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Students of universities and universities of applied sciences


Berlin is the largest student city in Germany with over 190,000 students and has a total of four universities, seven technical colleges and more than 30 privately-run academies.

With its two universities of excellence, the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin, as well as its internationally renowned technical colleges, Berlin is also the most popular location for science for foreign students. More than 20 percent of the students come from abroad. Women make up almost 50 percent of all students in Berlin. 

Why Berlin?

„The economic success of any company depends on its employees and their qualifications. We certainly benefit from the extraordinary scientific know-how in Berlin, which is the direct result of the city's many institutions of higher learning and scientific research institutes.“

Dr. Andreas Eckert
Dr. Andreas EckertChairman of the Board of Management Eckert & Ziegler AG

Student population by institution and type in Berlin for the Winter term 2018/2019

 TotalForeigners
Universities124,61925,913
including  
Free University of Berlin37,0367,694
Berlin Technical University of Berlin35,0508,676
Humboldt University of Berlin34,3846,023
Charité-Universitätsmedizin7,3561,468
Art University; Art Colleges 5,669 2,167
including  
University of the Arts3,9451,275
Colleges and universities of Applied Sciences59,90610,951
including  
Beuth University of Applied Sciences12,9571,978
HTW University of Applied Sciences13,7873,490
Berlin School of Economics and Law11,3821,435
Berlin colleges of Applied Sciences in Public Administration6081
total190,80239,032

(Source: State Statistical Institute Berlin-Brandenburg, Status: Winter semester 2018/2019)


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