If you want to study abroad, Germany might just be the place for you. With over 300 universities and higher education institutes and over 17.000 courses of study, Germany has something in store for almost everybody. But before you start off your studies at a German university, there are some things to be considered and choices to be made.
Studying in Germany
Innovation on wheels: Venture Bus gets jump start from four leading global technology companies as its major sponsors. Bus backer AMPION announced on October 17 that leading global IT, healthcare and satellite giants will support entrepreneurial talent in Africa.
Merck, MTN, SAP, Microsoft and Inmarsat sponsor AMPION Africa
Some 2,000 young refugees in 40 countries are currently completing a higher education with the help of the DAFI scholarship programme funded by the German Foreign Office. It has already enabled some 6,000 talented young men and women to complete their studies, many of them returned to their countries of origin to use their newly acquired knowledge – for example, in medicine, business or engineering – to help in the work of reconstruction. Most of them come from Afghanistan, Burundi, Eritrea, Sudan – or Congo, like Kave Bulambo.
German Foreign Office funds scholarship programme
The jazz trio cnirbs have launched their seven nation African tour. From October 1-21, the Hamburg-based musicians will perform their unique compositions from South Africa to Addis Abeba, with many stops in between. October 7 is the group's performance in Johannesburg.
cnirbs play in seven African nations
If you think about successful teams in rugby, Germany does not immediately come to mind. But did you know that Germany is ranked 26th in the IRB Ranking and just narrowly missed qualifying for the 2015 World Cup. All this was made possible with South African rugby expertise. Kobus Potgieter (Head coach) and Pieter Jordaan (Assistant coach) have directed the German National Team since 2013. For the GIC Africa, both gave exclusive interviews describing their lives in Germany and the state of German rugby.
Rugby in Germany
Enthusiasts, experts, instigators and ambassadors – the musicians of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (JDPh) want to be all these things: pretty ambitious for the student orchestra, the only one of its kind in the world. This innovative follow-up orchestra was created in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1974 by a group of up-and-coming musicians who had outgrown the National Youth Orchestra. Since then, more than 2,000 young musicians, the elite of German music academies, have sat on the rostrum.
The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie is a top international student orchestra
The percentage of females founding their own businesses in Germany reaches a new record high. Self-employment offers women with children the chance to return to working life. Start-up projects by women are just as sustainable as those set up by men.
Women with start-ups