar

Sarah Bejkar - Arden University Berlin graduate

I am an Arden University Berlin alumni and became a Student Support Officer at Arden Berlin in 2019. I came to Germany in 2018 to study for an MSc Data Analytics and Marketing at the Berlin campus. My experiences with the Student Support team were so positive that I decided to join the team after my graduation!