Unique study opportunities along 1.945 km of Baltic Sea coast, where there’s more sunshine per annum than anywhere else in Germany, and where countless scientific patents are registered. Yes, there are plenty of good reasons to come and study in MV.
Ten good reasons to study here
1. Unique degree courses
Technomathematics and Bioproduct Technology, Environmental Law and Demography, Environmentalism and Rural Management, Baltic Management Studies, Leisure and Tourism Management as well as Early Years Education can only be studied in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
2. Summer, sun and beach
The region boasts the highest number of sunny days in Germany (statistics recorded on Hiddensee, Rügen and Usedom).
3. Researchers and thinkers welcome
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is well-known for its excellent research, teaching and training. Take bio-technical research, for example, which is booming so well that ‘Biocon Valley’ has grown up here, a cluster of excellence. The network is part of the Baltic region, which is one of the top three worldwide as regards scientific patents.
Surfing, sailing, kite flying, canoeing, diving, horse riding, hunting, cycling and motor boat sports are just some of the activities on offer. There are endless possibilities for people who like sports.
5. Low cost of living
Living costs are a third of what they are in the west of Germany. Everything from accommodation and food to bus fares and learning materials, as well as activities, simply cost less here. And best of all, there are no student fees to worry about.
6. Practical relevance of degree courses
Our university courses are not only future-oriented, but also have great practical relevance. This can be seen by the number of networks and cooperative projects between businesses and academic institutions, the most recent example of which is the European Cruise Academy of the cruise shipping company AIDA, with courses taught in English. The academic content of nautical technical education is developed hand in hand with the University of Applied Sciences in Wismar.
7. The Robinson Crusoe feeling
Island hopping is fun here and not only in summer. The islands of Usedom, Hiddensee, Poel, Rügen and Darß-Zingst offer spectacular unspoilt nature. One of them is actually car-free.
8. Let's get partying!
Student parties in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are legendary. Whether you go to a welcome party for freshers, a campus party or one at any of the student bars on and off campus or on board a ship, you can certainly have a good time. Lots of live bands perform here. The highlight of the year, which thousands of students come to, is the party on the beach at Warnemünde that takes place on the last lecture day of the summer semester.
9. Tasty food
Enjoy natural foods. Fish or meat, milk or juice, fruit or vegetables, you can enjoy all kinds of local produce, brought straight from the farm or the sea to your table.
10. An international campus
The whole world comes to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. There are around 500 students from 40 countries at Rostock University of Music and Drama alone. 5.8 percent of Greifswald's students are from foreign countries; 64.8 percent come from other German states.