The state of Baden-Württemberg had previously mandated that the state’s deficit had to be reduced by either lowering expenditures or by increasing public income. The department of science, research and the arts decided that cutting the universities’ budget was not an option. It would negatively impact the quality of scientific work and education.
The fees for international students are moderate compared to the tuition for international students in other European countries. Universities use a designated portion of the fee to create support systems specifically for international students to increase their chances of success.
With more than 2,600 degree programs, multiple nationally distinguished universities of excellence, and internationally ranked universities, Baden-Württemberg is highly attractive to students from all around the world. The number of international students has risen by 300% over the last 20 years.