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.
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.
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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:
The bustling city of Berlin is home to plenty of attractions. Some of these include:
Berlin's calendar is full of cultural events and seasonal festivals:
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.