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Abolition of the “Bildungsberatung Garantiefonds Hochschule” (GF-H) (University Educational Guidance Guarantee Fund)

Please support the online petition against the abolition of the “Bildungsberatung Garantiefonds Hochschule” (GF-H) (University Educational Guidance Guarantee Fund)!

The federal program Educational Guidance Guarantee Fund University (GF-H) is to be abolished!

This is provided for in the new budget draft of the federal government for the year 2024. The reason for this is austerity measures. The GF-H educational guidance opens up opportunities, alleviates the consequences of war and leads to professional qualification. It combats shortages of skilled workers and promotes and finances educational measures for refugees, migrants and ethnic German immigrants.

As of 2024, all of this is to cease to exist?!

How much does studying in Germany cost for foreigners?

How much does studying in Germany cost for foreigners?
Can you study for free in Germany?
Many foreign students have heard that you can study for free in Germany. But many wonder if this is really true. After all, tuition fees are (very) high in many countries.

Free attendance at courses
And yes, it is indeed the case that studying in Germany, or more precisely attending courses at universities, is free of charge – at least at all public universities there are no tuition fees – with the exception of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg*.

What costs do you have as a student in Germany?
But that doesn’t mean you don’t need any money to study. In contrast to many countries where, ..

Total monthly costs for foreign students in Germany still comparatively low

The costs of study, housing and living expenses have always been a decisive factor for many prospective international students when choosing a place to study abroad.
These become all the more important in times of pandemic and global inflation. Many international students and their families wonder whether or where they can still afford to study abroad.
Comparing the costs of different study destinations is not easy, as exchange rates change, tuition fees vary depending on the institution or study program, and housing costs also vary depending on individual needs and location.
This makes a 2022 analysis by real estate specialist Savills, cited by the ICEF Monitor*, all the more interesting, offering an interesting comparison of costs in twenty particularly popular target destinations for international students.

“Starthilfe Deutsch” supports talented refugees

The “Starthilfe Deutsch” project
With the beginning of the German courses in the new year, our project “Starthilfe Deutsch” started with the first scholarship holders. The aim of the project is to provide particularly talented young people who have had to flee their home countries with basic German language skills as quickly as possible and to prepare them intensively and in a qualified manner for follow-up measures.