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Studyportals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2016 – Germany


Also this year, many students have reviewed their experiences of studying at a different university. Based on these reviews, Studyportals has created the International Student Satisfaction Awards. These awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe.

Many students that went to study in Germany have shared their experience. A total of 1003 students left a review of their experience in Germany, with an overall satisfaction grade of 8.9, ranking 11th in this year’s award session! 150 different schools have been reviewed, of which 15 universities are awarded. A university is eligible for an award when having an average student satisfaction of at least 8 out of 10 based on a minimum of 20 reviews.

Unlike university rankings, StudyPortals’ International Student Satisfaction Awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe. We created three award categories to distinguish between levels of satisfaction:

  • Award for Very Good International Student Satisfaction: at least 8.0 out of 10
  • Award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction: between 9.0 and 9.4 out of 10
  • Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction: at least 9.5 out of 10

15 German universities received an award:

Reviews Score Award
University of Bamberg 24 9.5+ Outstanding
University of Heidelberg 21 9.5+ Outstanding
Freie Universität Berlin 26 9+ Excellent
Friedrich Schiller University Jena 25 9+ Excellent
Goethe University Frankfurt 22 9+ Excellent
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 21 9+ Excellent
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) 29 9+ Excellent
Leibniz Universität Hannover 20 9+ Excellent
University of Leipzig 24 9+ Excellent
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences 52 8+ Very good
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 20 8+ Very good
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 37 8+ Very good
Ruhr-Universität Bochum 30 8+ Very good
TU Dresden 28 8+ Very good
University of Mannheim 21 8+ Very good

What international students say about studying in Germany:

Germans are really nice and helpful people. In Germany everything just works.

For more information on this year’s results of the Student Satisfaction awards and more country reports, visit the main award page.


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