​Outbound Mobility - Most Recent

2013

Number of students from Germany studying abroad: 134,500

Top 10 destinations and academic degree sought by students from Germany studying abroad, 2013

Rank Destination Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Austria 26,536 19.7%
2 Netherlands 23,123 17.2%
3 United Kingdom 15,700 11.7%
4 Switzerland 14,851 11.0%
5 USA 10,160 7.6%
6 France 6,654 4.9%
7 China 6,270 4.7%
8 Sweden 4,550 3.4%
9 Hungary 2,850 2.1%
10 Denmark 2,570 1.9%

Top 10 destinations and academic degree sought by students from Germany studying abroad

Rank Destination* Undergraduate Degree/Qualification (Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students
1 Austria 14,507 7,077
2 Netherlands 20,068 3,055
3 United Kingdom 6,915 7,075
9 Switzerland 5,510 6,971
10 France 3,826 2,265

*Academic degree breakdowns for destinations 4 – 8 are unavailable.

Data time reference: January to December 2013

Source: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)