Germany: International student numbers increase despite pandemic

Germany continues to belong to the world’s four most popular study locations, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and has even recorded a slight increase in the number of international students.

Around 325,000 international students attended German universities in the winter semester of 2020-21, representing an increase of almost 5,000 students, or 2%, compared to the previous year, according to the report Wissenschaft Weltoffen 2021, issued by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW).

The country has recorded an overall increase of 80% in international student numbers since 2010.

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