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More Brazilians in Germany

Humboldt University in Berlin: the capital city attracts the largest number of foreign students

Jorge Royan / WikicommonsHumboldt University in Berlin: the capital city attracts the largest number of foreign studentsJorge Royan / Wikicommons

The number of Brazilian students at German institutions of higher learning rose 36% in the last two years. However, in absolute figures, there are 2,910 Brazilians, and they represent just 3% of the total number of students enrolled primarily in graduate courses in Germany, according to a report of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). According to this survey, 321,569 foreign students were enrolled in German universities in 2015, up 7%, or approximately 20,000 students compared to the previous year. As a result, the total number of foreign students was up from 11.5% to 11.9% in all German universities. According to the study, the contingent of Chinese students in German universities climbed above 30,000 for the first time in 2015. China is the country of origin of the largest number of foreign students in Germany, with 10.5% of the total, followed by India (5.2%), France (4.9%), the United States (4.7%) and Italy (4.6%). Nearly half of all foreign students are pursuing master’s degrees (48%), followed by undergraduates (36%). The most popular course of study is engineering and Berlin is the city that appeals to the largest number of foreign students.

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