Study in Berlin

The dynamic German capital is one of the most popular destinations to study for international students.

Berlin, the capital of Germany and the largest city in the EU, has seen a huge resurgence in popularity over the last 30 years, whilst maintaining its cool status and affordable price tag with a thriving business scene offering a range of job opportunities to young professionals and graduates. In addition to its rich cultural and political history, it is now becoming famous for its wealth of flourishing start-up tech companies and a growing number of global giants now calling Berlin-Brandenburg home.

With 500 new tech start-ups each year, the city is now considered the start-up capital of Europe. It is also home to some of the largest national and international companies in Germany from the tech, creative, health care, mobility & logistics, and service industries, making Berlin a popular destination for students looking to live and work in Germany after their studies. The city is also highly international, with people from over 180 nations living and working here.

Berlin is also famous for its Freizeit (free-time) options – whether it is an all-night party at a club, exploring historical sights, or relaxing at one of the city’s 43 lakes or 2,500 public parks. The city is home to countless museums, galleries, opera houses, and theatres as well the “Berlinale” as one of Europe’s most popular film festivals. It also has an incredible “foodie” scene, with cuisines from all over the world and restaurants, cafes, and bistros for every budget.

Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe^ due to its its high-quality education, career opportunities, and 18-month post-study visa, all of which you can experience with Gisma.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Discover the campus

Our Berlin campus boasts modern facilities and is located in the city centre, with great access to shops, restaurants, nightlife, museums and other attractions.

Explore Berlin

The campus is located in the heart of Berlin, close to some of the key players in the corporate world including Sony, Deutsche Bahn, the Axel Springer Media Group and Daimler, to name a few.

Berlin itself is found in the northeast of Germany, between two rivers: the Spree and the Havel. Almost a third of the city is made up of green space, with plenty of public parks and gardens available.

The city has a complex and extremely efficient public transport network, with long-distance rail lines connecting Berlin with other major cities (even other countries) and two international airports.

Gisma's Berlin campus is located in the city centre, easily reachable via public transport and with many attractions and places to eat nearby.

Gisma University of Applied Sciences

  • Campus address:
    Dessauer Str. 3-5
    10963 Berlin

Close public transport links include the bus stop Varian-Fry-Straße: 100, 200, M48, M85. The M85 bus goes straight from Berlin Central Station to the campus. The Metrobus M41 stops at the bus stop Abgeordnetenhaus, three minutes walking distance from the campus.

There are also the following underground and overground train stops within six minutes’ walk from the campus:

  • S + U Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz (S1, U2)
  • S Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof (S 1, S2, S25 and S26)

The bustling city of Berlin is home to plenty of attractions. Some of these include:

  • The Brandenburg Gate 
    This is one of the most famous landmarks in Germany, and is widely considered to be a symbol of peace and unity for the continent.
  • Reichstag
    This historic building was built in 1894 to host the German government, and was fully restored in 1990. The German parliament still meets there today.
  • Berlin Wall
    The remains of the Berlin Wall still stand in many places across the city as a reminder of how the capital was once divided and is now united. You can take a tour along where it once stood, or visit the memorial and documentation centre.
  • Potsdamer Platz
    This is an important public square which is now one of the busiest traffic intersections in Europe. It also plays host to many events, such as exhibitions and light shows.
  • Tiergarten
    The Berlin Tiergarten is the city's most popular park, as well as being one of the biggest city gardens in Germany. It's perfect for long walks in a natural space, and is also home to Berlin Zoo.
  • Berlin TV tower (also known as Fernsehturm Berlin)
    Climb to the top of Berlin TV tower for a 360-degree view of Berlin. This is the highest building in the city, offering unique panoramic views and a revolving restaurant too!
  • Botanical Gardens
    This botanical garden is home to 22,000 different species of plants, a tropical greenhouse and host to a range of various events.
  • Tempelhofer Feld
    This abandoned airfield was historically used in Berlin for military practice and parades. Since 2010, it has been open to the public and is now used for various activities. 
  • Berlinale (also known as Berlinale)
    The glamorous Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most popular annual film festivals. Every February, major movie stars and talent from the film industry head to Berlin for a week of film screenings, workshops and lectures.

Berlin's calendar is full of cultural events and seasonal festivals:

  • Carnival of Cultures
    As the city is extremely multicultural, it celebrates its diversity every year with a carnival over the Whitsun weekend.
  • Berlin Marathon
    This 42km race takes place in September, with up to 30,000 people taking part for charity, for fun, or as professional athletes.
  • Art Forum Berlin
    Every autumn, artists and art dealers come from all over the world to visit this international fair which showcases the best contemporary art.
  • Christmas markets
    Germany's traditional Christmas markets are famous worldwide for their size and variety - and Berlin's Christmas market is one of the most popular.
  • Berlin International Film Festival
    This annual festival brings the best of the international film industry to Berlin, showing the latest and greatest of the world's movie talent.

If you need help finding accommodation in Potsdam or Berlin, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated accommodation team, who will be more than happy to help you. You’ll find more information here.