Best Universities in Germany to Study Science, Technology, Engineering & Math for 2024

Germany Europe Higher Education News International Studies by Erudera News Jan 25, 2024

Technical University of Munich

Germany holds an important position among leading countries in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. As a result, there is a significant demand for STEM skills in the country.

Students wishing to study STEM programs at German universities have the chance to explore numerous programs that are available at more than 400 universities in Germany.

Data from the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) indicate a total of 1,078,042 students enrolled in STEM courses at German education institutions during the 2022/23 academic year, of which 349,226 women, reports.

According to recent research by, the largest information portal about education in Germany for international students, universities like the Technical University of Munich or RWTH Aachen University offer quality programs in STEM.

The report titled "5 STEM Fields for High-Demand Jobs in Germany (+Salaries)" has, among other things, unveiled the best universities to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in 2024.

According to Studying-in-Germany, the top seven German universities to study STEM in 2024, based on global rankings, acceptance rates, the number of students, and the overall score in QS Ranking, are:

  • Technical University of Munich
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Technical University of Darmstadt

Others include Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Leibniz University Hannover, Universität Heidelberg, Freie Universitaet Berlin, TU Dortmund University, and Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Technical University of Munich, both included on the list, recorded the largest number of students during the 2022/23 academic year, with 52,276 and 50,000 students, respectively.

“Engineering is in high demand in Germany mainly because it’s a key part of its economy, especially in sectors like automotive and manufacturing. Plus, Germany’s high-quality education system keeps supplying fresh talent, so the demand just keeps growing. But it isn’t just about quantity; it’s more about the evolving nature of the industry,” Alma Miftari, Head of Research and Statistics at, said.

The fastest-growing STEM fields in Germany include engineering, IT, biotechnology, life sciences, data science, robotics and automation, attracting talented people from all over the world and offering competitive salaries that range from €57,506 to €121,666 annually.

The same study found that among different job roles in the field of engineering, electrical engineering takes the lead as the highest-paying profession, with an annual salary of €83,683 or an hourly rate of €40.23.

Meanwhile, in information technology (IT), web developers earn the highest income - a total of €92,064 per year or €41.94 per hour. At the same time, among the data science and analytics field, data scientists make more in a year, reaching €115,921 annually, equating to €56 per hour.

Studying STEM in Germany varies across universities. However, undergraduate candidates must have completed physics, chemistry, and biology in high school to be able to pursue STEM studies. On the other hand, those who want to pursue postgraduate studies must have a bachelor’s degree in the STEM course they want to enroll in.

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