Prepare for Germany in Germany

Higher Education in Germany

Study in Germany means to benefit from a high standard educational system to help you to advance in your career, learn a new language, discover European culture and gain an amazing life experience with students not only from Germany, but also from all over the world to remember for years – studying and living as an international student in Germany.


Study in Germany means to acquire a degree recognized globally and highly valued in the international job market.


Germany is a well-established hub for international education enjoying worldwide reputation as high-tech location.


The German higher education system is designed in the most unique way:

  • There are different categories of higher education entities focusing on different aspects of education, universities with right to confer doctorates and habilitations. At these universities, it is important to have the scientifically right approach, which is less decisive at Universities of applied sciences.
  • Universities of applied sciences offer the same degrees as universities but often concentrate on an applied approach, they have a more practical profile with focus on employability. Their emphasis is on existing system and methods, the advantages and disadvantages and how to apply systems in practice.
  • Doctorates are possible only at (research) universities, undergraduate and graduate degrees of Bachelor and Master are the same at both entities.


Germany is a country of engineers and scientist...


For centuries, Germany is considered to be the country of engineers and scientists. Many famous scientists such as Albert Einstein, Emil Berliner and Rudolf Diesel were German. Various society building and discoveries have been done here. Beginning with telephone (1861) and refrigerator (1876), up to automobile (1885), aspirin (1897), and chipboard (1969), LCD (1976) and MP3 (1995). Carl Friedrich Benz - a well-known engine designer and automobile engineer of the world - was from Germany. Famous physicist Albert Einstein, who proposed ‘Theory of Relativity’ in 1905 and won Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect, was German.

Why to study in Germany?

One significant reason to choose Germany to get higher education is a fact that a German diploma of higher education recognized worldwide!

You can get an unique experience of studying, working and living abroad!
This is a great opportunity to learn a new language, cultural traditions and make friends from all over the world!

You will have an opportunity to experience an international learning community through developing!

Enter into a widely accepted undergraduate or post-graduate program at a German university!

Why Berlin Freshman year?

You can start a study preparation in Germany directly after finishing school in your home country! Berlin Freshman Year foundation program  prepare you to study in a German university on Bachelor´s or Master´s program.

Unlike other foundation programs in Germany, our students do not need to have any German language knowledge before arriving in Germany!  You can learn German from the beginning among native speakers!



Our BFY-Team will support you on each stage before and after your arrival in Germany! We provide full support in applying for a visa, choosing the right university and preparing the documents for study admission!


Our programs are designed especially for international students who would like to get a high quality higher education in Germany!

Participating in the Berlin Freshman Year program enables you to improve your German language skills, prepare yourself to study in a German university and integrate into German culture!

Berlin Freshman Year

Program Office

Groninger Str. 25

DE 13337 Berlin

Phone: +49 (030) 44379122