Germany

We welcome students from Germany!flag of Germany

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you have completed (or will complete) the Abitur you will typically require a pass with grade 1.5 overall to begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree (depending on the subject you wish to study).
  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have completed the European Baccalaureate then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. 85% would be the equivalent to a grade A in a British A-level; 77% would be equivalent to a grade B.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgradute (Masters) degrees

  • If you hold a Bachelors degree with ‘gut’ or higher you can be considered for a Masters Degree course.
  • If you hold the Erste Staatsexamen/Magister Artium/Diplom you can be considered for a Masters Degree course.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have a Bachelors degree with ‘gut’ or higher from a recognised German university, usually in a related subject area, or the Erste Staatsexamen/Magister Artium/Diplom (depending on the subject you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

Erasmus

If you wish to come to the University of Leicester on an Erasmus exchange please see our Erasmus exchange website

Scholarships and funding opportunities

Because Germany is part of the European Union, for funding purposes you will be a 'UK/EU student' rather than an 'international student'. 

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

  • Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.

You should also check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, from your government or other organisations. 

Visits to your country

Date
Event location
Representative
21 – 24 November 2016
British Council Education UK Germany Higher Education Fairs Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich Dr Stephanie Bostock

Student Societies

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