New Quality Charter For International Students

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MEDIA RELEASE PR41711


New Quality Charter for International Students


BONN, Germany, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    Germany is a very popular place to study - in 2008 almost 70.000 foreign nationals came to the Federal Republic

to study and conduct research. One in ten of these is Chinese, meaning that China is the origin of the largest group

of international students in Germany. In order to maintain and further improve the quality of tutoring and hospitality,

the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) jointly drew up a

"national code for the study stay of foreign nationals at German universities," which defines general guidelines and

thereby delineates joint minimum standards for the fields of information, advertising, accreditation, tutoring and

subsequent assistance. The guiding principle is to grant international students the same rights as German students

and moreover to provide the assistance that they, being foreign guests, specifically require.


    Until now, 113 German universities have committed themselves to this and their study programmes exceed

minimum standards. They declare to inform applicants about their syllabus and funding opportunities and to

assist students in everyday student life and matters such as looking for accommodation. In order to overcome

linguistic barriers, they offer students introduction seminars and German language courses or are at least able to

point out courses to them. They guarantee that qualifications obtained in the country of origin are recognised and

that international students are assisted throughout their study in Germany. Students are given the possibility to file

a complaint with an independent body in case they are dissatisfied with the assistance of the host university.


    HRK and DAAD hope that the code strengthens the international competitiveness of Germany in the higher

education market and that high potentials from all over the world will enrich German higher education.


    More detailed information concerning German institutions of higher education and studying in Germany is

available at the China Education Expo (CEE) on 16/17 October in Beijing, in Dalian on 19 October, in Xi'an on

21 October and in Shanghai on 23/24 October 2010 at the German Pavilion, where representatives from more than

30 German universities will offer individual counselling. For more information visit



    

    Contact:


    Mr. Josef Goldberger

    E-mail: marketing@daad.org.cn

    Tel.: +49(0)10/6590-6656, -6676

    Fax: +49(0)10/6590-6393


    DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

    Unit 1718, Landmark Tower 2

    8 North Dongsanhuan Road

    Chaoyang District

    100004 Beijing


    Homepage DAAD Beijing: http://www.daad.org.cn 

    Homepage DAAD Head Office: http://www.daad.de 


SOURCE: DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service


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