Attending university is free in Germany

From the BBC: How US students get a university degree for free in Germany.

In a kitchen in rural South Carolina one night, Hunter Bliss told his mother he wanted to apply to university in Germany. Amy Hall chuckled, dismissed it, and told him he could go if he got in.

“When he got accepted I burst into tears,” says Amy, a single mother. “I was happy but also scared to let him go that far away from home.”

Across the US parents are preparing for their children to leave the nest this summer, but not many send them 4,800 miles (7,700km) away – or to a continent that no family member has ever set foot in.

Yet the appeal of a good education, and one that doesn’t cost anything, was hard for Hunter and Amy to ignore. [continue]

I love this, and wish all countries would follow Germany’s lead. I was particularly interested in the What’s in it for Germany? section of the article.

2 thoughts on “Attending university is free in Germany

    • I didn’t know that! I keep hearing impressive things about Finland — this is another item to add to the list. Thanks, Marja-Leena.

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