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More than 100,000 foreign first-semester students in 2013


In the academic year 2013 (summer semester 2013 and winter semester 2013/14), a total of 101,000 foreign new entrants enrolled at institutions of higher education in Germany.

Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, compared with the previous year, their number increased by 5.8% to over 100,000 for the first time ever.

On the whole, 507,100 first-semester students started studying at German institutions of higher education in the academic year 2013.

This was an increase of 2.4% on a year earlier.

For further information:
Miriam Wolters,
tel: (+49-611) 75-4140,

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