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Education in Germany

Free tuition fees draw crowd to German study booth

A student (left) at the European Higher Education Fair. Statistics show more locals are heading abroad for studies. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The lure of free tertiary education in Germany saw dozens of students swamp the country's stall at a fair in Causeway Bay yesterday, even as Hong Kong frets over a dearth of foreign students at local universities.

Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 6:36am

Germany offers overseas students juicy incentives

When considering overseas tertiary education, many Hong Kong students overlook studying in Germany, where internationally recognised higher education is inexpensive compared with many other destinations.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Advice, information, counselling services

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) represents higher education institutions and promotes international academic exchanges.

There are programmes covering many countries and subjects which include short information- gathering trips, language or holiday courses, practical industrial training and sponsorships.

24 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

'Follow your leader' and study abroad

Bill Clinton, Deng Xiaoping, Tung Chee-hwa, Sun Yat-sen, King Hussein of Jordan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Pierre Trudeau and Mahatma Gandhi are only a few world leaders, past and present, who made the most of their formal education through studying abroad.

29 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Germans keen to liaise with Hong Kong researchers

German academics and officials are stepping up efforts to improve interaction with researchers from the SAR and the mainland.

9 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

HK-Germany projects get council's $1 million

The Research Grants Council (RGC) has announced that 25 proposals have been awarded grants totalling $1 million under the Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme.

The scheme was introduced by the RGC and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) last June.

'The response to the pilot scheme has been very encouraging,' Professor Ping Ko, RGC chairman said.

17 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Language fluency top priority

GERMAN language proficiency should be the priority of students wishing to pursue their studies in Germany.

While offering free higher education, the country requires its foreign students to prove their fluency before they can commence their studies.

2 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Students come out on top

JUDGING the overall academic accomplishments of its students is probably the best measure of success of any school. Going by this yardstick, the German Swiss International School (GSIS) has good reason to be satisfied with its performance.

17 Oct 1994 - 12:00am