Berlin is known the world over for being home to an array of innovative businesses, inspiring universities, and unforgettable artwork - making it a hugely popular study destination for international students to earn their degrees.
Despite being a British university, we have a campus in the heart of the vibrant German capital, giving you the opportunity to earn your degree in English, whilst enjoying the experience of living in one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world. Here are the top five reasons to study in Germany here at Arden University Berlin.
The German student visa
Though Arden University welcomes students from every nation, it can sometimes be tricky for international students to obtain a student visa to study in the UK. Often, students find the process of getting their visa to pursue educational opportunities in Germany a bit easier. . Another huge benefit of the German student visa is the freedom to work whilst studying. German law permits international students on a student visa to work 120 full days per year, or 240 half days per year. Even better, after graduating from Arden in Berlin you are eligible to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany.
Access to the European workforce
Speaking of work, Berlin is an incredibly strategic location to find career-boosting job opportunities. As the capital of the world’s fourth largest economy, Berlin can open doors to lifelong career success. The city has been named the start-up capital of Europe, and is home to several major international corporations. Our campus is located near Potsdamer Platz, a short ways away from the offices of Deutsche Bahn, Sony, Axel Springer Media Group, and Daimler. In Berlin, you can earn your degree and gain work experience that you may not get while studying at another campus location. On your German student visa, you have the opportunity to pursue internships or part-time work in the country during your studies. This not only allows you to earn money to fund your studies, but also helps you network and gain valuable work experience in the European market.
Affordable cost of living
Affordable living is probably one Berlin’s most compelling features which draws international students from all around the world. A study by FairFx named Germany as the second cheapest international country for foreign students, and even the capital Berlin has much more affordable rent compared with major cities in other European nations. Your living costs in Berlin could add up to around € 1000 - € 1500 a month, depending on where you live and your lifestyle. The cost of studying in Germany is even more affordable if you factor in Arden’s payment plan options. This allows you to have even better control over your finances and enjoy your time in Berlin. You could also explore options for scholarships in Germany as an international student. And if you take advantage of your student visa and find work while studying in Berlin, you will have more financial freedom to explore all that the city has to offer.
Explore new cultures
Berlin is a cultural centre that attracts students, artists, and entrepreneurs from all around the world. Whether you enjoy history museums, cuisines from around the globe, all forms of art, or cultural events, it isn’t difficult to find something inspiring and exciting every day. The diverse nature of the city also makes it easier to meet like minded people and build a fulfilling social life in Germany. You could meet someone from your home country during your lectures, or form close friendships with people from a completely different part of the world who you may not have met if you studied in another country. Fortunately, there are many international students in Germany with Arden, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to meet fellow students from all around the world.
Germany is a convenient location if you’re interested in exploring Europe during your studies. From Berlin, you’re in close proximity to the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Belgium, or the Netherlands. Flights and busses from this central location are also often cheaper and quicker than if you were travelling from another region. Once you get a feel for Berlin, your family and friends likely won’t have a difficult time finding flights or trains to the city for a visit.
If you’re looking for an exciting and fulfilling international study experience, Arden University Berlin is the perfect place for you to embark on your journey. Explore the full range of courses offered at our Berlin campus here.